I am so sorry but this is a post about brushes.
They are awesome brushes but still....it's brushes. And that's a little bit boring.
But here's the thing - when you stumble across brushes that work so amazingly well that you look forward to putting on your make up every morning, you have to share that with someone. And I am sorry but that someone is going to be you...
Meet the Sephora Three.
I got these last week when I paid an unnecessary/necessary visit to the Marina Mall branch. I picked up that Too Faced La Creme lipstick, MUFE Smoky Lash mascara (I hereby vow to never leave you again!) and these three brushes. Did I need these brushes? No. I love my MAC/Sigma/Real Techniques mix but after trying them I want to tell all my friends to go and get them anyway.
First up, number 58. This is the PRO Precision Foundation brush. And it is awesome.
It covers areas well but also allows you the necessary precision to apply product in those niggly, hard to cover places - around the nose/under the eyes etc. It works well to lay and blend even the thickest of formulations (Clarins Extra Comfort for instance) and also manages to make them look natural. Prior to this I was using the Real Technique Buffing Brush - also fantastic but this just makes everything look that teensy more flawless.
The 57. Otherwise known as the PRO Airbrush Concealer. This is the business. I use this with my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - AKA the best concealer known to man/woman. I have tried the whole MAC 224 for under the eye but when you try this there is absolutely NO comparison. Airbrush is such an overused word in the makeup industry but here I forgive it - if you want natural, beautifully flawless under eyes you need this brush ..... and oodles of Collection 2000.
Finally, the 24 or the PRO Smoky Liner. I love this because I am in a phase of smoking out my liner and while the MAC 219 does a decent job, this does it better. It's more precise, it doesn't require as much work. I am currently debating buying more 24's - one for inner corner and one for crease work - because this type of brush gets me excited!
OK so I promise that is brush talk over with. I was always a bit snooty about Sephora own brand stuff, dismissing it and thinking that it's probably not as great as MAC et al. This experience just proves me very, very WRONG.
Brush lovers - tell me what your favourites are? :)