Makeup brushes are one of my favourite beauty products as I’m a firm believer that you can get amazing results with your makeup providing you’re using good tools, and I really enjoy trying new makeup brush brands. I was introduced to the Tina Earnshaw Brush range by PAM London and I’d never heard of them before prior to that, but Tina Earnshaw is a professional makeup artist and she has worked with some of the biggest names within the film industry. In addition to her makeup artistry work, Tina Earnshaw also ran a successful makeup school in the USA and will soon be launching Tina Earnshaw Pop-Up Makeup Schools in the UK.
The Tina Earnshaw Professional Makeup Brush Collection are luxuriously made by an expert European brush maker using the very best quality hair and materials available, each brush is carefully hand sculpted into the perfect shape for its individual application. The collection consists of 21 brushes for the eyes, lips, brows and face and are very much an highend collection of brushes with prices varying between £12 and £69. From the 21 brushes on offer, I have the Tina Earnshaw Crease and Eye Smoother Brush which is No20 £18 and is made from the finest quality of goat hair available and was created so it follows the curve of the lid perfectly for seamless blending and shaping.
The brush features a black wooden handle with blue writing, and a black metal ferrule which securely grips the goat hair bristles. The Tina Earnshaw website doesn’t detail any dimensions for the brushes so I had no idea how big this brush was (or wasn’t) going to be, so I really do think they should include dimensions so customers are aware of sizes when purchasing. The brush head of the Tina Earnshaw Crease and Eye Smoother Brush is very small and is almost the size of a pencil brush so I was unsure how I’d be able to use it within my crease as I typically favour a more rounded, fluffier brush for crease work. The bristles are soft, but in my opinion they’re not the softest bristles I’ve felt. I do feel that the brush is just a little too small for blending shadow through my crease as it does take a long time, but it does do a really great job at seamlessly blending eyeshadow along the crease and under the lower lashline. There’s no doubt that this is an high quality, professional makeup brush brand but sadly I wasn’t as wowed as I thought I would be but it’s still a welcome addition to my makeup brush collection.