April 23, 2012
It looks like your average blush brush with a slightly thinner width. The shape is designed to be used for both the application of blush and contouring. The flat side is used to sweep powder from the apples of the cheeks all the way up to the temples. The slanted angle side is used to perfectly fit into the hollows of the cheeks to place a contour shade that make the cheekbones look sculpted. It does apply product very well and allows for buildable coverage due to the lightly packed bristles.
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It is a tiny but effective tool of grouped together dense bristles. It is claimed to be ergonomically designed at a 30 degree angle, which is suppose to be perfect for resting on top of the lid close to the lashes. It can be used with cream, liquid or gel eye liner to get a customized look in terms of liner width and length. The shape also makes it easy to use on the waterline as well as for precise tightlining. I love to use this brush for lining my lid with gel liner as it's super easy and does a great job.
The hairs are synthetic and super soft to the touch. The powder brush does shed a bit when washing but it doesn't shed on the face when applying product. Personally, the bristles don't look as high quality to me as I would have expected from Benefit. They do tend to splay out a bit which is just rather annoying. I believe that the white handle might be wooden which makes it light to hold. The silver metal ferrule and jet black brush hairs give it a modern and sleek look. I was also really impressed how well the label on the handle stayed on despite many hours of usage. The ink is still intact and hasn't rubbed off at all.
I've had both of these brushes for over a year now, and they are still in almost perfect shape. I really love the quality of each part except for the bristles which could be slightly improved upon. I still use these almost every time I do my makeup.
These brushes are discontinued, but can be found on Amazon.com as well as other online retailers. I can't remember how much I paid for them; but I want to say they were about $20 each. Benefit's brush line is now revamped, however the selection isn't large. If you are looking for some nice basics to add to your collection or to start out with, I would definitely recommend this brand.
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