I want to tell you about a makeup brush that is not only very nice but also incredibly useful! Namely this one from Real Techniques for eye shadow!
Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection consists of luxurious and fine makeup brushes with incredibly fine metal handles. They are available in silver which are brushes for eye makeup, in gold which are brushes for base make-up, and in rose gold which are brushes for finishes, ie e.g. blush and contouring.
Look so nice:
The makeup brush 200 Oval Shadow which I was going to show you today is described as follows on Eleven.se:
"This eye shadow brush gives you perfect coverage for your eye shadows and leaves a nice result every time."
So it is an eyeshadow brush but I actually use it for the face as well, which is why I think it is so useful and worth acquiring :)
To the face - I use it the most for my mineral concealer (Yag mineral Covers Purple), it is the perfect size for dabbing in medium-sized areas such as around the nostrils. But also to dabble in other products in smaller areas, e.g. neutralized Redness Relief Powder if I want extra somewhere, or higlighter on the cupid's bow and brow bones.
To the eyes - I do not use it to apply eye shadows, as I understand in the Student's description that you can do, I think it is a little too big for that. On the other hand, to refine fades and get an even softer and finer result, it's cruel! Perfect for a smokey eye :) I usually finish my eyes as usual first with my usual smaller eye shadow brushes, and then you finish with this brush to soften or even out.
The brush is fluffy and soft but still compact, which means that it can both make nice shades on eye shadows (because it is compact enough to move pigments) but also good for dabbing on e.g. concealer.
About the brush:
The strands are made of hand-cut synthetic hair that goes almost halfway down the long shaft - so there is minimal risk of them dropping and hairing.
The shaft and the whole brush itself is very lovely to work with, it is light in the hand but not so light that it feels cheap, and just the look itself makes you feel like a million dollars when you sit in front of the makeup mirror :)
The brush costs SEK 239, and is really a good Christmas present! There are more brushes in the Bold Metals series as well, you will find all brushes from Real Techniques HERE!
I took some pictures while holding the brush to my face as well, so you get an idea of the size:
Perfect for brightening up under the eyes.
And to fade out the eye shadow :)
Two thumbs up I say!