In my recent visit to the MAC Pro Store I grabbed one of the Pro brushes that I had been curious for a while. The MAC brush 205 is a small synthetic fan brush that is intended to be used to apply mascara.
As you can see above, there are two lenghts of bristles, and to me the short ones feel stiffer than the long ones.
If I am honest, when I kept seeing posts praising the powers of the Nuxe Rêve de Miel balm I was a bit skeptical. Could a balm really be that good?
Then I spotted it in my local chemist’s and I could not resist the temptation. There was some kind of 20 anniversary edition thing going on, but I grabbed the one that seemed to be the original formula.
For some time now I have been decluttering my stash of lower quality products, those that did not work for me or simply those that for any reason I did not reach for.
In the case of the ones featured in this post, we could consider them my training wheels, as I am putting aside to give away or throw away some brushes that I bought when I first started and a cheap basic palette that has allowed me to play with different colours without breaking the bank.
Kiko has some decent brushes and at affordable prices. They have both permanent and limited edition brushes, which are worth a look if you are in the market for basic brushes (specially if you take advantage of the frequent sales).
Above are pictured the face 102 brush and two limited edition brushes. The powder brush is quite dense, works well to blend powder on the face but is scratchy. I have found nicer substitutes to this one.