Tarte Magic Wands Brush Set

I’m so happy I could cry! I finally managed to get my hands on the Magic Wands brush set by Tarte! Say it with me now, YASSS bitch! I’ve literally stalked this product since it came out as part of the Make Believe in Yourself collection a few months ago. I had originally planned to purchase these brushes during the VIB Rouge sale. Well, I guess everyone else had the same idea because they were sold out during the first day of the sale. I admit, a small tear was shed that day.

IMG_2383A few weeks ago, I popped into Sephora with my friend Amanda to check out what collections were new for the summer. I always check out the Tarte section because a lot of their products are holy grail status for me. Luckily, the make-up gods were smiling on me that day and my Magic Wands karma had come full circle. They were restocked! I shoved one of the last sets in my basket (and yes, that is why the box is dented – oopsies!) and ran to the check-out. No hesitations, just pure joy!

I’ve been using these brushes almost every day since i bought them a few weeks ago. During that time, I’ve developed some thoughts and figured I would share the pros and cons for those still interested in purchasing these brushes. So let’s get into it, shall we?

First of all, I have to give Tarte props on their packaging. They went so far as to wrap the brushes in the cutest tissue paper, printed with their logo and rainbow unicorns. Couldn’t you just die?!IMG_2398

As I said before, this brush set is part of the Make Believe in Yourself collection; and while I wish Tarte would make these brushes part of their permanent line, they are limited edition. So if after reading this review you decide you want to pick them up and give them a try for yourself, I would suggest ordering them as soon as you can.

One of the main reasons these brushes were at the top of my wish list is definitely because of how ascetically beautiful they are. I personally don’t own a beauty tool that is as unique as these brushes are. As a bonus, I found the set to be very affordable. When you break the cost of the set down, you are really only paying $10 per brush. So price point is on point for sure with this one.

This set comes with five assorted brushes for the face and eyes (from left to right):

  1. pink powder brush
  2. purple foundation brush
  3. green blending eyeshadow brush
  4. blue shading eyeshadow brush
  5. magenta contour brush

These brushes are cruelty free, vegan and dermatologist tested.

Pros:

Do I need to say it again? These brushes are gorgeous! I love that they are unicorn inspired and if nothing else, they make a great vanity display.

IMG_2401Ready to hear the great news? These brushes are super luxe and apply make-up beautifully too! Each brush is super soft and able to blend eyeshadows and face powders flawlessly. They pick up the perfect amount of product and distribute evenly for a great application. The cherry on top for me is how easy they are to clean and maintain. I don’t find myself scrubbing to get these back in a squeaky clean state. There also hasn’t been any fading with the colour of the bristles or shedding after a few washes.

The pink powder brush and green eyeshadow brush are two of my favourites from this collection and have made their way into the regular rotation with the rest of my go-to make-up tools. I’m also really enjoying the magenta contour brush for a diffused contour in the hollows of my cheeks. This brush is also great for applying a light wash of colour when using bronzer on my body and face.

Cons:

While I love this set and am so happy to own it, there are a couple of things I thought I would highlight in case they are a deal breaker for anyone.

First and foremost, I think a lot of people will fault these brushes for not being made of metal. The handle is made of some type of heavy plastic or acrylic. Does this take away from the quality of the product? I personally don’t think so. They are still a sturdy brush and don’t feel like toys or little girl brushes.

I also want to talk a little about the purple foundation brush. While Tarte advertises this as a brush for liquid foundation, I don’t use it for this purpose. I find that this brush is just too soft and not densely packed enough to be used for foundation application. It leaves a bit of a streaky mess that I usually have to clean up with another brush or sponge. Ain’t nobody got time for that. I’ve mainly been using this brush to apply a light powder bake under my eyes. The flat end of the bush picks up a good amount of powder and allows me to lightly stamp it under the eyes without being too rough.

Product Overview:

  • Brand: Tarte
  • Price: $51 CAD.
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