As all my FB and twitter followers know, i just recently received my Sedona Lace Vortex brushes which I had ordered in December. They got lost in transit and Sedona Lace kindly DHLed a new package to me in March which was a wonderful surprise.
I have had some time to play around with them and use them both for shoots and my personal makeup so these are my thoughts on them.
|the carton they arrived in (of course it was sealed, i tore it open as soon as it arrived)|
|there is a little brochure/booklet in the package which outlines all the brushes, their uses and some tips on using them. There is a little profile of Ren at the back of this booklet.|
|the zippered brush belt.|
This has become my go-to brush belt for makeup gigs. I love the fact that it can contain way more brushes ( these are the brushes I have been stashing it with for all my recent shoots - GD brushes, Real Techniques core collection & stippling brushes and the Sedona Lace Vortex brushes) than it looks and it keeps all the brushes intact. In other words, i can keep the brush belt anyhow in my bag and all my brushes won't scatter everywhere.
|the brushes in the plastic wrapping|
|out of the wrapping|
|the face brushes. They are all labelled FB|
From left - FB 01, FB 03, FB 05, FB 07
Jumbo Fan brush, Tulip brush, Dome contour & Flat Top Buffer
|the eye brushes.|
From left - EB 09, EB 11, EB 13, EB 15, EB 17, EB 19, EB 21, Eb 23
Universal blender, flat synthetic, Synthetic blender, Pointed crease, Brow Spoolie duo, Bent liner, Detailed shader, Angled detail
|the jumbo fan brush is a multi-purpose brush which can be used to apply powder, blush, highlighter. You can even use it to apply your contouring powder.|
|this pointed crease brush is one of a kind. It blends out harsh edges, applies colours to the crease well and can also be used for cut crease looks and as a detail brush because of its pointed tip. It applies the colour exactly where you want it.|
|the flat synthetic brush is wonderful for all creme products. I missed buying a discontinued MAC brush (can't remember the no now) but I am really glad I got this one in its stead.|
|this is a rather good dupe of the MAC 217 brush. It applies e/s nicely to the lids, crease and you can flip it to its side to blend out harsh edges.|
|this is a really good brush for details on the lid. You will have to ignore the rather scratchy feel of the bristles ( i have used this for sometime now and the scratchiness is yet to go away)|
|I am actually yet to use this brush as I much prefer to line lids with angled brushes.|
|I love the flat side of this brush and the fact that it is wider than most other lip brushes. It really helps get the edges of the lips and spread the product evenly.|
|left - the zipper bag and the brushes; right - the brush belt sipped up.|
I will soon be uploading a Blog interview with Renelyn Monteloyola of Makeup By Renren who collaborated with Sedona Lace to create this brush set.
If you have any differing opinions or comments as regards the Sedona Lace Vortex brush set, i would love to read them in the comments section.