I’ve talked about my love for Real Techniques brushes, I’ve written up a post about my Sigma collection but I’ve only briefly touched on my love for Models Prefer brushes. When you look at the stand in Priceline, it’s not as if the brushes really grab your attention but I’m so glad that I bothered to try them out. The brushes I’ve tried from the line are some of the best I’ve found at such a low price point – here’s a look at my collection.
As much as I chuckle to myself every time I read the name of this brush in my head I can’t even explain how much I love it. It’s my go-to for my collection of lightweight, creamy foundations or BB creams – it works perfectly with bases like the NARS Tinted Moisturiser or the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, as I’ve explained before. The long and flexible bristles mean that this brush is so easy to work with and really gets the job done quickly.
I love this brush so much that I actually bought a second one. That’s dedication. I use this brush every day to set my under eyes and the rest of my face with powder. It’s big and fluffy enough that things don’t get cakey but the tapered end means that it’s still precise enough to make it worthwhile.
Another stand out from the line, this smaller tapered brush, similar in shape to the Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush (I’ve already written up a comparisons here), is my go-to when it comes to applying my highlight. It’s precise but also fluffy which means you’re not left with a stripe down your cheekbone – not the look I’m going for on the day to day. I also love using this to set my under eyes with loose powder and I’ve been known to whip it out to contour on the odd occasion, too.
My latest addition to the collection and one that I’ve been loving lately. It really buffs in concealer seamlessly, particularly the slightly heavier formulas like the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. It’s so soft and feels really high quality.
In case you couldn’t tell, the Dual Purpose line from Models Prefer is where it’s at. This one’s a teeny tiny tapered brush that’s perfect for really placing colour precisely in the crease and blending it out nicely. I also like it for inner corner or brow highlighting.
Models Prefer Professional Cream Shadow Brush
I’m not normally one to use a brush for cream eyeshadow but this brush has me coming around to the idea. It’s a dense but small brush and it works particularly well with the mousse-y kinds of cream eyeshadow for when I want to apply it really lightly to the lid. It’s also great at blending them out nicely.
The other brush from the line that I have two of – it’s just that good at blending out eyeshadow. It’s a little bigger than the Shadow/Concealer Brush so I like to use this as a last step after doing my eyeshadow to really neaten everything up and get rid of any harsh lines in the crease.
Have you tried the Models Prefer brush range?
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