I reviewed the NARS Ita Kabuki Brush last 13 March 2017, which makes my Ita brush now 3 years old. XD Instead of revising my old review, an update would be better.
The NARS Ita Kabuki Brush was one of my most-used brushes. I used it mostly to apply contour. Its brush shape makes contouring easy. Blending is also easy with its soft and sparse bristles, preventing harsh lines.
But ever since I bought and received new (and cheaper) brushes, I don’t remember when I last used my Ita brush. Of course, I prefer the newer brushes, but I still wanted to use the brush. The shedding (at every wash) and sticky handle just started to annoy me. I take it back when I said it was worth the money. 🙁 I have cheaper brushes that are older and still usable.
Right now, it’s unlikely I will purchase another NARS makeup brush. There was another brush I really wanted, but the Ita brush situation held me back.
Below is my review from 13 March 2017.
The NARS Ita Kabuki Brush has been in my wish/buy list for more than a year now. I never prioritized brushes, since what I have works for me. My boyfriend even gave me a set, which pushed Ita back in the wish/buy list .
But, early this year, I knew I had to get it after the makeup artist at Adora GB5 used the brush on me. That was the second time I got the ‘feel’ of it. The bristles were so soft and the brush gave that really chiseled contour. How could I resist?
The striking silhouette of the Kabuki Ita is designed for targeted contouring and creating strong, sculpted cheeks. Chisel and define for your most distinct looks.
I can’t stress enough how this is so worth the money. I use it to contour under cheeks or sides of the nose, for a strong and precise blush, or to set concealer under the eyes. This made my contour look better and more natural. The bristles are so soft and not prickly, so it’s very gentle on the face.
NARS Ita Kabuki Brush costs PhP2350 and is available in NARS counters in Rustan’s and Adora Greenbelt 5.