However just because I wasn't here don't think I wasn't thinking about you guys! I went to Boots and used some vouchers I had and did a bit of shopping (all for you guys of course) and I've got a couple of new things to review on here this week!
|T-B: Duo Fibre Eye Brush, Duo-Fibre Contour Brush, Duo Fibre Face Brush|
This post is about one of the things I got which I have been wanting for so, so, so long; the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Collection. Now if I'm honest I'm a huge believer in applying makeup with your hands (just make sure to wash them after otherwise you'll get weird thumb prints all over your phone as I found out this morning) but there are some things I like a good brush for. Recently I've been trying (and, if I'm being 100% honest here, not really succeeding) to master contouring, but the brushes I was using were way to big so I was having to try and squash them into a contouring type shape and then try and apply the bronzer to my face in a way that didn't make me look like I had 2 o'clock shadow, in other words it wasn't the best. Because of this I've been looking for a contouring brush and a brush to blend all the strange contouring lines into my face a little better than my hands can.
I also absolutely love creating new eyeshadow looks but the brushes I use for putting colour into the crease and blending are pretty old now, and kind of scratchy (but have held up very well considering I bought them for £1 about four years ago) so I figured I should treat myself to a new blending brush too. Thus this set was perfect because it covered all the bases really; the contour brush for...well contouring, the face brush for blending and the eye brush for blending out the crease.
The first thing I noticed about these is just how gorgeously soft they are! I mean before I even did my makeup with them I just sat for like 5 mins rubbing them against my face because they just feel so lovely to use. I have only ever used the expert face brush from Real Techniques before which is very dense and therefore doesn't feel as soft so I don't know if its the 'Duo Fibres' that make them so soft or just Real Techniques brushes in general but whatever it is it works.
Getting over the softness to how well they actually work I've got to say I really like them. The contouring brush makes life so much easier than me (I'm still not brilliant but at least now I can't blame the tools). It allows me to apply the colour really precisely and is the perfect size to create and work within hollows of the cheeks (of which I sadly have none naturally).
The face brush too is really lovely. It blends my contouring out nicely and something I really like about it is how light it is for such a huge brush considering both my expert face brush and Ecotools blusher brushes are both smaller and comparatively heavier.
I do really like the eye brush as well. It is the perfect size to fit perfectly into the crease and it blends out colour beautifully. The only thing is I'm not as in love with this one as I was with the others because I am adjusting to a new eye makeup application routine and it is a very different brush from the ones I used for so long and it's a bit like a break-up; I'm just finding it hard to move on with my new, better brush when the old one keeps calling me back with open arms.
However my personal brush problems aside I think these brushes are just awesome! The fact that they are white on the end is nice for cleaning because you can actually see when they're clean and (according to Boots online) the bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty free which is great. They are limited edition though so I don't know how much longer they'll be available for so if you're interested hurry!
Let me know if you guys have tried these before and keep an eye out for my posts reviewing the rest of my mini makeup haul!