It’s not the makeup. It’s the brush.
You can buy the smoothest, creamiest eyeshadows out there but if you blend them with one of those crappy sponge applicators that often tag along in the compacts, it’s not gonna look good.
And don’t get me started on blushes. A pale princess needs a good wand to swirl them on or she’ll end up looking like the court’s fool.
That’s why I often skimp on makeup but I don’t hesitate to splurge on a good brush. I usually go with MAC (brushes are one of the few things they still do REALLY well), but these days I’m cheating with MustaeV. This Korean brand is giving them a good run for their money, I tell you.
And because eyeshadows and blushes are the two products you have to blend REALLY well (yes, bronzer too, but I don’t use that), today I’ll tell you all about MustaeV E55 Blending Shadow and V31 Blush Brushes.
Ready? Let’s get started:
V31 Blush Brush
This brush is a tad smaller than all the other blush brushes in my collection but works just as well.
Its tapered head picks up just the right amount of product I need to deliver a sheer coating that’s easy to build up. I love this because it means I can use pigmented blushes without going overboard.
Plus, the bristles are so soft. They’re made of natural goat hair and caress my skin without scratching or irritating it. And don’t shed, either. I washed it a few times and it’s still as good as new.
It’s just one of those brushes that makes blush application foolproof for anyone.
E55 Blending Shadow
This brush is slightly bigger than MAC 217 Blending Brush. Apart from that, they could pass for twins. Same white bristles. Same black ferrules. Same awesomeness.
Made of goat hair that’s tapered at the head, it has the perfect shade to build up colour in the crease while blending it out seamlessly. I use it to add depth and definition to my eye looks and to blend out those harsh edges into a subtler gradient.
Both things it does really really well. And because the bristles are so soft, they never scratch the delicate eye area.
Talking about bristles, I hate the white colour. I can never clean them properly so they still look dirty even after they’ve had a good wash. Anyone knows how to fix that?
In case you’re wondering where the heck to store even more brushes, try the Bloom Pouch.
Black on the outside and pink on the inside, this large smart pouch can be folded and turned into a standalone holder or zipped for travelling.
It comes in two sizes, large and small to suit all your brushes (and anything else you want to put in there). I have the large one, which I’m using as a standalone holder, in case you were wondering.
But I’m thinking of getting the smaller one too to fit into my purse. It’s just so convenient!