Elianto Nose Shading Brush Review (H) (07P)

[UPDATED REVIEW]

NOTE; THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.

Elianto is a cosmetic brand with items sourced from countries like Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Korea. Prices areΒ hard to beat for the quality of their products and the brand is rather popular in Malaysia. This is a review of the Elianto shading brush [Nose Shading Brush (H) (07P)]. Although it is called a nose shading brush, it looks a lot like a small pencil brush.

The brush.

Bristles close up.

Comparison with H&M blending brush (on the left; which is about the size of a standard blending brush like Zoeva) and a tiny lip brush by Bloop Cosmetics (on the right).

This picture was from the original post because I discarded the package. It’s pretty nice and sturdy actually.

And the description on the back. This was also an old picture. It has been edited to my best of ability. πŸ˜›

Description;

Bristles: Pony hair and slightly tapered towards the tip. Bristle colour gradually darkens at the tip. Very loosely packed; more like a blending brush rather than a pencil brush.

Ferrule: Metal with a shiny finish.

Handle: No information about this (I am assuming it is wooden). It has a matte finish and is quite sturdy.

Price: MYR 19.90 (Elianto often has discounts, so this price is subject to discounts and offers).

Where to buy: Elianto counters nationwide.

 

Pros:

The price is amazing for a specialised brush made out of natural hairs.

The ferrule and handle are pretty sturdy.

Does quite a good job at blending although I have never used it for its intended purpose (nose shading).

Perfect for precise blending because it is so small and loosely packed.

 

Cons:

The bristles initially shed because of the fact that it is made of natural hair.

A lot more goes into caring for them (not beginner friendly). I use a gentle two in one shampoo and conditioner. Also takes a longer time to clean and dry.

 

Rating

6.5/10

I am completely on the fence with this one and it is entirely your choice to make a decision.

First Impressions, Breena Beauty Eye Essential Makeup Brush Set

This happens to be local makeup brand, Breena Beauty’s third product release; an entire eye makeup brush set. I have reviewed the brushes before (Face Luxe brush review here and first impression of second release brushes here) and I will be reviewing two of the second release brushes soon! Don’t what heck I am talking about? Just visit the two posts linked to know more about the company and its origins.

Before we move on, let me first tell you that the brushes are simply gorgeous! I posted a picture on Instgram upon receiving them. Here it is!

How gorgeous are those brushes and the packaging too!!!

How gorgeous are they and that packaging, wow!!!

So the new set comes with two old favourites; the Basic Eyeshadow brush, B212 and Brow Definer brush, B216. I swatched and played around with them so the brushes are stained but when clean, the tips of the bristles are white.

Vegan, cruelty free, Muslim friendly makeup brushes. White painted wooden handles with rose gold ferrule and soft synthetic bristles. Brand logo, brush name and codes are engraved in gold on the handles. Each brush is priced at MYR 25.

B212, Basic Eyeshadow

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And the B216, Brow Definer

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I am not going to write about the two older brushes because you can click on the link to read about that. There’s a little bit of a difference between this new batch and the older one but I shall first use them thoroughly and present them in a proper review.

Then there are four new brushes; B211, Fluffy Blending; B213, Crease Blending; B214, Shadow Smudge, and; B215, Pencil Brush.

B211, Fluffy Blending

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This was the brush I was most excited about. Not too tightly or loosely packed, the bristles move well yet have some sturdiness to them to distribute pigments and blend them seamlessly.

B213, Crease Blending

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Very similar to B211 but flattened a tiny bit (you can see the indent on the ferrule), much like the Zoeva 227. It is soft and comparable to the Zoeva and that’s saying something! It is just as effective as the B211.

B214, Shadow Smudge

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Tightly packed short bristles for smudging out eyeliner on the lower lashes or to create a softer eyeliner look. Would work wonders with gel and pencil liners! It could also easily be used to fill in brows with powder and, in a pinch, pack on eyeshadow on the lids.

B215, Pencil Brush

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A pencil brush is pretty underrated but it has so many uses! A pencil brush can be used to place product exactly where you want it. This one isn’t too tightly packed so it can be used to smudge and slightly blend too. Perfect for inner corner and browbone highlighting! Again, the brush is well made and perfect for its intended use!

Breena Beauty is an online company so all orders and payments are done online. However, for Malaysians, there are resellers in certain states that offer COD (cash on delivery). An exciting piece of news is that Sabrina (the owner) has finally delved into foreign market by offering international shipping!

For all details, including local resellers, shipping information, price etc., do visit their website and social media, all of which are linked below!

By the way, I am not paid to do this! I just happen to have won the brushes via a giveaway…

Breena Beauty website; http://breenabeauty.com/

Breena Beauty Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/breenabeauty/

Instagram handle; breenabeauty, link; https://www.instagram.com/breenabeauty/

Twitter handle; @breenabeauty, link https://twitter.com/breenabeauty

Product Regrets #5

The flaw on this product regret can be resolved but I don’t want to add it to FiercePaint as a review on account of that very flaw.

I purchased a couple of Tesco brand brushes earlier this year.

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I got a large powder brush and a flat foundation brush.

They were actually pretty good. Very affordable too. I don’t remember the exact price but I think they were somewhere between MYR 10 to 15 tops.

The large face brush actually worked better than the foundation brush. It was rather soft and I was pretty happy with how well it worked.

The foundation brush was a little bit stiff to properly apply foundation. I did have to go back with a soft kabuki brush or a makeup sponge but I could definitely make it work.

However, there’s a reason these two brushes made it into a product regrets post.

After about 2 months and about 3 deep cleanses later (foundation brush) AND after about 4 months and several deep cleanses later (large face brush); this happened to them.

 

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I can definitely glue them down and make it work but after this happened I am;

#1 regretful;

and; #2 wouldn’t feel right reviewing it.

Breena Beauty Face Luxe Brush Review

Breena Beauty is the brainchild of local beauty blogger Sabrina Tajudin whose first release was the Face Luxe Brush. I purchased in May and wrote a first impressions post (here) upon receiving it.

Sabrina Tajudin started her blog in 2011 and as of 9th December 2015 the blog has over 2.3 million page views making her one of the more popular beauty bloggers in Malaysia.

I am a firm believer in using makeup brushes for a prolonged amount of time before actually reviewing it. A makeup brush should last at least a couple of years before falling apart, especially synthetic brushes.

I own brushes that are almost a decade old and they still work and look as good as new. I also own brushes which worked wonders when I initially used it but completely fell apart after the 3rd month.

It is ultimately the reason I waited this long to review the brush. All the makeup brushes reviewed in the past on FiercePaint, I’ve had and used for at least 8 months.

Blog address; http://www.sabrinatajudin.com/

Sabrina’s Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/Sabrina-Tajudin-132299903641541/timeline

Breena Beauty online store; http://breenabeauty.com/

Breena Beauty Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/breenabeauty/?fref=ts

 

The product; it comes with a hand written thank you card.

The product; it comes with a hand written thank you card.

The card.

The card.

The note.

The note.

The brush.

The brush.

The white handle engraved in gold words.

The white handle engraved in gold words. The ferrule is rose gold metal.

The bristles.

The bristles.

The bristles are quite densely packed but because they're longer bristles, it is quite flexible.

The bristles are quite densely packed but because the bristles are longer, it is quite flexible.

Bristles are soft.

Bristles are soft.

Back of the box description.

Back of the box description.

 

Description:

Multi purpose large face brush. Can be used with both powder and liquid products. Designed and made locally.

Bristles: Synthetic. Dark brown with a gradient white tip. Densely packed and very soft. Dome shaped. Muslim-friendly

Ferrule: Rose gold metal. Very sturdy.

Handle: Wood, white paint with the brush name engraved in gold.

Price: MYR 45 (plus MYR 6 shipping Peninsular Malaysia/MYR 10 shipping to East Malaysia)

Where to buy: Breena Beauty website. Shipping is only available in Malaysia at the moment but Sabrina is working towards international shipping.

 

Pros:

Very affordable for such a good quality brush.

Versatile; not too dense for powder application and not too loosely packed for liquid foundation. I have used it for both with good results.

Application is soft and smooth, with no streaking from the brush strokes.

Soft and easy to use.

Because it is rather large, a larger area of the face can be covered allowing for swift application.

The large wooden handle is actually helpful to application because holding and maneuvering becomes surprisingly easier. The flat bottom allows the brush to be stood up on a flat surface.

Sturdy handle and ferrule.

No shedding thus far.

I am giving an extra ‘pro’ for aesthetics because it is quite a beautiful brush and the fact that it comes with a thoughtful hand written note counts too.

 

Cons:

There is a a little bit of unevenness with the bristles.

However, I have to note that the unevenness can be trimmed with a small pair of scissors. I also want to note that it hasn't gotten any worse which mean trimming will solve it for good...

However, I have to note that the unevenness can be trimmed with a small pair of scissors. I also want to note that it hasn’t gotten any worse from when I first started using it which mean trimming will solve it for good…

The paint of the handle has cracked on mine. I do hope Sabrina has fixed this problem in her upcoming batch of brushes.

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Some people may feel that the handle is rather chunky for storage and thus not very travel friendly. I love the fact that it can be left upright on a vanity and to me it overrides the chunky handle con.

 

Ratings:

8.8/10

I love this brush. Good job Sabrina!!!

Ecotools Six Piece Essential Eye Set Review

Ecotools is not that popular a brand in Malaysia simply due to the fact that it is not widely available, however, they aren’t as elusive as I am making them out to be. I love their concept due to their reverence for the environment and being 100% cruelty-free. They do have a website at https://www.ecotools.com/. Let’s take a look at their six piece essential eye brush set.

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I know I know, where's the sixth??? Uh huh! It's the bag! A travel size makeup bag! :D

I know I know, where’s the sixth??? Ah hah!!! It’s the bag! A travel size makeup bag! πŸ˜€

 

I think there's something very beautiful about natural wood colour and grains.

To me, there’s something very beautiful about natural wood colour and wood grain pattern. The Ecotools wording is supposedly burned onto the handle. There is also the name of each brush (which has faded off mine).

 

This is the Large Eye brush. It is also the largest brush in the set.

This is the Large Eye brush. It is also the largest brush in the set. According to the instructions on the cardboard cover, it could be used to blend a base eyeshadow all over the entire eyelid.

 

This is the Angled Crease brush. It is the second largest brush. According to the instructions it is to add definition to the crease of the eye.

This is the Angled Crease brush. It is the second largest brush. According to the instructions it is to add definition to the crease of the eye and as you can see the bristles are cut at an angle.

 

This is the Highlighting brush. The instructions say that is to accentuate the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes.

This is the Highlighting brush. The instructions say that is to accentuate the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes.

 

This is the Petite Eye Shading brush.  The instructions say that it is to add accent colour.

This is the Petite Eye Shading brush. The instructions say that it is to add accent colour.

 

The last and the tiniest one is the Smudge brush and according to instructions it is to smudge shadow and liner along the lash line.

The last and the tiniest one is the Smudge brush and according to instructions it is to smudge shadow and liner along the lash line.

 

I also have pictures of the bristles up close.

 

Large Eye Brush

Large Eye Brush. Pretty densely packed slightly flat with a dome shape.

 

Angled Crease. Cut at a crease and as densely packed as the Large Eye.

Angled Crease. Cut at an angle and as densely packed as the Large Eye brush.

 

Highlighting. This is more loosely packed and instead of its prescribed use I like using it to blend eyeshadows.

Highlighting. This is more loosely packed and instead of its prescribed use I like using it to blend eyeshadows.

 

Petite Eye Shading. Small brush and resembles a tiny version of a eyeshadow brush that is used to press shadow onto the lids.

Petite Eye Shading. Small brush and resembles a tiny version of a eyeshadow brush that is used to press shadow onto the lids.

 

Smudge. Tiny brush that resembles a small pencil brush; perfect for its intended use.

Smudge. Tiny brush that resembles a small pencil brush; perfect for its intended use.

 

Description;

Bristles: Synthetic taklon (cruelty free bristles; taklon is most commonly used for making soft brushes). Each brush bristle shape and use have been described under each picture. The brushes are travel size (I’ll add a comparison picture below).

Ferrule: Aluminum, recycled.

Handle: Bamboo (it is an environmentally friendly source of material).

Price: MYR 70 (approximately USD 18) but there are possibilities of promotions and discounts.

Where to buy: SHINS outlets nationwide and they also have a website where you could order online at http://www.shins.my/. SHINS is also available in Sarawak, East Malaysia.

 

Comparison with full sized brushes.

Comparison with full sized brushes.

 

Pros:

They are environmentally friendly AND cruelty-free (that’s the scientist in me talking πŸ˜› ).

Extremely sturdy. I have used, washed and cleansed these brushes very often!

Travel-friendly.

Affordable.

Almost no shedding!

 

Cons:

Not all the brushes are soft.Β  The smaller ones tend to feel a little scratchy on the eyelids.

The shorter handles can be an issue.

 

Ratings:

8/10

I love them although I don’t use each brush for their intent purposes. They are also a YouTube fave. I got them for less than MYR 50 (approximately USD 13 at the time of the post) which makes each brush less than MYR 10.

 

PS: I decided to include MYR to USD conversion but it does depend on the rate of conversion during the time each entry is posted.