Good Morning, Good Week y’all.
This morning let’s talk brushes. I was sent a set of newly launched 100% Vegan brushes from beauty brand B. B. is sold exclusively in Superdrug and is a company focused on using natural-er ingredients that are cruelty free. This cannot be a bad thing, right? I’ve been thinking of becoming vegan and I am not finding it easy (mainly because I eat so much with others who bring me WHOLE CHICKENS) – but bit by bit I am making my changes.
Anyway. These brushes.
Each brush is made from Taklon bristles and feels quite fancy as they each come in a box! Even MAC brushes don’t come in a box!
Firstly to look at, no I can’t say these are sexy brushes. The handle is grey and plastic, it feels solid but I can’t say it’s like holding a Charlotte Tilbury brush. Maybe if the handles were black or a different colour they’d be sexier. I do favour the plastic as recently I’ve found wooden handles if not made perfectly will peel away which is not good.
I’ve said it many times but I’ll say it once more; I collected many good brushes years ago so I no longer buy a brush unless it’s something I don’t have or is interesting. Buy good brushes, then you don’t need to keep replacing them folks! These days you can easily get decent brushes for £10, back in the olden days I purchased Nars, MAC and Shu Uemura because the high street ones were so bad for moulting.
1. Blend – my favourite brush. (£8.99)
I love a dense flat top brush and this one is quite small which I like – you can really buff it in nicely, around the nose etc.
It can be used with liquids and powders and it’s a bit of a staple brush – it’s smaller than my go to brush from Real Techniques and I like it as I don’t apply foundation all over anyway (if I can help it).
No moulting and the hairs are even.
2. Flat Contour Brush (£8.99)
I have a similar one like this from Lottie London which I love review here.
This one is a fluffier version of it which in my mind spreads the contour a bit too widely. Not that I am saying you should have stripes across your face but it’s almost a bit too fluffy – but if you are new to contour, if you want a very very soft look, this could be your thing. I do use this but not for contour, just for general buffing.
3. Eye Contour Brush £8.99
This is a fluffy super soft blending brush for the eye crease. If you are missing this brush from your collection then this is a very decent one indeed. Having said that, this is quite a common brush for people to own and if I were choosing brushes I would probably buy a set with a few eyeshadow options? That’s just me.
4. Fan Brush (£8.99 – I should’ve just written all brushes are £8.99)
God these take me back. Who uses fan brushes anyway…it what I would’ve said a year ago. But with this highlighter obsession, these brushes are pretty good for a bit of precision highlight. This is quite a thin, precision one so it depends if you want one that you can use down the bridge of your nose etc. or something fluffier for your cheekbones. I’d prefer something fluffier but I am glad to have this in my collection anyway.
Also in the range is eyebrow stencils, eyelash curlers (£4.99 each) and a double ended eyebrow spoolie/brush (yes £8.99).
See the full range here.