There is masses of choice on the market for lower price brushes but their quality is questionable.
I had half forgotten about my quest until one morning I was standing in a chemist in Leeds I spotted a 15 piece brush roll reduced from £19.99 to £2.50!
Being the eternal bargain hunter I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to discover a new bargain brand!
Lets be honest, the brush roll itself looks cheap and nasty but it is very well made and keeps all the brushes separate, compartmentalised and protected. It does its job so well, who cares what it looks like!
I had honestly never heard of Royal & Langnickel but had a quick Google. They are an art brand specialising in brushes, which is no doubt why their cosmetic brush line is such good quality. The bristles are sooo insanely soft and the brushes feel nicely balanced in the hand which helps with lining, detail work and a light hand for blush! I found myself idly sitting stroking my face with the finishing fan because it was SO soft!
The only slight concern I have is that as they are not a dedicated cosmetic brand, I wonder how much they have investigated the needs of an MA before making the line. For example, I find bristles on the eye shadow and blush brushes could be tighter packed with a tighter ferrule to help with building colour as it takes a lot of work to build colour. Maybe on the higher priced sets it is. Who knows? That’s my only fault for faults sake as I’m a bold and brash colour person rather than soft washes!
I absolutely LOVE my R&L brush set and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a back up / travel set or anyone just wanting to dip their toes in to the make up brush market.
I have found that I have de-bagged the brushes and I’m reaching for them in daily rotation over my MAC/Sigma/Crown brushes!
I am going to investigate the brand further and I’m tempted by the 20 brush MASTER PRO set as I just want more, more, more of this brand! – I want them all!
I can’t recommend Royal & Langnickel brushes highly enough and for them having a pedigree in brush making, their cosmetic brush offerings are well worth a try!