Monday, December 21, 2009

Review: Blush/Bronzer brush by Mark.

Sometimes, you just have to makes things work!! Well atleast that was my case with Mark's blush/bronzer brush. Initially I was disappointed with this brush but I learned how to make it work and now I love it ^_^ Keep reading if you want to know more...

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What is it?
Its a flat top face brush that can be use for either blush or bronzer.

How is the quality?
I have tried several Mark brushes and I think they really need to improve their quality. The handle and barrel seems durable and well made but the bristles on the other hand, tend to lose its normal shape when you wash and dry it.

How do i like it?
I was so excited when I first got this brush. I love the flat top and thought it would be perfect for buffing out cream and liquid foundation onto the face and the side would be perfect  for precise contour around the face. The bristles were so soft and dense out of the package and, I couldnt wait to use it.

After washing and drying it like you're supposed to with any new brush, I notice that the bristles fanned out and lost its density. I was shocked O_o. I tried using it but it was not working out for me.

So what did i do to make it work? After washing and drying, I simply used a brush gaurd to hold the bristles back in place and it worked! ^_^  I had to wait over night for the bristles to go back into its normal shape. Now its dense again yay! I have to do this all the time whenever I wash it though.

I also have to point out that the brush is soft but not the softest brush I have tried. I love using it to buff in my liquid foundation for a flawless finish. I love using the side of the bristles to contour my face then buff out the harsh line.
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The bristles are soft and densely packed out of the package.

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Before washing and drying it
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After washing and drying. The bristles fanned out and lost it normal shape yikes!
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I fixed it with a brush gaurd and its back in its normal shape. I love it!
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This brush can be found on my e-botique http://rceleste.mymarkstore.com/


Have a great one readers and be careful doing your last minute Christmas shopping. It gets dangerous lol.

14 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for the brush guard! :) I'm glad you were able to fix the shape. The brush is cute. I like that it's pink and black!

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  2. I love flat top brushes! They are just so versatile. And this one is particularly cute!

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  3. oh i have the exact same one but by jemma kidd! and it works wonders for blending blushers/bronzers!

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  4. Dude, this is one of my favorite brushes. It's not as soft as I want it to be, but it does the job. I use it to buff on my powder foundation. I've tried using it as a bronzer and/or blush brush, but I don't have a light hand so they always end up looking heavy.

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  5. I love Avon and Mark soo much! I hope to buy a bunch of goodies through your store very soon! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday! Take care! :)

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  6. i have this brush and i luv it! i need to do my last minute xmas shopping for the guys so hard to find gifts for them

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  7. wow, Mark is coming up with really good cosmetics and now brushes! :)

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  8. i tried this brush and mark's angled face brush and had the exact same problem! i was so frustrated. b/c i didn't love how the bristles lost their softness after washing, i ended up just returning both of the brushes and buying a new one at coastal scents. thanks for the review!

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  9. I didn't know Mark came up with brushes. This one looks sturdy and soft.

    It actually reminds me of my Elf studio powder brush.

    Thanks for the review and yes, last minute Christmas shopping can get dangerous. The malls are ridiculously packed up too over here!

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  10. Ohh so glad that this brush ended up being a love for you!! And lucky for your brush guard :)

    Ooh thank you so much Becky! Have fun opening your presents early with your BF, how exciting!!!
    Merry Christmas :) xx

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  11. Have u tried Ecotools brushes yet? They r my first set of brushes, so I cnt compare them to the MAC ones :)

    so far so good...thnq 4 d post, doll

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  12. hmm interesting technique for washing the brushes. heh I'd def freak out a bit if after washing the brush loses its normal shape. that's like buying a shirt at wet seal and it exploding in the washing machine LOL. Hope you have a great Christmas and santa brought you lots of make up and goodies!

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  13. It looks a little scratchy, but hey it's cheap so you can't have it all right? :) I should try applying foundation with this other brush I have.. it looks similar! ^_^

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