I entered a giveaway for the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection on the Style Spy. It’s a Canadian fashion online publication founded by Erica Lam. They have various contributors from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
I’m very thankful to have one these brushes, here they are:
- 102 Small Foundation Kabuki ($41)
- 132 Powder Flat Kabuki ($55)
- 150 Precision Blush Brush ($46)
- 232 Medium Precision Crease Brush ($32)
- 262 Angled Eyeliner Brush ($28)
- 300 Lip Brush ($24)
I gave the #150 Precision Blush Brush to my mom since I already have it in my collection.
102 Small Foundation Kabuki
The 102 Small Foundation Kabuki is a small, dense, tapered round kabuki brush for precise application. At first glance, this brush seems perfect for cream products, particularly for blending concealer in the under eye area. I’m not sure if there is a defect with mine, but I’ve washed it a few times and it feels slightly oily. Fortunately, this only happened with one of my brushes.
132 Powder Flat Kabuki
The 132 Powder Flat Kabuki is a flat, rounded brush meant for sculpting the face. This is not a densely packed brush, the bristles are soft and bend when pressed on the face. It reminds me of a fan brush, but with a different shape. I like it for dusting off excess powder, because it will not disturb the rest of your makeup in doing so. It also works well at applying a light hand of bronzer or a highlighter.
150 Precision Blush Brush
I received a PR sample of the 150 Precision Blush Brush in the past and there is a review up for it. This brush has straight and wavy fibers. I like to use this as a contouring brush and because of it’s synthetic bristles, it works well with cream products. You could even use it for cream blush or even for liquid or cream foundation.
232 Medium Precision Crease Brush
The 232 Medium Precision Crease Brush is a long and thin brush with straight fibers and a tapered, pointed tip. I’m sorry to say that I have not gotten much use from this brush. I much prefer using the 214 Small Precision Crease Brush. I feel like the bristles are too long and I’m not able to work well with the tapered point.
262 Angled Eyeliner Brush
The 262 Angled Eyeliner Brush is an angled brush used for quick, even eyeliner application. It’s larger than other angled brush, but it is not overly thick. The most similar brush I have in my collection is the Real Techniques brow brush, which is thicker and not as soft. I’ve tried this brush with my Essence gel eyeliner and it helps me make the perfect dramatic wing with minimal effort!
300 Lip Brush
The 300 Lip Brush has a flat and square-shape with an angled edge. I didn’t think much of it when I first saw it, but I love it now. It helps define the lips, particularly when you are using dark lipstick. I use the square edge of this brush to create crisp edges when I’m wearing burgundy, purple or vibrant red lipstick.
This brush was featured in my How to Wear Dark Lipstick post.
The stand outs for me were the 300 Lip Brush and the 262 Angled Eyeliner Brush. I’m going to give the 102 Small Foundation Kabuki another good wash, because I truly think it works nicely under the eye. The 232 Medium Precision Crease Brush was the only one that disappointed me.
Special thanks to Make Up For Ever and the Style Spy for holding a giveaway.
Have you tried any of the brushes from the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Collection? What do you think?
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