I was told about this brush a few months ago by a TM MUA as the super new foundation brush by TM. I like this brush but it was more than twice the price of the old foundation brush (which was synthetic) and I just don't think it's as good as them for the purpose, no slip. But I do think this could be a very personal thing. I do think that 55 is a lovely brush though just for the use I bought it for. I will use it for under eye concealer instead of a large laydown brush. I also think it would work as a general blending brush (and it is after all called a blending brush on the handle). I also like the new handle length, it was a bit of a pain previously with either long handles which didn't fit into the smaller planners or having to use smaller brushes which I don't think were as good as the longer ones. I understand number 55 is being discontinued soon so if you're looking at it, grab it quick.
Makeup Brushes -Trish McEvoy - Foundation Brush #43
DaisyLondon 3/28/2010 8:48:00 PM
I love this brush. I think it was discontinued to be replaced by the natural-haired 55. But having used it, I now have new love for 43, it just has more 'slip'. I think 55 is being replaced so will be interesting to see what happens there. I have only used it for liquid foundation so cannot comment on using it for creams. But I actually had 4 number 43s at one point (this is through a weird fluke on presents, kits etc, not because I've got some weird fetish) so though I have since passed on some of the love, I was able to compare different ones side by side. Long gold handle Long lucite slim handle Short lucite slim handle Short lucite tapered handle (came in a blue suede style kit) I loved both the long-handled ones, but I think the gold one had a slight edge on the lucite one. It must be about 10 years old and still seems like new. I don't think the short-handled ones were as good, and the short one with the tapered handle which I still have is nowhere as good as the others, and I'd say is streaky. In fact, whilst that kit seemed great value at the time, the brushes I got in it just don't seem the same quality as my other brushes.
I'm not sure what to make of this brush. It's lovely and soft and I like the handle and I think it's great portability. However, I was sold it was a buffing brush to go with the pressed mineral powder and I just don't like it for that. I don't have a kabuki or similar so I can't compare, I just know this doesn't work for me. I have my lovely silver powder brush for portable powder and blush, so I wouldn't have bought this brush or that. But having read the reviews (thank you!) I am going to have a go at using this for blush.
Love this stuff. I don't really wear eye make up very often so I probably don't have great technique, but it's pretty much mistake proof. I just stick a drop or two on the back of my hand, put a brush in it, dip it into a definer and I can do a perfect line. Not sure why the negative reviews, perhaps it's expensive compared to water?? It makes your eye make up go on and last much better though and I've had my bottle for far longer than I'd like to admit but it's not even a quarter used. Also fits nicely in my planner which a tap doesn't :-)
Love this mascara, have been buying it for years. I am lucky enough to have fairly long natural eyelashes but they are straight and I can't be bothered to use an eyelash curler. This mascara makes my eyelashes a bit longer but most of all makes them nice and curly. I have tried TM's other mascara but that didn't work for me at all (made my eyelashes look thin and spidery). The thing that TM's mascaras have in common is they are smudge free, you can wear them all day and no risk of panda eyes etc. This is an expensive mascara, I think something like £25 in the UK which us welll ouch. But it works! I have spent more on trying out other mascaras in a hope of a cheaper replacement and thrown away, counter ones, massmarket ones and even muled from Japan (where incidentally the TM ones are made).
I like the fact that this balm came in a tube, most come in pots and a tube would be a lot more hygienic. However, this is a waste of money. Try Eve Lom instead you won't regret it.
Lovely soft brush, one of my softest. I thought it didn't do much but after trying it with a more pigmented blush (both blushes were TM), it does indeed put the colour on well.
Makeup Brushes -Trish McEvoy - Beauty To Go Refillable Pen
DaisyLondon 3/28/2010 6:35:00 PM
Love this pen, have bought for myself and friends. You can put any foundation into it, doesn't have to be TM, and it dispenses just the right amount. Slight concern on it being an ideal breeding ground for bacteria so I tend to disperse onto the back of my freshly-washed hands and then use a proper foundation brush to put it on, or if I don't have one handy, my fingers. Added benefit of warming the foundation on the back of your hand.
What I liked about this product: Fitted in my planner well for a liquid foundation That was about it! It was a different approach to my paint on regular foundation, quite generously. I was told to use a tiny bit and work it it in, the colour match was never quite right and so I had to put it all over my face every time, instead of just being able to put it on where I needed it. It was expensive too, they said but it would last for ages and it did, so maybe it wasn't expensive after all. But who wants to keep a bottle of foundation for a year or more. I have to say that I think TM and TM MUAs are on the whole fantastic but I was pressured into buying this at one of the high-pressure PAs (Trish's personal appearances) despite the fact that I was more than happy with my cream to powder foundation in my planner.