LET me tell you about Blank Canvas which is an Irish company that produce high quality make-up brushes and they kindly gave two testers a complete set of brushes to try out and here is how they got on.
"When Mary asked me to test the Blank Canvas Brushes I was delighted. A recent convert to a foundation brush I loved the idea of the chance to try a whole set. Initially I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of brushes but once Mary explained what each one was for I set off to paint my canvas!
It's all about the tools and how you use them. I like the foundation brush but I'm not keen in the concealer brush being on the other end - I find it makes storing it difficult. It's the same with the double ended eyebrow brush.
However, that aside they are both great! in my opinion the best brush of all is the loose powder applicator- I love it ! I also like the angled blusher brush, great when you've got a bit carried away with the blusher and need to do a blend and a repair or even for its original use, simply contouring!
I would recommend Blank Canvas Brushes. For people new to the brush world I suggest picking a basic set to start. I had a look online at Blank Canvas and they have a wonderful selection. And the best bit - it's an Irish company".
This is how the second tester got on.
"I loved the case, it's easy to keep clean and it looks nice also. The brushes themselves are amazing. If I was was to pick only one brush I'd pick the F23, its brilliant for applying foundation and getting into all the nooks and crannies of my face. I also applied primer with it. There's another lovely foundation brush which has a concealer brush on the other end. Brilliant idea.
The eye brushes are brilliant too. I love the fact there's a brush on either end of the stick. My favorites are E23 and E24 and E32 andE 34. You could do a lot with these brushes in the line of shading applying shadow and blending.
My pet hate with brushes is hairs falling on my face. This hasn't happened with these, except for the powder brush, which is a pity, but I've plenty other brushes that can do this job so it's fine. I have used various brands before but this set would be my favourite, plus I love the fact it's an Irish brand. I would highly recommend this set. They're right up there with the big names. Plus they wash really well and keep their shape - very important in my book".
Blank Canvas is available online at www.blankcanvascosmetics.com and also available exclusively at CH chemist Tralee, where you can feel and test the brushes.
Up for testing this week is a array of products from L'Oreal Paris, ambassadors include Cheryl Cole, Eva Longoria, Claudia Schifer and Gerard Butler. I am looking for people to test Million Dollar Mascaras, Black Buster eye-liners, gel liners, brow pencils and Flutter eye mascara. Also up for testing from Maybelline are BB creams and CC creams. So if you'd like to test any of the above products e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out facebook at Mary O Donnell Beauty to see the products up for testing.