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Studio Makeup Pro Shadow Shading Brush

To be honest, I don't actually spend a lot of money on makeup. I've been running this blog for four years, and in that time a lot of brands have come to support it by sending free stuff my way. I'm very thankful because this allows me to write regularly and of course discover products that I will keep on using waaay after I finish my first tube or jar.

That's why it's a big deal (for me) whenever I buy any beauty-related product. I may not need it per se - not at this point in my collection - but it must be so good that I just gottahaveit. My best seal of approval comes with personal purchases. If I bought it, then it must be worth the money.

One of my recent beauty purchases is the Studio Makeup Pro Shadow Shading Brush (P745 from Beauty Bar). I first saw it in an event and promptly fell in love. It looks like a MAC brush I've been seeing around but it's much more affordable, so I just went ahead and got it!

I have many other similar brushes but I like it because it looks professional with its the sleek black handle and sturdy-looking silver ferrule. It's also the perfect size for my eyes as a lid shader - not too wide, but not tiny either. Since it's a bit fluffy (after washing), I also use it as a crease brush.

The white hair is super soft and applies the eyeshadows like a dream. There were some flyaway strands after I washed the brush though, unfortunately. But that's about the only thing I didn't like about this tool. The stray hairs don't affect how the brush works. I'll just be careful to shape it next time I wash it.

Perfect size for me

So yes, the Studio Makeup Pro Shadow Shading Brush is a fantastic addition to my makeup collection. I love using it! Whether you love layering eyeshadows or just prefer to wear basic neutrals, you must get at least one reliable lid brush like this.

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