I cannot believe I’m posting my first post of 2015! I have fallen in love with blogging over the last year and have learned a lot too! This blog has grown so much and it just keeps getting more fun as time goes on. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2015!
With that being said, today’s post is a super exciting review! When I saw that Nars was having an extremely rare sale on Black Friday, I decided to get the Ita Brush for my sister for Christmas and since it was flat rate shipping (which I hate) I decided to get one for myself as well. I’ll consider it my Christmas gift to myself haha. So since this is a major splurge I think a full review is in order for anyone who has been pondering over this.
About the Ita Brush
If you aren’t familiar with the Ita Brush, I’ll give you a quick rundown. This brush has become extremely popular for contouring. The idea is that it’s narrow rectangular shape is ideal for sculpting the face in order to create strong dimension. It can be used to contour multiple areas of the face including your cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin.
Construction and Quality
If you’re going to pay this much for a brush, the quality is really important. This brush’s bristles are natural goat hairs, which are more prone to shedding than synthetic bristles. Despite this, I haven’t personally experienced any shedding while using this brush. The only complaint I heard before buying this brush was that the bristles weren’t soft, but I find them to be very soft. So far the quality of the brush seems excellent. The only thing I question is how the brush will stand up over time. Since the top part of the brush is almost sewn in, I’m curious how that will stand up to multiple washings.
Of course functionality is as important as quality. Is it worth the hype? I have tried many different brushes for contouring and the Ita Brush is by far the most effective method. Prior to purchasing the Ita brush, I tried many different methods for contouring. Before this brush I was mainly using the Real Techniques Contour Brush, which is much has a much rounder shape than the Ita Brush, which has a blunt rectangular shape. Out of all the methods the Ita Brush is my favourite and the most functional method I’ve tried. Since I have a rounder face, I need something that is really going to mark out a clear shadow, since there really isn’t one there in the first place. This creates a clear shadow, but it’s not like a line in the middle of your face, a problem I’ve found using narrower brushes. I’ve included a picture of the brush head so you can see exactly what I mean about the shape. I find this shape to be the perfect size for my face, the contour looks strong, yet natural. This brush seems to do the blending as well, it really doesn’t take any additional effort to make it look blended. I will take a duo-fiber brush and run over everything to blend with the blush, but the contour itself really doesn’t need any extra blending.
Since everyone has their own style of contour that they like or at least makeup junkies do, I’ll show you the contour it creates so you can see for yourselves.
In all, I’m happy I got this on sale but it is well worth it. It makes contouring a breeze and creates the best contour I’ve ever created on myself. No denying this is a splurge, but a splurge I’m glad I made.
So there you have it! Let me know in the comments below what method/brush you like to use for contouring! Have you tried the Ita Brush?
Bye for now!