We talk about a lot of stuff on here. A lot of reviews. I rarely take you thru my tricks/shortcuts. Recently I got to use a new brush set and contour kit sent from The Vanity Planet. The brush set is a 15 piece brush set, cruelty free with Premium Synthetic Bristles, wooden handles of Brichwood and very light weight.
Here's a description from the company about the quality of the Bristles:
"Made with Premium Synthetic Bristles, the brushes have a silky soft feel and are cruelty free. This particular material is not highly absorbent, so it’s great for applying cream and liquid-based products, as it allows for precise, smooth, and streak-free application"
My first tip is having this in the brush roll alone is the best thing ever. It's a good quality faux leather brush roll that I will take traveling every single time. Also it's the best option to keep your brushes sanitary and safe so they don't get damaged. Same goes for the contour kit. I imagine it's amazing to travel with too due to how sturdy the metal packaging is.
The other thing that I find so useful is that there are shader brushes of lots of different sizes from short, to longer, to more dense but basically they're all flat which is ideal for loose pigments. I'm telling you Mehron Mixing liquid to dip your brush in and get into the pigment next. Amazing. You don't even have to use it that way you can use the damp brush and use on a regular foiled shadow or duochrome and have such an intense look because these brushes are stiff enough to do that. Think MAC shader brush but better. The smaller ones are great for getting close the the lower lash line, smudging liner, and also applying shimmer to the inner corner or doing a brow bone hightlight. The round liner brush is something that I use for Lit Cosmetics glitter glue and glitter application. It's the perfect size for that and I had been using a lip brush for that because of the precision it gives (insert laughing emoji) now I don't have to.
The short brush especially are great for small contour tricks. So using the contour kit by Makeover Essentials and the "smudging brush" I get the most precise nose contour known to man. Also it's ideal for shading around the lips to make them appear a bit more full by applying a contour shade under the bottom lip. Kandee Johnson has some great videos for that. Also one of J Lo's hacks is applying a contour shade lightly in the cupids bow because shadow gives you more depth. The more depth you have on a certain area the more pronounced the areas around it are. So in this case to apply it to the cupids bow (very lightly) with a small brush like this would make you lips look a a little fuller than without that. So there's something different than always seeing everyone highlight the cupids bow, which is fine as well.
When I apply my powder the flat top stippling brush is the way to go if you want a heavier powder application. The Powder/Blush brush are ideal is you're more into buffing your powder in like myself. Wayne Goss has a video that shows a method by a differnt artist and it's an absolute work of art. It's very airbrushed and it's just a lot of buffing the skin with a brush like this. Plus it's so soft if won't be anything less than a pleasure.
Often times with shrot kabuki brushes I like to use them to apply self tanners. These are easy to clean and work very well with all formuals so it's really nice for areas that tend to get messed up like neck, hands, ears, face, etc.
Angled brushes are often looked at like blush brushes but I actually love them for contour, and bronzer as well. It fits right underneath the cheek bone so well and turning it so it's paralleled with the jaw line makes it do lost of the work for you.
Another good tip is if you're into makeup art and detailing, little brushes and lip brushes are your best friend. You don't always need a special set of body painting brushes to get the job done. God knows I don't go that route.
Finally my last tip is using a fan brush to contour a super scultped cheek but goes on lightly due to the fact that a fan brush just isn't that dense. If you don't know what fan brushes tend to be used for, it's for highlight mostly and also dusting off excess powders. Highlight is the more popular option though. They are kinda hard to get used to when using them but especially for highlight it's a real joy to use.
Just to be clear, no matter what a brush says it's supposed to be used for don't hesistate to experiment with it for other things. As I like to say: makeup doesn't have rules. So use them however you want.
The set includes:
includes: 1 Roll-Out Case
15 Brushes cruelty free and faux leather brush roll:
1. Kabuki Brush - to apply mineral powder
2. Powder/Blush Brush - to apply powder foundation and blush
3. Flat Top Stippling Brush - to apply light powder or creamy products
4. Angled Contour Brush - for blending and contouring
5. Liquid Foundation Brush - to apply liquid foundation
6. Large Fan Brush - to apply blush, blending, highlights, and for brushing off excess powder
7. Concealer Brush - for concealing a concentrated area
8. Medium Blender - for blending
9. Smudging Brush - to smudge specific area of a smoky eye
10. Crease Shader - for controlled application of shadow on eye creases
11. Large Domed Shader - to shade powders and moisturizer-based products
12. Precision Concealer - to apply concealer to small, targeted areas
13. Rounded Liner Brush - for applying cream eyeliner products
14. Angled Lining Brush - for precise eyeliner application
15. Lip Liner Brush with cap - to apply lip liner for a smooth contour
Vanity Planet was so kind to offer you guys a discount as well. So follow this link http://bit.ly/2qfBrAH and use code "BBPalette70" to get 70% off. That's right 70% off.
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