Friday, 29 March 2013

Perfectly Pink Range...

Hippity hoppity, Easter's is here!  The sweetest and sugary of spring holidays calls for natural-looking makeup that's punctuated with pastels and what better way to feature some of my favourite brushes from the Perfectly Pink Crown brush series to go with your Easter Make-up looks this weekend! 

With over 20+ Perfectly Pink Series brushes in the range I have knuckled down some of my top favourites which I am loving using on my make-up jobs lately. They are all constructed with a high grade sable, goat, taklon and synthetic blend. Each brush features a matte silver ferrule and birch wood handle covered in the “perfect” shade of pink! 

PP08 Badger Deluxe Fan-£6.99

A fan brush is one of the most practical makeup tool essentials in my kit. It's often used to apply a setting powder for a soft-focus, weightless kind of finish, but that's not the only reason this multitasking makeup brush is so great. 
Here are some top ways I use my Fan Brush:

Mistake eraser
If your powdered makeup products (especially eye shadow) are leaving flecks behind, a light swipe of the fan brush can easily wipe away the excess.

 If you want just a sheer touch of blush or bronzer on your cheeks, a fan brush will enable you to create a softer look. In turn, use the brush's flat shape to assist in contouring where needed.

PP09 Deluxe Oval Foundation-£6.09

Made from Premium, soft taklon bristles this brush is used to gently blend and camouflage imperfections. A necessary tool for the precise and expert application of creams and liquids, foundations, concealers and correctors!  The flat bristles and oval shape simply glide effortlessly to create a perfect finish! 

PP19 Oval Lip- £2.49

This brush is titled as an Oval Lip brush- However I can’t use an oval brushes to do my lip work, but there is no rules what each brush does it’s a matter of experimenting with brushes and seeing which is suitable for you when applying make-up.  I have found the perfect use for this brush- Precision Concealer brush! This flat, thin precision-tip brush enables me to create smooth application of cream and liquid concealers, even in hard-to-reach areas like the inner corners of the eyes and lower lashline. 

Check out the whole Perfectly Pink Range >here<

Finally check out our Facebook GIVEAWAY (pinned to the top of the page) to WIN a set of the Perfectly Pink Range till Monday the 1st April.
Do you own pink brushes in your make-up kit?



Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Crownbrush 504 Studio Set Review & GIVEAWAY

504 Studio Set

The 10 piece Crownbrush 504 Studio Set is an assortment of hand-crafted brushes with silver plated ferrules taking from our best-selling extensive Studio Series brush set and comes in a deluxe carrying case, perfect for traveling and storage. The larger powder and blush brushes are made of our Sable and Goat blend, the shadow brushes are made with Sable Blend bristles and the foundation and liner brushes are made with our exclusive Torray Taklon. This is a perfect starter set for make-up artists and non-professionals. Everything you need for a luxurious makeup application.

The 10 piece set includes the following brushes:

Jumbo Powder Dome –C107: 
The perfect large brush for even powder application.

Taklon Angle Brush –C160-1/8: 

This brush has so many uses in my eyes! It can create precise lining which moves fluid easily across the upper and lower lash lines using gel, cream or powder liners- Also works great with lipstick and getting precise lines on lip application. I also think it’s great to get precise eyebrow application with powder too.

Medium Oval Foundation – C707-3/4: 
Designed to apply cream and liquid foundation as well as primer for a smooth base application.

Brow/Lash Groomer -C155: 
This is an essential in my make-up kit and is designed for defined, separated lashes and beautiful groomed brows!

Taklon Pointed Liner – C250-0: 

A very small eye liner brush! In fact the detail I can create with this brush is un-real and so firm. You can get precise application of liner using gel or liquid liners.

Oval Taklon- C170-6: 

Designed for precise application of lipstick onto the lips. You can use the firm edge to define and contour the lips.

Round Contour Shadow- C138:  
I call this brush a ‘Pencil’ brush. Perfect for soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes to make the eyes pop!

Round Oval Shadow-C135: 
Designed for even application of eye shadow. Place colour across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product.

Pro Spoolie- C115: 
A spoolie brush is designed for your lashes and brows. The full head tapers to a point for easy use on any length or lash thickness.

Angle Blush- C104: 

A small angled Contour blush brush designed for subtle powder cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone.
The 10 piece Crownbrush 504 Studio Set is only £34.49 from

Or why not enter our GIVEAWAY to WIN the whole set today? Follow us on our blog and simply comment below why winning this set will help you with your make-up application. Open in Europe only. Competition closes on the 3rd April 2013.Winner announced on the 4th April  2013.




Thursday, 21 March 2013

How to Clean Your Make-up Brushes...

...With Crownbrush Brush Cleaner

A Make-up brush Cleaner is designed to enhance the performance and prolong the life of your Crownbrush makeup brushes. It dissolves the build-up of grime, makeup and oil and is ideal for cleaning natural and synthetic brushes when you don't have time to wash them as well as removing stubborn stains and working with oil-based products.

The Crownbrush Make-up brush cleaner comes in three sizes. 2oz- £4.99 (60ml) & 8oz- £9.99 (250ml) with an easy screw on open nozzle- ideally for applying a lot of product into a bowl, tissue or directly on your brushes. There is also 4oz - £8.49(125ml) available which has a spray screw-on nozzle which is perfect travelling or for quick disinfecting brushes on a make-up job. And the best thing about the brush cleaner for me is that it's pink and smells of Vanilla! 

For your brushes that you find you use daily on yourself I would recommend to clean them once a week and for make-up artists to wash them before every job (The night before to allow enough time to dry). Regular Cleaning Will Help Remove: Old Makeup, Dirt and Debris, Dead Skin Cells, Bacteria and Oils.
Another benefit of keeping your makeup brushes clean is softness. Makeup buildup on your brushes can make them feel scratchy. Cleaning your brushes on a regular basis will help keep them soft and supple. This is especially great for people with sensitive skin.

Step-By-Step Guide How to Clean Your Brushes:

Step 1:
Pick your chosen size Crownbrush Make-up Brush Cleaner & 

Step 2:

Squirt a small amount of the brush cleaner in the bowl half way through and now take a dirty make-up brush 


Small sized brush will fit in the Stainless bowl, however larger powder/kabuki brushes will need to be cleaned using the 4oz Spray nozzle or the more tradition way of shampoo and conditioner under water.

Step 3:

This is the fun bit! Like you did in elementary school with your paint brushes (more gently), softly swirl your makeup brushes in the brush cleaner to loosen the oils and makeup. Dump out the dirty cleaner and repeat until your brush runs clean.(If you have a particularly soiled brush, leave your make-up brush to soak in the brush cleaner for 10 minutes)

Step 4:

Gently wipe away any excess makeup brush cleaner on kitchen roll. 

Step 5:
Finally prop the handles of the brushes on a ledge or on top of a folded towel so that the water will drain down and out of the bristles. Let them air dry overnight and fluff in the morning. I suggest never to use a hair dryer it makes the hairs go frizzy and out of shape. 

How will you be cleaning your Crown brushes? 
Crownbrush cleaner can be purchased on




Friday, 15 March 2013

NEW Crownbrush Pro Brow Palette - Step-by-Step Guide

I have loved playing with The NEW Crownbrush Pro Brow eyebrow kit and I am very excited to share this new product with you guys today!  The NEW Crownbrush Pro Brow palette has been  designed for shaping & defining to get gorgeous brows- something which I always spend a lot of time on myself and working on models. 

The set is suitable for brunettes and blondes which can be mixed by using the two eyebrow powder shades for a customised colour, it then gives you the option to choose from a selection of three brow stencils for your desired shape - from Girl Next Door to Femme Fatale.

 One thing which I love from the set is the mini tweezers, angled brush, brow pencil and a brow comb you get which creates a flawless finish to your brows. You’ll even find a highlighting cream product to make the most of your new assets to make the brows pop and finally an eye primer to finish the whole eye look off ready for eyeshadow application!

Step-by-Step Guide How to Use The Pro Brow Kit:

Step 1:

Select your chosen eyebrow stencil that defines you by placing over your brows.

Step 2:

Take your angled brush included and combine the powder shades and fill in the stencil.

Step 3:

Now slowly remove the stencil. If there any un-wanted brow hairs take the mini tweezers and remove.

Step 4:

Take the eyebrow pencil and gently fill in the stencil area to create the perfect arch and eyebrow tail to define the brows perfectly. Now taking the eyebrow comb included and gently brush through the brow design.

Step 5:

Finally, apply highlighter under the arch and blend downwards for an instant eye lift!

 The Crownbrush Pro Brow kit contains: 3 brow shaping stencils, Brow pencil, Cream eyeshadow Primer, Cream highlighter, 2 brow powder shades – Blonde and Brunette Brow comb Angled brush Mini tweezers. 

Now online to buy >here< - £24.99

Will you trying out The Crownbrush Pro Brow palette?


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Crownbrush Smoke It Out Palette Swatches & GIVEAWAY

I have been looking forward to sharing and swatching the Crownbrush 'Smoke It Out' eye-shadow palette  It's one of my favourite palettes to take a long to photo-shoots  I can create natural looks all the way to creative fun looks. I have also be known to use this palette to create matte lip looks like below on several photo shoots too!

Using Crownbrush Matte eye-shadows layered 
over lipstick to create a matte bold lip.

Photography: Jayesh Pankhania
Make-up: Karla Powell

The Crownbrush ‘Smoke It Out’ palette comes with 36 eye shadow shades mainly consisting of both matte and shimmer colours for only £19.99 

Smoke It Out Palette info:

Includes warm and cold colours-

* Light Shade for highlighting

 * Dark shade for emphasising

* Perfect selection of frosty/shimmer and matte colour
* Neutral Colours neutral in appropriate shades of grey, gold, blue, vanilla, olive, brown, pale purple, mauve, beige & metallic colour.

* High quality ingredients with silky shine colour, prolong lasting time for all day long
*Super-fine powder produce even and long-lasting makeup. Perfectly and closely wear on skin. Feels light, soft and delicate when applied with a Crownbrush.

Swatches of Smoke It Out Palette:

As you can see the Smoke It Out Palette is perfect for both professional make-up artists and personal use.

Are you lusting to get your hands on the Smoke it Out Palette now? 
Simply head over to the 'Makeup' Section on OR you can enter our blog GIVEAWAY now to WIN the palette. imply Follow this blog on Blogger and comment below what make-up looks would you create if you owned the Smoke It Out Palette?

The best answer will be picked midnight 17th March 2013 and the winner will be announced March 18th 2013. Competition is open in Europe only.