When Celebrity Makeup Artist and friend, Elaina Badro contacted me to review her new line of makeup brushes, I was ecstatic. Knowing how truly talented Elaina is in the field of makeup artistry, I could not wait to get my hands on her latest creation.
In the years I have known Elaina, she has always had an eye for beauty and a level of taste that I have admired, which has certainly carried over into her latest venture. Created with the utmost attention to detail, Elaina spent several months perfecting each tool, making it it functional for everyday use. The brushes vary from brows, eyes, face and powder and are a mix of natural and synthetic fibers.
As soon as the brushes arrived, I wasted no time trying them out. So, did they pass my test? Here's how they measured up:
Shedding: Don't you hate when this happens? You invest in a rather pricey brush and within the first few applications the brush begins to shed. I am happy to report I have not experienced any shedding with these brushes, not one single hair found on the face or in my carry case, perfection!
Makeup Application: With each brush, I applied an array of different formulations (cream, powder, water based, mineral based) effortlessly, leaving an airbrushed finish and flawless application. Versatility is key to a great makeup brush and these tools proved their lasting power.
Sustainability: The week Elaina had sent me the brushes just so happen to fall on the week I was prepping to film several tutorials in one day. Client after client, look after look, the quality of these brushes continued to perform, never loosing shape, feeling as light as can be in my hand and left my clients very happy with their final outcome.
Affordable: Prices range from $7-$34, a reasonable price point for a very high quality tool. It's certainly an investment that is essential for any true makeup gal.
Pick up a set today, sold on Elaina Badro Makeup. A few of my favorite picks? The Blending Eye Brush, Pencil Brush, Red Sable Eye Brush and the Duo Fiber Brush. Also, be sure to keep up with Elaina on Twitter and Facebook and of course her website to learn more about this talented, makeup maven!