Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Charm Travel Brushes Review Part 3

Sorry for the delay. I know this post is a bit overdue. So, let’s get on with the show, shall we?

These are the eye shadow brush, pointed eye shadow brush and a contouring brush for the nose and eyes. I use all three for eye shadow application.

charm eye shadow brush, pointed eye shadow brush, nose contouring brush, by bitsandtreats

close up of eye shadow and contouring brushes, by bitsandtreats

The white brushes are scratchy. It gets pretty irritating whenever I use them but I have to admit that they do a good job especially the contour brush. Just be careful not to get some bristles in your eye because they hurt and itch like crazy. The contour brush on the other hand is nice and soft.

close up of eye shadow and contouring brushes 2, by bitsandtreats

Next are these flat and angled liner brushes. I’ve only used them once and I can truly say that the old, smaller angled liner brush is better. These are just too soft and not compact enough. They’re not scratchy and are easy to wash.
charm flat and angled liner brush, by bitsandtreats

close up of flat and angled liner brush, by bitsandtreats

charm spoolie and angled liner brush, by bitsandtreats

I haven’t really used these two brushes as I have my Marionnaud spoolie and I really don’t use gel liners. Well, not yet that is. This liner brush is very good for gel liners.

close up of charm spoolie and angled liner brush, by bitsandtreats

charm lip brush with cover, by bitsandtreats

Finally, the “retractable lip brush”. It’s not really retractable. It has a cover. I’d say that this brush is better than version 1 which I completely ignored. This brush is bigger and the pointed tip is perfect for lining and filling in the lips. Just be sure that the brush is clean before covering it as the cover is hard to clean.

charm lip brush close up, by bitsandtreats

Before I forget, here’s the free blending brush:

charm blending brush, by bitsandtreats

As you can already see, this isn’t a very good brush. It’s scratchy and the bristles are all over the place. Like the white brushes above, this too sheds. I can understand why this is for free.

I haven’t touched the other freebies yet. I’ll let you know once I get around to using it.

My final verdict – Not worth it. If you’re a makeup newbie, better buy the Marionnaud brushes and you are sure to get your money’s worth. If version 1 is still available, then I suggest you buy that instead but it’s a travel set so the brushes are smaller.


  1. What's up with your brushes? it's like they gave you a no quality brush. I'm definitely going for the Marionnaud then, or then soon a suesh 5pc set.

  2. Sobra no? I'm really, really disappointed...

  3. Hi Lady E!

    Thank you for reviewing our Charm Brushes. I also got sad with how they look like in your photos! But I appreciate the honesty, complaints are noted. Would you have an email address, or can you email me at beautyandminerals @ gmail dot com so that we can perhaps, talk about the makeup brushes and maybe we can make them get back into tiptop shape? :)

  4. Hi Sophie! Thank you for leaving a post. You already have my email ad. My name is esther. = )



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