Friday, July 6, 2012

Review + Comparison: Royal & Langnickel Revolution Brush Set (Part 2)


This post will focus mainly on the eye brushes of the Royal & Langnickel [R]evolution Brush Set.
For more information about the [R]evolution Collection, check out Part 1.

BX-60 ~ BX-90 ~ Chanel #19 ~ BX-95 ~ Inglot 80HP ~ BX100

BX-60 ~ BX-90 ~ Chanel #19 ~ BX-95 ~ Inglot 80HP ~ BX100

BX-55 ~ BX-60 ~ BX-90 ~ BX-95 ~ BX100





Royal & Langnickel BX-60 Pointed Concealer Brush ($13.99) is ideal for applying concealer under the eye area and setting powder around the small crevices of the face and for highlighting the bridge of the nose, cupid's bow and chin. The BX-45 (review) is firmer and offers better control and coverage, but I still like the BX-60 because the shape is unique and it allows it to be multi-functional. It has a crescent shape, so it fits nicely under the eye area. It's flat on one side and curved on the other. I love using the flat side to apply my concealer in a patting motion because it allows the product to blend in with my foundation seamlessly. The brush retains its shape very well and never splays. If you have a large eye area, you could also use it to soften harsh edges. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.55 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-90 Crease Brush ($11.99) is ideal for crease work and for blending eyeshadows. The head is longer than the typical crease brush and the tip is quite flexible, but the base is firm, so it still offers control and fits nicely along the socket of the eye. However, those with a small eye area will find the BX-75, BX-80 and BX-95 to be more suitable for crease work. I prefer to use the BX-90 for spot concealing, blending out dark harsh lines and applying setting powder around the small crevices of the face. It buffs in product nicely without leaving a cakey finish and it diffuses color, effortlessly. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.80 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-95 Lg Smudger Brush ($8.99) is ideal for defining the outer v, highlighting the inner corner of the eye, applying eyeshadow on the lower lash line and smudging. The Chanel #19 (review) is bigger, rounder and more suitable for crease work, while the BX-95 is denser, firmer and more suitable for detail work. When compared to the Inglot 80HP, the BX-95 is just as firm, but it has a pointed tip, so it allows for a more precise application. This has become another staple in my makeup collection. (The brush only takes about 2.5 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-100 Pencil Liner Brush ($7.99) is ideal for detail work, lining the eyes, and applying color to the lower lash line. The bristles are densely packed and feel very firm. It's thinner and offers more precision than the BX-95. To create a line that's not too thin or too thick, I pick up the product using only the tip of the brush. For a more dramatic effect, I dip the brush farther into the product and it'll provide a thicker application. (The brush only takes about 2.5 hours to dry. It measures 6.70 inches in total length.)

BX-65 ~ BX-75 ~ BX-80 ~ MAC 239 ~ BX-85

BX-65 ~ BX-75 ~ BX-80 ~ MAC 239 ~ BX-85


Royal & Langnickel BX-65 Large Round Eye Fluff Brush ($11.99) is ideal for applying and blending eyeshadows. It provides a sheer wash of color and can cover a large area in one swipe. The tip of the brush is wide and the bristles have the perfect amount of density to blend flawlessly and effortlessly. It's also great for applying concealer under the eye area and setting powder around the small crevices of the face. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-75 Md Fluff Brush ($12.99) is ideal for applying and blending eyeshadows. The brush head is smaller and denser than the BX-65. It packs on color better and offers more control. When you hold it horizontally, it fits perfectly in the crease and is great for defining the eye. When you hold it vertically, it's great for blending and for softening harsh lines. This has become one of my favorite tools because it's so multi-functional and it reduces the amount of brushes that I have to bring with me when I'm travelling. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.60 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-80 Detail Brush ($9.99) is ideal for applying eyeshadow on smaller lids and for defining the crease. The brush head is smaller and thinner than the BX-75, but it's still wide enough at the tip for crease work and for applying eyeshadow on the outer corner. When compared to the MAC 239 (review), the BX-80 is fluffier and more flexible. I especially love using it to apply my transition color because it fits perfectly above my crease area and it picks up and deposits the right amount of product. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-85 Angle Fluff Brush ($9.99) is ideal for applying and blending eyeshadows. It's flimsier than the BX-65 and BX-75, but it still blends out dark harsh lines effortlessly and leaves a natural finish, which amazes me because most, if not all, brushes that are flimsy do not diffuse color well. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

BX-150 ~ BX-145 ~ BX-35 ~ BX-70 ~ BX-110 ~ BX-125 ~ BX-105

BX-150 ~ BX-145 ~ BX-35 ~ BX-70 ~ BX-110 ~ BX-125 ~ BX-105

BX-35 ~ BX-70 ~ BX-110 ~ BX-125


Royal & Langnickel BX-150 Fan Brush ($12.99) is ideal for light application of products and for dusting away excess products. The bristles are flimsy, which allows it to perform its job, effectively. It is practically fool-proof when used to apply highly pigmented blushes because it won't leave you looking like a clown. The BX-150 is also great for gently removing fallouts underneath the eye area without disrupting your foundation. (The brush takes about 4.5 hours to dry. It measures 6.70 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-145 Fan Mascara Brush ($7.99) is a great supplement to the standard mascara wand. I find that some mascara wands are too big to fit in the inner and outer corner of my eye and they tend to leave a mess on my lower lash line. The BX-145 doesn't separate my lashes, but it's great for reaching the root of my lashes and coats even the tiniest hairs without disrupting my lower lash line. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.65 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-35 Highlight Contour Brush ($19.99) is ideal for contouring and highlighting. The shape allows it to fit perfectly on top and in the hollow of my cheekbones. It leaves my face looking defined and sculpted. Also, the bristles are not too dense or too flimsy. It picks up the right amount of product and blends flawlessly. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-70 Lg Flat Eye Fluff Brush ($13.99) is ideal for contouring and highlighting. It's smaller and offers a more precise application than the BX-35. It works well for highlighting the brow bone, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow and chin. It's also excellent for defining the nose to create a slimmer appearance. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-110 Flat Liner Brush ($8.99) is ideal for creating a thick application of eyeliner and for smudging. It's bigger and doesn't provide as much control as the BX-135 when applying gel eyeliner, but it's excellent for smudging products on the upper and lower lash line because it has the right amount of flexibility and it's not too flimsy. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-125 Square Lip Brush ($7.99) is ideal for applying lip products. Because the bristles are longer and slightly thinner than the BX-110, it doesn't provide as much control when used for smudging products. However, the tip of the brush is excellent for shaping the mouth, while the side is great for filling in color. (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-105 Detail Liner Brush ($7.99) is supposed to provide a precise application of eyeliner. The stock photo on their website looks thinner than the one that I have. Mine is thicker and is too flimsy for applying eyeliner. Maybe mine is just from a bad batch? (The brush only takes about 3 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel Silk Pro BC530 ~ BX-115 ~ BX-135 ~ BX-130 ~ BX-140

Royal & Langnickel Silk Pro BC530 ~ BX-115 ~ BX-135 ~ BX-130 ~ BX-140

Royal & Langnickel Silk Pro BC530 ~ BX-115 ~ BX-135 ~ BX-130 ~ BX-140

Royal & Langnickel BX-115 Angle Liner Brush ($8.99) is ideal for applying eyeliner and for filling in the brows. The bristles are firmer and slightly thicker than the Royal & Langnickel Silk Pro BC530 (mini review). When I use it to apply my eyeliner in a patting motion, it creates a line that's not too thin or thick and it offers great control. When I use it in a dragging motion, it leaves a thicker line and creates a more dramatic look. It also has an angled shape, so the tip of the longer end of the brush makes it easier to reach the inner corner. (The brush only takes about 2.5 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-135 Brow Spoolie Dual Brush ($9.99) is ideal for applying eyeliner and shaping the brows. The brush is thicker and stiffer than the BX-115. I personally prefer the BX-115 for applying eyeliner and shaping my brows because it creates a more natural look, but if you prefer a more dramatic effect, then the BX-135 is a more suitable option because it allows you to create a very thick line and brow shape. The spoolie end of the brush is just like any other spoolie in the market. It grooms the eyebrows and blends in the color of your brow product with your natural brow seamlessly(The brush only takes about 2.5 hours to dry. It measures 6.80 inches in total length.

Royal & Langnickel BX-130 Eyebrow Brush ($7.99) is ideal for applying eyeliner and for filling in the brows. The bristles feel very stiff and is thinner than the BX-115 and BX-135. I personally prefer the BX-115 for shaping my brows because the tip is thicker, but if you prefer a more precise application, then the BX-130 is a more suitable option. Also, because the tip is very thin, it allows you to get close to the lash line and to create a very thin line when used in a patting motion. When used in a dragging motion, it creates a line that's not too thin or too thick.  It also has an angled shape, so the tip of the longer end of the brush makes it easier to reach the inner corner. I also love using it to set my eyeliner with a powder eyeshadow. (The brush only takes about 2.5 hours to dry. It measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Royal & Langnickel BX-140 Lash Comb Spoolie Brush ($10.99) is ideal for shaping the brows and separating the lashes. The metal comb separates each hair and removes mascara clumps, effortlessly. Just be careful not to poke your eyes out with it because the ends are really sharp. The spoolie end of the brush is just like any other spoolie in the market. It grooms the eyebrows and blends in the color of your brow product with your natural brow, seamlessly. (The brush measures 6.75 inches in total length.)

Bottom Line: I highly recommend the Royal & Langnickel Revolution brushes because they allow your makeup application to look polished and flawless. Each brush is carefully designed to endure extreme daily use and to perform exceptionally well with powder, liquid and cream products. The bristles pick up the perfect amount of product, pack on color well, and apply evenly without shedding, absorbing product, or leaving a patchy finish. The durability and versatility make the [R]evolution brushes truly [R]evolutionary. 

Note: The Royal & Langnickel Revolution brushes are sold individually as well as in sets on their online store. 

*This post contains affiliate links and the Revolution Brush Set was provided by Royal & Langnickel because I was one of the winners of their sweepstakes. This does not affect my opinion about the products. I don't do paid or guaranteed reviews. My reviews are based on my own honest opinion.

Which brush are you most interested in from the [R]evolution Collection?

12 comments:

  1. Great post and photos!!

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  2. Thank you for the extensive reviews!!!!!!! :) I seriously love the double ended brow brush with the spoolie!

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  3. Oh, such a nice review!lovely blog!
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  5. Thank you for reading!!! =)

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  6. I like the variety and the price. These look like wonderful brushes to try.

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  7. Me too! I love that there is a brush for one everyone. Some of the brushes have the same shape, but they come in different sizes to suit each individual's needs and the price is reasonable for the amazing quality that you're getting. =)

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  8. Great Review! I love Royal and Langnickel

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  9. Thanx Bry and I would love to know which brushes you've tried from them!! =)

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  10. Just came across this great article, and now following you x

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  11. Thank you Nikki! That means so much to me. =)

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