I’m sure by now most of you have stumbled upon THE most beautiful makeup brushes in aalll the land: those pearly, swirly unicorn horn brushes from UnicornLashes.
Just. Look. At. Them.
Oh my wow.
I desperately want to order a set but they get sold out so fast and they are rather pricey. I’m waiting for the stars to align so that payday falls on a day when they restock those beauties.
In the meantime, I’ve had to settle for dupes because my inner unicorn just couldn’t take it anymore.
There are loads of different varieties available. Whether you are a sunshine and rainbows kind of unicorn, a rose gold unicorn or perhaps a mermaid in disguise, there’s a set that each of you will adore.
Some shops sell them in sets of 16 brushes and others sell them as separate face and eye sets. A quick Google search and you will soon see just how many there are to choose from.
I picked up a set of five from Amazon for just £8
This is my least favourite brush in the collection. It’s not that it doesn’t do its job, but I feel like I could use the blush brush in its place. I would have liked to receive another, more versatile brush instead.
The blush brush is my favourite. It reminds me a lot of Real Techniques’ blush brush in the sense that they are both big, super soft and wispy. It’s just dense enough to add a subtle sweep of blush and blends it out the product really well.
Angled Contour Brush
This one surprised me. I thought it wasn’t going to blend out cream contour products well, but it did just fine. It also blended out powders perfectly too.
This brush was OK but not great. I found that my foundation was slightly streaky after application. It’s almost as if the bristles are too long, or not dense enough to completely smooth out the product.
I don’t like to apply concealer with these types of brush shapes so I used this to blend out eye shadow and it does a brilliant job at that too.
Although these brushes do the job, I sadly don’t enjoy using them. They look and feel cheap (because they are).
They are not finished off nicely and the weight is off. I know that sounds silly, but when I use a makeup brush, I want it to feel solid in my hands and these don’t.
I have bought many cheaper brushes off EBay that are better quality then these.
I think I’m going to give these a good wash and let my younger nieces play with them when they come around.
In the meantime, I will carry on dreaming about the real unicorn brushes from UnicornLashes and save up some money to buy them. One day.