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:
I just treated myself to a Series 180 Racoon Powder Brush. Vex has one, and it’s softer than Leila’s bum. FACT.
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.