Makeup Monday | Storybook Cosmetics Wizard Wands Makeup Brushes REVIEW

Hello my beauties! I’m back with another Makeup Monday and today I’m fan-girling hard over the Storybook Cosmetics Wizard Wands! Anyone who knows me knows that I am, like most people, obsessed with the wizarding world of Harry Potter. (Hufflepuff for life). This obsession includes reading the novels and watching the movies too many times to count, analyzing plot holes and conspiracy theories, owning a custom made life size Nimbus 2000 (made by my amazing fiancé), owning figurines, wearing a Marauder’s Map dress, rocking the alumni Hufflepuff Quidditch attire and pretty much everything in between. Needless to say, when these Wizard Wand brushes went viral, I flipped. Believing it more to be an elusive, mythical internet item rather than an attainable product, I simply just swooned at the computer screen whenever they’d pop up! My mother had other plans! She surprised me with these bad boys in the most recent care package and I’m ready to jump in and tell you all how I feel and what I think about these brushes.

First, let me say that these brushes feel so high quality! They are not flimsy or hallow plastic and while they are heavier than the average well made brush, they also don’t weigh too much. The bristles are extremely soft, and while the blending brush bristles are loosely packed, the others feel quite dense.

So, we have 5 eye brushes here (in order from left to right): Angled Liner, Angled Fluffy Blending, Pencil, Fluffy Blending, Flat Packer.

 

Angled Liner Brush

this has dense bristles and it is great for brows or eye liner. It is a little thicker than I am used to for both my brows and eyeliner, but it seems like a great brush. It is modelled after Hermione’s wand.

Angled Fluffy Brush

This has loosely packed and longer bristles. I would use this brush for blending shadows into the crease or under eye, and it would be perfect for nose contouring. This represents Ron’s wand.

Pencil Brush 

The bristles are more densely packed for this brush and the size and shape is perfect for taking shadows to your under eye! This one looks like Harry’s wand.

Fluffy Blending Brush 

This has loosely packed bristles and they are longer bristles like the angled fluffy. This is great for blending shadows into the crease. It is a little longer and looser than I am used to, so I am eager to see how well it blends. This is modelled after the Elder Wand, or, Dumbledore’s wand.

Flat Packer Brush

This is another densely packed brush, perfect for packing colour on the lid. That’s all I can really say. You can absolutely never have enough of these little guys, they are excellent and this adorable wand is no different! It resembles Voldemort’s wand.

So, this morning, as I gulped down my coffee and attempted to keep myself awake for the next newborn puppy feeding, I played around with these brushes and dipped into my Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Pro Palette to test the quality and performances of the Wizard Wands.

 

 

 

These brushes definitely perform really well! They blended the shadows very nicely and while the longer and loosely packed bristles of the fluffy blending brush made for a lighter blend to build on top of, it still worked so nicely and I know I’ll be reaching for it often, as they are my all time favourite type of eye brush! I spritzed a little Mac Fix+ to my flat packer brush for the lid colour and it worked beautifully as well. The pencil brush is a great size, and the bristles were so soft! They didn’t feel cheap or scratchy on my eyes which is better than some of the other pencil brushes I own. The brushes fit nicely into my hand and were definitely not too heavy to hold and control. I love these brushes! I will be reaching for them all on a regular basis and COME ON! The detail and the accurate replicas of our favourite character’s wands was superb! I’m so happy that I can display these beautiful brushes at my vanity so I can stare in adoration every time I sit down to do my makeup!

Time to give my new favourite brushes a bath! As always, thanks for reading! Don’t forget to like and follow my page before you leave.

xoxo,
blushing bride.

 

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