There’s an ironic truth behind the brand Lazy Perfection, a complete line of professional-grade makeup brushes. Created by Jenny Patinkin, a Chicago-based and world-renowned makeup artist/beauty school professor, the Lazy Perfection essence is simple: minimal effort, ultimate result.
Let me preface this review by readily admitting that I am nothing short of a brush snob. I come from a background in the cosmetic industry — namely, one of the largest beauty brands — and I am educated in both the craftsmanship and performance of makeup brushes. My work with the aforementioned company raised my standards to a point which has made it difficult to use other products with satisfaction. I find it nearly impossible to replace some of my tried, true, and treasured tools.
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For me, the unexpected pleasure of Lazy Perfection was discovering that these brushes are way more than functional. They are pure luxury, embodied in a brand name that welcomes all women — trained experts and inexperienced users alike. Lazy Perfection brushes are handmade by artisans in Japan. I’m so happy with the bristle cut and softness; they have the quality of brushes I’ve tried at double the price.
The most remarkable of the 3 that I tried is the All-Over Face Brush. I use this for liquid foundation and bronzer products. It’s so plush and luxurious that applying makeup almost feels like a massage. The angled cut is precise enough for the brush to double as a contouring tool and flexible enough to blend harsh lines. Most importantly, it doesn’t pull on the skin — making it an ideal foundation brush for those with sensitive skin prone to micro-exfoliation.
The Flat/Fluffy Eye Definer Brush is essentially two eye brushes in one. I don’t own another quite like this. Its flat side is perfect to pack on color, while just a flip of the brush blends shadow softly. The medium size will work for most eye shapes — even hooded lids.
The Domed Multi-Blender Brush is a more dense version of the traditional crease brush. It’s soft on the eyes but firm enough to use as a pencil brush. What really sets it apart is its ability to blend cream products. I love using this little tool to apply concealer under my eyes, tapping it gently onto the area for an airbrushed effect. Its round shape allows me to reach the most inner portions of my eye without any irritation at all.
I can’t sing the praises of Lazy Perfection brushes enough. They are so much more than I had expected, and I hope to add more in my collection. To discover them for yourself, visit Lazy Perfection by Jenny Patinkin. Let me know how you love and use them by sending feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.