Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: Sedona Lace Vortex Professional Brush Kit

Hey Everyone!!

   I hope you are all enjoying your week so far and if it's Fall where you are, the cool crisp Fall weather that is making its way in!

I have a long awaited review for you today, the Sedona Lace Vortex Professional Brush Kit. I received these brushes as a Christmas gift last year and I have been using them every day since, so I figured I would do a review on them since they are pretty much my favorite brushes that I own!

The Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Kit contains 13 brushes as well as a brush belt that is included with the purchase. There is an option for a brush belt that zips, which I will include the link here. I will list the descriptions of each brush from the Sedona Lace website and state what I like using these brushes for as well.


Jumbo Fan - FB 01
Face Brush
Everyone needs a fan brush in their life. This multi-purpose brush is large and luxurious and can be used with a number of powder products. Use it with loose powder and pack it under your eyes to catch fall out. It’s also great for setting your foundation with powder. Use it on an angle to get a nice, even distribution of blush, bronzer or highlight. The large shape also makes it great for applying body shimmer. High grade goat hair.

I really enjoy using this brush for making a defined contour. It fits perfectly beneath my cheek bones and blends the color beautifully.

Tulip Contour - FB 03
Face Brush
The tulip cut makes this a great contour brush.  Use it on its tip and it fits perfectly into the hollow of the cheeks for contouring or onto the tops of the cheekbones for highlighting.  From the pointed tip, the bristles taper off to help with blending.  In a pinch, this brush also works great for applying bronzer, blush or setting powder. Top quality goat hair. 

This brush is my favorite for applying a less defined bronze over the face and contour. It blends beautifully and really gets into the more defined areas of the face due to the tulip shape.

Dome Contour - FB 05
Face Brush
For some serious contouring, this compact, dome shaped brush comes in handy.  The bristles are tightly packed giving the density needed to really buff in contour powder into the cheek bones, temples, and jaw line.  You can also use this brush for liquid or cream foundation as the dense bristles help to blend out the product and apply it with maximum coverage. High grade goat hair.

This is my absolute favorite highlighing brush. I definitely want to pick up another one to use as a contour brush as well!

Flat Top Buffer - FB 07
Face Brush
A flat top buffer brush is everyone’s best friend when it comes to foundation.  The compact, flat top helps buff in powder, liquid, or cream foundation for an airbrushed finish.  No need to worry about liquid or cream foundation staining these brown, synthetic bristles.  You can also use this brush on its side to get a precise, contoured edge on the cheekbones. Synthetic hair.

I use this brush to apply my powder foundations as well as to apply my setting powders. I find that it really packs on powder but blends it beautifully so that it doesn't look caked on the face.

Universal Blender - EB 09
Eye brush
This is the universal blender because it can do everything.  Use the brush flat on its side to pack on eyeshadow, and use it on its tip to apply crease and contour color.  This is also an amazing brush for applying all over lid color in a snap. Top quality goat hair. 

As with the other blending brushes that I own that are similar to this one such as the MAC 217, I really enjoy using this brush for crease work. You can never have too many blending brushes like this one!

Flat Synthetic - EB 11
Eye brush
Synthetic brushes are ideal for cream and liquid products as they prevent soaking up of excess makeup.  The large head of this brush makes it perfect for applying creamy eyeshadow base or concealer in seconds.  The dense, smooth bristles also make it ideal for packing on shadow – both cream and powder. Synthetic hair.  

This is my favorite brush for applying pigments wet as well as applying glitters. This brush is dense enough to concentrate color and also to apply a more sheer application of color as well. 

Synthetic Blender - EB 13
Eye Brush
This brush is not only great for eyeshadow but concealer as well.  Makeup artists have been using crease brushes for years to help blend out creamy product like concealer or eyeshadow base.  This brush was formulated with synthetic bristles to apply the perfect amount of product.  The bristles are also nice and dense to for easily blending out darker crease colors. Synthetic hair. 

As you all know I use this brush in almost every single tutorial that I do. This brush is AMAZING for blending and if you are new to blending I would highly recommend this brush because it really does all of the work for you.

Pointed Crease - EB 15
Eye Brush
The best thing about this crease brush is that it comes to a nice point at the top.  This is perfect for even the smallest eye spaces. High grade goat hair.      

I like to use this brush for outer V crease work and to blend out that area of the eye for a sultry effect on the eyes.

Brow Spoolie Duo - EB 17
Eye Brush
The key to better brows is having the right tool set.  This duo is perfect for applying brow color effortlessly and then blending it out to look completely natural.  The angled brow side has more stiff, textures bristles so that you can really get it there with your brow color.  After that, use the spoolie side to blend out harsh lines and create consistent, even color. Synthetic hair.  

I like to use the spoolie to brush out my brows every day and I also use the angle brush on occasion to fill in the thicker portion of my brows if I want a more dramatic brow

Bent Liner - EB 19
Eye Brush
If you have problems applying liner, this bent brush will solve all your problems.  The ferrule is conveniently angled so that you can apply gel or liquid liner without having your view obstructed by the brush head.  The tip of the brush was created to be dense and pointed to give you a clean line. Synthetic hair.

I personally don't use this brush that much because I find it harder to apply liner with bent liner brushes, but if you are good at using these brushes, it really is a good quality brush.

Detailed Shader - EB 21
Eye Brush
For advanced eyeshadow application, a small shader brush is essential.  Use it to fit into all the nooks and crannies of even the smallest eyes.  This is great for getting into the tear ducts with a highlight color or even onto the lash line for smudging out color. Pony hair. 

This little brush is great for applying an inner corner highlight as well as an under the brow highlight if you just want a little hint of shimmer underneath the brow.

Angled Detail - EB 23
Eye Brush
This angled brush was created specifically to have extremely thin bristles and a deep, diagonal cut. You’ll never have a problem with applying the perfect winged liner with this brush. Synthetic hair.  

This angle brush is amazing for applying brow color, it really concentrates the color and also creates crisp lines.

Capped Lip Brush - LB 25
A lip brush is essential to get a clean lip line.  This style was formatted with a cap to keep your brush sanitary when not in use.  Snap it onto the end of the brush while using it and you have a full sized lip brush that’s easy to handle. Synthetic hair.  

This is a great lip brush and I really enjoy using it as it creates crisp lines and really defines the lips.

Overall I really like this brush kit and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a new set of brushes! They are reasonably priced at $89.95 and this includes free shipping as the order is over $50.00. 

I hope you all found this review to be helpful! 

Have you tried out Sedona Lace brushes? Which are your favorites?  


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