Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Hourglass Nº 12 Beveled Shadow Brush Review

Purchased (Affiliate Links)

The Hourglass Nº 12 Beveled Shadow Brush is yet another one of my recent purchases, and I am so happy that I finally have it. This is a cruelty-free, and vegan, synthetic Taklon bristle eyeshadow brush with a very densely packed, sloping head. It works well with powder, liquid and cream products, and it does an exemplary job strategically placing eyeshadows, and blending them to perfection. The dense bristles, which are unbelievably soft against the skin, pick up and deposit shadows effortlessly, and the balanced metal handle offers maximum control and comfort in the hand. I washed my brush before I used it, and after a few days of use, and it did not shed a single bristle. I have been using it with cream shadows and powder shadows, and I am very impressed by its overall performance and efficacy.
According to Hourglass, "Densely packed bristles and sloped edge designed for strategic eyeshadow placement."
• Features PETA-approved, high-grade, ultra-soft Taklon bristle 
• Taklon is a more hygienic alternative to animal hair and an excellent alternative for those who suffer from animal hair allergies 
• Weighted metal handles provide control for effortless blending and application 
• May be used to apply liquid, cream or powder products 
• Vegan and cruelty free
TO CLEAN: Gently clean brush with mild soap and water. Lay flat to dry.
Overall Assessment: This was such a worthwhile purchase for me, and because it works so well for powder, cream and liquid shadows, I may by a second one so that I have one for wet and dry formulas, respectively. A+

$36.00 from Hourglass, Nordstrom, bluemercury, UltaSpace NK and Beautylish (Affiliate Links).

Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own. 
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  1. Your reviews have gotten me to buy these lovely brushes, too! If Bergdorf's still has their 30% off sale, I will pick up this one!

    1. What a temptress I am, lol! I think that you have this one, don't you, Allison? I was cruising around the Bergdorf 30% off sale, and it doesn't appear to include Hourglass or Westman Atelier (I'm now obsessed with her cruelty-free brushes, as well!) :-(

  2. I have a $20 reward at Beautylish and this looks perfect. I'm with you on this category of brush, I love them.

    1. This is definitely worth picking up if you have a $20.00 reward at Beautylish. This is definitely the type of brush that you would get lots of use from. I highly recommend it– especially if you only have to spend $16.00 out of pocket!

  3. Hello! I thank you kindly for showcasing, reviewing and photographing these brushes so well. Most helpful. //Kind regards, Hanna.

    1. Hello Hanna! You are very welcome. I am so happy that my review and photographs were very helpful to you. I absolutely LOVE this brush, and have collected a lot of the HOURGLASS brushes over the years, and I really love them!


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