Sedona Lace Vortex Brushes Review

26 September 2011

If you watch my make-up tutorials on YouTube you'll probably have noticed that I've been using a different set of brushes lately.  These are the Vortex Brushes designed by YouTube guru MakeupbyRenRen.  This is the same set that I used for my Wedding Make-up and the one that I took with me to Italy.  I own three brush sets by Sedona Lace, and I can safely say that this is my favourite by far!  The brushes are a lot more "professional" in that they are very specifically designed and each are multi-functional.  Like all the Sedona Lace sets these are high quality and most do not shed, especially after washing them.  They also come with a brush belt which I absolutely love!  Here's a breakdown of the Vortex Brushes and how to use them:

Jumbo Fan Face Brush
This is my first one of these and I was really excited to receive it.  I like to use it with translucent powder underneath the eyes to wipe away fall-out but you could also use it to highlight the cheekbones.

Tulip Contour Face Brush
My favourite way to use this is to apply blotting powder to my t-zone.  You can get a really even application and it's become my favourite all-over face brush.  However you could also use it as a contouring brush as it has a defined tip that can be used in the hollow of the cheeks.

Dome Contour Face Brush
I used this to apply highlight to my cheekbones on my wedding day, and I have been loving it ever since!  It's now a staple in my daily routine as it's smaller than a regular face brush but bigger than a fluffy eye-shadow brush.  You can also use it for cream or liquid foundation as well as contouring the cheeks.

Flat Top Buffer Face Brush
Possibly my favourite of the whole collection, this gives a perfect airbrushed effect to your skin when used with cream foundation.  I especially love this with my Body Shop Cream Foundation to cover acne/spots!

Universal Blender Eye Brush
I like this to pack on colour to my lids -- I used it to apply the gold eyeshadow in my bridal make-up look.  You can also use it on its tip to apply colour into the crease and blend as it's super fluffy!

Flat Synthetic Eye Brush
This is my favourite concealer brush as it's a lot denser and thicker than the regular ones.  I feel like it's easier to blend the product into my skin and especially around the under-eye area.  Could also be used to pack on cream eyeshadow base to the lid.

Synthetic Blender Eye Brush
I used this to blend my eyeshadow and also to apply highlight to my brow bone and inner corners.  However you could also use this to apply highlight to the face or concealer to the under-eyes.

Pointed Crease Eye Brush
This is THE BEST brush for applying crease colour to the lids because of the defined tip/point which makes it extremely easy to get a "cut crease" effect.  

Brow Spoolie Duo Eye Brush
In this case, I actually prefer the pink brush set as the bristles on this angled eyebrow brush are a little too harsh and coarse for me.  I prefer the dense, softer bristles on the pink eyebrow brush however the spoolie does come in handy for grooming brows and it's pretty cool that it's double ended.

Bent Liner Eye Brush
Honestly, this brush saved my life on my wedding day.  Eyeliner has never been my forte, especially gel or liquid liner and a shaky hand on one of the most important days of my life was definitely not helping things.  But this brush makes it SUPER easy to get into all the corners and apply a thin, defined line to the upper lashline.

Detailed Shader Eye Brush
I haven't really gotten much of a chance to use this yet, however I imagine it would be great for smudging colour onto the lower and upper lashline as well as highlighting the inner corners!  

Angled Detail Eye Brush
Again, I haven't gotten the chance to make much use of this brush yet - probably because I've been too busy using the bent eyeliner brush instead!  This would be perfect for applying winged liner though, and the bristles are very compact and thin making it just right for getting into any small spaces.

Capped Lip Brush
I honestly way prefer this to the standard thin lip brush, as I think this one gives a much better and fuller application.  This was a must-have in my wedding clutch!

The Vortex Brush Set is available from the Sedona Lace website for $79.95.  I can honestly say that I thoroughly recommend the set, especially for someone who is more advanced at make-up application and would enjoy a more professional set.  If you do decide to purchase these brushes, or anything else from Sedona Lace, don't forget you can get $4 off your purchase by using my promo code: THESTYLEDIET.

Stay Stylish!

Disclaimer: The Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Set was kindly sent to me for consideration to review.  I was not paid for this blog post, nor am I affiliated with the company in anyway. This is my 100% honest opinion, as always :)

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