HG!! It makes MAC studio fix powder + foundation look very smooth and natural, not cake-y or powdery at all! I thought that was amazing since its hard (at least for me) to achieve a natural look with that product... Anyway back to the brush, it's a little pricey, but (very) well worth it! I've used it to apply sun screen, bronzer, blush.. flawless finish every time!! I have yet to apply liquid foundation with it, but like I've mentioned I've used it for sunscreen and it left my skin looking nice and better than when I apply it with my hands... This is a brush that everyone should invest in, well if you like looking natural and flawless! it also does wonders for blending :D
A fabulous brush. Here's how I use it:
Dab foundation in a thin layer on my cheeks with a flat foundation brush or fingers. Swirl and buff with this brush from the cheeks out until it's all blended in. Or I do what the reviewer below me does, and put a dab on the back of my hand, dab this brush in it and buff and swirl over my face. Perfection!
I prefer this over the MAC skunk stippling brush as it has never shed on me. The bristles are soft and dense and it also washes clean very easily.
I took one lippy off overall because this brush is expensive! I did get it as a present though :) Recommend and would buy again, although I doubt I'll need to because of its superb quality.
Very pricey, but well worth the money. This is the best foundation brush I've ever used. The bristles are very soft and no shedding at all. I put a little foundation on the back of my hand, dab the brush in it and buff it into my skin in a light swirling motion and it blends into my skin so nice. No streaks like flat foundation brushes leave behind. I consider this brush a good investment and highly recommend it. Well worth the money I paid.
The first time I tried this brush I didn't get it and returned it; it felt too floppy and my foundation didn't look that great. Well, I just repurchased it after an Sephora MUA used it on me and I finally understood how to use it correctly! I dab foundation on my cheeks and T zone or I dip the brush into a little bit of product and ever-ever-ever so lightly swirl the brush on the surface of my skin and swirl and swirl away until my skin truly looks air-brushed. Takes a bit of practice to get the correct pressure but once you do, it is an amazing tool for liquid foundation and buffs product into flawless perfection. Softest bristles ever. Love it and glad I finally learned to use it properly!
I'm glad i bought this on sale because this didnt work too well for me. If u r heavy handed like me this might not work for u as well. For liquids, a more dense brush work better if u want a more sheer and light application. The bristles on the #55 is too long and floppy that it makes it hard for me to achieve a defused application. For powders, i prefer a fluffy brush, this does apply blushes well. If u want a brush to apply a light dusting of powder, this is great for this. But if you prefer a brush to hold more powder, this will does not. Sometimes i like to apply my mac blot powder a bit heavier depending on the foundation im using. I cant use this brush for that because it will not pick a lot of powder. Many prefer brushes that dont pick up a lot of product, this brush will do just that. Overall, its a decent brush, i love how it dries faster than some fthe synthetic brushes i had in the past which took forever to dry. Bristles are soft, handle feels good. I was just a bit disappointed because i purchased this because i heard it was excellent for foundations and i didnt intend to buy another powder brush. The #56 brush however is denser and is excellent for liquid foundations and cream products which is what i expected the #55 was for.
This is the best brush I have ever owned for applying finishing powder. I suspect that those who reviewed this product poorly just didn't know what product it is meant to apply. This is NOT for liquid or cream foundations. I use this brush to dust NARS pressed powder over my liquid foundation to matify the finish and make foundation last longer. It helps to make blush go on smoother too. The bristles are soft but they pick up a surprising amount of product and blends it beautifully. It doesn't shed any bristles like MAC brushes always do. I also lucked out to get this on sale for half off, $17! I would absolutely repurchase if I lost it or something. Worth every dime, even for $34! It's been a game changer in my routine!
I've been using this brush for about 2 months to apply tinted moisturizer (and have used it with MUFE HD once). Bristles are soooo soft. I bought this because I couldn't find a good, dense stippling brush at sephora and had been wanting one for a while. At first I really didn't think it was going to work well with liquid foundation but I really like how this makes my skin look (and much prefer it to my old method: a normal flat foundation brush or fingers)
I kind of stipple it on at first and then blend, and it gives a really nice, natural coverage. I don't think this would work as well with a thicker product but my TM and MUFE HD are pretty thin so it works great.
I'm still pretty new to wearing any kind of coverage on my face but I definitely think this brush is worth checking out! (especially with sephora's awesome return policy :)
I bought this because I liked the size, shape and texture and thought that it'd be a versatile brush for a lot of things. I liked that it wasn't huge and flimsy like the EcoTools powder brush and that it felt great against the skin. The dome shape is PERFECT and I love its medium size.
After using it for a few days, I do like this brush but I'm also not wowed by it. It doesn't pick up much powder at all, which doesn't make it very useful as a blush brush. However, it's great for blending out blush if you're using a highly-pigmented one or accidently added too much color. It works wonderfully as an overall powder brush for setting powders, but its size means that you need a few more swipes over your face than usual. It's decent at buffing foundation and smoothing out everything, but again, not great at applying anything directly (you need sturdier brushes for that).
Overall, I think it's a nice brush for powders and setting things, but not good for specific functions like applying blush or foundation. One cool thing is that the brush keeps itself clean! The synthetic hairs don't seem to hold on to left over product so it doesn't get dirty as quickly as my other powder brushes.
I used this in the Sephora, so I can't comment on how well it holds up to daily wear and tear. However.... I can speak from common sense:
This is NOT a good brush for liquid or cream foundations, in my opinion. The bristles are way too long and floppy for effective buffing, and it's way overrated.
HOWEVER, I own the #56 and it's perfect for that purpose.
It is a very nice, soft, EXPENSIVE brush. I bought it bcause I heard it was good for applying liquid foundation; however, this is just too soft and flimsy. It isn't dense enough for applying foundation like Sigma's F80 - LOVE that brush. I might use this brush for powder, blush or something. Hopefully it isn't a total waste of money