REVIEW // Makeup Brushes from CN Direct

Makeup Brushes: c/o CN Direct
White-Gold Set - $3.59
24 Piece Kit - $5.69
Not gonna lie, when I opened up the bag that contained these brushes, I sniffed them suspiciously.
How could these gorgeous makeup brushes from Hong Kong be so cheap and look so nice? Would my face melt off if I used them?

I'm always slightly nervous when I get products sent to me from overseas, as I'm sure we've all dealt with cheaply made items that fall apart way too easily. What I've found from personal experience is that's usually the case when it comes to clothing items ordered from such sites. No matter how cheaply priced, it is never worth it if you can't even use the product you bought. If you're anything like me, you part very reluctantly with money (and yet it keeps happening).

However, I've been pleasantly surprised by accessories from this company, so when I stumbled upon their makeup section, I figured: "What the hell? Let's give them a shot!" 

Now, I know that if I wasn't receiving these products as compensation for blogging about them, I'd be plenty nervous about actually ordering them. However, that's why these reviews get written. 
I wouldn't want you to waste your money on something I said was good!
I used these brushes right after shooting these photos, and my word...I can't stop rubbing them on my face. Seriously, how do they get these brushes so soft?? 

I used at least four of the eye brushes to apply a simple yet layered eyeshadow look, and I love having so many options to choose from! Although, if you follow me on Snapchat (the_dragonfruit), you would've gotten a sneak peek of these and my bewildered reaction to having so many brushes in front of me. Seriously, how do I use them all?? 

*Googles makeup brushes and all the different types and what they're used for

The varying shapes of the brushes are perfect for blending, applying thin strokes, and angled just perfectly for getting to the crease. I used a stippling brush from the white-gold line to set my face, and it applied my powder perfectly (and again, was so soft!). No wonder people pay so much for these! They really give you that professional makeup feel and look. 

However, you won't have to pay an arm and leg if you go through CN Direct - both of these sets come to a total that's under $10! Insane, isn't it? 

Now, I know that if I was you, I'd be wondering "Yeah, but what's the shipping cost make it?"
Okay, okay, smarty pants. You're right, you can't forget shipping!
So I checked, and for them to ship it to my location, the grand total would be: $17.22
That's for both of those brush sets including shipping.

So whether you decide to check them out for yourself or not, keep CN Direct in mind if you're looking to amp up your makeup brushes! These are phenomenal and get a 5/5 rating from me!
Have a safe weekend everyone!


Francesca said...

I've been looking for some new makeup brushes and glad to see you would recommend these! I know using brushes probably makes the makeup look so much nicer so I think I will invest in some soon. Great review and those photos are beautiful!


Pam Scalfi said...

these look rather great and affordable! I bought a set one and I agree, they were so so soft!

Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

Unknown said...

I'm not that good with make up so having that many brushes scares me a bit :) But, they sure look great and I just need to figure out what they're all for. Thanks for sharing!
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ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

they look great for their price :)

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Kelsey&Kenecha said...

The seem pretty great! Thanks for sharing! :)

Unknown said...

That's crazy that they're sooo affordable! I thought that the elf brushes at target were cheap but these are even better! I appreciate your candor in mentioning that they were provided and that you would be skeptical too if you were buying them. So many bloggers are so shady when it come to sponsorships it can get frustrating. Thanks for being honest and sharing these awesome brushes with us :)


Mica said...

Wow I'd have no idea what to do with so many brushes either, haha! I recently increased by makeup brush collection from 2 to 3 brushes - groundbreaking!

Glad you had a good experience with the sets :)

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Sybil said...

love the dense flat top ones! :D

Have a great week!
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Abby said...

LOVE the price, and love how they look. It looks like good quality.


Nastya Deutsch said...

Wow, what useful things! Excellent set of brushes!

xoxo, Nastya Deutsch


Jen Hsieh said...

I'm always super nervous about such affordable companies from overseas as well, but it's usually hit or miss. But dude, THAT'S SO MANY BRUSHES. I'm overwhelmed just looking at them but it does seem like they're decent quality! The right brush does surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) make all the difference.


Unknown said...

Awesome! They're definitely worth a go if theyre as soft as you say :)

Doctor Anne said...

That is a great price for that many brushes, especially if they are soft. Let´s hope they hold up well with time and you are pretty much sorted for everything to come, makeup wise.

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Chelsea Finn said...

I desperately need to get new makeup brushes! Love this!

xx Chelsea

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I can't get over the price Linda! That is so awesome :D They look great! Enjoy

Toks said...

They look good. I've always bought my brushes from MAC and they cost quite a bit, but these look worth a try. xoxoxo

The White Gardenia said...

Wow the whites one are so cute. I think the shipping price is a little bit high..but well the low price of the brushes balances the total amount. Thanks for the review!

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