March 10, 2009

This is LOVE!: House of Etude Dual Fibre Cheek Glow Brush

Yet another reason for me to adore the virulently pink House of Etude store! I'm so in love with this brush I used it for a week, and went out and bought another one. YES I have TWO and use both daily! I found it thanks to Plue, read her wonderful review in which she even compares it to the MAC 187 brush here.

So why did I buy two? For starters it's only RM39.90, is incredibly well made and applies everything, from liquid to powder, with an air-brushed finish.

When you buy it it comes packaged like this, which does squish the bristles somewhat. A wash though and it springs back into shape. I've washed them a couple of times now, and at most they've only shed one or two black bristles each. No bleeding, no massive shedding.

I bought two because I wanted one for blushes and bronzers and the other for liquid foundation and face powder. As you can see the bristels are fairly dense so it does pick up pigmented blushes with just a touch. I stipple it evenly onto my cheeks, and use the brush to buff in it. Voila! A really pretty natural glow!

It's also amazing with bronzers giving a sheer, natural and even wash. But be careful when applying as it does pick up a healthy amount of pigment.

The head is smaller than my Everyday Minerals Flat Top brush, and the handle is slightly longer. It applies mineral foundation in a lighter finish than the flat top brush so when I use mineral foundations, I still prefer my good old EM.

When I apply liquid foundations though this thing is amazing! I swipe the foundation onto my face and use it to blend in. This creates a truly even, lovely airbrushed finish. It also works great to stipple on and blend liquid and cream blushes.

For the price, you really can't go wrong. This brush has settled all my MAC dual-fibre brush cravings.

17 comments:

Connie said...

I wanna get one too! waiting for my pay. *itches*

Askmewhats said...

wow! another great alternative fora stippling brush! I have read raves about this cute brush :)

kahani said...

Nikki: want one? I'll send it to you. =)

kahani said...

Connie: Save your pennies babe it's worth it. =)

Askmewhats said...

Sweetie! :) thanks so much for the offer! :) But I'll give this a pass, I don't want you buying and shipping this :) Too troublesome :) I can wait for my next Malaysia trip (hopefully soon) and I can purchase it there! thank you so much for the sweet gesture though :)

MisSmall said...

I want I want! Knowing the compulsive buyer in me, I think I'm most likely gonna get at least 2 too if it lives up to its reputation. Haha.

ohmypetticoat said...

I'm getting one from G Market!! For only RM29! Hehe, I saw the review on Plue's site too and that's why i'm getting it.

心。葵 @ plue said...

kahani! you bought 2! and i thought I was nuts in wanting 2 of this! :P

it does very well in picking up colour, so when I used this for my 1st mineral blusher, it picked up too much.

and even with my NYX cream blusher, in red cheeks i think, it picks up a little too much of the colour. >_< not a bad thing tho, but best is just lightly dip and blend!

now i really want another one of this! :P

kahani said...

MissSmall: where do you live? can you get your hands on this?

Ohmypetticoat: What's G Market and that's a great deal. =)

Plue: You ARE nuts because you ALSO have TWO MAC 187s!!

Sue said...

I can't wait til Penang's Etude is up for biz! :D:D:D:D

ohmypetticoat said...

http://global.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_search/search_total.asp?selecturl=total&SearchClassFormWord=goodsSearch&keyword=etude+house

Go check it out. ^^

pinkyping said...

ahhh i regret that i did not get this earlier. sigh. the last time i check out etude house it was sold out

shopaholic said...

Seems like very interested item, I wonder if Etude in Indonesia has this. Bcoz we have Etude since long time ago, like 10 years plus. So I can buy in Indonesia which probably the price is cheaper :D

Tine said...

I'm glad that the House of Etude is opening (or has it already opened?) in Penang, so that I'll be able to get myself one of these. I don't use cream blushers and whatnots enough to warrant an expensive MAC 187. This should do quite nicely :)

ayu5678 said...

This might be too late for this post, but however i still want to share my experience using this brush. After several months using it, i realize the bristle shred a bit. But it still okay for me. What's more DISAPPOINTED me is - everytime i washed it, it leaves a blue stain on the bristles. And if i washed it and lay it on a dry towel, it will leaves another blue stain on that towel.I don't know where did the blue stain came from, but it's disgusting. Do u guys have any idea what it is?any solution?

Kahani said...

Hi Ayu, thanks for sharing your experience. I'm so sorry the brush you got isn't working out for you. When did you buy it? Sometimes they source from different manufacturers and although it looks the same, different batches can be of different quality. This is poor QC on Etude's part!

The blue stain you see is from the black dye they use on the bristles. Try soaking the brush (but only the bristles, don't soak the part where the bristles meet the handle or you'll dissolve the glue) in baby shampoo for a few hours
and washing it thoroughly. Good luck!

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

Ayu5678, I guess we sharing the same problem...the only thing is mine is black.. even worse.. one day I used it for liquid foundation and realised why is that my face so dark n greyish. apparently, my Etude House Duo Fiber brush fading. I knew the black color hairs fading everytime i wash this brush but i never thought it could be so serious and transfer the nasty color onto my skin... yucks... i'd washed it million times like Kahani mentioned but still fading... this is the 2nd Etude House brushes that failed on me.. I don't think I will ever buy any Etude House brushes anymore...