Models Own Rose Gold Domed Contouring Brush and Real Techniques Bold Metals Rose Gold Brushes Review
Models Own Rose Gold Domed Contouring Brush and Real Techniques Bold Metals Rose Gold Brushes

There's nothing like a new rose gold brush to brighten up my day. I've got the beautiful Models Own Rose Gold Domed Contouring Brush to share with you. I literally squealed when I saw this pop up on my regular 'Rose Gold' search from ASOS. Trust me, its quite a frequent occurrence, that, 'French Connection Dress' and 'scallop'.

When I received this brush, I was surprised at how huge the brush was. It's pretty much as long as the Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes. Those pictured above are 301 and 300. The rose gold tint is practically the same. They have a similar pink tint to the bristles. The difference lies in the handle. The Real Techniques ones are more polygonal compared to the rounded Models Own.

Models Own Rose Gold Domed Contouring Brush and Real Techniques Bold Metals Rose Gold Brushes Review
Models Own Rose Gold Domed Contouring Brush and Real Techniques Bold Metals Rose Gold Brushes Review
In terms of bristle quality, they are soft, synthetic and very similar to RT. The packing of the bristles with MO are a bit more loose whereas the RT ones are more compact and firm.

Models Own Rose Gold Domed Contouring Brush and Real Techniques Bold Metals Rose Gold Brushes Review
Models Own Rose Gold Domed Contouring Brush and Real Techniques Bold Metals Rose Gold Brushes Review
I'm impressed by how Models Own has amped up their makeup brushes and if only the price point was a bit more drugstore than high street (£19.99), I would probably pick up another one. I've got the Models Own Rose Gold Hollow Foundation Brush in mind. It seems like a prettier shinier rose gold version of the Bare Minerals Perfecting Face Brush...

What do you think? Leave a comment below!

Livia
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30/04/2016

Models Own Rose Gold Domed Contouring Brush

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Review
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Review 
I present to you the latest "NARS Velvet Matte".

I haven't come across anything from that begins with "NARS Velvet Matte" that I haven't enjoyed. The NARS Velvet Matte lip pencils are what brought me into the NARS frenzy in the first place.

And I was hoping this new NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint would deliver.

I've used this for a week on my combination skin and here are my thoughts.

Pros:
1. Does not need powdering if you want that natural finish.
2. Lasts for a couple of hours on an oily nose. Use a primer to make it last even longer. It works well on top of Clarins Beauty Flash Balm!
3. Good coverage for a "skin tint".
4. Lightweight breathable texture.

Cons:
1. Poor shade range. Only 12 shades at present. You'll be lucky to find your match!
2. It has the tendency to sit on dry patches, you need a well moisturised base underneath. Perhaps not for dry skins.
3. It lightly oxidises, so you might find you get tanner as the day goes on (which isn't always a bad thing - make sure to paint your neck though).

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska NC25-30 Review
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska for MAC NC25-30 Review

I've been one of the lucky few to find a shade match in the shade Alaska, although I'm a bit surprised. I tend to go for the Medium 1 option, for my NC25-30 skin. Alaska is described as Light 2 with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones. Perhaps this shade range is trying to stretch itself out to accommodate a variety of skintones.

In terms of that 'mattifying' effect, I find it safe to say this sits between NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and NARS Sheer Matte Foundation.

Overall I'm enjoying NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint for an everyday type of foundation. For more glammed up events, I will still be reaching out for the classic NARS Sheer Glow Foundation as it is far more photogenic with better coverage.

Love it or Leave It? Leave a comment below!

Livia
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01/04/2016

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Review

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