“ Type: Foundation Brush / Brand: Revlon / What it does: Vitalizes, „
For many years now I have been using foundation. Like many of us women in our 30's I have used my fingers to apply it, sponges when told to and basically I have tried every method of application over the years advised by the so called experts. For the past couple of years now us ladies are being told the right way is to paint it on with a brush!
Now I love my Ruby & Millie foundation brush which set me back the princely sum of £15.00. I sure did wince when I handed over my cash and as it was the first time I purchased such a brush I did have my reservations about it but I knew if I was going to try a brush such as this it needed to be of good quality and I knew if I bought a cheap brush, then the chances are I would be off put them!
Since purchasing that brush I use it almost every time I apply foundation. I say almost because I'm a really messy sod and do have a tendency to mislay things which is why when I saw this brush on offer in Poundland (yep for a pound of course lol) I decided as it was a Revlon product in disguise I would give it a whirl! I have since seen this on my travels in places like T.J Hughes for about £5.00 and in general seen them rather often!
Well the brush comes in a plainish oblong plastic pouch and all that I'm told on there is that it's Vital Radiance and is a foundation brush! That's it.....short and sweet lol.
The brush itself is long and reasonably thick handled. It's a shimmery light beige colour with Vital Radiance and Foundation Brush engraved into each side in metallic silver writing and then your have the silver part that is also quite long that the brush is sealed into. The brush itself is about 2 inches long (give or take a bit) and dark brown in colour. It's sort of rounded to the top with a very slight point and it isn't a thick brush but it is rather wide enabling a good coverage. The hairs (opposed to bristles) feel slightly oily to the touch and very, very soft and of good quality and all in all it's a nice feeling brush, easy to hold and doesn't break easy or anything like that and is very robust (I know cos I trod on it and it never snapped lol).
Using it is also simple enough. Sometimes I use a pot of foundation and I simply and gently dip the brush over the foundation and apply it over the top of moisturiser and use it to blend. Or I can apply a few dots of foundation to my face and then sweep this over to blend it in. Basically any way you wish to use this is fine.
I find this to be a very handy brush to own and not just for blending foundation but concealers too. It's good quality and feels comfortable and unbristly to use, the hairs don't ever come out of it and I like the size of the brush as well cos although it's of decent size it is very flexible.
Keeping it clean is very easy to do as well and I feel that as the hairs do have a silky, slightly oiled up feel to them it means that dirt, colour, grease and grime is removed with ease and I simply use a little mild soap or something like that and do this every couple of days. Again this hasn't hurt my brush at all and I've owned said brush a good few months.
It's a good quality second brush in my collection. It does a great job, looks nice and is easy to look after. It's not my favourite brush but if this is your first and only foundation brush it's an excellent place to start though if you pay more you will spot the differences however compare this pound brush to one costing 15.00 and it's superb lol.