lunedì 24 aprile 2017

♕ Part of My World ♕ Spectrum Collections ~ Duo Fibre 4 Piece Set ♕
{Overview, First Impressions}

{Disclaimer: this first impressions post features a product I got for free as press sample. I'd like to thank Spectrum Collections for the opportunity, anyway my evaluation policy doesn't change and is always based on real use and in-depth testing of the product(s)}

Finally - finally! - I'm able to share with you my first impressions and thoughts about one of the newest brush set by Spectrum Collections, the 4 Piece Duo Fiber Set. It was sent to me for my birthday but it took me longer than usual to test - mostly because this set is meant to be used mainly with cream and liquid products, which I don't use... So I had to borrow some for the testing's sake - hence the huge delay!

If an airbrushed, lightweight finish is your ultimate base goals, say hello to your new favourite brushes!
The Duo Fibre set is perfect for the application and blending of liquid and cream products, from primers and foundation to highlighter and blush. 
The brush heads combine two lengths of synthetic taklon fibres for light and airy bristles.

The very first thing I noticed when I got these beauties were the bristles. Just a quick glance, but I immediately noticed they were completely different from the other brushes'. They're, like, shiny and airy, and way more silkier and softer. Which I never thought it could be possible - because the "regular" bristles featured in the other brushes were already SO soft and velvety, out of this world. I thought they couldn't get any better, because they already bordered on perfection.
And yet, Spectrum ladies managed somehow to perfect perfection. Kudos!

As I already said, they are design to be used with creamy and/or liquid foundations, concealers, highlighter, and so on. Since I have close to zero experience with this kind of product and techniques, it took me way way longer than I anticipated to get used to them! 

This set includes two pairs of brushes: two flat-top brushes and two rounded ones; each pair features a bigger and a smaller version of the same brush. (I didn't do any comparisons this time because almost all of them are unique, so I thought it was pointless).
This set features the iconic colour way of the main range by Spectrum Collections: bright pink handles, black ferrules and writings, blue and purple bristle - which are, needless to say, duo fiber bristles. Let's see each of them in detail.

Duo Fiber Large Stripper (D01): "This large flat top brush is designed to provide light, build-able coverage, the ideal brush for an airbrushed base."

The biggest and most airy brush from this set, designed to apply liquid foundations. Makes the application effortless and easy - even if you're a newbie like me! I tried it for the first time on my mom (using her liquid foundation, Double Wear by Estée Lauder) and I immediately noticed how easy it was to use: with a buffing motion, I was able to obtain a light to medium coverage at first and build it up very quickly later. The outcome was really cool: the skin was evenly covered, but the effect was very natural and not caked at all, smooth and really healthy. 
(And again, I am not used to liquid foundations at all - so the only reason I didn't make a disaster was because I was using this brush XD)

Due to its size, I think it's perfect for the bigger areas of the face - such as cheeks, jaws and forehead. Its extreme softness makes the application a real treat - my mom was about to fall asleep during the makeup session XD

Duo Fiber Small Stripper (D02): "A smaller version of the D01, this brush is perfect for applying a light layer of primer or adding a subtle glow with a liquid highlighter."

Exactly the same as the D01 - but smaller and less large, thus perfect for areas such as chin, under-eye, nose... Apart from that, it has the very same characteristics of the D01! Same easy application, same smooth result! You can easily use it for blush/bronzer/highlighter applications too of course if you'd like, it's a very versatile brush!

Duo Fiber Large Strober (D03): "The large rounded bristles of this brush provide the perfect angle for building a strong or subtle strobe. Use with a liquid illuminator to highlight the cheekbones or mix with your foundation for an all over glow."

Probably the brush that intrigued me the most! I tried it with liquid foundation and I noticed that it gives a really light, extremely natural coverage. Because of this, I think it is more suited for liquid/cream blushes, highlighters and sculpting products. It is clumsy/newbie-proof: it diffuses the product gently, blends smoothly, all effortlessly, without any streaks. I think it's perfect to contour the face and/or to apply blush on the cheeks.  

Duo Fiber Small Strober (D04): "A smaller version of the D03, use this strobing brush to refine your highlight or add a flush of colour with a cream blush to the apples of your cheeks."

Again, same as the previous one, just smaller in size - although, unlike the D01/D02 pair, this time the size differenze is less noticeable. Anyway, I'd reserve this one to highlighter  or any kind of "precise" applications, since it's a tad smaller. Just like its big brother, it gives a light but even coverage - but no streaks of any kind. 

So my first impressions are really positive! I think this is a pretty good brush set if you use liquid/cream products on a daily basis! Overall they're very versatile and can be used with any kind of base products. Their bristles are easily the softest ever made, such great quality - they almost feel unreal *_* In case you're wondering, they're easy to clean: even the Double Wear didn't stain them - so, as I always said, don't be afraid of use this beauties! ;D (And yes, I do use Spectrum's Unicorn Polish Soap aka their solid brush soap! It's really effective and its scent is sooo good!)

NameDuo Fibre 4 Piece Set
Brand: Spectrum Collections 
What is it?: Brush set that includes four duo-fiber face brushes.
Price: 34,99 £
Other: Vegan & Cruelty Free; "No unicorns were harmed in the making of Spectrum Brushes"
Where to buyWebsite 

Hope this post may be useful to you ♥
Do you own this brush set already? Any thoughts about duo fiber brushes?

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