So, I've been hearing a lot about Mason Pearson brushes over the last couple of years. After an early 20s glut of purchasing beautifully packaged makeup I didn't need or use, these days I try not to buy new beauty products unless I've researched them thoroughly and have come to the conclusion that they will be frequently used, and make my morning routine a little more happy and luxurious. So far the list of items that fall under this category are Smith's rosebud salve, Nuxe body oil, Avene thermal water spray, a drugstore eyelash curler and Dior mini mascara. A NARS blush and MAC powder might enter the picture if I'm going out in the evening. Anyway, I kept seeing seemingly genuine, unsponsored praise of MP brushes in interviews with models, stylists and beauty bloggers, and any product that has remained popular and unchanged since the early 1900s is worthy of investigation. To cut a long story short, I decided to try out the "Handy" model with boar and nylon bristles, and ended up purchasing it from a beauty clearance site that ships within Canada (hooray!).

My hair now feels like this:

I don't know which model this is, but I suspect an MP brush may have been used before the photo was taken...

Honestly, it's good. Feels strangely light in your hand at first and the cushion effect takes some getting used to, but I suddenly feel like an Edwardian lady sitting at a dressing table in a flowing robe, preparing to put my hair up just so. Never mind that Edwardian ladies had maids putting it up for them. It's a pleasant illusion at 7 am en route to a lecture theatre...

Do you have an MP brush? What do you think?

1st photo: mine; 2nd photo: black elephants

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