Spectrum Collections Makeup Brush Haul + Shop Review

by - June 06, 2019


So way back April, Spectrum Collections celebrated their birthday so they had this deal of everything at 50% off. I'm glad I didn't take advantage of the 30% discount during the last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale because oh well, savings were raining harder during birthdays. Now we know.

Spectrum brushes have been on my wish list for like forever so I am quite happy that I am now living the dream. I purchased the bestselling 35 Piece Holy Grail Set with pouch and added some pink brushes or what they call the 10 Piece Essential Set from the classic line for variation.


ABOUT SPECTRUM COLLECTIONS

Bold, beautiful makeup brushes for total mer-babes!


Spectrum Collections pride themselves on creating trend lead makeup brushes with professional performance. Vibrant colour palettes are teamed with expert, hand-crafted design to ensure your brushes are not only beautiful but offer exceptional quality.

Favoured by the stars and makeup artists on Britain's most popular TV programmes such as TOWIE, Geordie Shore, MIC, Hollyoaks, X Factor, This Morning, and so many more, fill your kit with stand-out brushes that are sure to get you noticed.

Proud to be a PETA registered and Vegan trademarked cruelty free brand, all of Spectrum’s brushes are made of the highest quality synthetic hair. Once you feel the super-soft bristles you’ll never go back!

*No unicorns were harmed in the making of Spectrum Brushes.


The website is very easy to navigate. It's well-organized and you can filter by trends and collections. I did not have any problems navigating at all. Like what I expected, they have a reward system that will enable customers to earn points for every dollar spent and those points are convertible to discounts that you can use for future transactions with Spectrum. You will get 4 points for every £1 spent. You will also get 500 points during your birthday month. In addition to that, you will get 300 points and a 15% coupon for every friend you refer.

You will get a voucher code for the following amounts:

- Receive a £5 off voucher code when you earn 500 points
- Receive a £10 off voucher code when you earn 1,000 points
- Receive a £25 off voucher code when you earn 2,500 points


Since this is my first time shopping at the website, I got a 10% discount voucher as a welcome gift. I was able to add it on top of the already discounted items. Steal? I know right! Since I also reached the threshold to qualify for free shipping, I need not to worry about extra fees. I placed my order the same day without a blink and later received an e-mail copy about the successful transaction. My items left the warehouse May 03, 2019. There was a delay but I kind of expect it because I'm 101% sure I wasn't the only merbabe who hoard and spend out of excitement.

Shipping Cart got my parcel May 06, 2019. So that's just 3 days after the items were sent out. That's very quick considering that all items are shipped from their UK warehouse. I'm happy that I received the items in good shapeenclosed in a box with bubble wraps. The 10 Piece Essential Set comes in a PVC pouch, while the 35 Piece Holy Grail Set comes with a marble and an eco pouch for protection.

Anyway, here are the items I got!


MILLENIAL 10 PIECE ESSENTIAL SET

For creating beautiful looks, beautiful brushes are essential. Our best selling Essential Set has 10 must-have brushes which combined, are the perfect starting point to creating flawless make-up. Including essentials for face, eyes, and lips, if you want to create make-up masterpieces, these are the tools you need to get started. 

B01 - Flat Top Buffer
A01 - Large Domed Powder
A05 - Small Angled Blush
B03 - Buffing Concealer
A06 - Large Fluffy Shader
B06 - Tall Tapered Blender
B04 - Small Angled Blender
A17 - Angled Brow
A15 - Lip Liner
A09 - Angled Eyeliner


All of the brushes in this set are great for blending. They have soft bristles and you can tell that they are made of high quality synthetic hair. They are dense and sturdy too. There aren't any brush that pricks the skin and I love all except probably for the A09 Angled Eyeliner which I find so stiff. I am not a very fan of angled liners so this has influenced my judgement. Other than that, I'm happy with this set.


MARBLEOUS 35 PIECE HOLY GRAIL SET WITH POUCH

I am in loved with the first brush set we talked about and having these set made me think I should've gotten the entire Millenial Collection instead. Comparing the few ones from the first set to their counterpart in the Marbelous Collection, the former are much better in qualityaesthetic and density wise. 

Marbleous Collection has soft and plush bristles too but I think the Millenial has more density on the bristles and they pick up more pigments as well. Also, the white bristles and handles are easily stained and I hope I realized it sooner. They all look nice but they are so much better in pictures, I guess. Nonetheless, these are still quality brushes and I'm happy I got them at a heavily discounted price. Truthfully though, I wouldn't spend for full price with this set. This set is inclusive of:


A for Application


A00 - Luxe Powder 
A03 - Oval Foundation
A04 - Tapered Finishing Brush
A05 - Precision Blush
A06 - Large Fluffy Shader
A07 - Colour Applicator
A08 - Medium Fluffy Shader
A09 - Angled Eyeliner
A10 - Small Fan
A11 - Spooly
A12 - Fluffy Pencil
A13 - Short Smudge


B for Buffing & Blending

B01 - Flat Top Buffer
B03 - Baby Buffer
B04 - Angled Shader
B05 - Luxe Blender
B06 - Tall Tapered Blender
B07 - Luxe Crease Blender
B08 - Magic Wand


C for Contouring

C01 - Large Fan
C02 - Flat Top Contour
C04 - Angled Powder
C06 - Tulip Eye Contour
C07 - Luxe Sculptor


D for Duo Fibre

D01 - Large Stippler
D04 - Small Strober
D05 - Baby Stippler

I am liking most of the basic face and eye brushes in this collection except for the fan, highlight and duo fiber brushes. I find them too flimsy and they are the ones that shed most during the initial wash. They are too few compared to the ones that I'm keeping so whatever. I'm still overall happy with my haul. I'm still planning to get other brush sets soon from Spectrum Collections but I guess I have to wait because they only have rare sale events.

Let me know if you have questions and I'll get back to you! Happy blogging!

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