What it is:
A brush typically used for mineral foundation.
What it claims:
Blunt cut powder brush made from soft and dense high quality goat hair. Works well with mineral makeup to build foundation in sheer layers from light to heavier application where necessary. Flat top buffs away lines and seamlessly blends edges.
What is noteworthy:
The Abbamart brushes are extremely reasonably priced, as they explain on their website,
Because Abbamart is owned by its supplier, you get true factory-direct pricing, just like the high-end brand names that buy and resell brushes under their own label.
I have always loved synthetic brushes, and the synthetic (or Toray, as they call it) brushes offered by Abbamart are incredibly soft and of good quality. As the flat top brush did not have a Toray version, I decided to grab this goat hair flat top on a whim when it was on sale a few months back.
As far as first impressions go, I was nicely surprised. Many companies simply slip the brushes into a plastic sleeve and do not bother with a box. The brush is well-made and a good size. The natural wood handle is sturdy and its finish is sleek and smooth.
I don’t use foundation so I can’t comment on how well the flat top buffs. I do use it for stippling and overall concealing, and I find that the brush is decent. The goat hair picks up powder and holds it in its bristles quite securely, so I didn’t have to deal with fallout on my clothes.
Unfortunately, I did not like the goat hair fibres at all. It was spiky (or pokey?) and scratchy, a far cry from the wonderful Toray brushes I’m so used to. The brush was easy to wash, but once dry, the bristles flared out and I was left with what looked like a mini feather duster.
I am hoping that Abbamart releases a Toray version of the flat top. I really love their ever-expanding Toray range, but I will not try their (or anyone else’s) natural hair brushes again.
Note: I do apologise for the terrible photos. The lighting is all funky and I can’t seem to fix the colour imbalance.
Hair length – 2.1 cm
Total length – 10 cm
USD $4.20 (I paid $3.60)
Abbamart is one of my favourite companies. Their customer service is fantastic, and Lana, whom I’ve corresponded with a few times via email, is really helpful and quick with replies. Their turn around time is fast and international shipping rates are very reasonable. They are also generous and I always receive a couple of extra items tucked into my package. Every shopping experience with them is a delight!
xoxoDisclosure: This product was not given to me by the brand for review purposes.