Before we even begin, would you just take a look at how beautiful these brushes are! Seriously. Just all the pretty. Right on to the review. These are actually two collections, we have the Siren 5 Piece Sculpt Set (£44.99) and Siren 7 Piece Smoke Set (£39.99), you can buy both in The Siren Shell set and get a snazzy shell brush holder. I picked up these at a beauty show, so I did get a bit of a discount when I picked them up..this was the excuse I used to buy them. So are they worth the money?
Once I got over how pretty they were and actually started using them, I discovered that they work very well. Let’s start with the eye brushes.
Siren 7 Piece Smoke Set
The set includes A15 – Lip Liner, A17 – Angled Brow, A12 – Fluffy Pencil, B04 – Small Angled Shader (which is currently packed up in storage, sad face), B06 – Tall Tapered Blender, A06 – Large Fluffy Shader, B03 – Baby Buffer. I’ve used them all with both cream products and powder products – the angled brush I have also used with a gel liner too. I would prefer if the blender brush was a bit more dense, or stiff but it works fine as is. If you prefer brushes that are a bit stiffer, these may not your favourites but if I’m honest I like them as they are. My favourite from this set is the Large Fluffy Shader, or maybe the Baby Buffer, although I do also use the Fluffy Pencil a lot too, basically I love them all! Although I rarely use the lip liner – it’s a good liner brush, but I don’t tend to use a brush on my lips and I prefer angled liner brushes on my eyes.
Siren 5 Piece Sculpt Set
The set includes A05 – Precision Blush, C02 – Flat Top Contour, B01 – Flat Top Buffer, A01 – Large Domed Powder, C04 – Angled Powder. I like to use the Precision Blush brush as my contour, I prefer a smaller angled brush for my face. The Flat Top Contour works well with creamy products, it’s that bit denser and stiffer. I’ve been known to use it with my cream blush. Flat Top Buffer is great for any liquid & cream foundations/bb cream, if you don’t necessarily want super full cover foundation. I use both of the larger brushes to set my face or blend out blush that I got a bit excited with.
Half Mermaid Half Unicorn Makeup Bag
OK for added points, you’re getting a quick write up on the makeup bag. It rocks, on one side it says Half Mermaid, on the other Half Unicorn. I am a fan of both, so it suits me well. It holds all of these makeup brushes, plus another 3 face brushes, 4 eye brushes, beauty sponge, compact mirror, tweezers and sharpener. It also has a small zip pocket inside that I don’t actually use. It is on the road with me and it has no marks on it at all! I’m a fan, plus it just makes me happy looking at it!
All in all I like both sets, the only one I’d change is the Tall Tapered Blender, I prefer my blending brushes denser and a wee bit stiffer. All of the brushes wash well and keep their shape. There’s also no shedding, or staining. They’re all very soft, even after being washed repeatedly – I generally do a deep clean once a week/fortnight and spot clean in between. They’ve held up well. They’re Vegan friendly and cruelty free, they even state “No Unicorns were harmed in the making of our products.”
Would I recommend them? Yes. Particularly if you’re growing your collection, these are handy brushes to have. Also don’t forget, just because a brush has been assigned a name, doesn’t mean you can’t use it for something else. For example, I like to use the Baby Buffer for concealer! Works a treat.
You can check out the review below if you’d like to see the brushes in action. Have you tried any of the Spectrum brushes? Which are your favourites? Do I need to add to my collection?