Monday, 3 November 2014

Wilkinsons Make-up Brushes - Powder Brush and Stippler Foundation Brush - Review

I'm sure many of you have spotted the new beauty range on offer at Wilkinsons. If not get yourself down there! It really is something to look at and for those of you, like me, who are after budget beauty items it is an absolute steal! Today I will be sharing my thoughts on the Wilkinsons make-up brush line; specifically their powder brush and stippler foundation brush. 

Wilkinsons Make-up Brushes - Powder Brush and Stippler Foundation Brush
Left: Stippler Brush     Right: Powder Brush

There are plenty more brushes in this range however I own far too many brushes already so I chose the two I new I would get the most use from. The stippler brush and the powder brush are both available for £4.

Wilkinsons Make-up Brushes - Powder Brush and Stippler Foundation Brush

The packaging on these brushes is fantastic. They are so well sealed which is fantastic for hygiene! At my local Wilkinsons they have a display where you can actually touch the brushes and get an overall idea and (literal) feel for them before picking up a fresh and sealed brush. They come in zip lock bags which you can re-use. Personally I have used them for going away for make-up bits and bobs that could leak. The brushes also come with protective sleeves to keep the brushes in good condition and maintain their shape.

Wilkinsons Make-up Brushes - Powder Brush
Powder Brush

First I am going to express my absolute love for the powder brush. If you see this brush buy it. Simple as. It is so thick and dense and SO SOFT! I can't believe how soft it is! Even my other half will stroke this when he sees me using it... weird I know but trust me it is the softest thing in the world!

As a powder brush it is fantastic. Since the brush is so dense it picks up the powder on the very surface of the brush and evenly disperses it. The effect it gives is always so lovely and natural. As for cleaning the brush it holds up amazingly. I've had these brushes for around 3 months and I can honestly say I have seen no fallout which can be a bit of a risk with cheaper brushes. Massive thumbs up to Wilkinsons for this brush!

Wilkinsons Make-up Brushes - Stippler Foundation Brush
Stippler Foundation Brush

Now we move on to the stippler brush... I'm going to be brutally honest here. For its purpose as a stippler brush it's rubbish. The hair is far too soft. A stippler brush needs to be a lot denser with stronger stipples of hair to apply the foundation. Compared to my MAC 187 stippling brush there is no competition... I reach for the MAC 187 each time. I'm really at a loss as to what I can use this brush for other than another powder brush which I admit I do tend to if all my other brushes are being washed!

It's just too soft for its purpose. Other than that it would have been fantastic. For £4 it's not a big loss but I would stay clear of this brush if you are considering it. I have seen a lot of similar reviews so fingers crossed Wilkinsons will remake this brush with stiffer and denser bristles. Then it will be perfect!

Have you tried the Wikinsons make-up brushes yet? What are your go to affordable make-up brushes? Let me know in the comments below!

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14 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any of the wilkinsons brushes but I really want to, and I tend to go to eBay for affordable make-up brushes, I bought a pack of 10 a while ago for about £8.95 and that was a few months ago and no problems whatsoever!! :-)

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

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    1. I've seen a lot of really good make-up brushes, particularly dupe ones, on ebay. I'm still torn on if I should try any or if I have enough brushes already!

      Claire

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  2. The powder brush looks lovely. Elf's stippling brush is the same! Its too soft and spread out and doesnt work at all x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. Oh really? That is a shame!

      Claire

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  3. I've just tried out a couple of these brushes and I'm really impressed. I plan to pick up the powder brush when they are in stock. These seem to be selling out fast!

    Jenn
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    1. Every time I go in to my local Wilkos they don't seem to be in either! They are a popular brush!

      Claire

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  4. I've heard some amazing things about these brushes but I haven't managed to get my hands on any yet, I'm definitely going to try my hardest next time I pass a wilko!

    Sammy xo.

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    1. They seem to be selling out quickly! Let me know your thoughts when you try them!

      Claire

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  5. I want to try these but they're always sold out in my local one! The powder brush looks so nice & soft :)

    Sam | www.thatsfetch.com

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    1. They seem to be sold out everywhere! Definitely a hit!

      Claire

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  6. I have the Real Techniques brushes by Sam Chapman and so far I am loving them, they look very similar to these and have absolutely no shedding. I would really recommend those!

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    1. I also have those brushes. These are an amazing dupe for them!

      Claire

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  7. Saw these on display today but they were sold out in my store! Going to try and get the powder brush when it comes in next!! x

    She's done so well for herself and I love all of her designs! It doesn't surprise me that she is so hands-on with her business but I wouldn't be able to afford any of her collection! Ah well, looks pretty! xx

    Dee | PromptsbyDee

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    1. Again another person who has found they are sold out! You can tell how popular they are!

      Claire

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