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Spectrum Collections Must Have Minis Brush Set *

1st June 2017
must have minis

Last week I attended the Spectrum Collections #eyesonspectrum event here in Cardiff. They gave us an amazing gift bag -containing a rose!- which included a set of their gorgeous brushes. The set they gifted us was the Must Have Minis, set of four face brushes. The set came in a -pleather- pastel purple makeup bag.

The heads of these vegan synthetic brushes are full sized, but the handles are travel friendly. I love this concept as I’m forever attempting to jam my brushes into makeup bags for trips. No one does aesthetic like Spectrum and I have to admit it was love at first sight. The pink and purple combo is so pretty.

Whilst I don’t think anyone could contest these brushes are beautiful, I couldn’t wait to see how they felt to use.

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Must Have Minis Brush Set

These brushes are incredibly soft. I don’t think I’ve ever felt a synthetic brush which felt so nice on the skin. However I did wonder initially if they would be too soft to contour with or get a good eyeliner flick. As soon as I tried them with product on, I realised this wasn’t going to be an issue. The bristles are really firm.

As the brushes are made with synthetic fibres, they are great for powders or creams.

must have minis

A03 | Foundation

This is a great alternative to the obviously not vegan MAC 190 foundation brush. I love this shape of brush for applying foundation. It’s easy to get a flawless base with the A03.

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A01 | All over

The A01 is a powder brush ideal for setting or bronzing. I like the size of the head and find this is also great for blending cheeks.

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A05 | Contour

This brush is perfect for contouring or highlighting with. It’s got an angled head but is still quite fluffy, giving a really nice natural look. The A05 is ideal for getting in under cheek bones with powder for a no faff contour.

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A17 – Eyebrows

This brush has a sharp angled head, with firm bristles. Which makes it perfect for winged eyeliner or eyebrows. I’ve used it with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow for brows and Illamasqua precision gel liner for eyes, both of which worked really well. I find the shorter handle works really well, as it gives me more control and a steadier hand. I always try to hold brushes at the end so I’m as lightweight as possible, but the A17 is an exception and I love the results.

must have minis

I’m loving the Must Have Minis set and the fact they’re entirely vegan. Whilst there’s no denying they are the prettiest brushes in my collection, they hold their own in terms of performance. It was clear from the live makeup demo we watched that they can achieve amazing results but having tried them, I can confirm they are truly fab. Hassle free and easy to use, so perfect for everyone from MUAs to those wanting to create a quick look in the morning.

I’m going to be adding to my Spectrum collection soon.

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  • Candice Petersen
    1st June 2017 at 12:52 pm

    These look like really great wuality brushes – never bought Spectrum brushes before

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • Amy
      1st June 2017 at 1:12 pm

      I was really impressed!

  • Charlotta Eve
    1st June 2017 at 2:57 pm

    These look so pretty! Happy they work great as well. 🙂 Maybe my next brushes could be from Spectrum? 😉

    http://www.charlottaeve.com

    • Amy
      5th June 2017 at 3:01 pm

      I’m already spying other sets I’m dying to get!

  • Jacquard Flower
    1st June 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Wow these are so pretty! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy
      5th June 2017 at 3:01 pm

      They make the prettiest brush sets!

  • Katie
    1st June 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Spectrum brushes are so beautiful, and they look good quality as well! x

    Beauty From Katie

    • Amy
      5th June 2017 at 3:01 pm

      They are great quality x

  • ♡ K | kayxcake.blogspot.co.nz
    1st June 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous set! I have heard amazing thing about their brushes.

    • Amy
      5th June 2017 at 3:01 pm

      I’m loving them!

  • Elena
    2nd June 2017 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful set Amy. Love the colours. That slanted contour brush looks so good!
    http://www.rougenapples.com

    • Amy
      5th June 2017 at 3:01 pm

      It’s fab, I’m really enjoying the more natural look it gives!

  • TheStyleRawr
    3rd June 2017 at 7:09 am

    What a great review & they are SO pretty to look at! I just had a look on their site… gosh, I want the glam clam!!

    T x

    • Amy
      5th June 2017 at 3:01 pm

      I’m in love with the glam clam! x

  • A Very Sweet Blog
    5th June 2017 at 3:00 pm

    That’s a really nice set and I love the colors of the brushes. I’ve been hearing a lot about Spectrum here in the States.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Me too! Ah that’s cool x

  • Laura
    16th June 2017 at 8:02 pm

    These brushes sounds lovely and look so cute! I also like these are vegan x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:37 pm

      They’re such a fab brand x

  • Bernadette
    17th June 2017 at 2:13 am

    These brushes look so pretty.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:38 pm

      I love the look of them! x

  • Khadija
    17th June 2017 at 10:28 am

    Those brushes look so prettyyyy! Love the colours and they sound of good quality! Great review!

    Khadija x
    http://www.khadijaxmua.co.uk

    • Amy
      19th June 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you! x

  • Lauren
    20th June 2017 at 9:02 am

    These brushes are sooo pretty, I love the pink and purple bristles!

    Lauren x Huggled