Hey lovelies, I hope you’re all warm and well!
A few months back, it seemed like the oval brushes took over the beauty world and for some people, changed the way they do their makeup. I didn’t really follow the trend because I was quite content with my makeup application and tools I used. My friend told me recently that she has been obsessed with using oval brushes to do her base makeup, and I thought to myself, maybe I should give these a go. I was lucky enough to work with My make up brush set on this post, and they sent me over one of their best selling oval brush sets to try. I’m not gonna lie, these brushes are very different to the ones I usually use and I did need to do my research on what brushes do what and I think I get it now.
BASE BRUSHES: To prime my skin, I always use my fingers and gently rub and pat the primer into my skin, so there was no change there. Foundation wise, I usually use the miracle sponge from Real Techniques to beat my face with but instead I opted for the larger of the oval brushes and blended the foundation all over. I have quite a small face so it took no time at all to get my foundation blended and it was much easier on the neck area than my usual sponge. To conceal I apply the product with the wand it comes in so I didn’t test a brush for that but in terms of powder, I picked up the second to large brush to set my face and it did a pretty good job. For contour I used the thin long brush to really chizzle those cheek bones and a smaller oval to blend out any harshness. It was quite easy blending out the contour line and done within seconds! For highlight I usually use a fluffy brush and these oval brushes are all quite dense so I didn’t try them for highlight.
EYE BRUSHES: I found the eye brushes quite tricky to use, they seemed to be either to chunky or to thin and it was hard trying to blend shades together seamlessly, but I kept trying. After a few tries I was able to get the hang of it, but it just seemed more complicated than my usual brushes, although the short thin brush was great for highlighting my inner corners and cupids bow. Perhaps with more practice I can be persuaded with the others, but until then, it’s a no from me.
Oval brushes are a bit hit and miss for me. The bristles on these are super soft and they look really pretty as a set but I’m not sure on the practicalities of some of them. Face wise, I’d use these brushes again because it was super quick and easy but in terms of eye brushes, I think I will stick to my usual brushes for now.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on some oval brushes, head on over to My make up brush set and browse all their super stunning brush sets <3
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