I own a lot of makeup brushes but I still get excited about new ones, there is something so good about using a new brush for the first time isn't there? So when I received some brushes from Lab2 I couldn't wait to try them.
L.A.B.2 or Live And Breathe Beauty which L.A.B. stands for, are a drugstore/high street brush brand, they have a wide range of affordable brushes sold individually or in sets and prices start from £4.99. L.A.B.2 brushes are hypoallergenic and cruelty free, they are made from high quality synthetic fibres using a "FiberLuxe Technology"meaning cutting edge synthetic fibres specially designed with the softest and highest quality filaments providing you with superior pigment pickup and release, even colour distribution, precise makeup application and flawless professional results. They have a titanium plated ferrule which is non corrosive and double crimped for extra durability and to stop bristles shedding and the brushes come with a soft touch matte finish rubberised handle and each brush has the brush name written on it in a colour coded writing making it easier to find the brush you want to use.
The brushes I received are the Don't Get Mad, Get Even Foundation Brush and the Let's Start All Over Shadow Brush.
Don't Get Mad, Get Even Foundation Brush - £9.99
The foundation brush comes in a black box with yellow as the accent colour, Yellow is the colour used to distinguish the face brushes and all the face brushes have the same yellow packaging and the brush name is written on the brush in yellow too.
The box has a nice big window so you can clearly see the brush through it, and the brush name is written down the side of the box. On the back of the box it tells you a bit about the brush and what it does and also how to use it and the how to use it section can be cut out for you to keep should you need it for future reference.
The foundation brush has a nice sized brush head which is tapered making it easier to blend the foundation around the nose and eyes.
The brush picks up just enough product and is lovely to use, I hadn't used a foundation brush of this style for years, I usually use a Beauty Blender or a buffing type foundation brush so it seemed strange to use at first but I really like the way my foundation applied with the brush and it was lovely to use. My foundation applied effortlessly and blended out beautifully and didn't look streaky at all, I have been using this brush to apply my foundation since I got it and I really like it and for such an affordable price it does a brilliant job.
Let's Start All Over Shadow Brush - £4.99
The shadow brush comes in exactly the same box as the foundation brush but with a blue accent colour as blue is the colour used to distinguish the eye makeup brushes. The box has the same cut out instruction panel and section about the brush and what it does on the back of the box as the foundation brush too.
The shadow brush is a wide brush with tapered edges, it isn't too flat or too fluffy and is great for applying colour all over the lid, and I love to use it for one shadow makeup looks where I apply the shadow all over the lid and then use the edge of the brush to blend the shadow out, and then use the tip and edge of the brush to apply the shadow under the lash line and blend it out, it is so quick and easy to do but looks great for no fuss makeup days and this brush is perfect for the job. I love that the brush picks up just the right amount of product too and can be used for both powder and cream products.
I also use the shadow brush to add a deeper shadow shade to the outer corner of my eye and blend it out and I also use it to add highlight to my brow bone, cupids bow and down my nose, it is a really versatile brush and I use it a lot more than I thought I would to be honest. It's a great brush and again is brilliant for such an affordable price.
I am really impressed with both the L.A.B.2 brushes, I have used them since receiving them and they are both great brushes that apply product really well. Both brushes wash and dry well, I have deep cleaned both brushes times and also spot cleaned both and haven't had any problems. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend L.A.B.2 brushes and I am really pleased to have them both in my brush collection, they are great brushes that work well and are an affordable price.
If you would like to try the L.A.B2 brushes you can find them on the makeup brush.co.uk website HERE where you will find the full range of L.A.B2 brushes inc free 1st class delivery or the Superdrug website has a very small section HERE but they are also sold in store at Superdrug.
Have you tried L.A.B.2 makeup brushes? What brand and brush types are your favourites? Let me know in the comments section below.
Thank you for reading, much love as always
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