XO Beauty is a New Zealand based company which has evolved from the success of Shannon Harris a popular beauty blogger known as Shaaanxo. over the last few weeks I have been putting XO Beauty Brushes to the test.
They key to a good makeup application are the tools that you use. My personal brush collection is pretty impressive if I do say so myself! I have over 22 Mac Cosmetics brushes, 8 Bobbi Brown brushes, 4 Dior brushes and several from Manicare. I am the perfect candidate to try out and test make-up brushes.
XO Beauty brushes are priced from NZD$26 to NZD$100 are so far proving to be a bit hit with fans. Here is my run down.
The set arrived beautifully packaged and In plastic. The handles where tick and solid and the bristles nice and soft. I did notice an immediate smell which was slightly off-putting but I put this down to the fact they where brand new and haven’t had a chance to air out like the brushes sold in department stores.
I really enjoyed the brushes and didn’t experience any fall out which impressed me a lot. At first I found the handle big and clumpy however solid but I have gotten used to it. My favourite is the Flat Top Synthetic Face Brush which I have been using to apply my evening make-up. It really buffs the foundation in. I really put the brush through its paces. Using my own brute force I physically tried to rip some of the brushes apart but I just wasn’t strong enough to even make a dent.
Overall I was impressed the were well made, I had no bristle fall out and they were easy to clean. For the price I would buy these brushes again. The original smell I was talking about, it fades real quick!
Shannon’s XO Beauty Brushes by Shaaanxo also come in Limited Edition set’s such as Tortoiseshell and a Vegan Rose Gold Brush Set. The XO Beauty Store also sells Highlighters, lipsticks and lashes.
XO Beauty Brushes can be bought online at XO Beauty Shop, If you’re on a budget the Flat Top Synthetic Face brush is my pick but for the value of money the kits are very well priced.