I’ve recently purchased some new eye brushes as my EcoTools set just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I decided to invest in a larger and better quality set of brushes now that I’m trying more complex looks. I took a fancy to another set by Spectrum (Mean Girls) ages ago so even though that set had sold out, I purchased a different one.
The Perfect Blend-8 Piece Eye Set is available on Spectrum’s website (see here) as well as with Boots (see here). This set is part of Spectrum’s Pink Millennial collection and retails at £29.99 from both sites. Naturally I got this in the Black Friday sale for £21 directly from Spectrum. It arrived in a padded envelop within a couple of days which I found surprising considering the sales. So yeah, great service there.
This set as with all of Spectrum’s brushes are vegan and cruelty free made using synthetic bristles. This isn’t a huge point for me but I understand that this is important to many people. You can also purchase vegan brush shampoo for your brushes. I have this and it’s amazing.
As the name suggests, you get 8 brushes in this set. I’m pretty sure that you can buy all of these brushes individually if you don’t want or can’t afford the full set straight away. You get a nice range of brush heads and sizes within this set. The bristles on all the brushes are synthetic but they are super soft.
The first brush I tried was the B06 which is a tall tapered blender. The individual price for this brush is £4.99 from the Spectrum website. I use this brush with every look as it is great for blending out your transition shades.
The next brush within the set was the A12, a fluffy pencil brush. Retailing at £4.99, this is the brush I reach for most often when doing my eye-shadow. It’s size and shape make it perfect for adding definition to your crease as well as adding highlight to your inner corner.
The third brush that comes in rather useful is the A13, a short smudge brush. This one is great for smudging out the upper and lower lash line. I also use this to smudge out my crease depending on the look I am trying to achieve. I don’t think you can purchase this brush individually.
Another brush that comes in handy is the A16 which is a precision crease brush. This one is perfect when doing a cut crease/halo eye look. A thin flat headed brush that allows you to get clean lines with a good dose of pigment. I typically use then when using shimmers or glitters on the lid with a cut crease. This one retails for £3.99.
The B04, a small angled shader, is one that I use from time to time. Another one retailing at £4.99, this brush is great for adding shadow to the outer corner of the eye. It also creates a really nice gradient when tapping one shade over another.
You also get an A08 brush which is a medium fluffy shader. I’ve recently started using this brush more as it is great for packing on shadows as well as for blending. I use this one on my crease as the bristles are a but denser than the B06 giving me more control over that blend. This one also retails are £4.99.
The penultimate brush is the A07, a stubby shader. Essentially a larger version of the A13 brush. It’s shape allows for colour to be packed on but the soft bristles mean that you can get a good blend. It’s the perfect brush for creating a smoky eye and retails for £4.99.
The final brush within the Perfect Blend set is the C06 a tulip eye contour brush. I love using this brush for simple everyday makeup. It’s perfect for adding depth to your crease and outer corners when using 2 shades. I don’t think you can purchase this one individually which is a shame.
Overall, I am so impressed with the Spectrum Collections Perfect Blend eye set especially for the price. I would happily pay the full price for this set of brushes and I will definitely be buying more from this company. All of the brushes are very soft and perform as they were intended to. Many of these brushes can also be used in other areas making this set very useful to add to your kit.
Thanks for reading. I really hope you enjoyed this review and that you will join me for more in the future. Don’t forget to hit the like button or add a comment, you could even subscribe if you loved it. Below are some eye looks created using this set
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