The time has come for me to talk a little about Mineralza brushes that I bought at the cosmetics fair. Mineralza is makeup manufacturer from the U.S., and their products contain only natural ingredients. For example, their products do not contain talc, synthetic dyes, alcohol, parabens, synthetic fragrances, urea and similar ingredients that can cause irritation. The brushes are made from natural fibers, except of course for those where synthetics are necessary.
FB strane, a na FB-u ili preko mail-a može četkice i poručiti (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nego da ja pređem na moje utiske. Kupila sam tri četkice - small chisel eye brush, flat top eye brush, flat top foundation brush.
In Serbia you can only buy Mineralza brushes, from a girl who imports them. I guess that you can maybe order from her something else from their products. Anyone interested to look at the selection of brushes and their prices may do so through her FB page, and can order brushes on FB or via her e-mail (email@example.com).
But I move on to my impressions. I bought three brushes - small chisel eye brush, flat top eye brush, flat top foundation brush.
The smallest one among them is small chisel eye brush and I bought it because I was completely fascinated with how small it is. It is made of sable hair. This brush is fantastic for the precise application of eyeshadows. It is hard just enough, and her shape is flat, so it is possible to use a little wider and the very narrow side of the brush. Not a single hair has fallen out of it when I was using it, nor while I washed it. I am very happy with it and I use it almost every day. Its price is 500 dinars.
Next one is a flat top eye brush made of goat hair. It is slightly larger (about the same size as a smoky brush from Essence) and has a completely flat top. So it is not round as Essence brush. It is not very dense, and is quite soft. So, it's not bad for blending eye shadows. Although it is quite soft, it is hard if you press it directly from above, so the top can be used for putting on greater amounts of eyeshadows, similar as with flat brushes, just more precise. None of the hair fell out during usage or washing. I paid 600 dinars for it. This brush I really like, too, although little less than the first one.
Zaključak - meni su ove četkice potpuni hit i razmišljam se da nabavim još po neku. :)
Šta mislim da je dobro:
- Mekane dlačice,
- Dobra gustina četkica,
- Dobre drške koje lepo leže u ruci i izgledaju kvalitetno urađene,
- Pri pranju dlačice ne ispadaju, osim kod četkice za podlogu ali samo prvih nekoliko puta,
Šta je loše:
- Četkica za podlogu mora da se dobrooo opere da bi ispale sve dlačice koje nisu lepo pričvrsćene, i tek onda je možete normalno koristiti.
- Nisu dostupne u Srbiji osim preko FB-a, kod devojke koja ih uvozi.
Informacije i ocene:
CENA: small chisel eye brush 500 din, flat top eye brush 600 din, flat top foundation brush 1000 din, a cene ostalih četkica mogu se videti na FB stranici
GDE IH NABAVITI: FB ili mail
BROJ ČETKICA: 16 (mislim)
DA LI BIH IH PONOVO KUPILA: Da
IZRADA: 4/5 (Samo zbog dlačica koje su ispadale na početku iz četkice za podlogu)
UKUPNA OCENA: 5/5
Finally, flat top foundation brush made of horsehair. This is a very strange brush and I certainly couldn't remain indifferent to it. It has sparked a range of emotions in me. The first time I tried applying the foundation with it was right after I bought it. And although foundation application with this brush is more than awesome, the first time I used it I suffered a mild shock, since million hairs fell out of the brush and started mixing with foundation on my face. But I remained calm and told myself that I cannot give up on it so easily. I washed it thoroughly and try to remove any hair that may come out. The very next time I used it just a few hairs came out. After one or two more washes I fully recovered the brought and now I have no problems with it and can freely enjoy this brush, which is now completely brilliant. This brush picks up just enough product. It's soft and yet quite thick, so foundation can be applied and blended with the speed of light. My complexion becomes totally even ... just absolutely perfect. If I have to choose between the application with my fingers, stippling brush, or this brush I choose this one without even thinking about it. Firstly, the end result looks the best by far, and secondly application is extremely fast and easy, and I do not have to do wield my brush for hundred years to get everything blended. So when you get through the problem of hairs falling out, if this even happens to you, this brush will become a little miracle. It costs 1000 dinars.
Conclusion - I think these brushes are a complete hit and I'm thinking of buying more of them. :)
What I think is good:
- Soft bristles,
- Good density,
- Feel good in hand and look like they have good quality,
- When washing the bristles don't fall out, except for the foundation brush, but only the first few times,
What is bad:
- Foundation brush must be washed very well, for all the bristles that are not well attached to fall out, a only then you can use it normally,
- They are not available in Serbia except through FB, from the girl who imports them.
Information and scores:
PRICE: small chisel eye brush 500 din, flat top eye brush 600 din, flat top foundation brush 1000 din, and prices of other brushes can be seen on the FB page
WHERE TO BUY: FB or e-mail
NUMBER OF BRUSHES: 16 (I think)
WOULD I BUY THEM AGAIN: Yes
DESIGN AND PRODUCTION: 4/5 (only because bristles were falling out from the foundation brush in the beginning)
OVERALL SCORE: 5/5