Dior has introduced a new selection of their Backstage Brushes for Fall 2012 featuring four foundation brushes. These are merely an extension of the Dior Backstage Collection which focus on foundation application.
I have to say I was a little disappointed at this price.
Dior Backstage Foundation Brushes is a collection of four brushes specially designed on an angle to offer a different level of courage for flawless foundation application. The brushes come in a soft, velvet case.
Each of the brushes has a well made black wooden handle. Although I prefer the silver plate of the master line of Backstage Brushes (it’s a little fancier) I understand why they went with this handles as the silvers ones would get messy mighty fast.
Two brushes I tried and liked were the Dior Professional Finish Fluid Foundation Brush ($45 each) and the Dior Backstage Foundation Light Coverage Fluid Brush. These both have soft bristles with sturdy handles. I did experience some shedding from both but overall each performed fairly well for foundation applicator or can be used with BB Cream. It’s the price that concerns me though. I can’t see myself recommending a purchase of these when I know there are so many great, cheaper options out there.
The brush I least liked was the Dior Backstage Foundation Full Coverage Powder Brush ($55) as this shed very badly and had scratchy bristles.
Sadly, these are very overpriced brushes for what you get. You’d think the bristles would remain intact sans shedding and feel considerably softer than this for the price.
I was disappointed to say the least.
You can get amazing brushes in Holiday gift sets for ten times last that have better bristles and design than these. Or if you are interested in some professional quality brushes both Sephora and MAC have superior brushes for considerably less money.
So sorry Dior but these are terribly overpriced.