After finally becoming obsessed with different make-up looks, I’m also always on the look of for really good make-up brushes!
Recently, I’ve become a strong believer in a good brush. It doesn’t matter how expensive or how cheap your actual make-up is, if you use the right brush, you’ll get perfect results.
So when NIMA Brush sent us 8 of their collection, I was thrilled! (Although Kathryn obviously took 4 away for herself… how selfish 😉 )
I’d never heard of this make of brush before, as NIMA Brush is a new Irish cosmetic brush company specialising in Professional Make Up tools. NIMA Brush was established by long time Irish makeup artist, Niamh Martin, after over a decade working as a professional in the Irish and UK market. The aim was to provide fun, professional grade tools at low cost.
And it’s safe to say that aim has been met.
The brushes are soft, yet dense where they should be, and add definition, even coverage and blending where ever you feel necessary!
I’ll go through each brush one by one, and let you know how we got on:
Round Head Kabuki- €18
I’ve been using this as a blusher/bronzer brush and absolutely love it. It’s easy to use and a good size for the cheek and area you’re wanting to define.
This has been great for sweeping the first layer of eyeshadow on the lid before blending a darker colour on top. It’s the perfect size for a quick coverage. It’s also brilliant for using highlighter on the top of the cheek bones and under the brow bone in particular.
For my birthday last month, my friend Sadie bought me something that has been on the top of my make-up wish list for a long time- some Benefit Brow Zings! If you’ve not heard of the product, you put a wax on your brows before adding a powder, and in my opinion looks heaps better than a harsh pencil, leaving a defined and natural brow. The kit comes with two brushes, but I find the angled brush that comes with it slightly fiddly, and end up spending a LONG time doing my eyebrows with it, therefore have been using this brush! It’s the perfect size for the brow and the dense bristles let you add definition easily and quickly!
I’ve not used this brush as much as the others, but it’s a brilliant way to apply liner to both the top and bottom of the eye. I’ve been using it to add a natural yet smokey look along the bottom lashes, blending liquid liner to the outer half and applying eyeshadow with it on the bottom of my eye.
The brushes are really good value for money, and I would say they rival Mac, Bobbi Brown, Real Techniques and Benefit brushes easily, yet being that slightly bit cheaper!
You can get them online at http://www.nimabrush.com!