One of the philosophies of Napoleon Perdis is to always use brushes when applying any type of makeup. Can’t say I agree with the blanket rule: I think applying base products with fingers give naturally luminous finish, and dabbing on some eye & lip colours give me child-like happiness as it reminds me of finger painting
But what it does mean, is that Napoleon Perdis offer a range of makeup brushes within his brands. NP Set being the more affordable brand, has some great brushes at the mid-price range.
There are 14 brushes altogether within the NP Set portfolio, and the good people at the Napoleon Perdis Academy were so kind to gift us MBBE with 7 of them, at a beauty blogger event they held for us a couple of months ago ♥
NP Set makeup brushes are made with synthetic hair and plastic handles – simple and sturdy.
From top to bottom: Foundation Brush ($19.99); Primer Brush ($18.99); Blush Contour Brush ($29.99). There is also a Power Brush ($22.99) in the range.
As mentioned in a previous post – I don’t use foundation brushes to apply foundation. It’s still good to have one in the kit though, as I do use it to redistribute the foundation during the day for photoshoots or wedding day.
The purpose of the primer brush is a little lost on me, I don’t really understand why you’d need a brush to apply primers, and why the angle? But I do like to use it as a contour brush, in conjunction with the actual Blush Contour brush. They work really well together and are great for applying the NP Set Contour & Highlight Palette.
From top to bottom: Eyeshadow Brush ($12.99); Eyeshadow/Eye Definer Duo Ended Brush ($14.99); Crease Blender Brush ($14.99).
There are also Sculpting Duo Brush ($19.99); Eyebrow Duo Brush ($19.99); Eyebrow Comb Brush ($9.99); Eyeliner Brush ($10.99); Smokey Eye Duo Brush ($17.99) and Fine Eyeliner Brush ($10.99) in the range.
I really like how NP Set offers several duo brushes in the range – it’s space efficient and travel friendly. Out of the 3 eye brushes I LOVE the Crease Blender Brush. It’s so nice and fluffy, perfect for blending out the colours on the eyelids without wiping them away – how did I do without this brush before!???
One Lip Brush ($10.99) in the range:
I actually like my lip brushes a little wider and longer, as it’s quicker for filling in the lips. But this is a good one for getting precise lip line. And it’s always handy to have more than 1 lip brush in the kit to use for different colours (strong colours are so difficult to remove completely).
The NP Set makeup brushes are great for makeup beginners and intermediates – I found them easy to use and pretty soft. It’s also good that they are sold individually, as you can pick and choose the ones you need, and slowly build up your brush kit.
NP Set makeup brushes are available at Napoleon Perdis Concept Stores, Target, Big W and selected independent stockists.