Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blank Canvas Cosmetics F20 Flat Top Kabuki Brush

I remember a time, not too long ago, when it seemed like MAC brushes were the be all and end all of make up brushes. Anyone else remember that? I have to admit I got sucked in and spent way too much money on some fairly mediocre brushes after watching my tenth 'Must Have Mac Brushes' video on You Tube. Yep, I'm a marketer's dream (I bought a product the other day after reading two tweets praising it - two tweets is all it took! I'm so cheap).

These days, thankfully, there are plenty of good quality affordable brushes on the market from the likes of Real Techniques, Eco Tools and Sigma. Now there's a new Irish kid on the block as well: Blank Canvas Cosmetics.

Developed by make up artist Úna Tynan, this range of brushes are designed to bring a professional finish to your make up. We got the F20 Flat Top Kabuki Brush (€12) to try out. The brush looks and feels quite expensive with its black wooden handle and silver ferrule. 

My preferred method of applying foundation is usually with my fingers but there are some very fluid foundations, like YSL's Touche Eclat, which definitely benefit from the use of a brush - and this one is great. It has super soft, very densely packed synthetic bristles which are perfect for buffing or stippling on foundation. It also works well for cream products like blushers, and the bristles are not so densely packed that it can't be used with powder products as well. A bit of an all rounder then. 

It is quite similar to Sigma's F80 brush, although the bristles on the Blank Canvas Cosmetics F20 are slightly longer, making it more suitable for using with powder blushers and bronzers, I think. But if you own the Sigma version already, you probably don't need this. 

Great combo!

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