Makeup Revolution Ultra Metals Contour Foundation Brush
When the Real Techniques Bold Metals brush collection came out like many I swooned over the pretty looking makeup tools. Despite this I never purchase any of the brushes. Why? I felt they were a bit too pricey and I knew there would be cheaper alternatives on the market. I then purchased a Real Techniques Bold Metals Dupes Set from AliExpress for less than £10. The set is a bargain but I never quite got on with the angled foundation brush. Anyway, a few weeks back I received the Makeup Revolution Ultra Metals Contour Foundation Brush in the post. Essentially this is another dupe for the Real Techniques brush, specifically the 101 Angled Triangle Foundation Brush. I was eager to see how it compared to the dupe I previously purchased and I really hoped it would work well for me. So how did I get on with it?
Well to put it bluntly, not so well. As you can see the brush has a stunning rose gold coloured hand that looks beautiful upon any dressing table. The brush also contains super soft white synthetic hairs in a triangular like shape. The brush has a large flat side which is said to be ideal for covering large areas. The brush also has angled edges which are meant to be ideal for precise application around both the eyes and the nose. On paper the brush sounds fantastic but when I put it to the test, it just simply wasn’t for me.
Not the brush for me
To test this brush out I tried applying my well-loved W7 Photoshoot Foundation as well as my trusty Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. The W7 foundation is a little thicker than the Rimmel offering but both tend to blend effortlessly with my trusty Beauty Blender. Unfortunately I just couldn’t get a good application. The brush picked up the product well but when it came to blending the product it just didn’t satisfy me. Instead of blending out my foundation to a nice even natural looking finish, it left my makeup looking streaky and as though I hasn’t finished my application. This isn’t just the case with this specific foundation brush, I find this is almost always the case with foundation brushes in general. Perhaps I am just used to the awesome application that my Beauty Blender gives. Who knows?
On the plus side this brush has barely shed on me and washes like a dream. It doesn’t stain and it retains its shape fairly well. If you want to get your hands on this brush, it retails for £9.99 and is available to purchase from the Superdrug website (link) and from Superdrug stores.
Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Ultra Metals Contour Foundation Brush? What did you think of it?