Monday, May 7, 2012

Royal & Langnickel Makeup Brushes

Happy Monday!!!

I can totally feel and smell summer in the air today -- a lot of my friends are now done with the school year (lucky them!), others only have a couple of weeks left, the pool is clean and sparkling, the sun is out, and my favorite TV shows are approaching their season finales...

Anyway, even if I don't like the heat, I am definitely excited for summer. One thing I added to my "things-I-look-forward-to-in-the-summer" list is IMATS. And now that IMATS Los Angeles 2012 is just around the corner, I promised to share with you guys my thoughts on the goodies I got last year. :)

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Last week, we talked about my GLAMCOR Professional Glamour First Impression Performance Primer... today, let's talk about my Royal & Langnickel Makeup Brushes!

Royal & Langnickel is a pioneer and recognized leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing superior grade art and beauty brushes with over 60 years of brush-making experience.

Royal & Langnickel started out with art brushes, and eventually expanded their expertise to makeup brushes.
I think it's fitting because makeup is essentially a form of art, right? So who better to manufacture makeup brushes than a company dedicated to making excellent art brushes? :)

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I got this beautiful limited edition makeup brush set.
I didn't see this actual makeup brush case on their website (it is limited edition after all, haha!), but they do have the brushes included in this set.

I really love the look of this case -- the design is sleek and classic.

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The brushes feature "chrome-plated brass ferrules and kiln-dried hardwood barrel handles" -- they are definitely sturdy and are of excellent quality.

I believe some are made with natural hair, while others are made with synthetic hair (that are made to feel and perform just like natural hair brushes).

Each brush is made perfectly for their specific use.
The handles are sturdy and the brushes are soft = perfect combination, if you ask me. ;)

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Powder/ Blush/ Foundation/ Eye Shader/ Angle Shader/ Contour Shadow/ Smudger/ Flat Eyeliner/ Brow/ Pointed Liner/ Brow-Lash Groomer

Out of these 11 brushes, my favorites (and probably the most used, haha!) are the powder and blush brushes.
They are incredibly soft and gentle to the skin.

These brushes are all really amazing, and I am so happy I was given the chance to own a set. :)

Royal & Langnickel offers makeup brush sets -- Brush Essential Sets, Master Pro Sets, Pink Brush Essential Sets, [R]evolution Sets, SILK Pro Sets, and Travel Sets -- at prices ranging from $19.99 (8-piece travel set) to $219.99 (25-piece set).

The brush sets may seem quite expensive at first, but in the long run they are definitely good investments, especially if makeup is a huge part of your routine.

Don't need a brush set? You can also buy brushes individually! ;)
Visit www.royalbrush.com to check out their makeup brushes.

Have you tried any of Royal & Langnickel's makeup brushes?
What makeup brushes are you currently using?

I wish all of you a wonderful week!!!

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55 comments:

  1. Even though I haven't been to an IMATS before (because I don't live in L.A.) I totally look forward to it anyway. Some great brushes here! Currently, I am using brushes by Sigma.

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    1. ooooh, i really want to try sigma brushes as well. i've heard and read a ton of positive things about them! :)

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  2. I remember you went to IMATS last year and I was so excited for you! And now you get to go again, yay! : )

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    1. yay!!! :D i gotta go get my ticket first though, haha. ;)

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  3. woah, some of them are made out of natural hair?!?? that's actually kinda cool. but weird at the same time.
    i've been wanting a whole set of makeup brushes. perhaps i should check them out. or sigma!

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    1. yes, these brushes are great! and i've heard a lot of good things about sigma too. :)

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  4. These looks pretty and sleek :) I don't own any brush sets but I do want one ...someday :P these looks really nice tho. Human hair is kinda weird tho :P

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    1. yeah, that one part is kinda weird, haha. and the thing is, i'm not sure exactly which ones are made with natural hair and which ones are made with synthetic hair...

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    2. oh, i looked it up and i think "natural hair" doesn't necessarily mean human hair.

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  5. That even seems to be the creme de la creme of MUA events Mimi! Goodness, imagine all the pretty things that will be on display!

    That's a gorgeous brush kit!

    oxo

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  6. I don't like the heat too! I just like summer because I'm windsurfing all the time ;)
    The case looks really cool! And that set seems to be awesome :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by<3

    Have a great day!

    x♥x♥

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    1. oooh, windsurfing sounds fun! :)

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  7. what stunning makeup brushes ! so jealous - theyre such an important investment !

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  8. Such a great post! Love it max :)

    Cheers,
    Karina Dinda R. ♥
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  9. I actually use my fingers and/or wands for almost all makeup application - I have never used a brush. Nevertheless, these sound incredible! :)

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    1. wow, i've never tried that before! that's really interesting. :)

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  10. Oh how cool! I never use brushes for anything, I think these look very lovely!

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    1. i think i'm gonna have to try not using brushes one time, that sounds cool! ;)

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  11. These look great!! Mendi has Sigma right now and loves them and I use a hodge podge of brushes. :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. i really want to try sigma brushes as well. :)

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  12. Hi lovely, the brushes look great!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. i hope you have a good week too! :)

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  13. The brushes are so professional! Have a great week too :)

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  14. Oh love those brushes!

    Btw there is something for you in my Blog Mimi :)

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    1. ooooh, i am excited to see what it is! :)

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  15. I really should look into a new brush set.. I guess I don't know enough about USING brushes to know which ones will work best for my purposes.

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    1. i know the really basic ones, i can help you. :) and if there are things i really don't understand, i always look them up. :D

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  16. Ah you get to go to IMATS!!! Those brushes look lovely - hopefully you`ll get something nice this year in LA as well)

    >'.'<

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  17. Love the fancy case that comes with it. Just glamorous to pull that out!

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  18. I could really use some new makeup brushes. Maybe I will check into these.

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    1. let me know what you think! :)

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  19. I have brushes from e.l.f., but I think it's time I get a more legit set of makeup brushes.:)

    Love, Belle

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    1. e.l.f. brushes are excellent for when you're starting out with makeup. i still have mine, actually. ;) but yeah, i think you'd find something you'd like from royal&langnickel. :)

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  20. These brushes sound fantastic! XOXO

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  21. Ooh I wanna got to IMATS really badly. I watched some YouTube videos from the one in New York.
    Great post! :)

    -V

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    1. i watched some of those videos too! ;)

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  22. I haven't try these brushes yet but they sounds oh so perfect.


    <3 Marina
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  23. I really need to invest in some nice brushes! Thanks for this!

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    1. you're welcome! and i definitely will join in. :)

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  24. I haven't tried these brushes yet but I think they look awesome! love the pretty case too!

    Babi

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  25. r & l brushes are amongst some of my favorites... I just got some at the IMATS NY and have been using them ever since :))

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    1. i'm glad to hear that! and yay for imats ny! :)

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  26. Whoa, I didn't even know they started out making art brushes. That's too cool! I still have to invest on a brush set because I only have like a couple right now. I definitely use my blush brush the most. :D

    Lots of love, B
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    1. i'm sure royal&langnickel will have something perfect for you! :)

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