Monday, June 16, 2014

Nima Brush - The Elite Collection review!

It's very rare that a product will make me break one of my strictest blogging rules - "Thou shalt not use sommat until photographed from every angle first," but these Nima brushes did something to me and I couldn't wait.  And you know what?  It was worth breaking my rule because I'm in love.

Ok, so Nima Brush is the brainchild of Niamh Martin, Irish makeup artist who genuinely has me talking to her eyelids anytime I meet her because her eye makeup is always flawless.

She has a huge collection of brushes on her website and has some new ones coming soon, but today I'm reviewing four from the Elite Collection.  The collection that has the white handles...  And rose gold ferrules...  Can you tell I love the design?

Synthetic Crease Blender €12.00

The Synthetic Crease Blender is one of those Goldilocks fluffy blending brushes in that it's soft enough to blend away any harsh edges, dense enough to apply product to the crease and hard enough to apply cream products all over the eyes.  It's not a bit scratchy and as I've gotten back in to using my cream eyeshadows and liners again, this has been a welcome addition to my stash because it blends everything effortlessly.

Flat Head Kabuki €18.00

Back in the day, a flat head kabuki was the only thing I used to apply foundation because there were no such things as buffing brushes and the like.  Nowadays I use this brush to either apply cream blush because it gives a flawless finish and works the product into the skin, or to apply my contour.  Contour you say?  I say yes.  I'll be showing it to you in an upcoming post, but essentially, I dip the very top of the brush at the side into whatever bronzer I'm using that day and use it to chisel some much needed cheekbones.  You'll see what I mean and I'll link that post here when it's live.

Duo Fibre Large €18.00

This large duo fibre brush appears to have made best friends with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush and I've been using them together all the time recently.  This one is so soft that as I'm sitting here typing, I'm also stopping every few minutes to stroke my face with this.  Duo fibre brushes are great for applying light layers of foundation and Joanne loves them because as someone with dry skin that flakes sometimes, a gentle brush like this won't mess with her skin too much.  She's not getting this one.  Soz Joanne.

Round Head Kabuki €18.00

Now, I've saved the best for last.  If you know anything about me, you know that I loved the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for applying my foundation and even bought a back up.  You'll also see that I used the past tense in that last sentence.  The Nima Brush Round Head Kabuki is now my official favourite foundation brush of all time.  I know.  We're talking Holy Grail status.  I KNOW!  I'll do a blog post comparing the two if anyone's interested, but essentially, the brush hairs on the Nima Round Head Kabuki are longer and there seems to be more hairs too.  Because they're longer, there's more movement when it comes to blending in my foundation and it just does the work for me. That's a good thing in the morning when I'm running around trying to get ready.

It can also be used to apply cream products and again, it buffs everything it touches into my skin beautifully with no streaks and is essentially a joy to use.

I'll let you know now that these all wash well, I haven't lost one hair on them yet and perform so well, making things easy for cack handed me!  Do yourself a favour and visit the Nima Brush website to pick up some of these beauts.  You won't regret it and you'll be supporting Irish too!

Have you tried any brushes from Nima?  What do I need to try next?

1 comment

  1. I have a brush fro this collection and really like it! It's so soft and fluffy - great quality! And the white & rose gold are just to die for!!!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog


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