Sonia Kashuk brush buys

When news broke last Summer that Space NK were bringing Sonia Kashuk to the UK, I thought I'd finally get my hands on the bargain brushes she's become famous for, and what our American cousins have been enjoying for far too long without us. So imagine my unamusement when I heard that the brush prices were ridiculously marked up with prices starting at £10 and ending at £28 for a single brush.

After rolling my eyes so far into the back of my head I almost gave myself a migraine, I resigned myself to having to wait until my next trip to NY where I'd just have to find the time to get to Target in NJ if I ever wanted to try these brushes out as I haven't found them anywhere in Manhattan (U.S Chicks please let me know where in Manhattan they are if they exist!) during previous visits.

So when I heard that Space NK had reduced the brushes to what should have been their correct pricing (in my opinion) in the first place, I was on the Space NK site in a flash! Unfortunately the blusher and powder brushes had sold out but I managed to get a few others.

After ordering them last Friday, they finally arrived today and this is what I ordered:

There's absolutely no point to this picture whatsoever, other than that I was attempting to be a bit creative - and failed!

*Click to enlarge both pictures*

(L-R)

1. Synthetic Flat Top Blusher Brush – Use this blusher brush to perfectly apply blush to the apples of the cheeks.

2. Angled Contour Blusher – Fits perfectly into the contour of your cheeks for flawless definition.

3. Large Eye Shadow Brush – Perfect for delivering a wash of colour over the entire lid.

4. Crease Shadow Brush – This round tipped eye shadow brush is the perfect tool for detailing and using in the crease of your eye to create depth and contour.

5. Smudge Brush – Perfectly blend and smudge fine lines to create a flawlessly defined eye.

First impressions? I'm loving the feel of the flat top brush and I know I'll reach for this a lot when using my cream blushes. I'll reserve judgement on the others until I try them out properly, but I'm liking the look of the crease brush too.

On another note, I won't be ordering from Space NK in a hurry again ..£5 delivery charge? No thank you. Not even the free samples I received with the brushes can make me forget that charge in a hurry! If you can deal with the fact that the delivery charge costs more than some of the brushes left then check out Space NK and bag a few for yourself.

19 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Kim said...

I heard Marlena over at MakeUpGeek talking about these a while ago. Can't believe the price difference though, we Brits get a ridiculously bad deal in comparison with the US. The crease shadow brush looks exactly like my GOSH round eye shadow brush, bar the handle shape and it's around £5 in Superdrug. The smudge brush looks good :)

*Dainty*Dollymix* said...

Great post my love!
Im still waiting on my Space nk order and i ordered mine on the 7th so not happy!
Ive ordered 4 out of the 5 brushes youve got, but instead of the small smudge brush ive ordered the foundation brush instead! Hopefully they will be here soon! :)
xox

VexintheCity said...

@Kim - I refuse to pay OTT UK brushes when I know I can get them cheaper elsewhere. I'd rather go without.

@Dainty Dollymix - Thanks hon. Fingers crossed yours show up soon!

Holly said...

The flat topped synthetic brush is also really great for applying and blending foundation, thats what I use it for anyway!! :)

VexintheCity said...

@Holly - Really? Cool, I'll give it a whirl with the old foundation too. Thanks for the tip!

Jo said...

Im thinking about ordering some myself. Ive had a look and they've got a few left still. I just resent so much having to pay £5 delivery. Really fu*ks me off that.

xxx

Mocha Mish Mash said...

Glad you finally got your hands on them...I've got a couple, they get the job imo, as I only own one high-end brush anyways and don't even use it? I have the white handle brushes though...interested on your thoughts on the blk handle ones...

Dwana, (SME) Subject Matter Expert of S.O.S said...

I really like Sonia brushes. They are hard to find because more people know about them than we know and Target and/ or the manufacturer ate slow on delivery. Chicks are too desperate here in NJ. Girl they stole the displays. The displays! Yup, snapped the brush right off. I want to see the needy chick with broken free brushes! smdh
I DO NOT like the white, gold, or pink handle brushes. They seem to be cut from the same poor fiber.
Leave the NJ brushes alone! I can barely get my hands on them! :2 P

Henessy said...

I've been buying so many brushes lately but I need to get my hands on a few of those, they seem like a bargain despite the delivery charge.

Noobarella said...

great post!

The SpaceNK website is doo doo =0/

x

Becky said...

Glad your first impressions are good! I ordered mine over a week ago and still haven't received them, makes paying £5 P&P even more annoying!

Jess(shades of gorgeous) said...

I love my tiny smudger brush, but the crease brush I'm on the fence about. Enjoy, though!

Imo said...

I want the flat eyeliner brush and the angle brush...5 quid for p&P?? they are having a bubble!

Pretty Pouts said...

Are these comparable to MAC brushes?
Btw you have a great blog, I just followed, if you have time, come check out mine :)

VexintheCity said...

@Jo - I know what you mean.

@Mocha Mish Mash - I'll prob do a follow up post on them soon.

@Dwana - Oh stop it!! Somebody snapped off the display brushes?! That's foul LOL Thanks for the heads up on the quality of the pink, white and gold ones.

@Henessy - Yeah they are, but for £5 I expect them to be delivered within 3 days at the most!

@Noobarella - Yeah I'm not impressed with my first experience of the website.

@Becky - When they eventually show up, complain and get your postage refunded.

@Jess - I hope I like the crease brush ..I'll soon find out!

@IMO -I don't blame you.

@Pretty Pouts - As a cheaper alternative then yeah..but I haven't USED them yet so can't say for sure and even then, that'll just be my opinion. Thanks for following, I'll check you out x

Anya said...

Got my order in on thursday and used the brushes for the first time today. LOVED the synthetic flat top brush for foundation. The finish was amazing!

sheenie121 said...

That's strange because I received my order in about 3 days and the brushes are fab - well, the foundation, concealer and blusher I've tried. Still got the eye brushes to test-drive.

Celly said...

I have the contour brush - I love it just for highlighting my cheeks and sometimes contouring. love it. i'm just not crazy about the handle of the brushes, lumpy messes.

sucks about the prices - but i wish UK stuff were brought into US. at least you guys get them overtime... for us in terms with everything takes forever or hardly never :(

randomlondongirl said...

Space NK are CHEEEKY! Those brushes look funky. Looking forward to reading how you rate them.

 

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