“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
Harry Potter wand-inspired makeup brushes do exist and I am in love. Storybook Cosmetics is a fairly new company and they are strictly inspired by literary works and creating makeup products and tools which coincide. When I first heard the buzz surrounding these brushes, as a Potterhead, I just had to have them. I waited for the pre-sale, ordered, and waited for them to arrive. Just holding them, my first impression was that they are definitely not made cheap; these are sturdy brushes that should last some time. They are finely crafted brushes and the detail is CRAZY! The product definitely shows the hard work that has been put into these brushes.
I finally got the chance to try them out and I do like them, they are soft and get the job done well. The blending brush is great and I’m sure it will become a favourite. The only thing is that I’m use to a smaller sized brush for blending. This isn’t an issue whatsoever; it’s just something I will surely get used to. If you are used to the MAC 217 brush for blending, this wand brush is a tad bigger. For comparison, I will say that this brush is the most similar to the MAC 224SH. As I mentioned earlier, these brushes are very soft and I was concerned that they would not blend the eyeshadow well or pick up enough product, but that was not the case at all. The brush fibers are very strong and secure; even if you pull them they will not come out. I have also washed these brushes, alongside all of my other brushes, and they did not shed and dried as good as new.
This is the look I created using these brushes, blending became my cardio:
For $55USD or about $60CDN (without tax or shipping) you get 5 eyeshadow brushes. You get:
- Angled eyeliner brush (Hermione’s Wand)
- Flat eyeshadow brush (Voldemort’s Wand)
- Domed detail brush (Harry’s Wand)
- Angled blending brush (Ron’s Wand)
- Fluffy blending brush (Dumbledore’s Wand)
$60 is quite on par for 5 brushes with other companies, even if you were to buy 5 from MAC Cosmetics, Sigma, or Zoeva, they would be around the same price or even more. Storybook Cosmetics is also a cruelty free brand! Every time I use these brushes I end up playing with them and start passionately saying “EXPELLIARMUS”! But then all I can ever imagine is Professor Snape saying, “There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class.” Did you read that in his voice? I know I definitely did 😛
Prices, without tax or shipping, for the products mentioned (CAD):
- Harry Potter Wand Makeup Brushes: $60
Until next time!