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Review | Spectrum Eyeshadow Brushes

At the moment I can't seem to stop buying make-up brushes - eyeshadow brushes in particular are my current obsession. I recently bought some Morphe brushes which I wrote a little post about declaring my love for and I haven't stopped using them since. They weren't very expensive at all - each brush I bought costing just £2.50. I use three of them every day when doing my make-up and they blend out eyeshadow beautifully. To begin with I did notice a slight bit of shredding from the bristles but it was only one or two here or there. Because I loved them so much, I decided to try some more but this time from the brand Spectrum.

Spectrum brushes have become so popular recently. They look pretty and the sets they offer are not only beautiful in appearance but they are also reasonable priced - even more so when they have a sale! Because I have seen so much of Spectrum on social media I really wanted to try out a few of the brushes and see how they compare to the ones I already own, and more importantly, to see if they live up to the hype. 

Spectrum A16 Precision Crease Brush
Small, flat precision crease brush with firm and rounded bristles. Use for precise application of cream and powder eye colour to the crease of the eyelid. This little beauty is perfect for creating an on trend cut crease look. The small head is also ideal for applying product to the lower lash line and inner corners of the eye.

Spectrum A13 Short Smudge Brush
This beautiful brush is the perfect tool for applying powder or cream eyeshadow around the lower lash line, to get a soft & smudgy effect. The short bristles are feathered, so you can build the colour to be as intense as you like.

Spectrum A07 Stubby Shader Brush 
The bristles on this brush are still soft and fluffy for blending, but the stubby shape means you can really pack on the colour. This brush is the perfect starting point for creating super smokey eyes or very pigmented colour.

I could have quite happily bought all of the Spectrum brushes on offer but decided to just limit myself to three. I have said previously that I would buy new eyeshadow brushes rather than just wash the ones I already have and I still firmly believe in that statement, which is why I chose three brushes I thought I would use the most, although I could have done with a couple more blending brushes, such as the B06 or the A18. 

When I received my order and opened it up, I was quite surprised at just how flat and fairly stiff the bristles are on each of the brushes I bought. I had expected them to be slightly more fluffy therefore making blending easier but the brushes I purchased are more for the purpose of application rather than buffing or blending. That said, they still work incredibly well. The A16 Cut Crease Brush is completely flat with the bristles packed tightly together, making it the perfect brush to pat on glitter pigments across the eyelids. The A13 Short Stubby Brush is wonderful at applying eyeshadow on the lower lash line and is the brush I have been hunting for. Before now I have been using a tapered blending brush to apply eyeshadow on my lower lash line but because the brush itself is quite thick, I find that I end up applying more eyeshadow to my eyeball and end up giving myself some sort of 'carpet burn' on my actual eye. The A13 makes it easy to apply eyeshadows underneath the lash line as well as on the inner corners of the eye so it is certainly a brush I have been using a lot since I bought it. And finally, the A07 Stubby Shader Brush which is perhaps my favourite out of the three. It is fluffier and softer than the first two brushes and is my current go-to brush for applying my base eyeshadows with. It also blends out a crease shade wonderfully well and it is the perfect every-day all rounder.

Overall, I am really pleased I tried out some of the Spectrum Eyeshadow Brushes. I know they have a lot of hype around them but the hype is warranted. Plus, they look pretty damn good in your brush holder! I could have lived without the A16 Brush, purely because I already own three brushes like it which very rarely get used as it is although I will try to use this more often than my previous, but I really do love the A13 and the A07 Brushes. They are incredibly inexpensive at just a few pounds per brush and they are vegan as well which is incredibly important. If you were wondering if Spectrum Brushes were worth the money then yes, they most definitely are.



  1. I really love my Spectrum Eye Brushes, they are fab. and you are right, they are so pretty to just have!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. I haven't tried any of the spectrum brushes yet but I love the look of all these three. I rarely ever buy new eye brushes so maybe I should treat myself to these!
    Kathy x

  3. Great review, they are so pretty and it's nice to know that they deserve the hype. I love your nails! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  4. Lovely review! These brushes are so pretty and sound like they're great quality. I definitely need to try them out soon!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  5. I can't get over the price! They sound great & I'm tempted to buy some because I really need some new brushes xx