Friday, January 17, 2014

Review: Cerro Qreen Cosmetic Makeup Brush Set

Hey darlings :) How have you been? It's the long weekend, and nothing says a better weekend than three whole days of fun and outings!

Today I will be reviewing the Cerro Qreen Cosmetic Makeup Brush Set, all thanks to Natta Cosme!

I first heard about Natta Cosme through TBP to do a review for their Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner. Since then I have always been stalking their page cos they have so much awesome stuff and when I found out that they will be giving out cosmetic brushes to bloggers to be reviewed, I was ecstatic to be listed as one of them!

Because really, who doesn't want a set of professional brushes to complement their make up routine? I got the Natta Cosme parcel in the mail and I got all excited to try it out!

What I love about Natta Cosme is that they always have these printed notes and little gifts in the box together with the goodies. In this little ring box, they gave us each a Ferrero Rocher! I love dealing with them as you can really see the effort they put in to make the package as beautiful as possible, and making the unboxing process a  joy for the receiver :)

The brushes come in a blue PU Leather Travel case which makes it easy for anyone to bring around for travel. This cosmetic brush set contains 7 pieces of makeup brushes, and each piece is suitable for each part of your face :)

From the Natta Cosme website:
Cerro Qreen is a professional cosmetics tool brand from US. Cerro Qreen's makeup brushes are made of a composition of animal hair with sythetic fibre, giving the brushes a gentle and smooth texture. Cerro Qreen is a popular brand amongst many professional makeup artists, best known for its high quality products and reasonable price. Cerro Qreen is a well-established brand in US with many years of experience in making professional makeup tools. Cerro Qreen is definitely your choice of makeup brushes' brand!

After opening up the brush case, you can see that there is a flap covering the brush fibres and that's a plus point for me because when I roll up the case, I wouldn't want the fibres to mix with each other and dirty each one.

This image is taken from the Natta Cosme website, and you can see what are the functions of the different brushes.

However, personally for me, I have a different use for each one, and they are below:

Spoolie: This is what this particular brush is called, and it can be used as a mascara wand to separate your lashes, or as a 'comb' to pat your eyebrows into place. I use this for my eyebrows as my current spoolie has already been used past its use-by date, so this really came into handy for me when I needed it.

Angled Eyeliner Brush: It's angled for a reason, and I use it for a more precise lining of my eyes whenever I use gel liner, or dark shadow :)

Lip Brush: Its tip is small enough, and I use it to apply lipstick on my lips. As it is very soft, the lipstick glides on my lips easily and smoothly, and it enables me to line my lips more precisely.

Concealer Brush: I use liquid concealer, and this size is just right for me to spread it out and tap onto places where I needed concealing. BUT you can opt to use this as a small eyeshadow brush where you can dab some eyeshadow in the inner corners of your eyes, or near your tear ducts. The bristles are really fine, so you can expect to have a very clean application.

Eyeshadow Brush: Personally for me, I usually just use two eyeshadow brushes cos I feel having three is a little overkill as I usually use only a maximum of three colours for my eyes. I like to have them as light to dark, so I use this for my light and medium colours.

Large Eyeshadow Brush: This brush I use for the darker tones, and also to smudge my eyes to achieve the smokey effect. I will dab on a little dark shadow at the outer corners of my eyes and below it, and it works perfectly in blending the colours together.

Face Brush: I use this to pat face powder on my face to set my make up when I am done, and it gives me the airbrushed effect with no sticky feeling at all.

The brush bristles are made out of fibre, and is 0.05mm thick. It is really soft and comfortable, and on top of that it has anti-bacterial properties!

While most people argue that pony or goat hair are the best choices when picking out make up brushes, I think it's best to have brushes made with synthetic fibres as well. This is because not everyone is suited for animal hair and some are sensitive to it. Therefore, these brushes are suited to all skin types because it is made with synthetic fibre!

The brush handle is made out of natural wood, and has a shiny surface with the Cerro Qreen brand imprinted in each brush. As you can see, these brushes are quite small in size (I would say travel sized) and this is either good or bad, depending on how you see it. It's good for those who love to travel as it is small enough and you can bundle these brushes in your travel bag when you are on the go. However, it's not recommended for those who have larger fingers, as you might find it hard to grip and maneuvre.

The brush set it priced at only RM36.90. But they are now on promotion and you can get it for only RM29.52! This is really affordable as there are 7 pieces, which makes one brush only about RM4!

Verdict: 8/10

Soft fibres
Travel Sized (so you can bring it when travelling)
Each piece is suitable for every part of your face

Travel Sized (those with larger fingers might find it harder to grip

So would you like to own your very own set of brushes? You can head over to Natta Cosme today to get it before CNY! That way you can have a more professional make up look when you go out visiting and celebrating the festive season with your loved ones :)

You can get it here: *click*

Til the next time, stay beautiful!



Amirah 'Izzah Mohd Najib said...

i got the yellow set and the bristles are soooo soft! i love this color combination of white bristles and blue handle of your set, really pretty ^_^

Charmaine Pua said...

I'm loving my pink one! They're so useful! <3

Radha Krishnakumar said...

They looks so good <3

Little Miss Smexy said...

Everybody is crazy with this makeup brush set! I wanna get one but I already bought a mini travel makeup brush set ><