Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Product Review: Unicorn Makeup Brushes

These makeup brushes has gone viral on Facebook. At one point, my timeline was filled with shared links of these gorgeous makeup brushes. These are every unicorn and mermaid fantasy dreams fulfilled. I guess everyone can agree with me when I say that these are the cutest makeup brushes in existence. But are they worth the hype?

I always say this and I will say it again: I don't really follow trends. Things that go viral and things that seem pretty popular are not really my thing - unless I can get them at an affordable price. When these makeup brushes went viral, the store was offering a huge discount to buyers. From around $60US (if my memory serves me right) they were offering it for only $20US until supplies last. I initially wanted the mermaid makeup brushes because they came with a seashell pouch. But because it was not on sale and I am not prepared to spend around $70US for a set of makeup brushes, I decided to purchase the unicorn set instead. I got this from Sugar & Cotton.

I can't say anything good about the shipping because it took exactly 5 weeks before I received a notice from my local post office that I have a package. It did say in their website that shipping takes 3-5 weeks but seriously, that is just way too long! Even asos that ships all the way from the UK takes roughly around 2-3 weeks only! And these brushes were shipped from China which is not that far from where I live so I don't understand why it had to be that long! But anyway, at least they say it on their website. You just have to be patient if you want to order anything from them.

This is another aspect that I am not happy about. The packaging is too cheap! I guess you get what you pay for. I was expecting it to arrive at least in a pouch so it is protected while in transit. But nope! All you get is a plastic for each of the brushes and another big one for the set. And the plastic is not even high quality plastic. It easily tear when I opened it. This is the first thing anyone will see when they purchase anything so I expected they would present the brushes in a nice way. But it was the opposite. I was disappointed and even thought the brushes were low quality too and not worth the money I spent and time I waited for it to arrive (and queue at the post office). It was the worst packaging.

But despite the long shipping time and poor quality packaging, everything went brighter the moment I touched the bristles. I am very particular with the softness of my brushes because I have sensitive skin. I can get irritated easily. So when I touched the bristles, I was relieved that it is as soft as a unicorn's hair. It compares to the softness of my Sonia Kashuk brushes. I love how soft it is! Like cashmere only better because it is made of rainbows and unicorn hair (but really, it is made only of nylon as stated in their website so no unicorns were harmed during production).

Though the bristles were super soft, I am quite indifferent to the handle. I was happy with how the handle looks like but again, it is not the best quality. One of the brushes felt like the handle is going to separate from the metal because it is shaky (though thankfully it won't. I tried to pull it but it won't come off). The handle also feels like cheap plastic which is both a good thing and a bad thing. A good thing because the brushes felt light that makes it easy to use and apply makeup with. A bad thing because it feels cheap. 

I did not expect much because initially I can't even tell if there is already something on the brush. When I first used the angled brush for the blusher I couldn't tell whether there is enough product already on the brush. I don't know if I should continue to swipe on the blusher or swipe it on my face. The multi-colored bristles make it difficult to see. But when I decided there is already enough product (even when I couldn't really tell) I was surprised by how much product is already on the brush. It picked up the blusher well and packed on the pigment even with a few swipes/swirls. The buffer brush also blended the CC cream really well (see photos below). 

Final Thoughts:
While I really hate the long shipping time and the packaging, I am quite happy and satisfied with these brushes. I was impressed by how soft the bristles are and how it does what it is supposed to do: to facilitate easy makeup application. It blends liquid makeup products well and packs on color intensely. I would recommend these brushes but only if you are patient enough. And don't expect too much (especially with the packaging) because well, you only paid $20US anyway!


  1. Experiências e ConstataçõesApril 26, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    5 weeks is a very long time! They sure are lovely, but I am wondering if after washing the brushes a few times the cable won't really sepparate from the bristles. Poor quality, poor glue too.
    I'm glad at least they are fluffy :)

  2. I've never tried those pencils but they look amazing!
    Great review :)
    Wish you a lovely day

  3. These are sooo cool and pretty! But 5 weeks for shipping?! That's too much..


  4. Haha gosh, I've seen these everywhere on insta! 5 weeks are definitely 5 weeks too long (lol), hate to wait for things to arrive. But lovely though they actually were useful and not only pretty to look at?! The blending looks gorgeous indeed! Xx

  5. OMG how cute are these brushes?! I am obsessed!! Thanks for sharing love!

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  6. The brushes are really attractive. I also hate waiting so long for my parcel.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  7. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-)

  8. These brushes look so pretty, I'm glad you enjoy using them.

    Nina's Style Blog

  9. This brushes look so nice! :)

  10. Thanks a lot :D

    OMG so adorable :o Nice review dear

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  11. These are so pretty, I have my own set of unicorn brushes but I tend to mainly use them as blog props rather than actual brushes as I don't want to spoil the pretty colours haha.

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  12. These sound good for the price! However, I think im the only person in the world that just isn't that bothered about the whole unicorn thing. They do sound lovely though.

    Kate xx

  13. That is WAY too long, I always love Amazon Prime because when I order something I always want it the next day haha. But the brushes are beautiful! I love the rainbow bristles!

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  14. Those brushes are sooo cute! :)

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  15. Those brushes look adorable! I love the colorful bristles! I agree that 5 weeks is way too long. I hate having to wait that long because I tend to forget I've ordered them, plus they never seem to be in the best condition once they arrive after having been shipped that long. I think it's funny how there's this whole trend of unicorns haha but I'm not complaining! I think that these brushes are soo gorgeous! It's good that they are really soft and work well despite the flimsy packaging

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  16. These brushes look gorgeous ! Wow !

  17. Love these amazing brushes, always come in handy, thank you for sharing!!!


  18. not only they look so good but I see they blend so well. Everyone has been raving about it and I would love to get my hands on these too.
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely review.
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  19. Love these brushes, ive been seeing so many people talk about these!

    Darriyan xx

  20. Great post!

    You have a nice blog!!

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    Have a great day!

    xoxo Jacqueline

  21. ma sono molto utili e divertenti.

  22. Everyone talking about this brushes now.

    Thanks for review it :)


  23. Adorable review beautiful photo too

  24. Oh those brushes are like a dream! ♥

  25. They look awwwsome!!! For just 20$ even long shipping doesn't sound to bad, and they're so pretty <3

    xx, thx for the review :)



  26. They look so pretty, it's sad that packaging didn't look as fancy as brushes :(

  27. Omg, these are so cute and pretty! I would have so much fun using these <3