I tried out this brush at the nars counter and it really seems to live up to all the hype. I think its really overpriced at £37 though but I'm willing to make an investment on this one.
edit: I found one on ebay for £12.99! yay!
I bought this from the NARS website, and when I received it I thought hmm... what did I just pay $50 for? It didn't look like much in the box, and when I took it out of the box I was thinking maybe it would go right to the swap list.
This brush is THE best brush to apply NARS blushes. I have tried sooo many different brushes including the MAC 187 (and various dupes of that brush), synthetic brushes, natural brushes, etc. When I open a NARS blush, I automatically reach for this brush now. I think it's the design of the head that makes it so suitable for blush application... the individual hairs are cut in a way that doesn't leave all of the color behind the minute you touch the brush to your cheeks. I am Mont Blanc in NARS foundation, NW20 in MAC... I use this brush to apply super dark blushes like Mounia, and Dolce Vita without looking like a clown. I was such a skeptic till I tried it, and now I feel like it was worth the investment.
This has to be one of my favourite brushes ever. I don't use it to apply blush, but I think it's perfect to apply face powder or higlighter. I especially like to use it with Guerlain meteorites. It picks up just the right amount of product and gives a perfect finish. The brush also works wonders for dusting off eyeshadow if it has landed on your cheeks ;)
I clean my brushes a lot and this brush stays in perfect condition.
I've tried it all..... this is truly
THE BEST BLUSH BRUSH IN THE WORLD!!!
let me start by saying wow. i love this brush. i bought the whole collection, btw. first of all, it's such a beautiful brush and it truly is perfect for blush application. the size and shape of the brush are ideal. it's so soft too. it's funny because i thought i was using decent brushes before but since getting these brushes i can really tell a difference. i love the whole collection.
I am NOT a makeup girl therefore I am NOT a makeup brush girl. I've tooled around with brushes but never really paid any attention to them. I bought this one and I can honestly say that I have noticed a VAST difference in my blush application.
First, I think this brush is a gorgeous brush in its own right. Second, the size of the brush is perfect for holding the right amount of blush - I tend to be heavy handed so I did have to practice for a moment until I managed the perfect sweep on the pan and then to the cheek and it turned out perfect. Great bristles for layering the shades as well. Third, I found out that there really is a difference in a cheapy, poorly constructed brush.
I found the bristles soft, supple and yielding. The coverage can be sheer to deep and I am really loving this brush. I never considered using the "skinny" part of the handle with this brush - I automatically grabbed it close to the bristle - this brush is a dream come true. Thank you, NARS!!!!
I have to add: I have always been intimidated by makeup - I never want to look overly made up so I shy away from certain colors - I'm a NUDE palette kinda girl (Think Skin Deep by NARS). Using this brush feels natural and makes my blush look absolutely flawless.
First i had some troubles using this brush, the handel is so thin, that i had not a good grip on it.. but when i take it near the top.. it works good for me, after to blend en brush it in. i started to use it on the smaller part, Finaly am whohaaaa about this brush.. very soft from soft goat hair, very dence for my cheeks. and pretty good picking up the good amount with the blushes.. not to much and not to much.. I would recomand this brush.. I agree with the prize, its a expensive brush. but worth the money. gif it 5 lippies
This is the PERFECT size head and shape for natural looking blush application. The handle is cute and artsy looking, but I've heard people complain of the wisteria on the handle unraveling. So its cute, but doesn't seem very practical. But overall, this is my favorite blush brush.
Have to say I fell in love with this brush! beautiful for applying blushes, i personally use it to put on my Nars orgasm blush. It applies product evenly and so beautifully without putting on too much product, though you could add more layers of blush more a better effect. I love how Nars thinks out of the box with the shape and feel of the brush. The wisteria wrapped handle is different but it feels so cool and its so easy to work with. Great for detailed applications! Love Love Love this brush!
Wow – the ultimate blush brush. Made of soft black goat hair, dome-shaped and tapered, with a unique black hand-spun wisteria handle. I have never seen another brush that looks quite like the Yachiyo. As well as being beautiful, it is also a pleasure to use. Seriously, this brush makes any powder blush, no matter how pigmented, no matter what the texture, easy to apply. You use a side of the brush and gently sweep colour on. Works very well with the more pigmented NARS brushes, like Exhibit A, Desire, etc., where you only need one “sweep” and you’re done. With the less pigmented brushes, the Yachiyo brush effortlessly builds up colour and blends perfectly. Try using it with powder highlighters - I love using this with Albatross on the tops of my cheekbones. Another plus: no shedding whatsoever yet:) Okay – I am in love with the Yachiyo brush:):)
A side note to my fellow Canadian MUA’ers…
If you go to a NARS counter, this brush is $75 Canadian, which is a huge mark-up from the $50 US that is advertised on their website. I recommend purchasing this brush through Sephora online, because for all the products that they do not sell in their Canadian stores, this brush being one of them, they will charge you the current exchange rate price. So, I got mine for $49.50 Canadian:) A much better price:) It’s a great brush, but for $49.50 it’s a lot more reasonable. I don’t think I’d pay $75 for it. Check it out at a NARS counter to make sure you really like it, but buy it online through Sephora!!