A while back the lovely people at Nanshy sent me 4 Makeup Brushes to review and finally after a million and one hospital appointments and tests the review is going live for you all.
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a brush fiend, they are the most important and treasured part of my professional kit so, when Nanshy offered to send me some of their brushes of course I jumped at the chance.
I had heard of the brand before by seeing but, I have never tried their products. I was drawn to the brand because they pride themselves on being cruelty free with all of their brushes being synthetic and I love cruelty free brands.
I was sent 4 of their staple brushes, the F01 Flawless Foundation, the P01 Conceal Perfector, the stippling brush and finally the ultra fine Precise Bent Liner brush. I also received The Marvel 4 in 1 blending sponge which will feature in a future post.
First up is the F01 Flawless Foundation £9.95
This is a dense flat top foundation brush which leaves foundation looking airbrushed. The brush is packed with Nanshy’s signature soft bristles. These types of foundation brushes are my absolute favourite as they buff foundation into the skin and leave application looking natural and this brush does not disappoint. I honestly would fill my kit with these foundation brushes which are also perfect for blending cream blushers and liquid highlighters. I love having a brush that can multitask which this brush does effortlessly.
Second up is the P01 Conceal Perfector £9.95
This beautifully soft brush with pointed tip is perfect for getting into those hard to reach areas such as around the nose and under the eyes. I found this brush worked fabulously used after the F01 brush for buffing out my concealer. This brush has just the right amount of density which you would expect from a blending brush.
Stippling brushes are predominately used for lighter applications of foundation, blending and setting. I use mine following a setting spray and blend all the makeup together in a circular motion for a long lasting finish alternatively, I will pick up a small amount of HD setting powder and dust this over the skin. This brush is particularly handy when using setting powders because of the delicate multi length bristles which, ensures that the application is properly blended with no streaks. Even if you have a heavy hand when applying makeup this brush will ensure that you don’t over apply which, I absolutely love when using it with foundation and want a more natural look.
This brush I would say is my absolute favourite out of the 4 brushes I have received as I always struggle to find a decent liner brush that is thin and dense enough for a flawless application. A lot of liner brushes are perfect until you wash them and then the bristles go in all different directions but, this brush dries into the same shape it was when removed from the packaging. If you haven’t tried a bent liner grab yourself one of these especially if you struggle with liner application as the bend in the ferrules makes applying liner that little bit easier.
Overall, I absolutely love these brushes my only con with larger brushes is that they are a little too light to handle, however, this is a personal preference and the only con I could find.
The brushes are very reasonably priced with the most expensive single brush being only £10.95 and sets ranging from £29.95 – £49.95 with free delivery on orders over £20 and a free gift over £30 . All of the brushes are cruelty free as mentioned before with some being completely Vegan friendly.
I will certainly invest in more of these brushes in the future for myself and for my kit.
Have you tried Nanshy? if so what did you think?