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Monday, May 12, 2014

BornPretty Tapered Foundation Brush | Review

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Hey all! I was lucky enough to be sent this cute pink brush from the BornPretty Store to review. It has a similar design to those from Real Techniques with synthetic bristles. This brush is also available in blue and gold. This is a tapered foundation brush in case you were wondering, however I feel it would work well for cream or liquid face products such as blushes, bronzer highlighters, you know those things. It took me about a month to receive my items, but they are coming from Asia, Singapore or HK, and for free shipping, what's a bit of wait right?

BornPretty Store Tapered Foundation Brush

First off, this brush is of medium density, it feels very sturdy and has a good weight to it. Despite appearing to be metal (perhaps aluminium), it's not uncomfortable in the hand. I love the rubberised grip at the bottom too, because if my hand is a bit oily, there's not much slippage. I didn't notice any strange smell when I took it out of the packaging, which is a great thing, but I did notice that the bristles were very soft. They felt like butta! I washed this brush before use and I was amazed at how quickly it dried, it about 2 hours on a sunny day and it was ready to roll.

BornPretty Store Tapered Foundation Brush

When it comes to application, this brush falls short just a bit. I realised I needed more foundation that I had used with my flat paddle foundation brush. However, the finish is flawless! You don't have to be an expert to achieve streak-free coverage, which I really appreciate and it doesn't take a long time to get my entire face covered either. But using twice as much product... that's bit much for me as I want to make the most of my product.

I'm always lazy about washing my brushes weekly (or between uses, though I really should), but I can say from the time I got this brush, washed it and used it, I've seen no shed hairs. That's saying a lot about this brush's quality, especially when it's just $5.99USD (on special). I cannot compare the quality to that of the original Real Techniques brushes though as I've never owned or used them.


BornPretty Store Tapered Foundation Brush

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Sturdy and cute design
  • Good weight
  • No Shedding (so far)
  • Flawless, streak-free finish
  • Soft but dense bristles
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Brush soaks up product (making me have to use more)
  • Shipping time could be a doozy (but it's free and they actually ship to Barbados)

The Raw Sugar:

I am definitely happy with this brush, for one it's cute and it gives me outstanding results. Like I said before, I'm not too pleased about the need to use more product with this brush, but that's just me penny-pinching.

Where to Purchase:

If you want to pick up this brush too, BPS has given me a coupon code to share with you guys for 10% their already affordable store. They have makeup brushes, palette, nail art stuff... the works! Thank you again Alicia from BornPretty :).



Disclaimer: This product was provided by the BornPretty Store for review purposes. However, my opinion is in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

2 comments:

  1. Looks so much like the Real Techniques its mad! Lovely blog post x x

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