Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Blender Brush - Beauty Bay
This brush is unlike anything I've tried before: it's very round with short bristles which makes it absolutely perfect for blending eyeshadows or kohl pencils. The shape of the brush allows absolute precision and it's become an absolute must-have for my makeup bag. I'm having a real smoky eye phase at the moment and this brush is perfect for that kind of look. It is worth noting that this brush shines most for blending as opposed to actual application of product, but this tool has proved itself invaluable for the former. The kind of brushes I usually use are more contoured with longer bristles which now seem a little flimsy by comparison - this is particularly amazing when working with darker colours as you can accurately smudge and blend to your heart's content with the short, sturdy bristles. Urban Decay are one of my absolute favourite premium beauty brands: one of the reasons that I love them is because they're cruelty free, and as such this brush has synthetic bristles and a recycled aluminium handle. It's worth noting that despite being synthetic, the bristles are still nice and soft.
The makeup artist on my local Urban Decay counter recommended this brush to me, but it's worth noting that it has actually been discontinued and the only place I've found it available online is at Beauty Bay where it is sold for the bargain price of £10. I heard about this brush through word of mouth and I'm really pleased with it, so it seemed only fair to let you guys know about it too! If you love a messy, smudgy, smoky makeup look (or just fancy an easy way to blend out your eyeliner pencil) then this may well be for you. Recommended!
PS. I'm trying out using self-explanatory post titles for my reviews and favourites posts, to make posts easier to reference and so that they have a relevant title (outfit posts will still use song lyrics of course, as I'm still a total music junkie and need to work that in here somewhere!) What do you think - better idea or weird after all this time?