Best face brush I own hands down! Yes it is expensive but it applies liquid and powder foundation flawlessly and I also use it as a blush brush. Easy to clean and incredibly soft! The only down side is the price but I haven't had to buy a separate brush for foundation, blush and powder.
I was so curious about this brush, so I make sure the site I ordered is good for return.
So is it a good brush, yes, and its multi-functional; good for liquid fdn, blush, buffing on mineral powder.
Does it worth the Cad $69? HECK NO !!!
Its just a marketing thing, an underestimation that it is 500% mark-up, so I took 1 lippies off the rating (4).
I appears those spin-off establishment, eg. By Terry,Tom Ford and now Hourglass(from Urban Decay) learned from their previous boss and developed into an even more greedy money-grabber. Like sunglasses, the mark-up of dept. store cosmetics are ridiculous.
Definitely will return this.
My search for the best blush brush is finally over! This is brush has all the qualities I was looking for. Application is FLAWLESS when using this brush. I would buy this brush again in a hot second if anything ever happend to it. I have tried the sephora angle blush brush, mac 168, nars yachiyo, cinema secrets blush brush, clinique blush brush and I know I'm forgetting a few but regaurdless this one blows the others out of the water!
PETA friendly too :)
BEST BRUSH IVE EVER USED.
This brush is amazing, so worth every penny. Takelon is so easy to clean and doesn't harbor bacteria like animal hair brushes can. I can't even tell you how many of my bare escentual and MAC brushes have fallen apart after a few months of gentle use.
This hourglass #2 brush is going to last years. It cleans easily with alcohol unlike natural hair which gets dried out by alcohol, and you can use it for primer, foundation, blush, bronzer and powder at the same time. It's my go to face brush; all of my other brushes have been put away because of this brush.
Yes, this brush is expensive, but worth every penny to me. I use this daily for foundation and bronzer. It's super soft and has remained that way for the 3 years I've had this brush ($58 over three years is cheaper than any other brush I would've repurchased 2 or 3 times). I've tried plenty of similar round synthetic brushes to apply my liquid foundation (Ecotools, Sephora, Everyday Mineral, and some others) and none seem to compare to this one. Highly recommend it.
I have used this both for blush and for foundation and I like it for both but I did find that it seemed I needed more of my foundation than I usually use because it seemed like the brush was soaking up excess foundation. It is a thin consistency though so that may have something to do with it. I like the nice long handle but be aware that it is more heavily weighted at the bottom. I am not giving it 5 because of the price.
Really bad for blush - this is a still, dense, synthetic brush. It's hard to blend with it and it picks up a lot of pigment. I love my Sonia Kashuk blush brushes so much more!
Apparently some foundations are best applied with a brush the buffs opposed to using your fingers- the Hourglass is supposed to be used with this type of brush. It's super expensive and I asked to see cheaper versions. Sephora has their own that is $35 but side by side the quality difference is obvious! Buying the Sephora would be throwing money away. I bought this brush ($60) took it home and started experimenting with the best way to apply since I am more used to the flat foundation brushes that slap color on your face. This one is used differently- you have to buff it in. I start my pumping it onto the back of my hand then stippling it around the frame of my face buffing it toward the center. This brush holds onto some product even when it feels dry so you can lightly cover the areas that don't need as much coverage. The brush is quality and worth every penny. The handle is a heavy rose colored metal- the bristles are soft on the skin but keep their shape and firmness to give you a consistent and flawless application. If you are thinking about getting this and you can afford it- do it- the VALUE can't be beat.
This has to be the best brush to apply foundation for me. I know they call this the Blush Brush (No.2), but this was recommended to me to be used to apply the liquid foundation. It has the dome shape and the dense round shape to multi task, as in stippling and blending and buffing the fluid foundation onto your face, in which 190 shape brushes lacks. I find no streaking when I use this and I've tried this on a number of different liquid foundations, and flawless finish every time! I'm impressed!
I must say, for a brush that costs SGD$85 and AUD$88 with the rose bronze metal handle and ferrule with the softest (but still dense and maintains its shape, without being flimsy) softest softest brush, synthetic bristles that have been triple dyed.
The brush is easy to clean, every wash makes it look brand spanking new with no smear or colour coming out of it. No funny smell, no weird black colour dye, super soft, doesn't scratch your skin, does not shed.
Expensive? Yes, but quality wise? It's love for me. I want another one =)