Last month saw the launch of four new brushes into the Nima Brush Artistic Collection. Long time readers of of the blog will know that I am already a huge fan of both Nima Brush and the Artist collection, so to have four new brushes added to the collection is music to my ears.
Over the past few weeks I have added the new brushes into my every day routine and I am finally ready to give you the low down on how the performed for me.
You all know my love of a multi tasking product and The Harley brush is a real work horse of a multi tasking brush. The Harley is made of brushed goats hair and is incredibly soft on the skin. It can be used to apply powder all over the face, contour, highlight, bronze the skin and to add blush too. I have personally found it fantastic it to apply my powder all over my face and my powder highlight to the highpoint of the face. I really have nothing like this brush in my collection, as the hairs are a lot longer than the picture is showing. I find this brush really brilliant for sweeping product to give a really natural finish. Oh an incase you didn’t know, Harley is Niamh’s beautiful little girl, who was born in January!! The Harley brush will set you back €19.
The Donna brush is described as a tapered blending brush made with goats hair. I am very very picky when it comes to my blending brushes and I am a die hard Mac 217 fan for applying product to the socket and when it comes to blending product out, I like a brush to have a lot of give in it. While I like the Donna brush for applying product to the socket and outer corner, I find that for my personal preference it is a little bit too dense for getting an easy blend. While I might not have reached for this brush as much as I would my other eyeshadow brushes, it is still a lovely little brush and if you like a brush to have a little bit of control to it when applying eyeshadow then you will love this. The Donna brush costs €12
I love this little brush!!! This is the perfect little brush to apply shadow to the lid and exactly the type of brush that the Artistic collection needed. The Fuzz is a densely packed brush made of sable hair, that picks up the perfect amount of product to apply across your lid. While this is my favourite way to use it, you can also use it to apply a transition colour into your socket or to smudge out colour underneath your eye. If you don’t already have a flat brush for applying your eyeshadow to the lid, I highly recommend this one!! Best part is, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg at only €12. You can pick The Fuzz up here.
When I first picked up The Terrie brush to use, I was a little perplexed as to what was the best function for this brush. Made of Taklon Synthetic fibres, it can be used to apply both powder and liquid products. I am a huge fan of a flat head kabuki brush and as this is a mini kabuki, I decided to try use it as a foundation brush at first. I quickly came to realise that this was not the best use of this brush and while it is great for buffing your foundation into the more delicate areas of the face, it is just too small to do my whole face. After a little bit of trial and error, I found two fantastic uses for this brush. First up my favourite way to use this is to apply my liquid highlighter with it. It really is perfect for dispersing the highlighter to the high points of the face as it buffs the highlighter in, but leaves a beautiful glow at the same time. The other way I use this is to push the concealer in under my eyes. Normally I like to use my finger to apply my concealer, but The Terrie brush really is brilliant for getting great coverage out of your concealer in the under eye area . The Terrie brush costs €16 and can be bought here.
Overall I really think very highly of the latest editions to the Artistic collection. It is hard to pick a favourite brush, as I genuinely think they are al great for different reasons. It is also worth keeping in mind that I have been using the original Artistic brushes for well over a year and they have worn extremely well, so I can only presume that these will be the same.