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Today’s review is not on any makeup or skincare product but i tis on a super cute brush that I bought a fortnight ago and have been using it daily since then. Read on to know how this Kabuki brush from Natio fared for me.
Product description: The short compact bristles and wide dome enable smooth application of powder and even distribution of color across the face. The flat base keeps the brush upright, clean and helps eliminate mess.
Price: INR 775
My experience with Natio Kabuki brush:
Since this is my first Kabuki brush ever, I was super excited to receive it and I even shared its picture with my best friend who is usually not bothered with this kind of stuff. When she first saw the picture of this brush she asked me if I have gone crazy and why on the earth did I buy a shaving brush in the first place. After that, I had quite a tough time in explaining to her that what a kabuki brush is used for (phewwww).
The first impression that I formed about this brush was that it was super soft (one of the softest brush in the history of brushes), had duo-toned bristles, a tiny handle that did not caught my fingerprints and that it was not flat topped. Instead of being flat topped as few of the kabukis out there, it has a perfect dome shape which you can clearly see in the images below.
This brush is quite densely packed, fluffy and helps in depositing the color quite uniformly across the face. I can write a whole book just to explain how soft this brush is but, to spare you girlies from all the pain I would just say that the softness of this brush is comparable to the feel of the finest silk in this world against the bare skin (you get the idea, right?).
The bristles of this brush are of completely perfect length and round-cut. I would like to mention here that since it is dome shaped, the length of the bristles vary from the centre of the brush to the outer circumference of the brush. Also, the bristles are synthetic and not natural which you might have already guessed after looking at the pictures.
After giving it a rigorous wash the brush did not lose its shape and the bristles did not bled or became scratchy and pokey either. However, it did shed quite a few bristles which is something that I hated. This is the first time that I have seen my brush shedding more than 2-3 bristles as I am usually way too gentle with them.
I usually use this brush to apply blush and blend it in completely. Initially, it was quite a task for me but once I got the hang of it, it became quite easy and this has become a staple in my vanity now. I have also heard that many people buff their liquid foundation in using kabukis but, I don’t think that I am ready for that yet (you can check out the whole bunch of videos available on YouTube if you wish to use it that way). The only purpose that this kabuki is serving me right now is the application of blush and loose powder.
One of the major cons of this brush for me is that no matter how carefully I keep it. The brush somehow, still manages to catch and attract a lot of dust particles.
So summing up the pros and cons,
Pros of Natio Kabuki brush:
• Super-duper soft.
• Tiny silver handle that doesn’t catch fingerprints.
• Densely packed.
• Synthetic bristles (nothing against natural ones but, natural bristle brushes from mid-end brands SUCK!)
• Retains shape and doesn’t bleed upon washing.
Cons of Natio Kabuki brush:
• Availability can be an issue for some.
• Sheds some bristles initially.
• Attracts dust particles.
Will I repurchase/ do I recommend Natio kabuki brush?
No, I don’t think that it is going anywhere in the near future. Also, I would like to try the TBS and Bourjois one after exploiting this one completely. I do recommend this brush to all of you out there who want to buy a nice kabuki without shelling out too much bucks.
See ya girls.
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