I purchased the Royal & Langnickel Moda Prismatic Pro Makeup Brushes from Walmart because I was curious about the style. So many make-up artists discuss the pros and cons of makeup brushes shaped in the traditional paintbrush style versus these newer style oval/ spoon-shaped brushes. I had read good reviews of these brushes, so I decided to take the plunge and try it for my makeup.
I purchased this set from Walmart Online for just over $16: http://go.magik.ly/ml/5hkj/
This was a wise choice because I keep reading reviews where these brushes are sold out in the stores. The brick-and-mortar Walmart stores apparently have trouble keeping these in stock.
The brush handles are beautifully colored in a prismatic color that shifts from gold to pink to purple to green. There are four brushes in the set that includes a 3-inch, 2-inch, and 1-inch oval. The smallest brush is about ¼ of an inch and is round rather than oval. The surface of the brush reminds me of Victorian-era hairbrushes, which is a plus. The bristles are teal and purple colored.
(Note: I have not tried the expensive versions of these brushes. A similar set at Artis, for example, costs around $170 dollars.)
So here are my thoughts on the Moda Prismatic brushes:
1. The product is 100% vegan and cruelty free.
2. The fibers are incredibly soft. They feel luxurious. They are densely packed.
3. Putting on foundation with the 3-inch brush requires a different technique. Instead of using round, circular motions to blend in the foundation, you need to just glide the brush over your face. In my experience, this helps the brush from “grabbing” at any dry patches. This is a plus if you have dry or combination skin.
4. The handle is designed for self-application. Regular paintbrush style brushes are designed for makeup artists to apply on clients.
5. The brushes work well with cream products like concealer, foundation, and primers.
6. The 2-inch brush is perfect for me to apply bronzer and blush.
7. The 1-inch brush works just as well as my E.L.F. Kabuki Brush (http://go.magik.ly/ml/5hky/) for tapping on setting powder.
8. I haven’t found a good use for the tiny round brush. The company recommends using it for concealer or contouring your face or nose. It is a little too small and awkward for me to do that. I finally used it to add a little highlight in the corner of my eyes. It works for that type of application, but my fingers work just as well.
9. The blending for all of the brushes is pretty effortless. It does not leave a “heavy” application of product on your face.
10. These brushes have sold me on the company. I want to try more of Royal & Langnickel products.
As with any brush set, you need to look at it and think about the best way for you to use it. You don’t have to go along with the instructions on the box. It’s all about how the brushes fit in with your routine and your face.
After about 4 weeks of use, I find that the brushes are holding up remarkably well. Sometimes synthetic brushes will start to lose fibers after a few cleanings. These are staying put. They are still soft and have the same level of density as they did at the start.
They are also very easy to clean and dry in about the same amount of time as my other brushes.
Moda Prismatic Pro Makeup is a very nice brush set that is well made. If you are curious about this style, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed in the quality.
Have you tried any Royal & Langnickel products? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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