The Face Edit: Nanshy Professional Makeup Brush Set

Hi loves. I accidentally forgot to renew a part of my site and my blog was down for a day! Noooo.. but it is up now (evidently!) and I’m back to being happy again. I haven’t done a ‘Face Edit’ post in a while and today I thought I would get back into the swing of things with a quick look at a brush set in my collection. This is for all my cream/liquid product lovers, I have got you covered here. When it comes to foundation/cream product brushes I prefer to use synthetic so I had to introduce you to this set. 

nanshy brush set

nanshy pro brush set

nanshy professional brushes

If you were after a set that answered all your cream base product needs, then this it. This is the Nanshy Professional Makeup Brush Set and it contains four synthetic brushes. The bristles are all soft and easily washable – something I look for especially in base brushes as I wash them much more often than eye/brow makeup brushes. The brushes don’t shed during washes and they also stay in shape after washing. I’ve been unlucky enough to experience brushes that are completely ruined after their first wash and I’m happy to say this set doesn’t contain any of those! The handles are also thick so easy to hold and use.

nanshy brushes

I thought I would quickly talk you through the brushes and what I use them for. Lets start with the egg shaped brush, I like to thing this one to be a beauty blender in brush form. The bristles in this brush (and all the rest) are very dense meaning that you get a lot more control and the product goes where you want it to. I’ve been using this mostly for my concealer, it fits under my eyes perfectly and also blends well too. I also use it for my cream highlighter on my cheekbones, again I get more control and I love the finish. This has to be my most used/favourite from the set. Next we have the angle brush. This is perfect for apply cream products especially cream contour. I do my best fish face and use it to swipe on the contour product and buff it in. I also use it to buff in cream blusher – something I’ve been using quite a bit but that’s a whole new post!

nanshy brushes

Next are the foundation brushes. Now everyone uses foundation brushes differently so you might use yours different to mine, but this is how I use mine. The flat top brush I find is great at stippling product on, so when I want really full coverage (very rarely) I use this to build up layers without it looking too cakey. This also is dense enough to swirl and buff in product too. The round top foundation brush is one I use more often, it’s perfect for that light natural skin finish, I just buff in the foundation easily and the shape does remind me of the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I also use this brush for applying translucent powder to set the makeup, it is a multi tasker and on lazy days I also use it for blush! I think this one is my second favourite from the set even though they all are great. The stippling one is going into my freelance makeup kit as some clients do want more heavy finishes to their makeup and that will be perfect for them.

nanshy brush set

The Nanshy Professional Brush Set retails for £29.95 which I think is  reasonable price for a set of four considering one MAC face brush costs more than the set combined. The set isn’t one of those which will be ruined after a year, I can see the brushes lasting years and years and years, you get the point. You can find it here, since it is on Amazon you can also read reviews of what people think so just don’t take my word on it – it has some amazing reviews.

That is it for today’s post, it feels like ages since my last one but I think it’s been around a week. I should have a giveaway up for you all sometime this week so look out for that and until next time I shall speak to you soon. Lots of love, Tanzina x

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The Face Edit: Daniel Sandler Cosmetics

Today I have the first post of ‘The Face Edit’ series, a series where I discuss makeup products aimed at a particular area, for this instance the face. You can have a look at The Eye Edit here. To mark the very first post I bring you two products from a range I haven’t previously tried but heard rave reviews about. As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post the brand of choice today is Daniel Sandler Cosmetics.

daniel sandler cosmetics

daniel sandler cosmetics

Daniel Sandler is an UK based international makeup artist with over two decades of experience. With experience comes understanding and with that in mind Daniel created a makeup brand which makes a woman look her most beautiful with makeup techniques and shades that bring out her natural beauty. Today I will be looking at two products from his range, the Sculpt and Slim-Effect Contour Face Powder and Watercolour Fluid Blusher in Spicey.

daniel sandler cosmetics

daniel sandler cosmetics

I actually hadn’t heard of the Sculpt and Slim-Effect Contour Face Powder previously so I was really excited to see how it was like to use. The first thing that really stood out and impressed me was the lack of red tones in the brown that many other ‘contour’ powders have. A lot of brands *cough sleek* seem to think that contour and matte bronzer mean the same thing and I was happy to see that mix up wasn’t made here. The second thing I noticed was how soft the powder is, it’s soft and so easy to use I’ve never really seen another powder like it. I know ‘soft’ is a weird way to explain the texture but if you get the chance to swatch this, please do because you’ll know what I mean. The highlight shade is also beautiful, it’s finely milled shimmer and really helps lift the face. You don’t get annoying chunks of glitter but you do notice a healthy glow on the face. I’ve pouted (badly) in the picture above so you can see the dramatic sculpted effect this product gives to my cheekbones. I’m trying to up my contouring and sculpting game and I think this really will help aid that! It promises to sculpt and slim-effect the face and it delivers on those promises. You can pick up here for £24.50. Worth every penny.

daniel sandler cosmetics spicey

daniel sandler cosmetics spicey

This is the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher in Spicey. I’ve heard so many rave reviews about the Watercolour Blusher range and was really excited on trying it for myself. I think I didn’t take the plunge in buying it because the idea of a liquid blusher seemed so foreign to me and I didn’t know where to swatch it. Luckily it is now widely available in places like the Beauty Mart in Harvey Nichols and Topshop. It is basically a liquid blusher, I apply a few drops to my fingertips and blend into my cheeks. It applies like silk, spreads really easily and the effect is just so pretty, like your blushing from within. It is perfect for a natural blush but very easy to layer on too for a more noticeable result. I use a synthetic brush to buff it in and I have just loved using this product on easy makeup days. I can definitely see why this has won awards and is so raved about. A definite recommendation from me. You can pick it up here for £14.50.

Overall I’ve been really impressed with the quality of Daniel Sandler Cosmetics, I’m really excited to pop into my nearest Beauty Mart and check out the DS offerings. I definitely will be stocking up on more colours from the blush range, and I am already using the contour powder on almost every makeup day. I hope you enjoyed this first edition of ‘The Face Edit’ and do let me know if you would like to see more of them. Tanzina x

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