Nars Yachiyo Kabuki Brush Review…So Many Uses For It!
(My previous post on this brush got deleted in a system error! So I’m re-writing this for you all! *cry*)
This little versatile beauty tool is fast becoming my favourite all-rounder brush, despite being shocked at the price when I first got it; I’ll explain why…it does the job of nearly 5 different brushes! It’s an excellent eye socket contour brush, cheek, nose and face contouring brush, highlighter brush as well as having the perfect sized brush head to be a wonderful powder blusher brush to fit the apples of your cheeks. Although it may seem very pricey, it actually is worth it as it more than pays for itself over and over again; I don’t use separate contouring, highlighting or blusher brushes, I simply use this for all of those things.
The brush itself is amazing to use with very pigmented powder blushes such as Nars Exhibit A or Nars Seduction or even the Sleek Powder Blushers, this is because the pointed domed shaped brush head picks out just enough colour to dab onto the apple of your cheek and then the remaining graduated brush hairs around the pointed end act as a ‘diffusing’ tool. Absolutely brilliant to create that ‘lit from within’ glow with pigmented powder blushers. Because it’s made from natural hair (goat hair in fact!) I would not use this brush to apply any cream products as otherwise the hairs would become loose, damaged and less ‘fluffy’ even when you wash it.
Although it seems quite fragile and delicate, it’s actually quite robust, but even so, I would still keep it in it’s card box container when not in use, so as to prevent the thin handle from becoming unravelled or a little bent. It has an unusual handle wrapped with wisteria, and this gives it that ‘bendy, springy’ feel when you hold it by the thinner end and use the brush in a back and forth or swirling motion.
The pointed tip of the brush is also the perfect size for precise and quick contouring of the sides of the nose to make your nose look slimmer, as well as contouring cheekbones and jawline. The brush actually blends any contour powder really well with only a few strokes. You can even use it to blend colours or contour in the eye socket line, as the size of the tip of the brush head is small enough!