I resisted and resisted these brushes because I have a small bristly army of beauty tools at this stage - but after seeing them in action in YouTube video after YouTube video I, perhaps inevitably, caved.
There are a variety of different sets and brushes on offer so, after a bit of humming and hawing, I went for the Travel Essentials set, which comes with three brushes in a handy case: the domed shadow brush, essential foundation brush and multi task brush.
Now, for the good news: I picked them up on iHerb for the bargainous price of $17.99 or €13.43, which is probably the cheapest I’ve seen them. If you fancy a little somethin’ somethin’, I got a gift code to share which is worth up to $10.00 off any order by a first-time customer; just pop in HGL333 at checkout.
Synthetic, cruelty free and pleasingly presented, these really are fab little brushes that are easy to use and to carry about on a day to day basis. They arrived quickly and I’ve been using them pretty much constantly ever since…just not for the purposes for which they were originally intended!
The lovely Pixiwoo sisters, not to mention Tanya Burr and Ireland’s own gorgeous Orla from Makeup Over Mind, have all used the domed shadow brush in their videos, to apply concealer. Having tried it, I can’t imagine concealing in any other way – it’s bloody brilliant. It blends the product perfectly under the eyes for a much more perfected finish than any other method that I’ve tried.
The multitask brush is also getting daily use, to buff in my Bourjois bronzing base. This is my favourite contouring method right now and this big fluffy brush gives a much more natural effect than the MAC 188 I was using before. Plus, there's been zero shedding, whereas the MAC brush sheds like a bugger!
Have you tried these brushes and which ones would you recommend I go for next? Oh – and if you do use that discount code, let me know what you picked up! You know I’m nosy like that…