• 27th Feb 2013


I’ve known about Crown brushes for a few years, I’ve seen them at IMATS and I always hear their name thrown around the beauty industry but for some reason I had it in my head that they were very expensive. I’m so pleased that the people at Crown got in touch because after giving these a go I can confirm they feel very expensive, but actually they are really affordable! 

It seems these days that people either use MAC or Real Techniques or a mix of both in my case. Crown has always been more of a makeup artist brand, but I’d highly recommend these to anyone who wants to invest in some good brushes. 

My favourites are the Mini Duo Fibre, which is only Β£6.99 and is perfect for cream highlighter, the contour brush which can also be used for blush and the eyeshadow brushes are all great. There is pretty much an exact dupe for the MAC 217 for only Β£5.76, which is amazing. 

I’m really impressed with them and I’ll let you know how they wash when I get around to it. Have you tried any Crown brushes before? 

Lily xx

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55 Responses

  1. Mira says:

    I haven´t tried them before. Usually I use Mac brushes but this sounds great. I will defintely try them too <3



  2. I haven’t heard of them. At the moment I used Real Techniques and Nvey Eco brushes. What are they made from?


  3. Daria says:

    I’ve heard of this brushes they seem good! πŸ™‚ x

  4. ValΓ©rie says:

    I’d really like to have a duo fibre brush, although I don’t really use a lot of brushes, this one seems perfect for me. Sounds a little weird, but I like to apply foundation with my fingers because it melts better into my skin. I wouldn’t do it if I was wearing foundation every day, but I don’t so πŸ˜€ haha.

    Great post!


  5. I see Crown Brushes on hautelook.com several times and have always been tempted, but never took the plunge and actually purchased them. I will definitely keep my eye out for another sale now. Thanks for the review.


  6. I thought these were really expensive to thank you for clearing it up. I/m hoping to go to IMATS this year so hopefully be able to pick some up.x


  7. Gavina says:

    I need some new brushes and these sound great, and inexpensive too! Thank you for letting us know.


  8. Avril Murphy says:

    Oh I’m going to a beauty trade show this weekend! Will be picking up some of these for sure πŸ™‚

  9. these look so good! I have been eyeing them up for a while now.



  10. Jess says:

    I’ve bought a couple of Crown brushes from Love Makeup before and found the bristles to be really stabby and course. As they’re cheap maybe I’ll try them again but not keen on the 2 I own.

  11. Gillian says:

    I have never tried these but they look really nice and good quality in the picture. I currently use Real Technique brushes.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  12. I bought some Crown Brushes as the recent Pro Beauty event and am impressed with them so far – really affordable too!


  13. I have always heard of crown brushes but like you thought they would be expensive! Im going to have a look at some now x


  14. Emmy says:

    Im in need of some new brushes, so this is very helpful!

  15. Ooooh these could be exactly what I need, I’m after a new blusher brush and just can’t get on with the Real Techniques one so may have to try Crown.

    Hannah http://www.cagneyandlace.com

  16. Beauty Becky says:

    I have had their website up on my laptop for a few days planning on buying some! I’m so glad you posted this because I definitely will be now πŸ™‚ xx

  17. Claudia says:

    I’m gonna pick loads of these up at IMATA this year x

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  18. Rosa says:

    I am on the lookout for new brushes and these sound like a good option x


  19. I’ve never tried or heard of this brand, they sound and look great! Quite a few of these have definitely just made their way into my wish list!
    Eleanor x

  20. I’ve never heard of this brush brand before but I really want to give them a try. Which one of is the dupe for MAC 217?

    Becky x

  21. Ria says:

    I’ve never heard of these before but thanks so much for sharing as I’ll definitely be placing an order.

    Ria x

  22. Becca says:

    Oh wow, never used them before but they look great!

    Becca x

  23. KasiaLi says:

    I usually use Real Techniques or Ecotools, but I might give them a try if I find them online somwehre. I live in Poland so I need international shipping πŸ™‚

  24. Lipmunn Tang says:

    adore the way you store your brushes πŸ™‚


  25. Kate Cleary says:

    I think i only have one crown brush, but would love more, I have a mixture of MAC, Real Techniques, spoilt for choice hey πŸ™‚


  26. These look really nice, I have a couple of crown brushes and I think they’re really good! They have a great variety of brushes to choose from as well! πŸ™‚ ♥


  27. Oh wow they’re just like mac brushes
    May need to invest in these
    S xx

  28. Eleanor says:

    These look great I’ve never thought of buying crown brushes before!

  29. I’ve never heard of these brushes before but I really want to try them, some make up brushes can be so expensive!x

  30. CassieFee says:

    they look really soft:3

  31. I’ve never tried them but heard lots they look really good. Currently using MAC and Real Technique ones πŸ™‚

  32. Shana says:

    I have the big duo fibre brush its great for foundation and I have washed mine loads of times over the past 1 and a half years and no shredding and looks brand new again each time! Great affordable brushes x



  33. Jen27 says:

    Wow, these look top-notch! Have never heard of the brand- will have to check it out πŸ™‚



  34. Molly Evans says:

    Do these brushes shed at all? x


  35. Melissa B says:

    I’ve never tried these before. I don’t think brushes should be so expensive. I love my real technique brushes. But these look so pretty. I like the sleek look to them. I’m going to check them out- thanks!


  36. Maddy says:

    These look like really nice brushes and for a really great price too, going to try them! xxx

  37. How have I never heard of these before? They sound great! Thanks Lily πŸ™‚ xx


  38. LilyRibbons says:

    I have LOADS of these brushes. Best quality! Kandee Johnson once said they were MAC without the lettering. So True – and so cheap!!
    The 217 dupe is SO good – by far my most used brush !!

    Love Lil xxx

  39. Pippa Jones says:

    Cool, I have never heard of this brand before, and its nice to be introduced to new products, Defiantly something to look into.

    Pipp xx

  40. Lynnsay. says:

    Wow these look amazing, and what a great price! I’ll need to investigate these!


  41. I really need to try these, I’m going off my RT ones slightly, and an amazing price

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  42. I’ve always seen and heard about them too, I want to try them.


  43. Kassie lee says:

    ohh these sound great, they don’t shed hairs do they?

  44. Amelia says:

    I use mostly crown brushes as well, and can’t fault them! Those flat-topped brushes look like what’s missing from my brush collection xx

  45. Alara Basul says:

    They look great for the price! Mac brushes are so expensive these are a great alternative!

    Love you blog babe πŸ™‚ if you ever have a minute i’d love if you can look at mine! Alara x x


  46. Klaudia... says:

    I’ve been looking for some good quality brushes for a while. I would love to try the stippling brush from Crown brushes. <3


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  47. Moira Parton says:

    Oh wow! These brushes look really nice. I’ve been looking for affordable eyeshadow brushes and was considering to get the Real Techniques starter set but I wanna give these ones a try too! x


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  49. Katherine xo says:

    oh my gosh, I always thought these were high end DEFINITELY getting some now! x


  50. Amy Gatenby says:

    I neeed these! Im in desperate need of new brushes


  51. jyukim says:

    I bought a brush set and a duo fibre kabuki via hautelook, a few months back. For the brush set, there was a few fall out in the face brushes and some of the fluffier eye brushes when you first use them or wash them.

    Now the kabuki brush, that was a bad buy. It sheds everywhere, especially when you wash it.

    Hope this helps those thinking on buying them.

  52. Jordy Greer says:

    Just saw this post and was a little naughty!! Cant wait to try my new brushes!

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