17 January 2014

Hourglass' Double-Ended Complexion Brush



A low-down on the ultimate travel-tool has been a long time in the works, ever since it snuck its way into my suitcase upon my return from New York in fact. Hourglass' Double-Ended Complexion Brush is indeed the blender in question - it's accompanied me on several getaways since, whether it's been as an in-flight pouch essential, a handbag touch-up or simply paired with a couple of fluffy eye brushes within my in-transit makeup bag, it's sure won its 'travel tool' title. These heads would be just as awesome individually, but together? Even better - you know the words, ''When twooo become oneee...''






With a lightweight, gunmetal aluminium handle connecting them together, one end is a retractable fluffy foundation/blush buffer, swizzle it round and you've got yourself a concealer blender on the other - both brushes with lids to prevent kinks. Foundation glides on with the aid of the synthetic, taklon bristles resulting in a super flawless second-skin finish, and for me that's it's main function but basically anything creamy; blush, bronzer etc. blends in a breeze streak-free too. Things are a lot more dense, compacted and tapered when it comes to the concealer side, making it a good one for packing on product when in serious need of coverage - I'll give it a quick pat over with my ring finger post-application to ensure all is blended well. Oh, and it washes up an absolute treat too - something us gals always like to hear.


Alright, there is one downside, and it's the price... *cough*fifty two pounds*cough* is what it'll cost you to add this to your tool collection. Not a necessary number, but if you're feeling a little spendy, are wanting to expand your brush brood or like me, travel far, wide and often then you may want to think about eyeing this one up...

16 comments:

  1. I have actually been coveting this for a while now. I'm glad to hear that it's as good as it looks! Now to save the pennies!


    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

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  2. This is so expensive but it sounds so good! It's expensive but it is two brushes in one after all!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  3. Oooooh, sounds fancy! I was gonna comment that I don't particularly like double ended brushes since I have no idea how to store them. Retractable fixes that problem, haha.

    I tried chia seeds in my oatmeal this morning - I really like the texture! Kind of reminds me of eating dried figs, which I love.

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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  4. Go for it Shani :-)

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  5. True say - I guess that makes it an acceptable excuse to buy ;-)

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  6. I guess others you'd just have to lay down, but because it's retractable with lids makes it hygienic and stop the brushes getting ruined! Ah so glad you liked, they're so good for you too :-)

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  7. This sounds amazing! I've always been impressed with Hourglass products, so, maybe if I'm having an über bad day, I'll pick this up. xo

    Lillian from parisiantobe.com

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  8. Love all things Hourglass! Haha, I like your thinking ;-)

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  9. This looks like a great handbag makeup brush! I've also been eyeing off the Sonia Kashuk dual ended brush xx


    www.zoeblogsbeauty.com

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  10. Ah it sure is! That sounds awesome - such a shame we don't have SK in the UK! x

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  11. I've had my eye on the Real Techniques brushes after all the blogger hype it has gotten, but now I can't choose between that and this Hourglass brush! Which would you recommend?

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  12. Dont enable me like this D: it looks so beautiful! X

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  13. As much as I LOVE this, I'd go with the Real Techniques first and then if you're still wanting to try this then go for it ;-) Give the Core Collection and Expert Face Brush a go, both a-ma-azing!

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  14. Haha, sorry Frances ;-)

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  15. Have to ask...what's that beautiful nail polish you're wearing?

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  16. It's Essie Angora Cardi - such a stunner ;-)

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