I am addicted to this brush. I just had a baby and had almost given up on the daily application of make up, but then I got this brush and now I am addicted. I apply foundation and a little concealer under the eyes and blend, then a cheek stain (which I've never managed to get quite right in the past), then contoured with powder. I was so impressed!
I like my foundation to be light so it evens tone but can still see the few freckles I have. My make up looked effortless and it was so easy to do. Much quicker than it used to take as well, somehow. By the third day I wanted to buy a second brush lol.
The only let down is the price. In Australia it's almost $90! I had a gift voucher to use so I didn't fork out for the full amount, I am hooked though so I am hoping for a couple of gift vouchers for Christmas so I can get a different hourglass brush.
I have used this brush over and over and over.
It blends in everything, evenly giving a perfect finish.
It is my staple brush - the one I would choose if I could only have 1 brush - and well it is really expensive but after 2 yrs of use -- shows no use
This will outlast me
I clean with rubbing alcohol (super easy)
Blend in my tinted moisturizer / concealer / blush
I suggest investing in a GOOD top of the line brush before product. The end result will be that much better and you will save on product as you use so much less, and get an airbrushed finish
Have to add though - I felt the other brushes (eyes) and they just were not soft - I like my goat hair brushes for my eyes - super super soft - the Hourglass Blending brushes for face are outstanding - the same fibers for eyes just do are not great for me
I really love this brush. The bristle is so soft, easy to apply foundation, and the finishing is always flawless.
omg this brush is absolutely amazing , i use this for buffing in my foundation and it does the job like no other brush! the bristles are so soft and it feels so nice on the skin, i didnt have to play around trying to see how to use this brush, its simple, i dot my foundation on my face, and then buff it in with this brush! the packaging is also great it deffinately feels like its worth the price. So if you have the money deffinately give this brush a try!
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.