I’ve been meaning to grab some new make up brushes for a while now, it is so vital to clean your brushes and essential buy new ones every now and again so that they don’t collect bacteria or change the colour of any new products you use especially when it comes to eye shadow!
This year I’ve really became a bit of a make up addict and obsessive, I’m a new comer to the beauty blogger world. Don’t get me wrong though I’ve always kept up today with the newest beauty trends, watching Vbloggers and the likes but I would say I’m a bit “basic” when it comes to products…until now. Remember the big MAC trend, when I was a teen it was seriously uncool to not be wearing MAC make up and not have MAC lipstick/lipgloss in you Jane Norman bag *throwback*
Back to eye shadow… I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay Naked Pallets right now and KIKO swatches, I’ve have been trying to perfect my smokey eyes look but haven’t been getting the desired look aka the pristine blended look and I think it was down to my brushes.
Having said that, when Total Partners got in touch and asked if I’d like to review their new Leon Hardy eye shadow brush range I jumped at the chance, perfect timing. They sent me four gorgeous sparkling brushes which are perfect for your handbag make up bag. Two have encrusted diamonds on the stem which add that extra glam feel and the other two have diamonds/crystals inside which is ascetically very pleasing and a unique selling point.
Let’s start with what brushes I actually received:
1. The Basic Fluff Brush – which is a brush you pat or sweep your eye with to create a shadow with, let’s say a base highlight.
2. The Blender Brush – which is the brush used to blend together harsh lines for a more professional look.
3. The Smudge Brush – which divides the eyeliner blending, mixing the eye shadow and liner together
4. The Old Style Applier – which is the back to basic thick applier which is used to the beginning of your eye.
The brushes are soft with a slight ombré tone to them, the softness makes it easy to glide and apply on the eyelid. They aren’t too soft and still pick up the shadow in its thickness. I used the brushes to create a smokey look which finally worked well and gave me the desired look! I’m seriously impressed with the quality and they’ve became a vital tool within my make up bag.