So today I’m going to be reviewing the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush which I’m pretty excited about, however first a word of apology.
I can’t believe I’ve not blogged since the 19th of May. I have just literally been so stressed I’ve not even had a spare bit of brain power to think about blogging, never mind do it! However, it seems that now I’ve reached the point where I am ready to start blogging again for the distraction, not just that but I’ve acquired quite a few new products in my absence thanks to birthday money and vouchers.
I’ve gone a bit Urban Decay mad if I’m honest. Having always been impressed by Urban Decay I decided I really needed some new treats.
The first item I purchased was the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush (£21).
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a bad word said about this brush and I wasn’t really in love with my Real Techniques Stippling brush, which just left me with an ancient ELF brush which is great but very much past it’s best so I took the plunge.
This cruelty-free brush was designed specifically to go with the Naked Skin Liquid Makeup (which I love but have run out of!), but it claims to be great for any liquid, cream or powder foundation. I’ve only tried this with liquid foundations (Clinique Anti Blemish, Urban Decay The One & Done and Mac ProLongwear) and it’s been great with all of them.
The brush is densely packed with the softest bristles which pick up your foundation and distribute it evenly over your skin. I’m not sure if I’m imagining it but I seem to be using far less product with this brush…
The optical blurring effect is a bit of a misnomer really, but there’s no denying this buffs your foundation flawlessly leaving as perfect a finish as you’ll get with any brush, well, better than any brush I’ve ever tried and it just glides with such ease.
I’ve washed it once, it hasn’t shed so much as one hair, nor has it left any on my face either, feels light in my hand, soft on my skin and applies my foundation like a dream. Highly recommend. I loathe spending money on things like brushes, always seems such a waste when I could buy pretty make up, but I don’t regret this purchase one little bit and agree it’s worth all the hype. Now I just need to get some more Naked Skin liquid foundation to try it with the product it was designed for… oh what a chore 😉
I bought mine from Debenhams, in store, but it is available online also, here.