There's no denying that we have the biggest range of make-up brushes and sponges available ever, with all manner of shapes and textures, buffers and blenders at our disposal. But with some luxury face brushes priced between £60 - £80 for a SINGLE brush, it can be a bit daunting to know where to start. That's why brands such as Brush Works are so accessible, with their range starting from just £4.99, allow for experimentation as you collect your perfect set.
I was recently sent a selection of tools to help paint on my silly face, and was incredibly impressed by all of them - especially considering their lower price points. For a start, the brushes are hand cut into shape, and made from Taklon bristles which are soft on the skin and perfect for both liquid and cream products. I love a good synthetic brush because it means the product will be guaranteed vegetarian, if not vegan, with the Brush Works range being certified vegan friendly and allergy free. The handles are easy to grip, with the black and purple design looking both pretty and sleek. And they have a fluffy white finish to the bristles, which helps to remind us to clean them frequently!
I got off to a good start with the foundation brush, finding that it was everything I wanted it to be. I had kept my expectations in check considering the price point, but this was easily as good as a more expensive version. It got major plus points for not sucking up the product, with the synthetic hairs allowing the foundation to stay on the tips rather than absorbing it. It's perfect for applying cream or liquid foundation, with a great shape ideal for patting under the eyes and working into creases.
For a range where the products cost less than a lunchtime treat, they honestly knocked my socks off. Pretty, practical and multi-use, I cannot recommend them enough whether you're just starting out, or a seasoned brush wielder.
You can purchase the complexion sponges here, and the brushes from here.
Until next time,