I first heard of Aurifere when I saw their stand at IMATS back in January…
…I was on the hunt for a Shu Uemura foundation brush dupe at a bargain price, when my eyes alighted on this domed goat-hair blush brush (Series 150) from Aurifere (£11.99). It has a slight taper and I umm-ed and ahh-ed that it could be a possible match.
But before I could make the purchase, I got sidetracked by this:
Aurifere’s Series 480 blending brush in squirrel (£8.99). Soft doesn’t even begin to describe this brush.
It has a beautifully sharp taper that gets right into the socket line for precise blending with complete control. I find that unless I’m very careful, my MAC 217 can spread the shadow a little too far above and below the crease for me. I’m not hugely aufait with MAC brushes, but I’m thinking that the MAC equivalent to the Aurifere 480 would be a 224 (tapered blending brush).
I paid around £9 for the Aurifere blending brush and I’m absolutely delighted with it, though I have been lamenting not picking up the 150 ever since!
Fast forward a couple of months and you may have noticed from my top photo that I do now have the Aurifere 150 in my grubby little hands! Shall I tell you how?
Aurifere have opened a web store!
Hot off the press, the store only opened last week and I was their first customer – yay me! Desperate much?
Whilst making my order, I also added another blending brush to my collection:
The Aurifere Series 490 (£9.59) is a goat-hair blending brush which is nicely packed but definitely scratchier than my 480 or MAC 217. What I do love about it though is it’s ‘springiness’. That’s a terrible way to describe it… but it blends out harsh lines effortlessly when I hold it near the end of the shaft and do windscreen wiper motions across my socket line… something I appreciate because I kinda suck at doing those little blending circles with my 217. How crap was that testimonial? Way to make myself sound like I have no clue about makeup application… but I hope at least some of you appreciate what I’m trying to say!
My package also contained the Aurifere Sablinsky Series 330, a synthetic brush that is amazing for cream shadows like my Benefit creaseless creams. Total bargain at £6.69!
I am so happy to have given Aurifere a try, I simply haven’t been disappointed with anything I’ve bought so far.
I want to give the Series 150 (blush brush) a full try before passing judgement, but so far I’m liking it ok as a foundation brush, but I’m freaking loving it as a blush brush.
I emailed Aurifere and asked if they’d consider passing along a discount code for my readers and they obliged!
I have 30 codes available (single use only). If you try one and it appears to have expired, come back and give another one a go!
Enter one of the following codes at checkout to get 5% off your order (I may have ‘accidently’ already used that first one, sorry ;)) and remember all items have free delivery:
Have you heard of Aurifere? Used any of their brushes? Let me know if you make an order and tell me what you get, I’m hopelessly nosey.