I picked up two of these last time the £5 vouchers of temptation were about after hearing the likes of Pixiwoo raving about them. These usually cost £6.50 so with the vouchers were only £1.50. Frankly it would have been rude not too! Allegedly these are a dupe for the MAC 217.
I can’t find out if these are natural bristles or synthetic. They feel natural to me. They are soft though. The handles are fairly short but not to the point of being awkward to hold. They are high quality too. After a lot of use and many washes I’ve only noticed one of them shedding one hair. I remember it so clearly because it ended up in my eye... ouch. I can forgive it one hair though.
Here’s the thing though, they aren’t the same. One is slightly less dense than the other. I don’t know if this means I got a dud but I don’t mind. It just means I use them a bit differently. The stiffer, denser brush gets used for depositing colour and blending out stubborn edges whereas the softer one is only used for blending. Now one was in the old packaging and one in the new which could explain the difference but unfortunately I can’t remember which was which. Sorry!
Would I buy more of the no7 brushes? Yes but only with the £5 off vouchers. Not because they aren’t good quality, they are and even full priced are relatively cheap, but with the vouchers popping up every couple of months you’d be mad to pay full price. Next on my list to try is the blush brush. Anyone tried it? X
*I bought these myself*