Review: Royal and Langnickel Silk Pro 12 Piece Eco-Friendly Brush Set

Disclaimer: Items provided for review.

The full name of this brush set is the Royal & Langnickel Pro Greenline Eco-Friendly Brush Set 12 Piece Silk…sheesh is that a mouthfull! I really think that name needs to be shortened just a tad.

I really should have reviewed on this one ages ago. I was given this one to try out at IMAT’S London last year and I’ve been testing them out ever since, so you could say I’ve had an extra long time to test them out.

When I first was given these I’ll admit the price made me put them through quite a lot of abuse to really test them, and they held up marvelously!


  • £79.99
  • Eco Friendly
  • Bamboo handles
  • Synthetic hair
  • Chrome-plated ferrules
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan

If I hadn’t been told that the hairs were synthetic I would have though they were reall hair. So incredibly soft! I can honestly say the softness is comparable to the Hakuhodo brushes and that’s an increadibly high standard!

I’ve used these for over six months so I’ve really had time to figure out all the pro’s a cons. Lets start with the cons as it will be quite a short list.

  • One thing I noticed is that the case cannot get wet or the cork tends to rise and buckle.

As that’s the end of my list of cons! (Seriously!)

So lets just cover this in bullet points…

  • They don’t shed. If it does then it’s only one or two hairs at most.
  • LOVE the shape of the handles. The fact that they thin out at the ends make them really comfortable to hold.
  • Practical sturdy case.
  • Really good selection of brushes. The only one I’m not to fond of is the flat liner but that’s just personal preference.
  • Easy to clean

After I’d used these for so long and found almost no faults with them I decided to do the maths and if you divide the cost up between each brush it ends up being around £6-£7 per brush.

As you can see I have nothing bad really to say about these brushes. While they’re not the kind of brushes that you can just rush out and buy on a whim they are professional quality and are what I would consider investment brushes.

You can purchased them here.

What do you think about the price? Worth it or not?

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Before I start this review I just want to say one thing, my review of these brushes do not change the fact that the Pixiwoo sisters are one of my favorite gurus to watch on you tube, and gurus who I have learned so much from. What ever my opinion on these brushes that does not change the fact that I very much respect the Pixiwoo sisters and will continue to watch their videos.

The first thing that made me want to buy these is that fact that the handles were purple.

Lol yes, I know that’s pretty shallow but I have an unhealthy fascination with that colour, and seeing as I needed to find a eyeshadow blending brush to replace my much loved SS224 which is now discontinued I figured I’d try them out and support a fellow You Tuber if I did like them.

Now I might was well cut to the chase, I don’t really like these brushes.

When I first opened the box I thought they looked good but after playing around with them for a bit I have several problems with these brushes, so I’m going to go through them one by one.

With this brush the thing that bothered me is the fact that there aren’t a tone of hairs in the ferrule. As you can see there is a lot of spare space and that allows for water to easily travel up the brush when you’re washing it and as a result the brush does not tend to last too long.

Also I found this brush a bit rough, especially near the eye area. Now to be fair I have incredibly sensitive eyes so that might just be me.

There isn’t much to say about the delux crease brush, it had less of a gap between the hairs and the ferrule which was good. But as with all of the brushes they feel a bit delicate and not very robust.

The brow brush had a similar issue to the accent brush. Quite a gap in the ferrule and was also quite thick. Initially I thought it was meant to be an eyeliner brush but it was way to thick to be used for eyeliner, as a brow brush I just thought it was impractical as anyone with thin brows would find it quite tricky to use.

If you made a mistake with this brush it would be quite hard to correct had you used a dark colour.

The base brush I inititally thought was quite a good brush, it was packed quite nicely in the ferrule and quite soft. But again, felt too delicately made.

Obviously there were no problems with the hairs being loose in the ferrule but this brush is just no good for eyeliner. It’s too thick and I found it quite pointy and tough to use near the eyes.

After washing:

Washing these brushes was the nail in the coffin for me. Any product you use with these brushes tends to collect at the base of the brush and even after washing them 4 times there was still product at the bottom.

As far as the case goes it was a good idea but it feels cheaply made and they only really fit the brushes that came in the set. If you bought all 3 sets of brushes you would not be able to fit all the brushes in one case, and you would have to carry all three cases around with you which would just be impractical.

Some people had mentioned that they thought the coloured handles made the brushes look tacky, and as far as that goes I have to dissagree. I thought having the coloured handles was a good idea as recently I was working on a fashion show and the room was very badly lit, it was quite hard to see my brushes. If my brushes had been colour coded it would have been so much easier to see which brush I wanted.

Pros :
  • Affordable
  • Cruelty Free
  • Not robust at all.
  • Hard to wash
  • Not very practical
  • Loose in the ferrule
  • I don’t think they would be very long lasting

Unfortunately I just can’t recommend these brushes, They just feel flimsy (hollow in the middle) and are not brushes I would consider investing in.

Again I would just like to repeat what I said earlier, I am a huge fan of the Pixiwoo sisters and this in no way changes my opinion of them being amazing makeup artists.