Finally, back with a new post!
So, a few weeks ago, I was attempting to teach my makeup-challenged friend a way around her makeup bag. However, TO MY SHOCK HORROR, she had one brush… One. How has she survived up until this point, I hear you cry. I know, I know. So I told her that I was able to find her some useful tools at a bargain price from E.L.F. and she wasn’t disappointed! (Not going to lie, I bought brushes for myself too, of course!)
Ah, MUA, how intriguing I find you. Your products are so cheap, so thrifty and often times pretty gosh-darn good quality, in spite of the minuscule price. I’ve been in need of concealer pretty badly for a while now. But what with me being broke almost all the time, a fancy cover-up wasn’t even an option. When I saw the MUA Cover and Conceal wand in my local Superdrug for less than two euro, how could I possibly have said no? I thought it might be a cheap dupe for the already cheap as chips Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer (which is awesome; get it now, I IMPLORE YOU).
Unfortunately, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection it ain’t. It just… Doesn’t… Cover… You know? And I don’t know about you, but it’s sort of imperative for me that a concealer conceals. I’m pretty wild like that. I’m probably being a little too harsh. It does work, sort of, provided you apply several layers and wait a significant amount of time for it to dry into your skin before applying any sort of powder, lest you wipe off all your hard work. Believe me, that is what will happen. And let’s face it, ain’t nobody got time for that. The shade range is also extremely limited. There are only three shades and the middle shade was perfect for me, meaning that this stuff would only really suit if your skin is on the lighter side of transparent.
In short, I wouldn’t really recommend the MUA Cover and Conceal Wand, as much as it pains me to say it. Unless you’re extremely short on cash, are a little desperate or you have blemish free skin (in which case why are you even purchasing concealer, silly?!), there isn’t really much point in adding it to your collection.
Your resident dry bitch here!
SO, recently, I acquired the EcoTools Buffing Brush for my collection. Due to my constant and excessive viewing of Pixiewoo Youtube makeup tutorials, I have desired a buffing brush all of my own. As their flawless skin seemed to be made even more flawless by their buffing brushes. Though they are obviously able to spend more on makeup tools than myself, I found a buffing brush well within my price-range.
I’ve used it for a few weeks now and, seriously, I cannot think of a better investment I’ve made recently for my crusty face.
It buffs foundation into the skin, making it appear as though your face is that naturally fabulous, as opposed to just laying the foundation ON your skin. You need only use a small amount of foundation and it goes a long way.
However, if you are one of those people who would prefer to cover every flaw, to make it known that your face is caked in an icing-thick layer of foundation, then this is not for you.
I’ve had problems with brushes before, stippling/flat/etc. foundation brushes are unfortunately not made for skin like the Sahara.
For all of my fellow desert-skinned loverlies out there, I can’t imagine a better brush for covering a mangy dry patch.
Luckily for the Brits and the Irish, these brushes are on sale in Boots Pharmacies, where I bought mine.
Another reason to buy, cruelty-free and eco-friendly, for those nature-conscious peeps out there.
Also, the website: http://www.ecotools.com/buffing-brush