Friday, August 3, 2018

What is this brush for? (Series)

Welcome to a brand new series on my site. Have you ever seen a makeup brush online or is a store and wondered, "What is this brush for?" 

Brands are coming out with new brush shapes all the time. Some of them may be gimmicky,  and some may become new staples in your collection.

The first brush I have chosen for this series is the Smith Cosmetics #220 Eyeshadow Finishing Brush.

This is what it looks like:

At first glance it may look like a large push liner brush. However it is actually intended to blend & buff eyeshadow. The bristles are made out of synthetic mongoose hair, making it soft, yet firm enough to polish an eye look.

I typically use it for more smokey looks. For example, when so am applying color close to the lash line, but I want the edges really blurred and blended, I use this brush in a back and forth motion. It is a nice alternative to a pencil brush when you want something to look a little undone or less precise. 

This is a newer brush to my collection, so I may find more uses for it, but I find it very useful for smokey eyeshadow looks. This brush retails for $24 and is beautifully made.  The length is about the same as a Real Techniques 305 Brush. It feels light, but seems to be made out of high quality materials. I have a feeling this is one of those brushes that will last for years in my kit. 

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹~ Makeup Matters 

Is there a brush you are curious about? Let me know which brush you would like to see next in this series! 

This brush was purchased by me at I do not get paid to write reviews.

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