Hey, how are you?- Think I just ripped off Jeffree Star there!
Lately I’ve been watching all of the Marvel films to immerse myself into the MCU (that’s the Marvel Universe, if you’re as new to it as I am!) so I can watch Avengers: Endgame and actually understand it. Five films or something down and the list is no shorter! But in-between films I finally managed to get this post written, it’s one that’s been floating around in my head for a while…
When I think back to my early makeup years, I applied all of my makeup with my fingers. And if a product came with cheap tool then I thought I got an added bonus and I was all fancy. At that time I didn’t watch beauty gurus on YouTube and the reviews I read by fellow bloggers were for products not applicators. Fast forward to now. I have a brush (or several) for every step of my beauty routine, I even apply face masks with one!
I know a poor workman (or work-woman) blames their tools but I’m now a firm believer that if you’re using a thin, shedding buffer brush your outcome is hardly going to be what you’re hoping for.
Real Techniques’ Rebel Edge Trio (£19.99), intrigued me as… 1.) they were a pretty colour, I’m not a fan of the brand’s orange (sorry I went there!) 2.) the unusual shape of the brush head. I was told at the brand’s stall at the Glamour Beauty Festival back in March that the brushes came to light when in mid production of their classic brushes they experimented with a slanted shape.
You’re probably wondering why the F would I want a brush like this? If you’re a makeup lover and only apply makeup to your own face consider the angle of your application, in particular when you carve out your cheeks.- Anyone else think about pumpkin carving, no just me? Anyway, your wrists are slanted right? These synthetic brushes are designed for personal use to apply powder products to perfection, as they’re slanted rather than your wrist. I was sceptical, as I never thought the brushes I was using were in any way inadequate.
I do think the slanted larger brushes which I’ve been using to contour my cheeks out give me sharper edges, which make me look a tiny bit more ‘snatched’. The eye brush is very similar to angled blender brushes I already use. Can the same effect be achieved with a steady hand and a little time and care, with normal brushes?- Yeah. Theses brushes are nice, but I don’t think they’re a must have. The quality is nice and the finish it gives is good, but it’s not like out of this world, making these revolutionary in the beauty world.
If you’re up for a gimmick and need new brushes I’d say give these a go, but if you’re happy with your current situation, stick with that!
I have previously been gifted products from this brand in exchange for an honest review, but I purchased these brushes myself.