I noticed yesterday that I had a handful of new brushes which I thought I would address in a single blog post, they are all relatively inexpensive and I’ve been trying them out over the last few weeks.
Moxi Makeup brushes are a new brand on my radar and I have been trying out all five of their brushes (I forgot to photograph one), they’re beautiful to look at and start at a very reasonable £8. There are three brushes I love from this collection the Double-ended brush (which I didn’t photograph), Taklon foundation brush and the Flat top angled brush which are all soft and work beautifully but my stand out has to be the Double-ended brush. The other two however aren’t quite as nice, the Goat Hair Powder brush is okay but could be a little softer and I just do not understand the Angled Eyeliner brush at all.
I wouldn’t say I love the entire Liz Earle Colour range but the brush range is actually quite impressive. I love the clear plastic handles too, it looks sleek without being the same as every other brush. The Eye Colour Brush is great for packing on colour but the other two are stand out products. The Eyebrow Brush is my favourite as it has both things that I need, a brow spoolie and an angled brush perfect for applying powder to the brows. The Blend & Contour Brush also can not be beaten for the prize, it’s cut beautifully and is great for both applying colour to the crease and blending eyeshadow.
Zoeva brushes seem to be becoming more an more popular and just by looking at them you can see why, they are beautifully made and super soft. I must admit that these brushes are so perfectly white that I was almost a little scared to use them. The Luxe Face Finish brush is beautiful for any sort of setting powder and not too dense which helps avoid any over applying. The Luxe Sheer Cheek is quite thin so ideal for contouring as well as applying product to the apples of the cheek. The Smokey Eye shader is equally as good especially if you are using cream shadows and the Precision Shader would work just as well on the lips as the eyes. I am currently dreaming about the Luxe Face Definer, that’s definitely a brush I need in my life.
Since I love double ended brushes (if don’t well) I was excited to give this new Kiko Face Duo brush from the Life in Rio Collection a go. The foundation brush is really nothing special, just a standard synthetic one but at the other end there is a angled brush like I’ve never seen before. As you can hopefully tell from the first photo it’s fairly flat before going into an angle, this is great for you girls that like me love a contour but it is fairly easy to get two contour line down the face if not blended very carefully.
I have some amazing cheap elf brushes but the Elf Small Stipple Brush seems to be pretty average. It sheds more than I’d expect a brush to and isn’t very soft but is the perfect size for a cream blush or a pigmented blusher that you want to apply lightly.