Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Brush Alert: Shiseido New Perfect Foundation Brush

For those who know me and for those who don't, yes I get very excited about brushes! As they are extensions of my hands and tools of the trade, of which I depend a lot on, when I find a brush that does it's job beautifully, I am a very very happy man. When I first saw this beauty in April 2011, I knew I wanted it and when it arrived at my office, I took it on it's first outing as soon as possible. You'll have to forgive me at this point as I do refer to my brushes as sentient beings! 
Now what makes this brush so special? After using it a few times, I would say it's the fibres and also the angle it is cut on. Let me elaborate. Made with a blend of artificial hairs, the brush is compact and yet soft and pliable enough to mold to facial features, aided by the slanted angle. 

I used a buffing circular motion to apply liquid foundation, Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation, to be exact and it seemed to blend and cover seamlessly. And where I needed more coverage, I used a stippling action and it performed beautifully. 

Designed by Shiseido Makeup Artistic Director, Dick Page, this brush offers you the control to give as much coverage as you want. I have also been informed that the brush handles all foundation types beautifully, i.e. liquid, cream  and powder. 

My verdict? I love it! It has risen in rank to my Number 1 Holder where I keep all my must-have brushes. The ease of blending and controllable coverage is incredible from the first use. For anyone who is after a good foundation brush, I would recommend this highly. 

The Shiseido New Perfect Foundation Brush will be available in stores from 20th August 2011 with a RRP of £27.00.

13 comments:

  1. oooh i like the look of this i find the flat headed brushes so much better for foundation and powder. Ive never tried any of the Shiseido xx

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  2. thanks for the advance notice! I love brushes too!

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  3. @Nicoletta: Hey hon, you will love this I think. Please have a look at their brushes, I have some of them and they really are extremely good quality brushes and very easy to use! Thanks for the comment! x

    @Jamilla Camel: Hello! You're very welcome and glad to see that you share my fondness for a good brush! X

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  4. I've been seeing posts on this brush on Asian blogs for a few days now. I am positively drooling over it! Thanks for the review Kenneth :)
    Nina x

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  5. @inthesweetshop: Haha won't be long now so you can stop drooling. You're very welcome and thank you for the comment Nina! x

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  6. Such an amazing brush. We might get it India in some coming months....Bravo.....

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  7. @Neeraj: Thanks! I hope you get it soon too and let me know how you get on with it if you do get one. x

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  8. I usually just use my fingers, but this looks like it could make it's way into my make-up bag!

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  9. Ohh this is a thing of beauty! Sounds wonderful and quite reasonably priced in Shiseido terms!
    Thanks for the review.
    Nic x

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  10. @Strawberry Blonde: I think it's a fairly reasonably priced brush and for the quality and performance, it's very worth it! x

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  11. @Skinni Peach: I love using my fingers too but sometimes a brush just does things that your fingers can't do! Thanks for commenting! x

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  12. Thank you for this post. I have the date marked in my diary for this beauty!

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  13. @Anon: You won't regret it! Thank you for the comment! x

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