Ningbo Starcolor Industry’s Crystal Handle 10-piece Makeup Brush kits review and photos

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  • Manufacturer: Ningbo Starcolor Industry & Trading Co.
  • Availability: private label, including from Makeup by Tammi
  • Contains: ten long-handled makeup brushes
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.99-19.99
  • Would you purchase again: yes
All of the entries for the year 2020 were completed before March 2020. Most items were bought in, or before, 2019. And so, despite the pandemic where buying makeup is definitely a lower priority, I'm still publishing these posts.
Ningbo Starcolor Industry’s Crystal Handle 10-piece Makeup Brush kits

Private-label makeup brushes with synthetic bristles and plastic crystal-shaped handles that are commonly available in sets of 10. These are available on ^maz*n and 3b^y under many different brand names: Kingtree, Luxstyle, Tenmon. (Tammi Clarke also just released her own private-label makeup brushes...and these are they. She includes iridescent makeup bags with each set, and her store name is embossed on the ferrules.)

There are two ten-piece sets: one with four face brushes and six eye brushes; and another that is all eye brushes. The ferrules are uniformly silver-toned metal. They come in several colors - some with white bristles, some with brown duo-fiber bristles, some with black - but all have the crystal-shard-looking handle. (I was drawn powerfully to the multicolored handles and teal-tipped black bristles; but as a Dark Crystal fan I also really wanted some Crystal Shard makeup brushes. Yes, I got both sets because I am, indeed, that sad.)

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The purple-gradient crystal handle brush kit, with four face brushes and six eye brushes. The 10-piece crystal handled eye brush kit, with pink coral-to-green-to-blue-to-lavender handles and black bristles with teal tips.

The brush heads are dense, and very soft. There's enough body in the brush heads that you can use them easily for buffing or smoothing (or applying something like bronzer or concealer) but the bristles are not at all stiff or scratchy. The brush heads on the face brushes are dense enough that they can qualify as "kabuki" brushes. I kind of wish that there was a kit that had more face brushes, since there is a separate eye brush kit. There is one variant of these kits that has five eye brushes instead of six and, in place of the one eye brush not included, there's a thicker, denser fan brush. I know that not everyone cares for fan brushes, but I do hope that this kit variant gains more traction. Maybe they'll release a 10-piece face brush kit, and people who want to private-label these brushes might combine the face and eye brush kits in different ways to most appeal to different customers.

The color combinations I've seen for these brushes are:

  • gradient purple handles and brown duo-fiber bristles (I personally call these as the Dark Crystal Shard brushes or Ace Pride brushes)
  • clear-to-rose-to-black handles and black bristles with red tips
  • blue-to-white handles and black bristles with teal tips
  • pink coral-to-green-to-blue-to-lavender handles and black bristles with teal tips
  • iridescent clear handles and white bristles
  • gradient purple handles and white bristles (5 face and 5 eye; has a fan brush)
  • iridescent clear handles and white bristles (5 face and 5 eye; has a fan brush)
  • blue-to-yellow-to-clear handles and blue bristles
  • iridescent orange-pink handles and peach bristles
  • iridescent clear handles and fuchsia bristles

The "all-in-one" collections contained the following brushes:

  • Buffer Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Contour Brush
  • Flat Foundation Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Eyeshadow Buffing Brush
  • Angled Eye Brush
  • Eyeshadow "C" Brush
  • Lip Brush

The "eyeshadow-only" collections contained the following brushes:

  • Angled Eye Buki Brush
  • Blending Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Fine Contour Brush
  • Eye Contour Brush
  • Eyeliner Brush
  • Small Concealer Brush
  • Eyebrow Brush
  • Angled Brow Brush

Now before you try to find how to buy from these folks directly...unless you have nearly $15,000, don't bother. This company is a private-label wholesaler, and they only deal in bulk. A minimum order is over 3,000 pieces (sets). That's enough makeup brushes to start your own store, or enough money to buy a fairly extensive makeup collection even if you concentrated on higher-end and luxury makeup.

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