Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wish List: ABT Chrome 4 Brushes and Brush Roll Set

I'm a self-confessed brush addict, always on the prowl for the best tools to apply my makeup. And for one I recently became a "brush vegan", which means that I only buy synthetic hair because I do love animals and I personally have allergic reactions when I use natural hair face brushes. I've got brush sets from Suesh and Smashbox, both of them with animal hairs. So I don't really use them on myself that much (except for eye brushes), and instead just utilize them on friends and family when I help do their makeup. And in my constant search for great synthetic brushes, I stumbled upon this fantastic set:

The Advanced Beauty Tools Chrome Travel Brush Set!

The only sets that I have that are animal hair-free are my Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair and Ecotools (which I use the most often). I do love them because they don't scare me with the fact that I might have a field of acne or have itchy red splotches on my face (which happens with the built-in brush on my Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation). Having had nothing but great dermatological experiences with synthetic bristled brushes, I wanted to learn more about what ABT had to offer:

Where do I start with this set? It consists of a buffer/powder brush, a blush brush, an eyeshadow brush, an angled liner brush, and a silver brush roll that has 8 slots (4 additional ones for extra brushes you want to slip right in there). The handles and ferrules are fused into one and it's chrome with a weighted end to create the slick and stylish design and to balance the brushes on the user's hand. The hair is made of NuFibre, which according to their website is a "Revolutionary man-made replacement for premium animal hair." It's synthetic like taklon, and the tips of the hairs are at a fine point which helps the brush not suck in the powder/pigment. It makes the powder just sit on the top of the brush so that the color will go where you want it -- your face. And when you get it, it's in a lovely black box! Pretty sweet!

It retails at $73 (which is not cheap for just 4 brushes!) at the ABT website and it used to be sold in HSN's website for $60 too (but they dropped the brand), but my uncle was able to buy one set for me for $57 on Ebay! I'm looking forward to it arriving on January 2012 when my uncle's girlfriend comes home to visit her relatives next year.

I will write a review as soon as I receive mine and try it out for size!

Check out ABT's official site and store at Advanced Beauty Tools


  1. it is super expensive! i'm so jealous your uncle's getting you one! :) Please let us know more about it :)

  2. @Kumiko Mae: I know! Was a stroke of luck that he managed to buy it a little bit cheaper :) Will let you know via your blog and Twitter when I finally do a review! :D

  3. Just a heads up I found this set of brushes on an app called (stash) for only 15$. I just ordered mine yesterday. I'm really looking forward to getting them.