Friday, May 27, 2011

Le Metier de Beaute Large Concealer Brush



The "Large" in the name of Le Metier de Beaute's Large Concealer Brush refers to the brush head and not its handle, which as you can see is actually quite short. But it's the wide and full head of synthetic bristles that makes this Le Metier brush such a high performance makeup tool. I've told you before that I prefer to work with larger concealer brushes (unless I'm trying to cover a teeny tiny blemish and not actually blend anything). That's why I often reach for the paddle shaped foundation brushes (such as the Smashbox #13 you see below, which is in the photo for size comparison and because it lives in the concealer drawer).





Le Metier de Beaute Large Concealer Brush makes the task easier because it was actually designed for concealer (duh) and because it's so well-made. The bristles are kind to my skin, have the perfect amount of give without losing firmness. They pick the right amount of concealer no matter what formula I'm using, making this brush a lifesaver when in a hurry or for travel. I've used the Le Metier brush with stick concealers, creams and liquids, always with perfect results and minimal need for any extra buffing.

The closest concealer brush I have right now to this Le Metier is the one from Alison Raffaele (it was part of a duo brush set but I lost its partner years ago). I like the Alison Raffaele well enough, but  the Le Metier de Beaute one is a better choice. There are more bristles and they're packed more densely, which means an airbrushed look. Performance-wise I'd compare the LMdB brush to Bobbi Brown's Touch-Up brush, but the latter is made of natural hair and the bristles are shorter, making it less ideal for some formulas (I don't always like the Bobbi Brown with stick concealers, mostly dependent on the part of my face I'm concealing).

Bottom Line: a staple.

Le Metier de Beaute Large Concealer Brush ($50) is available from Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcuss and also online on nordstrom.com.

All photos are mine, the group shots are part of an upcoming brush guide series.

6 comments:

  1. This is on it's way to me. YAY!

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  2. I LOVE this brush. Currently using the Sephora Platinum one and hate it. Very poor quality, the brush head is loosening its grip from the handle.

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  3. C., and HDtM, I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do. It really stands out even in my not so modest collection.

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  4. N., do you mean the Sephora #57? Mine is in terrific shape despite weekly washings. I do wish it was a bit more tapered, then again, I have Trish McEvoy The Point for that.

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  5. /whimper

    I've been trying to resist this since i have the chanel concealer brush (splurge. I usually go with fingers) but since you posted about it numerous beauty bloggers kept re-affirming its amazingness... resistance breaking down for sure!

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