I like to live my life by the belief that you can never have too many makeup brushes. It means I spend hours washing them and am running out of space to store them on my dressing table but am I going to stop buying them? Nah. Today I'm talking about the newest additions to my collection: the Spectrum 8 Piece Eye Blending Set. I've been wanting these for a while and after some not-so subtle hinting they landed in my lap on my birthday a couple of weeks ago - thanks bro. 

This set includes...

A16 - Precision Crease
A13 - Short Smudge
A12 - Fluffy Pencil
A07 - Stubby Shader
B04 - Small Angled Shader
B06 - Tall Tapered Blender
A08 - Medium Fluffly Shader
C06 - Tulip Eye Contour

...and I've been using every single one which is pretty impressive considering most brush sets tend to have one or two duds that I don't use. A16 is small flat shader, not quite big enough for using on the whole lid but perfect for packing on colour in small areas such as inner corner or brow bone highlighting. The short, dense bristles of the A13 make it ideal for smudging shadows along the lower lashline and the A12 is a miniature blending brush which is great for adding detail in the crease. The A07 is like a bigger, fluffier flat shader that can be used for both applying shadow and blending it out for the quickest, laziest eye makeup ever. The angled shape of the B04 makes it great for blending colours into the outer corner and lends itself to winged-out eyeshadow looks. The A08 and B06 vary slightly in shape and size but are essentially your classic blending brushes. And you can never have too many blending brushes. Finally, the C06 is a dense, tapered blending brush that's slightly too big for me to use in the crease but is perfect for buffing out the edges of my eyeshadow. 

For £29.99 you get 8 eye brushes which works out as £3.75 per brush (yes, I did maths) which is pretty damn good considering the high quality. All the brushes are super soft and blend shadows effortlessly. They feel sturdy and well-made, there weren't any rogue hairs poking out and they wash well, going back to their original shapes when they dry. Even though I'm not a colourful kind of gal, I actually really like the design of these brushes. They look fun and stand out amongst the sea of black brushes in my collection but the purple-tipped bristles do make it difficult to tell what's on the brush and how dirty it is. But I think I can live with this minor inconvenience. The brushes are also all vegan and cruelty free which is a big ol' bonus for me. My only criticism is that this collection could do with a flat shader brush for the lid but other than that it's a pretty solid set.

Have you tried Spectrum Brushes?

Thanks for reading, Lucy x

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