I’m pretty sure that Disney’s The Little Mermaid was the first or one of the first films I saw at the cinema. I was 6 years old when it was released and I still remember to this day being totally in awe of Ariel. As a 6 year old, I thought a 16 year old mermaid was very grown up and she was kinda my idol – to be fair every Disney princess since then has been my idol too. I legit, just want to be a princess.
Even before The Little Mermaid came out I was a massive fan of Disney and had videos (tapes not DVDs!) at home of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella and more, that I would put on repeat and never get bored of.
So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that the babes at Spectrum were launching a collection of makeup brushes in conjunction with Disney’s The Little Mermaid! Because come on… We all know that makeup products not only need to act the part, but they need to look it too.
Spectrum’s x Disney collection consists of the Ariel brush set, Ursula brush set, Little Mermaid makeup bags and the Dinglehopper set which is what I’m here today to talk to you about.
I’m very fortunate and have quite a few of the Spectrum collection brush sets and I love them all. Their quality is amazing and they look super pretty. All of the sets I currently own are what I would describe as the traditional fluffy brush sets, so this is why I was so keen to try the Dinglehopper brushes as they are an oval set – a brush type I’ve never yet tried.
The Spectrum X Disney Dinglehopper set consists of a foundation, blush, contour, highlighter and concealer brush. They have silver handles made from plastic and feel very light in the hand. The heads of the brushes are compact velvety synthetic fibres, oval in shape and vary in size depending on what it’s being used for.
You use the brushes in circular motions on the face which really rubs the product well into your skin. Because the product is rubbed into your skin rather than sitting on top, I felt as though I was using more product than normal but it did leave me with a very natural flawless base. Because of the technique used it’s hard to build up any coverage, so if I wanted more coverage I would use a beauty sponge on certain areas to gentle tap more on.
After using the Spectrum X Disney Dinglehopper brushes for a while I realised that I’m not a fan using the brushes for anything other than applying foundation. I don’t think it has anything to do with these brushes in particular, just my personal preference with how I use oval brushes. I prefer a fan brush for highlighter and a beauty sponge for concealer and contouring. So for me the set isn’t great vaue for money as I only use about 2 of the brushes in the set. I think I would have been more suited to the Ariel or Ursula set – bet hey you don’t know these things until you try them right.
I used two of these Dinglehopper brushes before I photographed them (as I was so eager!) and as much as I tried to clean them to get them back to tip top condition for the photographs it was so hard – you can clearly see the 2 brushes I’m talking about in these photos – they are a bugger to clean and the bristles seemed to fade when washed too.
If you’ve already used oval brushes and love them, and use them for multiple uses other than just foundation then I’d definitely recommend them. If however like me you aren’t so keen on oval brushes, then opt for one of the other brush sets as I think you will get much more use out of them.
What I must say is that what I love so much about the Spectrum babes is the ethos of their company – All brushes in the Spectrum X Disney collection are Vegan and cruelty free, and as part of 1% of the revenue generated from sales goes towards cleaning up plastics in the ocean. Well done Spectrum!
The Spectrum X Disney Dinglehopper brush set costs £64.99 and can be purchased here.
What do you think of the Spectrum X Disney collection?
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