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29 February 2016

Beauty Review: The Glam Clam by Spectrum Collections

Spectrum Glam Clam review
OK so I'm about six months late to the party and the world and their mother seems to have one but I finally got my hands on the Glam Clam brush set by Spectrum Collections. It's been sold out for a long time but patience proved to be a virtue and I finally gave in and ordered myself this little beauty...

Spectrum Glam Clam blog postSpectrum Glam Clam set
I'm sure plenty of you have seen this before but I couldn't resist sharing some pretty photos of this glorious clam. For those of you who have your eyes closed for the last year, Spectrum Collections is a cosmetics brush brand who specialise in beautifully bold, vegan and cruelty free makeup brushes, applicators and tools. They combine mermaid-worthy ombres, pastelles with quality materials to create some stunningly beautiful brushes for makeup lovers.

Spectrum Glam Clam brushes case
Spectrum Glam Clam brushes
What I love about this set, besides LOOKING AT IT, is the fact that it contains just the essentials. I've accumulated a lot of brushes over the years; with one of my most prized possessions being a professional set of MAC brushes my dad got me when I was about eighteen. However, some of my brushes have never even been used before. More to the point, I'm not even sure I know what they're intended use is. I stick to the basics and this set totally gets that. 

All of Spectrum Collection’s brushes are hand finished, vegan and animal friendly - composed of a seemingly very high quality synthetic hair which makes them super soft and easier to clean. The Glam Clam is somewhat of a signature piece; a faux-leather shell clutch containing their 10 best selling brushes, each with rose gold detailing and ombre coloured bristles. 

Glam Clam Review
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The set includes - 

A Flat Top Buffer - for quick applying liquid foundation
A Large Domed Powder - for evenly applying powders and bases
A Small Angled Blush - for eyeliner and fine detailed work
A Buffing Concealer - for concealing under-eye and minor imperfections
A Large Fluffy Shader -  to apply your base colour before building shade and contouring 
A Tall Tapered Blender - to blend out colour or build up shade in the contours of the eye
A Small Angled Blender - to create a contoured eye, add shading or highlight to the inner corners
An Angled Brow - for creating a defined, sculpted brow line
A Lip Liner - for...lining your lips. Obviously.
And finally, a Fine Detailer - for small detail work on the eyes or lips

Spectrum glam clam brushes review
As of yet, I've seen absolutely no loose or stray hairs and the bristles are so soft that they make for quick and easy application. I find that they also bunch together so carry the product so you can take them on the go with you, without having to take the blush or eyeshadow with you.

Overall, the Glam Clam is easily my favourite beauty purchase in along time. The brushes are absolutely beautiful and better yet, excellent quality - the perfect replacement for my Real Techniques. If I had to change one thing, I think just a few of the brushes could be a little firmer for applying bronzer or blush but, other than that I can't fault them. I certainly think they are worth the investment for quality, long lasting brushes that look great on your Instagram. Priced at £59.99, The Glam Clam is available from The Spectrum Collections website but grab it quick as they go out of stock pretty fast.

That's it for another beauty review - have you ever tried Spectrum Collection brushes before? What do you think of the Glam Clam? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave them below. 

Until next time,



  1. Omg they are the most beautiful brushes I have ever seen!


    1. Haha I know - I'm almost too scared to even use them but they're great! x

  2. These brushes are gorgeous! I have quite the collection of make up brushes too, I just love having so many in beautiful colours! Plus this bag, makes saving up for these so worth it! Great review and I am now lusting after these! :)

    1. I know - the bag really sold it for me but the design of them and quality is everything. So glad they finally came back in stock and that I gave in to my better judgement haha x

  3. these are so freaking beautiful! I want!
    Makeup Crimes we have committed in the past! ow.ly/YMxXe @FemaleBloggerRT #blogginggals #bbloggers

    1. Haha I know - theyre one of those items that just set off all the alarm bells that you NEED them x

  4. I have been lusting after these brushes for months! They're so pretty and I've heard lots of great things about them!

    1. Same here! I wanted them for my birthday last year but they were sold out for so long and then I went on the site a few weeks ago just for fun and realized they were in stock and no one was doing anything about it! So I sort of panic bought them haha I'm so glad I did now though xx

  5. These are very pretty, Sophie. What a beautiful set of brushes and such lovely photography of them. I'd never heard of this brand before, are they from the UK?

    Ashley Christie xx

    1. Thanks so much :) I'm really trying to work on my photography tbh - I still feel like it's not really there yet. Maybe with a better camera? I think they are soley UK based but I think they do US delivery too - thanks hun x

  6. Those brushes are absolutely beautiful, I need them in my life!

    Raeanne (http://raechic.com)

  7. These are incredible! I got a pink one in my birch box this month and now I want them all! It's so bad for my bank balance. Beautiful photos honey

    Aimee ox

    1. Aw yeah I saw they were doing that. Honestly, I love their brushes although I'm scared to ruin any of them haha x


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