I haven’t talked makeup brushes for a while haven’t I? This last post doesn’t quite count LOL! But I am still buying and using my brushes, it’s just that the slow down in my posting schedule means my blog real estate is really quite precious space these days. So I’ve put off telling you about the makeup brushes I use… until now.
You see, I can’t put this one off any longer. I realised that I just HAD to share with you how much I love this little brush, after I realised that I didn’t like when I wash it and then have to use something else while waiting for this to dry. So, this is back-up material, this is!
I bought this last year during one of the Sephora 20% off storewide sales. I passed the Make Up For Ever counter and for some reason, paused to peep at their (then) new brushes on display. For some reason, this one caught my eye and with a 20% discount making it even more attractive, I bought it.
It’s the 216 Medium Precision Eye Blender Brush and next to my MAC 239, it’s my favourite eyeshadow brush that I own! It may even be yours too, if you have small eyelid space like me and want a brush that can help you with crease and accent colour 😀
Make Up For Ever’s new Artisan brushes released last year are all of synthetic hair. This will please those of you who don’t like natural hair brushes or can’t use them for whatever reason. The bristles are very lovely and soft against the skin, which is quite normal for synthetic brushes.
I personally am not into synthetic hair makeup brushes, which is why I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the new Artisan brush range. I mean, I like my makeup brushes, but I like them of luxurious natural hair because I feel it’s easier to work with them and they pick up colour better.
But this MUFE 216 brush totally changed my mind.
The brush head is quite small as you can see in the picture. It is however, fairly dense but soft and fairly pliable. The wooden handle is long, which won’t be useful for those of you who have to get close to the mirror (I know how it feels for short-sighted gals! I feel you I really do!) It is also fairly light but well balanced.
The dense brush head is what makes this brush so amazing for me. It picks up powder product very easily and the small size allows it to deposit the colour very precisely. The pliable bristles then allow this brush to blend the colour easily.
I use this MUFE 216 brush to apply crease or contrast colour. I don’t have a defined crease, so it’s not that easy to create contrast in my eye looks. However, the day I got this small wonder, all problems ceased.
The size of the head is just right to fit into the hollow of my lid to create a “crease” and to provide shading on the outer part of my lid. The dense head also allows me to use this brush to apply colour along the upper lash line. Not a defined line, but when I want a soft but defined contrast colour along the lash line, I use this. If I want a contrast crease shade, or a contrast shade on the outer lid, I use this brush.
In fact, I use this brush everyday because it’s just so easy to use, blends colour so well and is basically fool-proof for me!
IN A NUTSHELL
The Make Up For Ever 216 Medium Precision Eye Blender brush makes a perfect blending tool for applying contrast colour to the crease for me. The size, density and pliability also makes this perfect for those who do not have a defined crease like me, or who don’t have a lot of eyelid space for applying colour. This brush deposits colour precisely and blends it out beautifully. I use this almost everyday and feel lost without it when I have it drying. I think I need another!
PROS: Very soft synthetic bristles, Dense but pliable, Small size allows it to apply product precisely and is especially useful for applying crease colour
CONS: Long handle may get in the way for those who like to get close to the mirror
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who has small eyelid space, Anyone who wants a brush that helps to make the application of a crease colour easier, Anyone who likes using synthetic brushes
BRUSH HAIR: Synthetic
I’m not sure why the ends of the new MUFE brushes are angled. I read somewhere that it was to allow the make up artists to use it to help with application of false lashes and to blend colour. I’m not sure how that latter works coz I’m no makeup artist. But I don’t really see the point otherwise. Point. Geddit? 😛
Have you tried any of the new Make Up For Ever Artisan brushes? Do you use a brush similar to this one?
I had a similar brush from a different brand but with a larger head. It was how I first learned to apply colour in the crease but this brush makes it a lot easier due to its size. I’m waiting till Sephora has another 20% off storewide sale to pick up a back up 😀
Make Up For Ever 216 Medium Precision Eye Blender Brush Price: RM115 (last known price) Availability: Sephora stores and MUFE boutique at Sephora Starhill