I am a huge fan of the first set of Charm Travel Pro Brushes that’s why I pre-ordered version 2. I love my first set to bits, I use them everyday. That is why, you should understand that it is not my intention to bad mouth Charm. I’m just wondering why all of the reviews I’ve read about this set are great. They are raving. I don’t get it. I may not be a professional makeup artist nor do I know everything there is to know about makeup and makeup brushes but I think I know a bad product when I see one, more so, use one.
This will be a series of posts as it’s going to be too long if I write everything in this post.
Let’s start with the makeup case:
This is the reason for the delayed delivery. The seller had to return the first batch because of some minor problems. No biggie. I’ve already been waiting for a month, no harm waiting for one more week. The case is okay. It has holders inside for the brushes. You might have already seen the brushes inside the case so I won’t show a photo of that anymore. This is an improvement over the black one but I'm still not a big fan.
Here’s the set right after I washed them. This is the first washing.
Let’s examine the much raved about dual fibre brush:
That’s not very pretty isn’t it? See the fibers? They keep shedding and shedding and shedding. I end up with bristles all over my face whenever I use this. Well, I have to be honest. I stopped using this dual fibre brush after the third use. I just can’t handle the shedding anymore. I tried using this the other day and on my first swipe, had a piece of fiber on my cheek. Haayyy….
Not only that, this brush bleeds like crazy! Every single time I wash this, even without using it, it bleeds!
Next is the angled blush brush:
The fibers are all over the place. This brush isn’t very useful when applying blush. The color gets concentrated on one area. I need a different brush to blend and apply the color evenly on my face. If I use this, I’ll end up looking like a clown. Seriously. I think it’s too small for a blush brush.
It’s easy to wash but it looks worse when it’s wet. Because it’s white, it easily gets stained. Sometimes I can’t get the color out. I also made the mistake of putting it beside the dual fibre brush while drying so now it has some black spots. It looks pretty when it has pink blush on top though. = )
More brushes and more reviews to come.