Saturday, 30 April 2016

Makeup Revolution Pro Curve Contour Brush | Review

As mentioned previously I bought a tonne of Makeup Revolution products including this contour brush. I added this cart solely so I could get free shipping and because I am of the mentality that you can never have enough makeup brushes. I wasn't that excited about it but I wanted to share my thoughts with you guys anyway. 



I have had this brush for ages now, and wanted to share my opinion on it as I know Makeup Revolution are releasing a new brush kit (9 Piece Amazing Brush Collection - £20). It might be helpful to know about some of their other brushes so you can assess quality etc. before purchasing.  It has a black handle, synthetic bristles and looks very nice. I would say it is quite a nice looking brush for £6, it photographs well but I do wish they looked more interesting. The bristles are very short which I believe is the point. This brush is designed to literally paint stripes of contour onto your face, specifically underneath your cheekbones to sculpt your bone structure. It does do this, and as it is so densely packed together you do get a solid stripe of colour. It works well with the powder contour palette I reviewed yesterday. It is not an ideal brush for a subtle contour, you will need a fluffier brush to diffuse the product. This can be done with a buffing brush or a blush brush.


Overall: 4/5

It is a great brush for what it is designed for, just not for blending,  it does feel weird and the bristles are very very short. On the other hand, a flat foundation brush could do the exact same job and you get one very cheaply from Poundland so it is up to you whether you feel you need it or not. Another contour brush I recommend is the Tarte Swirl Powder and Contour Brush (£10), it can give you precise application as well as the ability to blend it out. I do think it will work quite well for cream contouring, as it will paint very precise, slightly curved lines.

What one makeup brush can you not live without?

Love ♥
Kiran 

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11 comments

  1. I looove MUR but haven't used their brushes yet, I really must check them out! I'd die without my Real Techniques expert face brush x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That was the first RT brush I bought, frickin' love it so much.

      Kiran x

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  2. I'm a MUR fan, but I haven't found any drugstore brushes nearly as good as my Zoeva and real techniques ones. I definitely couldn't live without my RT Fluffy Powder brush, it's great for blending out anything! I am yet to find the perfect contour/ bronzer brush! xx

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    1. I have been meaning to try the Zoeva brushes, I just don't know which collection to get. The Tarte Swirl contour brush is good and the Sigma FO5 is a favourite of mine as well, you can't beat a classic angled brush really. Thank you for commenting!

      Kiran x

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  3. As soon as I saw this brush it intrigued me but I do prefer a more subtle contour so I have stayed away from it.

    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. You can still achieve a subtle contour with it, just use a lighter shade of powder or a less pigmented one. Alternatively, just blend really well. Thank you for commenting!

      Kiran x

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  4. Thank you! Finally, someone else who gets my problem with these kind of brushes. They are great for piling on the contour shade in exactly the right place, but I hate that I then have to switch to another brush to blend?! Hmmm...this looks great, but alas, not for me. Thanks hun xxx

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. I know, a brush that does it all is best, but for my nose I really like it. It gives me more control with product placement so I don't look insane. There are most likely better options out there, thank you for commenting, Sal! I must admit I am a contour whore so all the contouring brushes in the world still wouldn't be enough for me haha.

      Kiran x

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  5. I liked the idea of this brush until you sit you need another brush to blend it all out with! I may as well just get a better brush to do both jobs rather than two! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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