Quite a while a go I made an order from Crown Brush. I've been on the look out for affordable makeup brushes (that aren't Real Techniques) for quite some time, and thought Crown Brush was a good place to start. I'd heard great things about the company and for the price they offer their brushes for I thought it would be worth a try. I picked up 9 brushes in total, most of which for the eyes. I don't think I paid over £5 for any one brush and some were as cheaper as £1.
The first brush I added to my cart is called the C152 Medium Chisel Fluff. From the website it looked like a basic flat shadow brush. I thought that because it was described as fluff I could use it to place shadow down and to blend if I needed to. Sadly, this brush was a big fail for me. It didn't realize quite how small it was until I opened my mail. It is about the size of those little IKEA or Argos pencils and the bristles aren't all that soft. It was cheap so no major loss are here but still I expected a little more. You can pick it up here for £2.49.
The CLC500 Angle Blender is my "meh" brush of the haul. I love the idea of this, I love how it looks but it sheds on me. The handle is a nice size and the silver hardware is great! The shape of the brush is great for creating a nice outer "c" on the eye but the shedding stops me using it. After washing it is a little better so I think after a few more washes it will be a bit more usable. Unfortunately this is no longer available on the Crown Brush website.
The CLS160 1/4 Angle Liner is a great brow brush. I brought this in hopes that I could use it with my beloved Maybelline Gel Liner but because of the size it's a bit to hard to get a nice precise line on the upper lash line. The synthetic bristles means it is great for both cream and powder products, meaning I found this great for the ELF eyebrow kit. It use the brush for both the wax and the powder to create a defined, yet natural brow look. Unfortunately this is no longer available on the Crown Brush website.
The C441 Pro Blending Crease Brush is a basic blending brush that everyone needs in their collection. The tapered bristles allow you to blend colours our over the eyes, and also allows you to use the brush to place some colour down in the crease area or to highlight the brow in a subtle manner. It's often compared to the MAC 217, which I cannot afford. At only £3.99 it's a great way to get your hands on this kind of brush. You can pick it up here.
The BK38 Deluxe Crease Brush is very similar to my ELF Essentials Blending Brush. It's a tightly packed brush with shorter than average bristles for a crease/blending brush. It is great for placing colour in the crease and on the outer corner and it does offer a little bit of blending functionality at the same time. It is also a complete bargain at only £3.69. You can pick it up here.
The C100 Mini Tapered Blush Brush is a small tapered brush perfect for traveling. The small size is great for precise blush application but I prefer to use this for highlighting the cheeks and nose. It is sable and goat hair, soft and washes up well. You can pick it up here for £4.89.
The SS025 Syntho Brow Duo Brush is a dual ended brush intended for creating beautiful brows. The mascara wand end of the brush is perfect for brushing through the brows and taming them. A little spritz hairspray on it makes it great for taming, and alone it works great for brushing though the brows after the you have put down colour to ensure it looks natural. The angled brush end is great for placing down cream or powder products. The short bristles make it perfect for getting precise lines for the brows. You can pick it up here for £3.99
The CLC501 Round Crease Brush is very similar to the Urban Decay Karma crease brush. The thin brush is great for blending and placing colour in the crease. the Synthetic bristles mean this is what I grab when I want to blend out cream products. It is nice quality for the price and really does help give shadows a nice blended edge. Unfortunately this is no longer available on the Crown Brush website.
The CLC502 Short Handled Blending Crease Brush is a great brush for traveling. It's small in length (but not to small) yet still performs well. The bristle are long, mostly soft and it doesn't shed. The only issue I have with this is that the glue, holding the bristles together goes further up the bristles than it is meant to meaning at the base of the brush (where it meets the silver bit) is hard and harsh on the skin. Used lightly you can avoid that part touching the skin. Unfortunately this is no longer available on the Crown Brush website.