I’m no expert in the art of makeup, although I think, on the whole, I manage to apply it quite well. I am that person who always wears make-up. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking a full contoured face for the school run. But I love to have at least foundation, blusher, eye shadows, eye liner, mascara and the all important lipstick applied before I leave the house.


I have an eclectic array of makeup and brushes that I’ve collected over the years. I like vegan, eco-friendly brushes because they are not tested on animals. A beautician friend of mine recommended some vegan brushes to me years ago and I’ve been using them ever since. Yes, that’s right, I have been using my current brushes for years!! They are also rarely cleaned and in dire need of replacement.


I had seen Spectrum brushes on Instagram. Who hasn’t? They are the most Instagramed brushes in the world! Not only are they beautiful looking, they are vegan friendly. So when Spectrum Collection offered to send me a set out a range of brushes to try. How could I possibly resist?


I was sent the 10 piece essential set  ‘Attention Seeker’.  This is a mix of their ‘must have’ brushes. It retails at £39.99 but with your first order there is a 10% discount when you sign up to their newsletters. This particular set has won a Cosmopolitan beauty award this year.

When the brushes arrived I could not wait to open them up, like an excited child on Christmas morning. I was not disappointed with my haul. Stunning, soft pink handles with light blue and purple soft brush heads. They have an eye catching design with a luxurious finish.

Out with the old and in with the beautiful new. I have binned 30 different brushes! I really love how the makeup sits on the brush fibres and is not absorbed in, meaning I am reducing the amount I use. My eye shadows are applying with ease. They have more definition and blending the different shades is so much easier.


I have been using my brushes for a few weeks now and I am so pleased with them. The large flat top buffer (B01), large fluffy shader (A06) and small angled blender (B04) are my favourites. They are used everyday for every style of makeup I’m going for, light natural school run, evening for dinner or a big night out.

Thank you Spectrum for sending me these beautiful brushes! I’m looking forward to adding to my new collection. I already have my eye on the flawless finish C03 and #No1 fan C01. Maybe Santa will bring them for me…

What is your ‘I cant live without’ make-up brush?

Love Always,


Thank you Spectrum Collection for sending me these brushes for review. All opinions and views are my own.