“ Type: Powder Brush / Brand: Guerlain / „
My husband has recently been away on a stag trip to Las Vegas. I was very miffed at having to stay home, and so I asked him to bring me a gift back from Duty Free. He asked what I wanted and I told him to surprise me. Now my husband is actually really bad at choosing gifts, I always just tell him what I want as it is safer that way, so maybe saying ''surprise me'' would turn out to be a bad idea!
As it turned out he chose really well, OK so I don't actually think that 'he' chose really well, I actually suspect that he wandered up to a friendly looking sales assistant and asked her what he should buy for his wife that he'd left behind while he swanned off to Las Vegas for a week!
The sales assistant obviously spotted herself a sales opportunity and sold him this gorgeous limited edition Emilio Pucci for Guerlain Pinceau Powder Brush, and the matching Terra Azzurra bronzing powder and blush (which I've also reviewed).
This powder brush looks really elegant and expensive. The short stubby handle is made from an ebony coloured varnished wood, and it has 'GUERLAIN EMILIO PUCCI' written on the handle in bronze. It then has a bronze metal part to the handle which holds the bristles of the brush, this bronze metal part is engraved with swirly patterns mimicking the iconic Pucci print. Finally the bristles of the brush are an absolutely gorgeous deep blue colour, with black tips, the bristles look like they've been dip dyed with the black. It is really quite a heavy and substantial brush, the wood handle obviously being the heavy part, and it looks sophisticated, luxurious and classy. The brush then comes in a little hard sided compact case, a bit like a little lipstick case, which has the iconic Pucci print all over it, the case is in various shades of blues and white.
The brush is a similar in style to a Kabuki style brush, with its short stubby handle and quite large head. And it's really easy to grip and to use, the brush easily swirls over all of the colours in the matching bronzer and blush compact to pick up all of the colours rather than just the one. The bristles on this are so supple and super soft and silky, in fact they are the softest bristles that I've ever had on any make up brush that I've ever owned (and I've had many make up brushes over the years). This feels divine on my skin when I swirl it over my face, it doesn't scratch or irritate my skin at all, in fact the bristles just feel like silk across my skin.
I've used this with the matching bronzer and blush that my husband bought for me at the same time, and I've also used it with other blushers, and powders that I have and I absolutely love it. It's the perfect brush for applying any face powders, bronzers or blushers, I love that it's so silky soft, and the fact that it looks so funky with its deep blue and black dip dyed bristles.
I absolutely love this, and I think that he 'chose' very well. It's the kind of thing that makes a stunning gift, along with the matching bronzer and blush, and obviously the sales assistant knew this!