Most days I sweep a single shadow across my lid and that’s it, I’m done. But there are other days when nothing will do but a blend of 72 different shadows, taking up every single millimeter of the space between my lashes and my brows.
Saturday was such an occasion – we were off to a wedding, and I decided smoky eyes were a good idea. Of course, as soon as I saw my beautiful friend walking down the aisle I remembered exactly why smoky eyes are actually a Very Bad Thing at a wedding. Think Taylor Momsen, crying, underwater, and you get the picture.
But help was at hand! I’d packed the Blank Canvas travel eye set – five double ended brushes in a handy plastic case – and after the ceremony we legged it to the hotel to repair the damage. Here's what you get in the kit:
- Double Ended Tapered Crease Blender/Smudger (E32/33): One end applies and blends out shadow, the other is perfect for smudging shadow or liner around the eye. This does a lovely job and is one of my favourites in the kit.
- Double Ended Pencil/Flat Shader Brush (E23/24): Again, the pencil brush is perfect for smudging or plotting out your shape, while the flat shader brush is ideal for laying down colour on the lid.
- Double Ended Blending Duo (E25/26): Another favourite, and one I’ve been using on a daily basis. Both sides blend to perfection – the tapered side is ideal for the crease whereas the flatter E26 is fab for applying and blending on the lid.
- Double Ended Mini Detailer/Eyeliner (E27/28): I’ll be honest – I looked at this and thought ‘meh’. I prefer pen liners to gel and don’t have much use for detailer brushes in general. OR SO I THOUGHT. This was brilliant at helping me repair my makeup – it’s superb for precision work.
- Double Ended Brow/Spoolie (E30): This finishes the kit off nicely – it’s a nice little double act to keep brows groomed and in their place.
I’m super impressed with the set – it has absolutely everything you need and is a great little space saver too. The brushes are good quality and it will definitely be brilliant for travel. The damage? €64.99, which for the equivalent of 10 brushes is hardly outrageous.