Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight

Possibly the BEST highlighting brush i've ever found!! THE BEST

I recently had a friend, Frankie (luv2luv77) send me a package and it included 2 of these brushes. Frankie is an amazing friend. He sends me the best care packages!! He is truly one of the best friends ive made with the help of the internet... He has a YouTube channel. He is one of the most caring human beings i have came across. Rather it be in skin care to basics he has a wealth of information about the beauty industry. Truly a resource. So when he sent me a package and included 2 of these I knew it must be something special. Because lets face it the sign of a good brush is if you like it enough you need multiples... Can i get an AMEN!

This little guy is DA BOMB .COM .NET and .GOV it is just perfection. Im almost at a loss for words... almost so let me try to string something together here. First what Zoeva says: 

"Our ZOEVA 105 Luxe Highlight is a luxurious highlighter brush with a natural-synthetic hair blend free of dye. Supersoft and silky, it’s flame-shaped head creates instantly light-reflecting results. Be polished, be beautiful."

Its that Blend of synthetic and natural fibers that i think gives this brush a leg up on its competition. It is ULTRA and I mean ULTRA soft. If I hadn't read the description I would have said this is 100% natural hair. Its just that soft. I do prefer a natural hair brush for powder products and most things in general (with the exception of cream shadow but thats a different story). Another little thing that goes along with the natural-synethic mix is that this brush pics up the absolute perfect amount of product. And BLENDS it blends like a dream. #YouCAntBlendWithUS What Zoeva says:

Real Techniques Contour Brush, Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight, Mac 109 Small Contour Brush

"The 105 Luxe Highlight is the perfect tool for highlighting your cheekbones, nose, cupid’s bow or cleavage. Thanks to its tapered shape this brush can also be used as a contouring tool for a beautifully defined face."

MAC 109: Natural bristles (animal products) domed top. $35
Real Techniques Contour Brush: Synthetic Fibers (vegan friendly) sharply tapered. $17.99 in a set.
Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight: Duo Fiber (both animal & synthetic) tapered $19.50

I find that the Mac 109 can be used for powder products all over the face blush, contour, highlight, and setting powder. This brush is domed at the top and around the edges, BUT the dome on the top is practically flat with the edges being tapered around the circumference of the bristles.

The Real Techniques brush has the most severe taper out of all three. This is best used for contour and highlight in my opinion. This is also a dream with cream products.

The taper on the Zoeva brush is to die for!! It is tapered enough to serve as an excellent contour, highlight and blush! It comes to a very fine point which is great for picking up color. For contouring and highlighting I lightly dip the tip of the brush into the product and place the color on my face, then lay the brush down so the belly of the brush can blend the color out. (in?) Now for blush, this IS not my go to blush brush, but it works in a pinch. I actually like using one brush for all three it cuts down on time when im in a hurry. This is also goo for my personal 'blush philosophy' i'm always so careful about not getting blush all over the whole of my cheeks! Its all about that precision blush placement baby. I can even see using this for precise finishing powder placement. **This is very similar to the now long discontinued MAC 165** Yes if you missed out on the 165 or are searching for another one look no further!! 

1. Ultra Soft
2. Multiple Uses
3. Doesnt Shed 
4. MAC 165 Dupe
5. White Bristles are Stain Resistant
6. Lower Price Point (around $19.50)
7. Ships (almost) Worldwide

1. International Shipping Fee 
2. (Slightly) Shorter Handle 

In conclusion.... YOU NEED THIS BRUSH. Trust me boo, you do. The possibilities are endless. The quality is by far on the same level as MAC and a lot of Sephora Brands. The design of this brush is very sleek and Lux, it fits its name. The presentation just feels luxurious, with the black handle, silver toned ferrel, and white bristles.

Dee Dee

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