Love this brush! Love the packaging (little hard plastic cases) and the price is not cheap, but more affordable than sephora brushes.
I bought it for bronzer because I am sensitive to natural hair brushes so I needed to go synthetic. I love it for bronzer! I've been through many brushes for bronzer including many HE brushes that worked but not very well.
Unfortunately for me, synthetic brushes are not ideal for powders as they don't grab and hold the product as well as natural hair does, so you end up with a very sheer application, great for some powders and not so much for others. But to my surprise, this brush holds onto a good amount of product that comes off sheer but is easily build-able!
This brush is a great powder brush for any powder you want a sheer application of IE setting/finishing powders, Bronzers and blushes (although it's a little big for blush for my small face).
As for people who use this for liquid foundation, it works but it's just not the best foundation brush. It's a lot like the sephora #55, it's a medium sized domed synthetic brush with long bristles. I prefer short bristles for liquid foundation application as it's not as streaky therefor less work to blend out, like the sephora # 45 multitasker or # 56, same general idea as this Sonia kashuk brush, just shorter bristles.
But I will definitely be buying another of this brush, just to have 2 on hand for various powders.
I want to love this brush, because I find its shape appealing, but it's my jack of all trades and master of none. Too dense for applying powder blush or contour -- it results in a garish stripe. Decent for applying liquid foundation, but not as handy as a stippling brush. I can use it to apply setting powder, but there are a lot of brushes that work for that. This brush is not useful enough to replace. When I bought it, the name was Sonia Kashuk Domed Multipurpose Brush.
Okay, here is what I love, which is the same for basically all Sonia Kashuk brushes: It is soft, dense, the handle is ergonomic and really nice, and the bristles never shed. What I dislike about this brush is that the bristles are a little long, and I feel like its not quite fluffy enough to be called a "multi-purpose" brush. I feel like its an odd combination of a foundation brush and a powder brush in one. Its still great and I love it, I just wish it was fluffier.
i love Sonia Kashuk brushes both black handle and white (except the kits, bad quality) i've had this brush for a while..over a year i believe.. i honestly don't know why the flat top brush is more favored than this one. i use this brush as a regular liquid foundation brush and spread my foundation all over my face and then i start blending it in and it looks way better than dabbing and blending with the flat top. also the flat top uses more product, don't get me wrong i still love the flat top one but i prefer this one, especially if you're in a hurry! then i also use this to set my foundation with my mac mineralized skin finish natural, it picks up just the right amount and it doesn't go all over the place like with a regular powder brush.. and i blend blend blend and it gives me the best finish ever! good coverage and with not a lot of product!
Originally I purchased this brush with the intent to use with my pressed powder, as a way to set and finish my foundation. Had you asked me to review it in the days or weeks following my purchase, I would have delivered a scathing monologue full of curses. I would have returned this brush immediately except I lost both the packaging and receipt, and I hate pissing off customer service associates.
But. But but but.
I started favoring mineral, loose powdered blushes over their pressed counterparts for a more natural glow. I like deep colors. My old blush brush was depositing way too much of those deep colors, and instead of glowing from within, I was shining like a clown. I pouted over my brush caddy. Then I saw my arch enemy--Sonia Kashuk's MP Domed Brush. I got an idea. The clouds part. Angels sing. I have found a new purpose for you, old friend.
TL;DR: This brush sucks at everything it is marketed to do. But it is AWESOME when working with loose blush.
-Doesn't pick up a ton of product, helps to build in layers
-Perfect blusher size
-Needs to be renamed as there is only one true purpose in my eyes
This is an excellent brush for $17. Considering that a lot of HE brushes are pushing $40 a pop, it's a bargain for the quality.
It's amazingly soft. I wouldn't use it for foundation, but it's great for loose powder or contouring. I wouldn't say that it's a must have, but it is a nice addition to my brush collection.
This is my first ever sonia kashuk brush and I really love it. For my first sonia brush I really wanted something that was multipurpose and this really did the trick! I love how its tapered and domed shaped. I like the softness though the density isn't all that. But with that being said, because the density lacks a bit, you get sheer application of blush which I love especially with Nars blushes which are really super pigmented. I really wouldn't reconmmend using this with foundation as the way it's made really doesn't exemplify foundation application. But for light contouring, blush application, highlighting, and blending is really this brush's strong point. For me the price is ok, I mean it's definitely affordable compared to MAC, Bobbi Brown, and those other high end comestic shops but as a beginner myself, I still have to get over the price because it seems a bit high to me. But once I get over the fact that a brush of this same price at a place like Mac would be some small brush like an eyeshadow brush, I'll find this product more affordable then I feel that it is at the moment.
I absolutely love this. It's great for blending, so it makes blush application so easy. It's one of the softest brushes I have tried (along with TF Kabuki). I didn't use to wear blush that often until I bought this brush. I have washed it 3 times already and no shedding until now.
A great, great brush. I use it primarily with liquid foundation. It gives a great finish and evenly deposits and evenly blends foundation. I use it daily and the quality is great. It stands up to frequent washings with no shedding. I am going to buy 1-2 more as back-ups.
This is my FAVORITE Sonia Kashuk brush, although I do love the white handled highlighting one, the angled blush brush, and the flat top blusher.
This one just seems to be the best multitasking brush for everything but foundation.
I use this brush for literally just about EVERYTHING but foundation. For blush, bronzer, contouring bronzer, and finishing powder. The only thing maybe I don't use it for is highlighter.
It is incredibly soft, softer than the angled blush brush, and has only shed one hair! Btw, I was cleaning it with a daily brush cleaner (E.L.F.) and I was rubbing it on a paper towel to get the product out, and that's when it shed that single hair.
If you were to buy one professional brush by Sonia Kashuk not for foundation, this would be the one to get!
The only thing is that if you're expecting this to deliver the most color for blush, it's actually going to be sheer at first but buildable, which is good for beginners!