In December Kylie Jenner posted on Twitter, promoting her amazing luxury “real” cosmetic brushes.
Quoting “Real brushes don’t compare to synthetic”
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can purchase the brushes individually or as sets, the whole brush set costs $120usd and this consists of 15 brushes.
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.