I have been dabbling with the Vortex Professional brush kit by Ren Ren for Sedona Lace. Thought it was time to share my thoughts. I’m sure you have all heard of Ren Ren! She is an amazing self-taught make-up artist come beauty blogger.
Let me start by saying that this isn’t one of those collaborations where a blogger/vlogger puts their name to a product that has no thought put into it. It’s clear Ren chose good quality, practical brushes. They are soft and supple yet sturdy. The bottom line is that this kit is great value. It comes with a brush belt for $79.95 or without for $69.95 – I say go for the one with the belt. It’s really soft and doesn’t feel at all cheap.
A closer look….
Left to Right:
Synthetic Blender – EB 13 : Use it for eyeshadow, eye base or concealer. Great for blending out the crease of the eye.
Pointed Crease – EB 15 : The tapered top makes this brush ideal for crease work and small eyes.
Universal Blender – EB 09 : This is a blender brush for eyes. I prefer to use it for crease blending but sometimes use it for all over application.
Detailed Shader – EB 21 : A small shader for more precise work. Good for smudging the lash line and packing on colour.
Flat Synthetic – EB 11 : Great for concealer and liquid eyeshadows.
Bent Liner – EB 19 : Great for those who have difficulty applying liquid liner. Gives a clean edge.
Brow Spoolie Duo – EB 17 : The angled brow side has more stiff bristles to help get the shadow into the brow naturally. The spoolie side is to blend out harsh lines.
Capped Lip Brush – LB 23: Comes with a lid that balances the brush for application when popped on the back.
Left to right:
Jumbo Fan – FB 01: This brush is designed for even distribution of powder based products- from catching eyeshadow fallout to applying bronzer.
Tulip Contour – FB 03: This one is a contour brush but also doubles as a cream foundation blender.
Flat Top Buffer – FB 07: This flat top buffer is designed for foundation application. The top helps buff in powder, liquid, or cream foundation and gives an airbrushed finish. I like to use this damp.
Dome Contour – FB 05: Great for contouring. This is a dense brush which buffs in contour shades. I also like to use this for liquid foundation when I want a bit more coverage.
The set comes with a brush belt which is a good deal. It’s soft and supple. My favourite thing about it is that it can be worn around your waist and zipped up. No other brush belt I have is that convenient.
You can have a closer look at the brushes on Sedona Lace’s website. Link!
What is your favourite brush set?