Real V’s Fake Make-Up Brushes

In December Kylie Jenner posted on Twitter, promoting her amazing luxury “real” cosmetic brushes.

Quoting “Real brushes don’t compare to synthetic”

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Kylie Jenner is very wrong but sadly impressionable young women will buy into what is ultimately a marketing ploy.  Good quality synthetic brushes are much better than real brushes and here’s why.

Firstly if you use a synthetic brush then no other living being had to suffer in order for you to apply make up to your face. It might come as a surprise but animals don’t give their fur willingly, so animal hair used in cosmetic brushes will usually be from a by product of another cruel industry, an example being hair that comes from Mink will often be a by product of the fur industry.  If that isn’t enough for you then there are plenty more reasons to opt for using synthetic brushes.

Companies promoting real hair brushes will tell you that their brushes are superior to synthetic brushes because they naturally have better blending properties and this is literally all they have to say in comparison and yet even this isn’t completely true.

 

M.O.T.D Cosmetics

Motd Cosmetics is a luxury brand of make up brushes that are a PETA certified, Cruelty Free, and Vegan. The brushes are made from recyclable aluminium, eco-friendly wood, and taklon fiber bristles. Motd Cosmetics  is a company based in Las Vegas and created by Chantal Azamian an amazing woman with a vision to create cosmetic brushes empowering people in their creativity to create looks that they love, keeping in mind that compassion and kindness are key to creating a conscious forward thinking brand.

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Motd Cosmetic Brushes  are made with a high grade synthetic polyester fiber that mimics animal hair to distribute make up products evenly around the face in the same way that animal fur can.

For those who suffer with allergies Motd Cosmetic brushes are a safer alternative to animal hair brushes. They are hypoallergenic, antibacterial and non porous unlike animal fur making them suitable for people who have sensitive skin. Where as animal hair brushes trap the dirt and oil from our face and creates a breeding ground for bacteria.

Motd Cosmetics were recently kind enough to send me their brushes to try and they really are just lush.

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I’ve been using Bodyshop cosmetic brushes for a little over a year now and been relatively happy enough with them, they do the job I need them to but I wouldn’t consider them high quality, they’re average at best.

Since using Motd Cosmetic Brushes I can really notice the difference and now understand why it is worth investing in high quality synthetic brushes. These brushes feel super soft to touch and yet they are incredibly strong holding, I’ve been using them a couple of weeks now and not noticed one shed hair. The brushes easily lift the product and blend flawlessly, they also don’t hold on to the product as there is very little residue left on the brush once applied, ensuring that your not wasting the product your applying.

The Products

You can purchase the brushes individually or as sets, the whole brush set costs $120usd and this consists of 15 brushes.

The Price

For a luxury cosmetic brush brand you can expect to pay £30 onward just for one brush alone. On average to buy one Motd your looking at spending $12usd which in British pounds is around £9, I personally think this is exceptional value for the product as I have paid much more for average quality brushes.

 

 

Clean your brushes

It’s important to clean your makeup brushes and I have before now totally ruined my brushes when doing so. Motd brushes are so easy to clean and I recommend checking out their tutorial on how to clean your makeup brushes.

 

 

Additionally you should check out  M.o.t.d You Tube Channel for product details and tips, InstagramFacebook, Twitter and Pintrest.

 

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Yllo Beauty

Yllo Beauty  is a Tumeric based Vegan Skin Care Brand and no it doesn’t stain!!

 

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Tumeric is a herbaceous plant that is a native plant of India and the Southeast Asian continent, initially Tumeric was used as a dye but is now more commonly used in the culinary world, in particular curry dishes.

 

Jaz & Jamil are the founders of Yllo Beauty

Jamil who was familiar with traditional Indian skincare remedies that were natural and Tumeric based and Jaz who had suffered from reoccurring skin problems for years were together inspired to create Yllo Beauty a Tumeric skincare product that worked on healing skin ailments rather than hiding them.

Yllo Beauty products

Tumeric Facial Scrub

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Turmeric reduces blemishes and redness, lightens facial hair, fades scarring, and evens out skin tone. Our face scrub works to deeply exfoliate, awaken, and soften your skin.

Tumeric Facemask

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Turmeric reduces blemishes and redness, lightens facial hair, fades scarring, and evens out skin tone. Our face mask works to draw out impurities, awaken, and soften your skin.

 

Tumeric Face Elixir

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Our face elixir works to heal, nourish, and revitalise your skin. After cleansing, shake bottle and drop onto fingertips. Gently pat over face at bedtime.

Tumeric Body Scrub

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Turmeric reduces blemishes and redness, lightens body hair, fades scarring, and evens out skin tone. Our body scrub works to thoroughly cleanse, awaken, and soften your skin

You can also purchase these products together as a package at Yllo Beauty

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The Yllo Beauty skincare range is Vegan & Cruelty free and 100% natural and free of any preservatives. Additionally for every product purchased 10% goes to the charity Girls Not Brides which is working to help child marriage, an issue which is close to Jamil’s heart.

Now before you go reaching for the Tumeric in your kitchen cupboards, just hold up a second because Tumeric does stain. Yllo Beauty is especially formulated with the right amount of Tumeric so that it doesn’t stain your skin, it will however stain your washcloth and towels, so I would recommend using darker coloured washcloths and ensure to remove the product completely before drying.

It is recommended that you use the product 2-3 times a week and you should expect to start seeing results within 1-2 months.

For the results I recommend checking out  Yllo Beauty product reviews