I will be reviewing a few brushes on my upcoming posts and this review is the first installment. Well, I thought of several ways to begin this post but I couldn't decide how to so I'll just cut to the chase. I declared my love for the Charm Luxe Mini Kabuki brush last year and was thinking of purchasing either the big kabuki or the retractable one from Beauty & Minerals. Now you know which one I got. :)
First off, I won't be doing this review in bullet form. Okay, eye sore again because I'll do it in paragraphs instead and I promise I'll make it short. The first thing I thought of when I received it is that it's such an eye candy for being metallic pink - it definitely screams "girly". I found the cover/cap to be a little loose so I just sort of squeezed it til it's no longer that round, making sure that it has enough grip on the base.
It is a very cute fluffy brush with bristles that are uber soft and feels nice on the skin due to its being synthetic. I knew I wouldn't have problems about the bristles irritating the skin. However, I thought the bristles are a bit long, thus, decreasing its density. Instead of using it as a kabuki brush, I use it as a powder brush since it is a bit too flexible to buff in powder products on the face. But maybe it's just me as I am used to the shorter and denser bristles of my EcoTools Retractable Kabuki.
The only problem I had with it is the length of the bristles but that's something that could not be resolved. I just pull the silver thingie that protects all the bristles (when I'm about to put the cap back on) halfway through and keep a tight grip on it until it feels dense enough. And gee, it takes a really long time to dry. :(
Side-by-side with EcoTools Retractable Kabuki (which I will be doing a Revisited and Reviewed post since I've had it for a little over 2 years now)
Overall, this is a very nice brush to own because it's so cute and feels really soft and does a good job in applying powder products. It is also what I use when I need to touch up very lightly. Since I prefer light coverage when it comes to makeup, this works perfectly in providing light coverage using powder foundations. Another good thing is that this brush never bled nor shed on me. Plus it is a local brand and very affordable at Php 580.
However, I will not repurchase because I want to try the big kabuki brush (Luxe Kabuki) as I prefer something a bit denser than this (I find the mini buki denser than this one too). I also just saw a review of the Gold Retractable Kabuki and it looks sooooo much better than this one. So I now have to decide between the two. :-\
Do you also own this brush or other brushes from Charm?
Have a blessed Sunday, everyone. :)