Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Elle Bang Brush Review and Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I was recently contacted by fellow blogger, Linda, with the request to review her new brush line.  She has developed a company called Elle Bang and line of brushes called Confidential.  I have reviewed quite a few brands of brushes in the past, so I was up to the challenge.

Check out my video review!


Per Linda, she worked directly with a brush designer and manufacturer to select brushes that would appeal to both makeup artists and makeup junkies.  This isn't just a regular brush set that you can buy from any wholesaler on ebay.

She sent me the 21 piece Professional Grade Natural Fiber Cosmetic Brush Set ($105) as well as a her favorite brush - the hot pink kabuki ($13).

First Impressions
Brush Roll
When I first opened my package, I was excited to see that the brushes came in a really nice brush roll.  It has a leather like material which I love because that means it's durable and easy to clean.  I'm not a huge fan of canvas/cloth brush rolls because they get dirty too easily.  I also like how it folds with a magnetic clasp-this will make sure your brushes stay protected.  I have a brush roll that comes with a string tie...and it's harder to close and bulkier to pack...this kind is better.




Brushes 
When I opened the brush roll I was amazed at how many brushes there were.  I was like a little kid in a candy store.  Also, each brush was individually wrapped in a plastic sleeve along with it's own plastic brush guard.  This is a good sign - means that the brushes are coming to you new and the bristles are being protected.  As I examined the brushes more closely, a few things caught my eye.  They have the typical black wooden handles and silver ferrules.  The brushes are put together well...no signs of rough craftmanship (which I've noticed on a few coastal scent brushes in the past).  The bristles are all different colors depending on the brush...some are all black, some white, some are speckled brown and some are red brown.  This was very different for me since I'm used to seeing mainly black, white, or brown.


Here are some up close glances at the brushes in their sleeves.




 Here is a shot of the Hot Pink Kabuki that Linda also sent.  I love the color!  It's also very round and full which I liked.  Some kabukis from brush websites are too thin and fluffy for my taste...this one is rounded and dense, thumbs up!

Washing and Cleaning the Brushes
Like with all new brushes, I shampooed and conditioned these.  At first, I did notice a faint odor...those of you who have used Coastal Scent brushes in the past might know what I'm talking about.  It's pretty much a weird reaction that happens when these natural fiber brushes are wet.  After I used conditioner on the bristles though, I noticed the scent faded away.  I washed these brushes another two times and the smell was no longer an issue.  I also did a few quick cleans with brush cleanser.  There was very little shedding and bleeding - thumbs up!

Here's a pic of these brushes after they've been washed the first time.

Using the Brushes
I've definitely put these brushes to the test by using them for several weeks.  Most of all, I'm loving the variety of brushes in this set.  If you're a makeup junky, you'll appreciate the ten plus eye brushes in the kit.  I also love how this set has a fan brush - yay!  If you've never used a fan brush to apply blush you're definitely missing out - it gives an airbrushed look that you can't emulate with a regular blush brush.  I definitely have a few favorites in the set and some that I don't use at all.  They included a sponge eyeshadow applicator brush in there - I don't like these brushes for eyeshadow...I think that this brush was almost a "filler" for the brush slot.  The face brushes are very very soft.  I was excited to see not one, but two blending crease brushes in the set.  These are a must have for me.  However, I noticed that they are a bit scratchy on the eye and tend to get misshapen with use.  They still work pretty well but could probably be improved.  I'm loving the various types of eyeliner brushes they include the in the kit - great for you gel liner users out there!  Make sure to watch the video review where I go over my thoughts on each brush in the kit.

After a pretty thorough review, I've come up with my Pros and Cons:

PROS
-Comes with a really nice brush roll that is large and easy to clean
-Most of the brushes are very soft
-Such a great variety of brushes - especially eyeshadow brushes
-great value for the number of brushes and brush belt
-nice appearance to the brushes - well made
-certain brushes in the kit are unique...not the generic eye brushes you find in any eyeshadow kit

CONS
-the blending eyeshadow crease brushes are scratchy
-not the softest brushes I've ever used
-random sponge tip applicator brush in the set
-bristles smell a little bit when you wash them for the first time (but this went away)
-only available online - the website seems pretty rudimentary, hopefully it can handle an influx of buyers!

Would I Recommend?  Definitely.  If you're looking for a brush set for every single use possible, this is it.  It's not dirt cheap, but definitely affordable.  I would be worried if this brush set was cheaper because then you might as well go on ebay and order a wholesale brush set with questionable quality.  I find myself reaching for these brushes when I do my makeup because the set offers everything I need.  If you're a makeup junkie/or freelance artist like myself, you'll appreciate the variety of different brushes offered in this set.  It's definitely not the typical brushes with the same boring brushes - for this fact alone I would suggest giving yourself this eary holiday present :)

Side note:  Linda recently sent me a few of the individual brushes in the line as well...whoa mama!  These bad boys are amazing.  They're more expensive but the quality is really great.  I'll probably do a blog post on them later when I've had time to test them out.

COUPON CODE!!!
With the Holidays coming up we all need a little help.  Linda from Elle Bang has generously offered a 15% discount to all Makeup By Ren Ren readers, yay!

The website is ready for your promotional code of "Renren" at the following URL: http://www.ellebang.com/RenRen.html

Instructions for Using the Coupon Code
From there, you will need to fill out the form with the promotional code and you will be redirected to the page where you can purchase sets at a discounted rate of 15% off. This promotional page is not accessible through the website (there is no link on the website so you MUST go directly through the above URL). Everything from cosmetic sets, brushes, to accessories can be purchased through this page.

Brush Set Giveaway!

I always try to include my viewers in on the goodies, and was delighted when Elle Bang agreed to sponsor a prize for you all. 

Prize:  One lucky reader will be receiving the 16 piece Synthetic Brush set with 4 blending brushes ($77.00 Value).


***Picture Credit to www.ElleBang.com

How To Win:
  • Follow the Elle Bang Blog at http://www.ellebang.blogspot.com/
  • Follow my blog, hit the gray "FOLLOW" button at the top right of the screen
  • Be a resident of the US
  • Leave a comment on this entry telling me why you'd like to win
I'll announce the winner on Friday, November 4th.  I will choose the winner at random but will verify that you follow both of our blogs in order for you to win. Good luck!

I will be spending Thursday and Friday with my Boyfriend and his family for Thanksgiving so Makeup By Ren Ren will take a mini hiatus but will be back with more posts on Monday.  Have a great Holiday!

176 comments:

MJ said...

hi renren :)

I would like to win the brushes since a girl can never have enough brushes! i only have a few brushes so i would like to try out new ones :)

Kiki Xiong said...

HI! I'm a long time follower of your blog, and just followed Elle Bang's blog as well.

Anyways, I want to win this because... to be serious: I'm broke and in need of NEW brushes!!!
Winning the brushes will definitely improve my skills on makeup!

Jami~`... ;) said...

hi! i would like to win because im new to makeup and to your blog but already love you! i dont have any brushes except for the paint brushes i bought from walmart the other day. if i won these it would be great! thanks! ^_^

Roxanne said...

would like to win because I'm unemployed right now & it have been dificult to get good quality brushes right now. thanks for the reviews, very helpful

salina said...

Hey Ren!
i would love to win because i watch all your videos and im a very devoted subscriber! i think you do an amazing job on makeup. i actually did the mermaid look to school the other day! hehe. a brush set is on my christmas list this year, and it would be a blessing if i won. thank you so much for the oppurtunity! much love
<3
:)

Mare said...

Hi Ren!

Im a new follower sorta. I can across your youtube page and well i was inspire and freaking esctatic to see your blogpage. i try to keep up with your blogs and being new to makeup it'd be nice to have such nice brush set and practice what i see..

rayqueenbee said...

Hi Ren,

I'm a follower of yours and her blogspot.
I would love to win as a girl can never have enough makeup brushes and I am very much in need of makeup brushes to add to my my drugstore brush collection. Thanks ^_^

missm0nica said...

Hi Renren!

I am following your blog on a daily basis and I think your gorgeous! I'm also following Linda's on her Elle Bang blog. But anyway:
I really want to win this makeup set because I LOVE these brushes, they are absolutely wonderful and I'm a beginner with makeup and I think this set would complement my style very well and will help me explore my makeup talents. I hope I win! Thanks!

izumi said...

i'd love to win since you can never have too many brushes and i'd love to start growing my collection.. i have less than 10 brushes! eek!

Marisol said...

Hello... my passion is makeup and I want to be a makeup artist (someday). I would love to win this 16 piece brush set and create astonishing looks.

mandy said...

Hi Ren,

Hmm I'd like to win because I'm a beginner with makeup and more brushes don't hurt. Can't ever have too many..^__^

trankie said...

i would love to win these brushes because one of the things i want to be is a makeup artist andi want to stat my brush collection early, and i also want to try out a variety of brushes to see what are the best for applying what product, thank you!

Crystalmislas said...

I think i should win because i have been a subscriber of yours for a long time. im going to be going to school for make up in one month and i think i would get the most benefit out of the brushes.Im looking for a good set of brushes to do clients on.all those brushes are brushes im looking for.And because it would make me the happiest person ever!

LoveBLENDnBeauty said...

Hey Ren!

Your reviews are endless, i love it hehehe ...

anywayyy .. "i want to win" because i used to freelance and had to use a lot of my own brushes on other people. not that i mind doing that, but i'd love a brush set i can use on my clients because it's part of the reason why i had to stop freelancing, was because i didn't have enough materials to really work and i'm truly missing freelancing the more i'm inspired by gurus like you!!! i have a recent rekindling love for make-up :)

have a great thanksgiving weekend with ur boo and ur family!!!

xoxo
Pearl

ngocupham said...

I would love to win this set because I never own a set of makeup brushes. All of the brushes I have right now, is just individual different kind brushes that is really cheap. I would love to try out this set. I love to have the whole set so that I can do a whole face makeup. It would be great too to travel with it to places.

Nina said...

I want to win this because I seriously don't own a decent set of makeup brushes even if I'm a total makeup junkie! I feel hindered when it comes to practicing my makeup application skills because I don't have good brushes.

I follow both your blogs!

L1LMAMAJ said...

I'd love to win this set because I need new brushes! I don't have a decent set and this would be awesome. I have been ur follower and now I will follow Elle Bang! Thanks!

FASHION DIVA said...

I love that you were completely honest in your review. I know that some people feel obligated to give good reviews when they are given something free. Nice work Ren.

I would like to win the brush set because I work with many make up artists in the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia). I know that if I give my fellow MUA's a good review of some new brushes that I have discovered they will be eager to buy them.

The MUA's here in the DMV are all helping each other make it to the top. Which I believe Elle Bang is trying to do with her line. I believe that showing my new brushes to the MUA's at DC and Virginia fashion weeks could boost some sales for Elle Bang.

You see the MUA's are always striving to make the DMV a serious fashion contender (along with ATL and NY) so networking is how we get word out about what's hot in the DMV.

Thanks for this opportunity Ren. YOU ROCK!!

Corina said...

Hello RenRen,
I am an inspired makeup artist wanting to shine. You inspire me a lot, I love your make up tutorials that I even bought eve pearl make up line :). I would love to win these brushes so I can add to my kit. I need lots of brushes so I can put on clients. I don't really have that many brushes and this would help me out a lot. If I don't win thanks for hearing me out. Good luck to everyone. Have a happy thanksgiving. God bless Love Kina

daphne said...

Good evening, RenRen! I've been watching your videos on youtube for a while but only gathered the guts to enter this contest. I live in the states but go to school overseas so I'm limited in my choices of makeup brushes... sometimes having to resort to blending with my fingertips. I would love to come home this holiday to a decent set of makeup brushes. Thanks for your beautiful work :o)

Cheers xoxo
Daphne

Mariya said...

hi renren <3
i would love to win this brush roll set because i only have 3 brushes i really use because they are the only ones of good quality. the other couple ones i have are not very good... hah. but if i were to win these brushes, it would make my day!

MaijuS said...

"Be a resident of the US"

Why Oh Why? ;)

kieu-tee said...

I always love your reviews.. so I'm super excited about this product!.. I'd love to win this, it'll be my Christmas gift!

Leah213 said...

Hello! I would like to win this brush set because i've been dying to get my hands on a brush set that was fully equipped with a wide range of quality brushes.
thank you for the oppurtunity!

Leah<3

trouble7043 said...

ID love to win this set! i am in need of some good quailty brushes and i think this would be perfect especially with christmas comming around the corner i cant afford to really go out and get myself something nice this year! thanks RENREN!

Chanel said...

hi love this blog of yours and the wondeful reveiw

i would like to win this brush set because i have just started to get a small career going with makeup and would really love/ need this in my kit i only have a few mac / drug store brushes and this would really do wonders for me on some of the people i will be trying to do makeup on. it would be so great to have all thes difrent types to use i really want to start a career going with makeup and if i won it would be so great and much easier to get going :)

beautyinside said...

Hello RenRen. I would love to receive this make up brush set, because it is so versatile. I am an aspiring free lance make up artist, and this set would allow me to continue pursuing my dream. Thank you to both RenRen and Elle Bang.

Veronica said...

I really would like those brushes! Ive been a makeup addict for so long, but my enxiety and panic attacks keep me from working. My dream is to be a makeup artist, and I try do ppl makeup as often as I can, but since im often broke, I cant buy the tools I need. If I got this, they would be used, and loved!!! I have a channel myself on YT called VeronicaSwe Love Veronica

sheila said...

Hi RenRen,

I would really like to win the brush set because I am a aspiering makeup artist trying to build my kit but times are hard and I cant afford any brushes but elf..lol so this would help alot:o)

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DENi said...

hey ren...i'd love to win since you can never have too many brushes and i'd love to start growing my collection even more...i would love to win this =]

Gracie said...

hey Ren

i would like to win this amazing looking brush set because i am working so hard to be a good makeup artist and attend university to be a graphic designer. makeup is my real passion and im always excited to try new products and i think this brush set looks great and anything to start up my freelance kit would be awesome.

thanks for sharing
-gracie

soleil_38 said...

I am new to makeup and i believe winning this set of brushes would up the ante of the looks I have been able to create so far. Pick me

LeeAnn said...

Hi Ren Ren! What a great giveaway! I'd love to win because I could use a nice set of synthetics. Thanks!

Twister said...

Enter Me please

I would like to the win the brushes because I am 24, wore make up for about 10 years and have never used makeup brushes. I am just now really starting to get into makeup. I've changed alot after having 2 kids...lol! But this would be an awesome oportunity to get a good quality brush set to start using. A girl as to strat somewhere. Thanx and have a great holiday =o]

NancyPower said...

Hi Ren,

I would love a chance to win these brushes! I am a makeup artist in a smaller town. I just don't always have access to great brushes, especially when it comes to online deals as I live in Canada and taxes and customs can sometimes make a purchase up to double the initial cost!

Cindy725 said...

I would really love to win these brushes because I'm just starting out with makeup and don't have many makeup brushes.

Michellee said...

Hi Ren!

First off, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to enter your contest and win these fab brushes! I would love to win because I'm ready to spread the word about these brushes to my friends, family and to anyone that reads my blog. I'm just starting out with blogging and I would love to spread the word! :)

Thanks Ren!
Michellee

lilruby2010 said...

i would like to win because the brushes look amazing and quite honestly i only have three make-up brushes and they're all ELF.

MAKE [me] UP said...

i would love to win some brushes since im trying to become a makeup artist so far ii have one and im trying to get more

Alisha said...

I would like to win because I just started using make up and I'm very fascinated with it. I currently have 3 brushes and this giveaway would really help me out being a mother and college student. I'd also like to say that I appreciate your work and it is really helping me to become very good at doing my makeup! Thanks!

Miss. Carissa said...

Hello Ren! I would like the makeup brush set b/c I am a fellow makeup artist myself and I am trying to tripple the amount of brushes I own so that it's easier application for me when I'm on a job. You know how it goes... never have enough time to clean... more brushes makes the job easier.

Mamifly263 said...

Hi renren :)

- I would like to win because i only have a few makeup brushes and i would love to try new ones. I think all my brushes are coming apart but i really NEED these brushes, since i love to play around with makeup.

madhavikl said...

Hello renren:)

i would love to win these brushes b/c i would love to try out brushes! lol. i've been using sponges for the very longest time and i would deff love to give it a try. thank u so much for this oportunity <3

madhavi

Grace said...

i'd love to win, because i'm new to makeup and i currently only have elf brushes, But i would love to try out these new brushes cus' they look fab!

thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

Hey Ren,
I would like to win these brushes because like many people out there I can't really afford the high quality brushes. I would like the chance to experience what you have experience with these brushes. They look really amazing in the pictures. Thanks for doing this contest.

Linda

Laurainium said...

Hi RenRen! I have followed you on YouTube for a while but am new to your blog. I would love to win the brush set because I am newly into makeup and only have 4 (yes 4) brushes. So I kind of need them lol.

SwtSakura85 said...

Hey RenRen! I'd like to win these brushes because I'm always into trying new brushes and adding to my collection. They seem like they'd be a great new addition : )

Tika said...

Following both your and Elle's blogs. :) Thank You for doing this review. I'd like to win the small set especially after your seeing your review. They sound like a great basic set to have and I'd love to use them in my own videos too! BTW, you said you'll announce on November 4th. I think you meant December 4th? :)

KAREN said...

Hey Ren!! Who wouldn't want to win these brushes? I'm actually starting out as an assistant to my sister who is a well known wedding makeup artist in our area. She's teaching me a lot and I'm eager to learn but I need my own set of brushes because I'm tired of using hers. I want some to call my own!

andrea said...

Hi renren. Personally, I would love to win these brushes simply because I don't have ANY makeup brushes. When I put on eyeshadow, I have to use those applicators that come with the eyeshadow if any come with it. I am a little bit tight on money for christmas shopping so I might not be able to buy a set of makeup brushes like I want to. I want to become a makeup artist one day so I believe that winning those brushes would help me get a good start. I have been subscribed to your youtube channel for quite some time and I love your videos. Thank you for your time and keep up the good work ^_^

vnssa906 said...

of course I follow you... and just added Elle Bang.

I would love to win these brushes. I'm finally getting in deep with my makeup game and just cant seem to have the heart to splurge on really nice, well-built brushes!

Good luck to me! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

CherryBlossomRain said...

Simply put I want to win because I need brushes. I have three eye brushes right now & that's it. An all over shadow brush an eyeliner brush and a defining brush. They aren't great quality either since they were a dollar a peice.

aizya said...

Hi renren..
I would be ECSTATIC to win because i'm a broke college student...so i have little to no brushes..i literally have one eyeshadow brush..lol..its hard to enjoy doing makeup without the proper tools..i just haven't been able to afford a decent brush set

blkprincess87 said...

I think I should win because I am trying to expand my makeup collection and this would definitely help me.

Danica Krizia said...

Hi Ren! I would like the win the brush set because I'm an aspiring make-up artist, and it would be great to have a separate brush kit. With the economy nowadays it's so hard collecting new things for my kit all the time. Please please pick me to win :) It would be greatly appreciated!!

CARNIVAL ENTHUSIAST said...

I would like to try a professional brand. Most of my brushes are from CVS or Target. I like those brushes very much but would like to compare them to something more professional.

blue4heart said...

Hi Renren,

i would love to win the brush set because i just started getting into makeup and i dont have that many brushes to do my makeup...i wouldlove to have some more brushes to have great looks.

SweetPandaFace said...

Hey ren..I would like to win these brushes because One i need some more and two They look soooo good and I wanna give them a try

Torrie Mckeague said...

I'd absolutely love to win these brushes. Your the 2nd person I've seen give a good review on these brushes and I always trust your opinions. They would make a great addition to my teeny tiny brush collection & make a perfect one to take with me when I travel. Thanks for the great review & the giveaway. Thanks to Elle Bang too! Happy Thanksgiving all!

Supriya said...

Hi Renren!!!

I would love to win because I am new to make up and this would be a great start!!!

[miss.high.yellow] said...

i'd like to win because its the time of giving and i dont have full brush set. i love makeup!

Mayra said...

HEY EVERYONE BEAT ME TO IT! LOL I WANT TO WIN BECAUSE I WANT TO BECOME CREATIVE WITH MY MAKE UP.....LIKE U!!! I WENT THRU A PHASE WHERE I HAD IT ALL THEN I GAVE IT ALL AWAY AND DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MAKE UP (I FOCUSED ON SCHOOL) NOW THAT I AM DONE I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE NICE BRUSHES TO HAVE A GREAT FINISH! HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING W/THE BF!!! ;) HOPE I WIN!!!

Grace said...

Hi Ren! I've been following your blog for a while and I'm following ellebang's blog as well. I would love to win these brushes!

LePooke said...

These look awesome! Id love to win these cause you did such a great review on them!
Just followed ellebang blog too!

Angela said...

Hi Ren!

I would love to win this set of brushes! I have never owned any expensive brushes myself and this would be an awesome opportunity to experience professional quality makeup brushes. I want a chance at being able to apply makeup better with these brushes (using your tutorials :) ), especially for the upcoming holidays!

Thanks and happy holidays!

ciana said...

HEY REN GIRL..
WELL THE REAS0N I KN0W I SH0ULD WIN THESE BRUSHES IS BECAUSE I JUST STARTED D0ING MAKE-UP, &IM ALWAYS D0ING MY FRIENDS MAKE-UP F0R DIFFERENT EVENTS. H0NESTLY THE 0NLY BRUSHES I HAVE ARE THE SP0NGE BRUSHES THAT C0ME WITH A MAKE-UP KIT. &Y0U KN0W H0W H0RRIBLE TH0SE SP0NGE BRUSHES ARE. ALS0 IM H0PING T0 S00N EXPAND MY SERVICE AND D0 THIS AS EITHER A SIDE J0B 0R F0R A PERMINATE CAREER S0 THIS BRUSH SET WILL N0T 0NLY BENEFIT MYSELF BUT IT WILL ALS0 BENEFIT MY CLIENTS. S0 IM H0PING THAT Y0U CH00SE ME!! THANKS REN!!
MUAHZ
-NiCk0 :)

ciana said...

HEY REN GIRL..
WELL THE REAS0N I KN0W I SH0ULD WIN THESE BRUSHES IS BECAUSE I JUST STARTED D0ING MAKE-UP, &IM ALWAYS D0ING MY FRIENDS MAKE-UP F0R DIFFERENT EVENTS. H0NESTLY THE 0NLY BRUSHES I HAVE ARE THE SP0NGE BRUSHES THAT C0ME WITH A MAKE-UP KIT. &Y0U KN0W H0W H0RRIBLE TH0SE SP0NGE BRUSHES ARE. ALS0 IM H0PING T0 S00N EXPAND MY SERVICE AND D0 THIS AS EITHER A SIDE J0B 0R F0R A PERMINATE CAREER. SO THIS BRUSH SET WILL N0T 0NLY BENEFIT MYSELF BUT IT WILL ALS0 BENEFIT MY CLIENTS. S0 IM H0PING THAT Y0U CH00SE ME!! THANKS REN!!
MUAHZ
-NiCk0 :)

..Amanda.. said...

Hey ren! i would love to win these brushes because makeup is my life! every day im trying out new techniques on myself and my friends. i am trying to build up my collection so i can do makeup for a living. thank you for the opportunity and may the best girl win!

iiANNIEExD said...

hi renren[;
i would loveee to win this brush set cause i just started playing around with make up and this brush set would totally help. i only have a eye shadow brush, foundation brush and powder brush];
btw your videos are awesome!

Renee said...

I have a hard time buying anything for myself anymore because of being on my own. Starving author here. Heh. Thanks XP

Maribel said...

i would really love to win this brush set! im 17 and im still in high school and i love doing make up its like my passion. its pretty hard to get my hands on a brush set because i have to ask my parents for it and sometimes they cant afford it. i want to explore my craft as a freelance make up artist so when i graduate from highshool i can have some money saved up to go to this make up school that im dying to go to. so this would really help me out in so many ways that you cant even imagine! anyways enough with me babbling... <3 your channel and hopefully someday i can be as a great of make up artist as you are :]

kristina(: said...

heeey renren!

i'd really extremely LOVEE to win these brushes! i have NO brushes, and i really LOVE makeup and lovee to experiment with them! my idols are people like you, makeup artists on yotuube, and i just wish i had the right tools to be able to do the tutorialss! i hope i win, thanks so much for having this contest! ((:!!

rina1672003 said...

i would really like to win this brush set. i do have some brushes but ive never had a brush set it would nice to have :) thank you

rina1672003 said...

i would really like to win this brush set. i do have some brushes but ive never had a brush set it would nice to have :) thank you

rina1672003 said...

i would really like to win this brush set. i do have some brushes but ive never had a brush set it would nice to have :) thank you

rina1672003 said...

lol oops sorry for all those comments i only meant to leave one :)

RachelJayx3 said...

Hi RenRen!

So why do I want the brushes? As a 16 year old girl, I struggle to find good brushes on my very limited budget. I have no proper face brushes and a limited number of eye shadow brushes. I would really appreciate a set of good quality makeup brushes because I do all of my friends makeup for large events and would love to help create a more professional look with nice quality brushes. Thank you so much for being an awesome guru and having a giveaway for us.

Rachel

Mission G said...

hey renren!
i would love to win this brush set because i've always wanted a set that came with a case...i've always bought separate brushes and mixed different brands...it would be nice to have all one brand of brushes to test out the consistency! thank you!!

ShamylHernandez said...

Hey Ren! How's it going? Anywho(: I would be so grateful to win this brush set because I have never really tried any high quality brushes or owned any at that. I have to use ones that are on the cheaper side most of the time which aren't that great all in all. I would love to be able to have the opportunity to try some brushes that don't feel like they're poking my eyeballs out(lol).

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway & have a Happy Thanksgiving =)!

ShamylHernandez said...

Hey Ren! How's it going? Anywho(: I would be so grateful to win this brush set because I have never really tried any high quality brushes or owned any at that. I have to use ones that are on the cheaper side most of the time which aren't that great all in all. I would love to be able to have the opportunity to try some brushes that don't feel like they're poking my eyeballs out(lol).

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway & have a Happy Thanksgiving =)!

Valerie said...

I seriously need makeup brushes because I recently purchased a makeup kit from Tarte and its Awesome!

Gazerocker said...

I would absolutely love to win this brush set because I am an aspiring makeup artist, and I plan on making a career out of it. I've already started building a portfolio, and I'm currently in my sophomore year of high school. I do makeup for friends and family occasionally when they're going out to a special event and I've got a couple of brushes that work ok for me, but I'd love to really be able to do great makeup work and I think some higher quality brushes could help me on my way.
Thank you for reading, and good luck to all the other entries~! ^^

sarahtutu said...

Hi renren :)
I would like to win the contest because I love to do makeup! I dont have many brushes but i have lots of makeup!
It stinks! I also loooovee doing makeup for friends, family, ect. I always do my mommys makeup! Its fun! continue your amazingness! ;)

jinaddiction said...

Hey ren, I would love to win these brushes because I seriously need some good brushes. My collection only consist of some mix match brushes and most of them are useless because they aren't good quality. Anyways, thanks for having this giveaway.

CheapChicFashionFreak said...

Hi Ren Ren I would love to win these brushes because they seem so nice, I especially love the hot pink kabuki it's so cute! Right now I only own a foundation and eyeshadow brush, and they are really cheap ones, I'd be really greatfull to have some nicer quality ones, and ones for different areas of the face/different products :)

PC said...

heyy!
im a lil confused.

do you mean you'll announce the winners december 4th instead of november 4th?

anywayss, i followed both blogs :)
and i want to win because im still growing my makeup collection and i dont hav that much brushes. i have maybe about 5? and those are from CVS is it'll be nice if i tired these brushes out :)

nai nai said...

ooooO

i'd love to win this set, i need new brushes as all the brushes i have now are from way back when, when i first started getting into makeup. now i'm rready to upgrade to the big girl brushes!

~Courtney~ said...

Hi Ms. RenRen!
I have been following you for about a month or two on youtube and find your videos and advice to be fantastic! I am 17 years old and about to enter college. I use to be in the whole makeup thing but i really had no clue what i was doing so i looked like a clown alot of the time. So i stop using makeup and since then i have had to throw must of my makeup away because its only good for so long. I think I should win because i am trying to make myself more presentable for college, everyday, and my future career as a therapist. And to tell you the truth i can't find quality brushes here that i can afford and i suck at using my fingers.
Thanks for considering me!!! :)
Courtney
P.S. I wont be mad if you don't pick me......

salina said...

Hey Ren!
i would love to win because i watch all your videos and im a very devoted subscriber! i think you do an amazing job on makeup. i actually did the mermaid look to school the other day! (note that i am a senior, not a 11 year old trying to win this). a brush set is on my christmas list this year, and it would be a blessing if i won. thank you so much for the oppurtunity! much love
<3
:]

simplicity said...

Hi! I've been saving up money for a brush set but I unfortunately have to use it for XMAS presents now so I have to save up again. Crossing my fingers this time - but there is always next time if I don't win :)

Judith said...

I would love to win this set to try out this new line of brushes.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Ren Ren!

Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win this brush set!! I would love to be able to try these brushes! I do not have much money (none actually, poor college student status!)

I dont have alot of brushes, besides the few essentials (powder, blush, eyeliner and eyeshadow brush), and so i would love to be able to try these ones!

Thank you again!

agnes.podgorska said...

Hi babe...
so why i would LOOOVE to win... cuz i neverrr, NEVEERR won anything.. never in my entire life ! i always lose, bets with friends... lotto, even playing cross and circle with ma grandma!:P life is sooo unfair! normaly i wouldnt even enter this contest cuz it would be kinda sure that i have no chnaces from begining, but recently im trying with famouse "secret" and law of attarction, so i just imagined myself wining this amazing set of brushes... (ahhh how perfect it would beee.. hope ur bf wont be jealose cuz u would give me kinda "mental orgasm" :P hhaha )be my "good fairy" and let my change myself using this brushes, n ur great tutorials ( btw can u pls do one to this make up u r wearing in this review above, it ROCKS! ) from cinderella ( ok, maybe in case little bit overweight cinderella : P ) to queen of beauty! i want once in my life feel beautiful... n u can make my dream come true...

ps :thx u soooo much for all ur tutorials, r really helpful n full of inspiration

xoxo

linh01851 said...

ren ren!
i would like to win this brush set because i really am just starting out with makeup and this would be soooo helpful to me!

Rita said...

It is you who inspired me with makeups. And I'm starting out with bits and pieces of "tool kits" to fill my makeup kit. This brush set would definitely make my makeup kit all the more complete. unfortunately i'm from singapore. If postage is the reason that the giveaway is for US residents, i dun mind paying for the postage. :D

Rita said...

with your professional view on the brush, it'll save me lotsa time from hunting for a good set of brush... before the passion kills me due to lack of good brush... :P

Sylvie said...

Hi Ren, I'm not entering the contest, I just wanted to say that I really love the makeup you had on in this particular video and I hope you'll do a tutorial for it! Or at least tell us what products you used. It's so glamorous!

courtney said...

Hi :)
I would like to win these brushes because I do make up for dance and i dont have many high quality brushes
Thank you!!

Anh Ngo said...

I would love to win these brushes because I'd like advance my skills in doing makeup. I don't have the money to buy brushes at all. I go to Sephora and mac stores looking at how expensive these brushes are and I just get sad when I have to walk away from the brushes. I want to win because after a year of learning how to apply makeup, I have given it a lot of thought and would like to become a makeup artist. I love watching you do your makeup and others as well. You're an inspirational makeup guru.

Thu H said...

Hi Ren,

The brushes look amazing! I'm still trying out new products, and you and other MUA gurus are so helpful when you do reviews like this one to give me an idea of what is good, when to buy great drugstore items, and when to splurge on great tools and/or products. I would love to try this set of brushes out... you gave it such a glowing review on brushes that I need that are better quality!

Thanks!

yellow_bone2011 said...

i follow u all the time ang i love all ur vidoes,gosh i want to the best like u .ur also a generous person for giving all the tips u give!im a beginner and i need somewhere to start off at!

Dre said...

Hi Ren!

Id absolutely love to win these brushes because Im a Makeup Artist/Cosmetology Student/College student. I have no Income except for the money i get from doing peoples makeup.Id love to have some good quality brushes for my clients.I live In the Bay Area so the economy is doing so great so its really hard to find a job to make money for my things.Hope all is well and thanks so much for this Opportunity

Sara said...

Hello doll! You are stunning and I adore your blog! Want to first thank you and Elle Bang for this fabulous opportunity! I have never had decent brushes and only have about 5 total. They are from CVS and to say the least aren't the best brushes. Due to lack of cash flow for over 2 years from LIFE and helping big sis out, I haven't been able to buy and have been using what I already have or SWAPPING. Oh my goodness, my whole collection is from MakeUpAlley.com-thank goodness for that site!The closest MAC counter, Sephora, any mall actually is over an hour away from me so it is very hard to get products besides drugstore, and thats about 20 minutes away alone. Blah! Anywho, I have been wanting decent brushes forever and ever now and would truly be grateful. GOod luck to everyone and best wishes! Thanks again, take care! ♥

Jess Mia Yoon said...

I'd like to win so I can experiment with different types of brushes and I'd love to simply try these out.
I've never gotten a whole set of brushes and would like to experience the sensation of applying makeup with brushes that blend well, and I've never had that chance because I only have few brushes from Elf, and few drugstore ones. But I'd love to try these out (:

ting RN said...

hello ms renren, I'd like to win these brushes because I am actually starting my makeup artist kit. I want to start free lancing on my free time. I love makeup, just like a lot of these girlies, and I've wanted to go to beauty school. My mom is an old fashion filipina (i love her to death) and wanted me to become a nurse (which I also love). So now that I'm done with nursing school I am trying to fullfill by dream in makeup! well happy hiolidays to you and your fam <3 Ting :)

ami said...

hey ren!

i would LOVE to win the brushes because i'm just starting to get into makeup and i would like to try out new, good quality brushes. right now i don't have any, but i'm hoping to win this contest!

thanks!

MsKianaluv said...

great review! i'd love to replace some of the old brushes that have been through hell with me over the past couple years. brushes aren't in my "student budget" right now, so pass them on over to me PLEASE!!!

mrslovelyann said...

Hey RenRen! I've been following you and I just followed Elle Bang.

I would love to win the brushes because I always put everyone in my family first...it would be nice to treat myself for a once. I don't have a lot of brushes to begin with and would love to get a chance to actually own a set of brushes. Thanks for the chance to be able to win a set. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday!

<3 Ann

edmswap said...

Hi RenRen!

My brush collection consists mainly of scratchy, natural hair eye brushes. The need of quality, synthetic brushes is great! So far I haven't been able to find a decent blush brush either. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

kokoell said...

HI Ren!
I'm a long time follower of your blog, and just followed Elle Bang's blog as well.

I would love to win these brushes because I want to be a professional make up artist and there's never enough brushes in your kit ... and because I'm still in school those are great because they are good quality and not very expensive.


Thank you ,

xoxo Daniela.

elicoptor said...

Hello Ren Ren!
I would like to win because I'm a busy girl who doesn't have enough time to shop for quality brushes! I've been using the same brushes for quite a while. You're such an inspiration to me and I love all your videos! Thanks for giving me this opporitunity :)

Diana said...

I would looovee to win this brush set..it would be a good set to start my collection..I dont really have many brushes!!

thank you for the opportunity
xoxo
D

laceyboo10 said...

i would love to win these brushes. i think this will do good towards my brush collection. well i really do not have one yet. so this will be the start to it lol. and these brushes seem to be pretty good and i will ebjoy using them. thanx

Joyce Angelica said...

Hey Ren!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I would like to win this brush set because I am open to trying new brushes and a girl can never have too many brushes! :) Thank you so much to the both of you for hosting this contest.

Lindsay Vitug said...

Hey Ren Ren,

I would LOVE LOVE to win this giveaway because honestly my first complete brush set I own is the "Kirkland Signature 09" I never really had a complete set of brushes because I would buy brushes separately. This is a great opportunity for everyone and myself to try different type of brushes and find their perfect brush set. Also, I was thinking of getting the Sigma brushes but once I watched your review on "Confidential Brushes" I am so excited to try it out myself & alot cheaper!!! I love how Linda created her own company "Elle Bang" and actually picked out the quality of the brushes which is so awesome!!

Thanks Linda & RenRen.


XOXO lindsay

chantal said...

Hey RenRen !

I would so love to win these brushes because im new with makeup and its great to start out with great brushes. So yeaa i would love to win these. =)

Louzee said...

Wow, those brushes you reviewed looked crappy, but the giveaway is pretty decent. I want them because I want to own something you've touched or was near touching. You're like a beauty god. If you were a Greek goddess they'd probably name you RENphrodite. You would have been born from the MAC cosmetics plant. I'm so random, but yeah, I'm entering to win!!!

soulxamazing said...

heyy renren!
i would like to win because more brushes would come in handy when i do shoots & such! :) good luck to everyone!

MochaMakeupLover said...

Hi Ren,

I'd LOVE to win these brushes because I'm a beginner makeup artist in need of brushes for my kit. I think that these brushes would be a great addition since I'm just starting to build my kit.

Peace,
MochaMakeupLover

ejr286 said...

These look really nice. I would love to win these, since who couldn't use some nice new makeup brushes? ;-)

Julia said...

Hi Ren! I just started free-lancing as a makeup artist and having a complete set of brushes like this would be awesome! Plus it's my birthday (and it's a big one!) so this would make a great gift!!! Thanks for all you do.

bibliophiliac said...

I recently started using more high-end makeup, but I haven't been able to afford great brushes. I would love some good quality ones.

beba said...

Hi. I would like to win because I would like to get started doing freelance and I need to expand my brush collection.

Heather Becker said...

I want to win the Elle Bang Brush Giveaway because I am inspired by your videos and that is what a good artist does....inspires other to step outside the box. I love your use of color and contrast. i print out the pictures, watch your videos and sit in front of my mirror and recreate the looks.
And every artist needs tools!!
Especially this artist
Also noticed that your boyfriend has roots down in New Orleans!!
Who Dat!!

Heather

dani said...

hi ren!
i love following you and your blog. it has inspired me to come out of my shell and view all the possibilities in makeup.
i'd love to win these brushes because a) you can never have enough brushes, b) broaden my horizons with new techniques and tricks, and c) because brushes makes the look you're going for look professional and flawless.

MissAnnaBanna said...

hey ren!

i'd like to win because an artist can never have too many brushes!

thugqueen28 said...

Hi RenRen! I want to win because it would do me such a pleasure by trying out new brushes! I use the same ones everyday! :(

Eclecticldy said...

Ikd love to add the brushes to my kit and keep a few for myself too ;)

mia246 said...

i would love love to win this it looks so pretty and i dont have but 2 brushes and i want to start collecting some so i can start makeup videos on youtube i dont want to have to keep using my sponge tip applicators some of them scratch my eye lid hope i can win

alishakyoung said...

i would like to win the brushes so i can give them to my mom for her birthday or maybe for christmas. she reuses her brushes a lot. and some look old :/

Cara said...

LOVE THEM!! Hook it up RenRen!! lol.. I really want to win these brushes to improve my makeup skills!! espically that fan brush....!!!

AKA Mylilfe said...

I would like to win because it would be awesome to have all the makeup brushes in one bag for once.. haha. thanks girl!

~Courtney~ said...

Hi Ms. RenRen,
I had previously posted a comment on this blog and my computer was being a spazz at the time so it would not save it so here is my second try.

I love Makeup!!!! I use to have tons of brushes and makeup about two years ago. I knew nothing about makeup then. So i tended to look like a clown so in my small town i became so embarrased because i could not figure out how to do it right that i since threw all of that away. But in the past few months i have been watching you and Fafinettex3 and have learned so much. So with my new found knowledge i have been trying to build up my makeup but its coming along a little slow. So while i have a beginners makeup collection i am complete without any brushes and i find them so much easier to apply with them. Thanks for reading my comment and i hope you will consider me for the brush kit.

P.S. If you don't pick me i wont be mad.
P.S.S PLease don't stop making videos because i am learning makeup from you and fafinettex3 since no one in my family down her wears makeup. :)
:) Courtney :)

alittlebitofevrything said...

renren! greaaaat review! i would like to win because for the past few years, my mother hasn't been feeling too confident about her looks, so me & my aunts decided to get her a whole new line of high quality makeup (and my makeup brushes!) and now she feels better about getting ready and going out in the morning :) so now i only have a few brushes!

thank you!!<3

Jenn said...

Hey girl! First and foremost, I enjoy your makeup tutorials! I went to beauty school in hopes of becoming a makeup artist. Sadly, they didn't even cover the basics of makeup. I was so bummed about that. But thanks to YouTube, and Makeup By Ren Ren, I've learned so much! So, I'm trying to soak in all that I can. :) Thanks for showing us which products work, and how to use them properly!

I'd love to win these makeup brushes, because I feel like brushes are the best tools for correct makeup application (something we didn't even talk about in school, ugh.) I feel that I could use these brushes to create amazing looks on not only myself, but for my friends and family when they need a bit of a pick up.

I enjoy your site! So please keep blogging about makeup and all that jazz. Oh, and keep up the wonderful tutorials for all of us ladies out there that need a bit of a guide :)

MsDecember said...

Great review! I would like to win this brush set because I am getting started in makeup artistry and trying to build my kit. Thanks for looking out for your followers :).

soOdie said...

Hey RenRen, I love all your videos on youtube =]. I have been following your make up videos for awhile now and i started to use my mom's paint brushes from Michaels to do my make up. I just recently turned 25 and I want to learn more about how to apply make up. I would love to win these brushes so that i can do a better job on applying my make up, friends and family. i really hope that i get this opportunity to win this professional set of brushes so that i can finally call it my own brushes. Brushes are so expensive for a "newbie" like me to get.

peace!

otakutie said...

Hi RenRen,

First, you're blog and YT videos are such a great resource for a newbie MUA like me! Very fun and informative!

Second, I'd dearly love to win this giveaway because: 1) I'm currently in the process of putting together a set of quality brushes to use on clients as I embark on my new MUA career and so the brush set would very much come in quite handy, and 2) I have never ever won anything in my life! T_T LOL! ^^'

Bright Eyes In Deep City Lights said...

i love your blog and videos! i use your looks to go out partying on the weekends and i get so many compliments!

Secondly, i'd love to win because my brush collection is limited and i'd love to expand my collection to really duplicate your looks!

rits said...

Hi ren! I'm in desperate need for new brushes and would love to win a new set :)

salina said...

Hey Ren!
i would love to win because i watch all your videos and im a very devoted subscriber! i think you do an amazing job on makeup. i actually did the mermaid look to school the other day! hehe. a brush set is on my christmas list this year, and it would be a blessing if i won. thank you so much for the oppurtunity! much love
<3
:)

meggie022 said...

Hi RenRen!
Hi my name is Megan and I have been following you on your blog and YouTube for over a year now. I have to say that you have inspired me a whole lot! :)
I really wanted to win these brushes! This year for me has been VERY hard. I lost my job in the middle of this year and my relationship of four years ended in early October. My whole world been thrown upside down and I'm tryin to get my life back together. This whole year has been a beautiful disaster and I mean that in a good way. I say that because after all this mess I have become a better person for it.
It's been a strenuous road, but the art of make-up has kept me going. I love the art form of transforming myself. And I hope to transform other people by going to school for make-up. My whole life I have had a love of beauty. I always loved doing make-up, hair, and nails. And I always wanted to pursue it and go to cosmetology school, but my parents really pressured me to go to college and I never followed my passion. It was always in the back of my mind when I was in college, but I went to satisfy my parents.
As I am going through this hard time in my life it has opened my eyes to whats important to me and what I really want in life and that is to pursue make-up.
I thank you because you have been my teacher and taught me soooo many lessons in make-up! I have learned so much from you and you have helped me to look good outside as well as inside. I know that you are inspiring all of us in one way or another.
I really wanted these brushes for the tools in my quest to pursue make-up artistry. This would help me so much and I didn't mean to write this long sad story, but just wanted to let you know how much you inspire me as a person and an aspiring make-up artist. Even if I don't win I wanted to tell you this.
Thank you again Ren! Keep up the great work!
Megan

cybill said...

Hi RenRen!

I want to win the makeup brushes because I've had my brushes for 4 or 5 years now and they are ready to be retired. I was a late bloomer getting into make up and was more 'tomboy' back then. But, recently have been getting into the girlier side of things! My first set of brushes came from the MAC holiday set years ago and the quality seems to have diminished and are crying out for replacement! I have been on the hunt for decent/good brushes that are affordable; making multiple trips to drugstores, walmart, target, etc with no luck. As you know, brushes have their cons and pros with individuals and can't always come out a winner. I hope to win this Elle Bang brush set and stop my brush search! I would be ever so grateful! And I'll definitely have to make my first youtube video on a review for them!

Thanks! and keep up the great insights RenRen! Thanks Elle Bang for sponsoring this!

PS. The date that the winner will be chosen says Nov 4 and I'm sure you mean Dec 4 :)

Dianna said...

Hi RenRen!!

I love your blog! The makeovers you do on your clients are gorgeous and your makeup tips are so helpful!

Although I do possess my own makeup and some brushes, I still consider myself a newbie at applying makeup. The brushes I have aren't really that great and I would LOVE to try out Elle bang's brushes! They sound great!

Anyway, keep up your wonderful blog! I would love to be made over by you one day! :)

Adore Me Beauty said...

I would like to win this set of brushes because they look great and according to your review they are really good. As an aspiring makeup artist, brush buying can be really expensive and tedious, if you are only buying a couple at a time like me. Winning a 16 piece set would pretty much complete the brush buying for me. My idea for a contest is a natural day look Ie: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston..and have contestants take that look to a night look but only using one or two additional products. It seems pretty boring, but most women go from work to the club so I thought this would be cool seeing how everyone puts their own "spin" on it. Thanks RenRen:)

Kat W. said...

Hey renren,

I would love to win these brushes to add to my kit...you can never have too many brushes =)

<3 kat

laurenr.tani said...

Hey Ren!

I would absolutely love to win this brush set as an aspiring makeup artist. I feel I should win because I'm real passionate about makeup. Every aspect of it just amazes me and everyday, I feel myself getting closer and closer to my dream. These brushes will help out so much as you know how expensive it is building your kit and just buying makeup in general. I have alot going on and it would be nice to win something like this. Even if I don't win, thank you so much for this oppurtunity and teaching me so much! Oh, and thanks again for using that 88 palette. Good luck to all!

Lauren Taneil

Stephanie said...
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gatalivre said...

hey! I'd love to win because this would be my very FIRST brush kit. I've started watching tutorials and searching blogs on make up recently and have learned a lot...esp. your youtube vids! Great stuff!

Thankshey! I'd love to win because this would be my very FIRST brush kit. I've started watching tutorials and searching blogs on make up recently and have learned a lot...esp. your youtube vids! Great stuff!

Thanks

Glam-Me-Up said...

Hey!
I would like to win the brushes because I only have a few brushes and I'm just starting my makeup brush collection. I have been looking for a while now and have not been able to find a good deal on brushes. I've found some cheap stores online but I'm scared that they are knockoffs or bad quality.
Thanks!
Gena

indieflick said...

Hello, RenRen!

I have been following you on youtube for quite some time now, and I have to say that it's because of youtubers like you and Ateyaa, another person I follow that I have discovered a love for makeup. I am a 22 year old college student, who,in the matter of months, has become totally obsessed with makeup. Although I am a newbie to the game, I think I am pretty good and am in the process of becoming a make-up artist. My makeup collection is growing(although it has been killing my pockets), however I have no brushes. The good ones are too expensive, so I just use the little applicators that come with the makeup. Receiving this set would be such a blessing to me and right in time for Christmas. Even if I don't get them, though, thank you for turning the inner DIVA on inside of me!

MRS KC said...

I would love to win these brushes because I am just starting out and I love makeup!!!!! I am a subscriber to your youtube channel and I just think you are a awesome makeup artist.

makeup_fetish said...

Hi, Ren! I would absolutely love the brush set. I am trying to break into the makeup artist biz and have some good brushes, but these would just complete the set that I have. Thanks for your blog!

KrystleRos said...

Hi Ren! I would love to win these brushes because they look awesome and I would love to have a set of professional brushes! =) Thank you so much for this giveaway!!

lovetobelieve said...

i would love to win because i'm a huge fan of your blog and i've never won anything in my life. a new set of brushes would be very nice to have. =]

MARIEEEL said...

I want to win these brushes because I LALALOVE make up:) & love finding new techniques but in order to use these techniques you need the RIGHT brushes which are pretty expensive && a MAKEUP ADDICT is hurtin' in this economy:P

Fox said...

Hey Ren :P
I'm leaving this post to enter the contest for the brush give-away. First off, wanna apologize for it taking so long for me to 'officially' sign up to your blog!! Ive been reading it for...almost the whole year now! Theres always something new for me to learn, and I like the fact that you try things out on yourself (although I am sad to hear when they give you an allergic reaction!) and not just 'tell' us stuff.
I do pass on quite a few of your beauty tips to others, and have replicated several looks on models for company promo shoots (just for kicks, really) :) I am an image consultant, not a makeup artist, but have a strong love for art in every form. My favorite medium is acrylic paint -so I have lots of brushes -but not that many for the face! LOL Most of my personal style is abstract -like the avant-garde shoot you did- awesome!
We and all MUAs know how important having the right tools are in order to get desired results! Yay, 4 new brushes! And kudos for the coupon promo code, so I guess if I dont win, I can still score some cool discount-age! Groovy :)
I recently did my own personal MAC and Ulta haul to step my up my makeup game **Love the UDPP and some Smashbox products, but the MediMatte from Cosmedicine works for me as an awesome anti-shine!** So since Ive really been taking my everyday makeup & 'skincare & prevention' techniques more seriously, the new brush set -in that awesome easy-to-care-for brush roll- would be a huge plus to me! Benefits galore! They would feel right at home in my latest investment: One of those giant steel makeup cases by Caboodles! :D

Thanks so much for another cool contest to enter! Keep bloggin' and makeuppin' Chica :)
Tchao Bella!
-Fox

Margarett said...

Hi RenRen!

I would like to win these brushes so that I could give them to my little sister. We both love makeup and I share what I can but I don't have extra brushes to give her. Her husband has not worked in a year and a half, her house is being foreclosed on, she has two kids and is the sole income support for her family. She does not have the money to buy a set for herself and she could use a little Christmas Cheer in her life right now. I hope you pick us!

Merry Christmas!

JayLeeC84 said...

I woul like to win the brushes because what budding artist doesn't need more brushes to add to their kit. Besides that, they look like really good brushes and i'd love to have them.

salina said...

i cant wait to see who wins this!
i come here everyday, and it will be nice if i got an early christmas present from it.
:)
old post >>>>
Hey Ren!
i would love to win because i watch all your videos and im a very devoted subscriber! i think you do an amazing job on makeup. i actually did the mermaid look to school the other day! (note that i am a senior, not a 11 year old trying to win this). a brush set is on my christmas list this year, and it would be a blessing if i won. thank you so much for the oppurtunity! much love
<3
:]

SweetPandaFace said...

I would love to win this so I can add them to my collection and they look great and It would be a good christmas present for myself...

sweetgirlsara said...

Hey renren!
I would LOVE to win the brushes because I don't have many make up brushes and I don't have enough money this year to buy brushes for myself. All my money is either for bills, paying my way through school or Christmas presents. These brushes would help me learn and try new make up looks. Thank you for the chance to win!

vivian mai said...

Hi RenRen i've been following you on your blog and ive watched all your youtube videos. Thanks again for answering all my questions about makeup. Im getting into freelance makeup and I dont have many brushes. I have been looking around for brushes everywhere but im unsure where I should get some. I really think these are the brushes im looking for. I love how theres so many verities and how there not copying mac. I hope to win some

h2oairhead said...

i would like to win this brush set because .. well .. i really own any makeup brushes and have been using my finger :/

Jess said...

hi renren.

i have been a subscriber of yours on youtube for a long while. you are great at what you do. i just recently found your blog and i am OBSESSED! i've been an aspiring makeup artist for a few months now. i plan to do freelance. as i look at your kit and other artists kits and look at the essentials of what i need, i realize that i just do not have the resources. i know that i will have to make sacrifice for certain things and i am willing..however, makeup brushes are just way too expensive. if i could win this brushset then i could be one step closer to my goal and dream of making a career and lifestyle out of what i love. unfortunately i do not have a sob story, i just have the honest truth and that is that, i know that i have the talent for something, but i just can't afford the combinations of a kit.

hailey said...

Hi! I would like these brushes because I'm in middle school so I'm new to makeup.This brush set would help me start my collection of makeup and because the are realy pretty brushes

Kailarl said...

First off, Hi there im Kaila! I know everyone that has left a comment has something important to say and im not saying what I have to say is any more important but I do just want to tell my story. I would absolutely LOVE to win this Makeup Brush set bc Thursday Night at 2AM I was in line at a Mcdonalds with my window down and someone came and opened my door and told me to get into the passenger side and not say a word or he was going to kill me. He then proceeded to drive me off into some dark streets that were unfamiliar he made me give him my money and my phone or he was going to hurt me. Finally after about 5 miles he stopped the car and dropped me off into the night. He took my car along with ALL of my posssesions- My clothes, shoes, makeup, hair products, phone and all of my school supplies. Other than that he took my purse that has my newly purchased MAC makeup brush set that I received for my birthay. I have nothing left! Im not saying this to con anyone, I have the police report and case number to provide proof. Please help me get started by letting my win this makeup brush set. I am currently in school for cosmetology and I absolutely love MAKEUP! Thank you so much for your time! Sincerely, Kaila :)

KJen said...

I would like to win the brushes - they look/sound great and I am in desperate need of new ones. My old brushes are starting to look kind of shabby.

GeeD said...

I would love to win these brushes cause I could really use some since I really can't afford expensive makeup right now and this will really help with my makeup application and so forth

lespoissons13 said...

Hey Renren :)

I'm so glad that your holding this contest for us, your viewers! We love you sooo much, and best of luck to all for this amazing set! :D

Love,
lespoissons13
Maria :)

theeskinnyprittyone. said...

Heyy Ren!
I would love these because i really dont have that many. like..2
i need new ones and these look so awesome!
no one can get enough brushes.
im pretty broke too..
im a budding wanna be makeup artist and i think this would help so much!

judy said...

Hi!!! i want to win because i'm a big fan of elle bang brushes. I always wanted to buy the brushes sets from them but i have to wait until they come down to pasadena, ca on june 25-26 and i cant wait for that! so i'm very excited for these brushes sets. if i win, I would be really happy to use them for a everyday use and buy more brushes because i love make up brushes. thanks. Judy Ho

Selma said...

Hello there, I would like to win these brushes because I don't have any :( and I really like makeup so much

abhishek said...

Hi all,
I want to be a makeup artist . I will win this 16 piece brush set and create astonishing looks.
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abhi
Fashion

Sharon Cheung said...

Hi (: I'd like to win because I do not have any brushes, and I would like them to make putting on make up a lot more convenient. Also, because my parents are extremely frugal, I am not allowed to buy brushes, since it is "unnecessary". It would mean the world to me to finally be able to apply on make up without getting my fingers dirty, or having streaky make up whenever I go out. Please and thank you!