Did you know that luxury brand Cle de Peau had makeup brushes? No? Yeah, well neither did I. In fact I can’t find any information about their brushes online, unless it’s lurking around in another language I can’t read. But fact is, I picked up a brush from Cle de Peau Beaute recently and I thought I’d share with you about it because I like it and it isn’t terribly pricey (relative to other similar brushes in its niche and the brand in general)
I picked up a Cle de Peau Cheek brush and Eye Brush from Strawberrynet because at that time, they were going for some crazy markdown price. I think the cheek brush was something like RM75 and the eye brush under RM50. They still have them online, but at a slightly higher price than I got it.
The brush I like is the Cheek Brush and although I wasn’t sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in the mail.
The bristles are natural hair but so lovely and soft and not pokey at all. I don’t know what hair it is. I compared it with the Lunasol cheek brush I have, which is squirrel hair, but it felt even smoother and softer than that.
It is most certainly softer than pony hair. I believe it might be a squirrel blend but I’m not sure blend of what.
The shape is flat with a rounded tip, pretty much like the Shu Uemura blush brush. Mine is #17 which as you can see is smaller than that of the Cle de Peau one. It is however smaller and less fluffy compared to the Lunasol cheek brush. The Cle de Peau cheek brush falls somewhere in between.
The bristles are soft but picks up blush powders nicely and deposits them precisely on the skin. I also find that it helps diffuse colour quite well so blending out blushes is a breeze. However, i also find that it seems to pick up colour from soft textured blushes better than hard ones. It therefore works with most of my blushes but surprisingly, not the Chanel Joues Contraste blushes. Those seem to apply better with a slightly stiffer brush which I may attribute to the baked texture of the product.
When I got my brush, there were a couple of loose hairs but I haven’t experienced any shedding since. It feels lovely and I do think it’s a good brush, just quite possibly discontinued 😛
The hairs in the brush look smooth and well aligned and feel very gentle and soft on the skin. The key thing I appreciated was that it wasn’t too floppy. Floppy brushes are nice to feel but disastrous when applying product so this one works well.
As for the eye brush, I was less wowed, hence no photos even 😛 The hair in that one felt stiff and although it is a nice small size to deposit colour quite precisely, I think I’d prefer if it was a bit softer.
In a nutshell
I believe the Cle de Peau makeup brushes are discontinued or not sold as part of their regular range of cosmetics anymore. The Cheek Brush is very lovely, feeling soft on the skin, pliable yet not too floppy and picks up and deposits colour on the skin very nicely. I have no complaints. The eye brush feels stiffer although I liked the shape and size. It’s not painful on the skin, just a bit of a let down after the cheek brush. The handles are plastic and it feels quite light but seems well made.
Pros : Cheek Brush is soft against the skin and applies blush very prettily, the bristles are pliable yet not too floppy, the brush picks up soft blush colour very well and blends it out nicely
Cons: Cheek brush does not work very well with harder texture blushes, eye brush feels stiffer, the range could be discontinued
As I mentioned, I picked up the Cheek Brush for about RM75 which I think is a good price for a brush that feels this soft and performs the way it does. It feels as good as (and much softer than) the Shu Uemura blush brush and is comparable to the Lunasol blush brush, both of which are pricier than this one.
At present, I see it as about RM100 online which is still fair if you have the budget for it. I personally prefer natural hair brushes over synthetic and I bought this one sight unseen but I’m quite pleased about it and best of all, it’ll make a nice little travel partner 🙂
Have you ever come across the Cle de Peau Beaute makeup brushes? I could not find much information on it online but if you have information on it, I’d love to know!
Oh and today’s 29th February a day that comes around only once every 4 years – do we have any Leap Year babies lurking here? And did you know that it is fine for ladies to propose to men during a leap year? I read this in a magazine and apparently, if the man refuses, he has to buy her a bolt of cloth to make a new wardrobe. Bits of trivia for a Wednesday 😉
Cle de Peau Beaute Cheek Brush Price: US$35/50 Availability: StrawberryNET.com (aff) Bristles: Natural hair