As I mentioned in a couple of previous posts, I absolutely adore Zoeva brushes. They are amazing quality for a very reasonable price. Plus the range is so wide, there are always some on my to-buy list. That’s why I was thrilled to learn that they recently released a few brand new brushes and I made an order the second they became available on our SK website.
I really needed to pick up a good ordinary pencil brush. I’ve always struggled with even application of eyeshadows under my lower lash line but this one picks up the right amount of product and blends it out at the same time. It’s also great for smudging out the eyeliner and creating the outer ‘cat eye V shape’.
221 Luxe Soft Crease *NEW*
This newly released blending & crease brush in one is the perfect companion to my beloved 227 Soft Definer. It’s not as multitasking as the latter, because you can’t really use it to pack on the colour on the lid, but on the other hand it’s even better for crease work. I know you’re supposed to use a clean brush for blending out the darker crease colours but this 221 Soft Crease brush is doing the job for you whether you want it or not :). And the results are beautiful.
103 Defined Buffer *NEW*
This brush was the main reason I was so excited for the new release. It is designed for “detailed application and blending” and that’s exactly what makes it the perfect setting brush. I like to set my base with a small dense brush using the “pushing method”. I totally made that name up but it’s the method when you push the powder lightly into the skin instead of just sweeping it over. It makes my pores look less visible and also I don’t have to worry about moving my foundation/concealer. This brush is everything I hoped for. It is the perfect size and shape to first buff and then set the concealer under my eyes and my t-zone. If you prefer to apply the powder the mentioned way I would really recommend getting the Defined Buffer.
102 Silk Finish
I know many of us are not very pleased that we have to buy the whole RT Core Kit to get the famous Real Techniques Buffing Brush. That’s why I wanted to find something similar and after Tanya Burr raved about the Silk Finish brush in her last tutorial I decided to give this one a go. As you can see on the photo above, they are not identical. The Zoeva brush a bit more dense and round but also more flexible. It glides on the skin more smoothly but that also means it kind of leaves less coverage. The names of the brushes describe that very well. The ‘Buffing brush’ really buffs the foundation into the skin while ‘Silk Finish’ glides on top, blends better but leaves the skin less perfect, in you know what I mean. I need more time to tell which one I like better. But right now I can say for sure, they are not dupes. (And now I have a very good excuse to try out the Zoeva 104 Buffer. )
And now the most exciting part – the GIVEAWAY!
It’s so nice to be a part of the blogging community and I’m very grateful for all the love you’ve been sharing for me. All the lovely comments and tweets really make the whole effort worth it. So as a thank you I decided to give the two most coveted Zoeva brushes away to one lucky winner. (brushes on the photo above – 102 Silk Finish and 227 Soft Definer)
Note: I would appreciate if only those who enjoy reading my blog entered the giveaway. It’s really sad when people enter various giveaways solely for competition purposes and then never come back. Thank you and good luck.
- open internationally
- ends on 23.3.2014
- winner will be contacted by e-mail in the next 24 hours
- person using multiple accounts will be disqualified
- you have to follow my blog, not like the blogpost on bloglovin to earn the entries
*all items including the giveaway prizes were purchased by me