September 8, 2016

Tarte Tarteist x @NicolConcilio Brush Set Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.


So, I had a few reservations about the Tarte Tarteist x @NicolConcilio Brush Set ($39) simply because I was a bit disappointed with the Tarte Stroke of Midnight Brush Set that released with the Tarte Holiday 2015 Collection. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this new makeup brush set. But I digress, here’s a little more info about the set and I’ll get into my review of the set shortly.

The Tarte Tarteist x @NicolConcilio Brush Set is a limited edition makeup brush set that’s fairly priced and includes six full-size makeup brushes hand selected by Instgram and youTuber, Nicol Concilio. The set is quite hyped and sold out about its debut late last month! It was recently restocked so, for those interested, it is now available at

Here’s a look at the set.


I have many makeup brush sets and I hate to say it but when the Holidays roll around I end up buying more because they are always such a great value. However, most brush sets end up having three or so brushes I use and two or three I end up tossing on the side. Like how many eyebrow spoolies does one girl need? Or slanted eyeliner brushes? I think the good thing about the Tarte Tarteist x @NicolConcilio Brush Set is it represents all aspects of your face and provides a good selection of brushes you’ll likely use daily. The one thing missing from the set is a bag or roll to hold the brushes but I honestly don’t mind as I typically stand my brushes up in a brush cup anyway and toss the bag aside.

You get:

  • Beauty in the Buff Airbuki Foundation Brush
  • Face Framer Powder Brush
  • Fan Girl Fan Brush
  • Smooth Moves Eye Blending Brush
  • Shade Thrower Contouring Eye Brush
  • Smudged Up Shadow Smudge Brush

The $39 price tag works out to $6.50 per brush which to me was an excellent value. Honestly, I thought the Beauty in the Buff Airbuki Foundation brush alone was worth at least $30. Speaking of which, it’s my favorite brush in this set. This a short bristled foundation brush with dense yet soft bristles which you can use to buff creams or liquid foundation or BB Cream into your skin. It gives a smooth, airbrushed appearance! It’s a really excellent brush for sheering out creamier, more pigmented foundations and giving them a beautiful skin-like look and finish. I don’t know how many people remember the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Kabuki Brush but it quite reminds me of that brush!








All the brushes have light yet sturdy handles and the brushes wash well while retaining their shape. The bristles are super soft and I had no issues with shedding. The one brush that gave me a very slight issue was the fan brush which sort of leaned towards one side before and after washing. All the other brushes were excellent and I was very excited with the shadow brushes because they represented three brushes I use quite often! I did find myself wishing they included a blush brushes rather than the Face Framer Powder Brush as I think that might have made the set a little more well rounded.

Overall, the Tarte Tarteist x @NicolConcilio Brush Set was an excellent selection of quality brushes from Tarte. Honestly, I’d buy it for the Beauty in the Buff Airbuki Foundation Brush alone! That’s a solid gold brush pick! If you’re just started out in makeup or you need to add to your brush collection this is an excellent selection of brushes that represent all aspects of your face and eyes. I’d definitely have paid a little more for a set that also included a blush brush but aside from this I loved the set!

Good deal!

The Tarte Tarteist x @NicolConcilio Brush Set is available now at


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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