I have the white handle brush, which at my Target, cost $19.99!! So I thought that this brush would be pretty good. I think it is pretty soft, but it sheds SOO MUCH! Every time I use this brush I end up with 10 or more hairs all over my face. Disappointed, especially for the price.
This review is for the black handle brush. I have had mine for almost three years now and I love the handle and softness, but it started shedding after the first couple of months :(. It sheds at least two or more hairs every time I use it and because of this, I would not buy again or recommend it to anybody :(.
So, I'm usually pretty fond of SK's brushes. I own quite a bit of them. This one sheds quite a bit when you wash it and use it on yourself. Its a soft brush though. I'm planning on buying the black one, so I hope to not experience that. I will update my review if I do so.
I have the black handled brush.
I've had this brush for over a year and hasn't shed a single hair and kept its shape through weekly washings. It is soft and fluffy, but just dense enough to do its job. It also comes in a plastic case that I still keep it in.
The only thing is that the bristles have turned from black to a light brown color over time, but that may just be the dye rinsing out or something.
Overall the best (and cheapest) powder brush I've tried.
What it is - a somewhat densely packed powder brush.
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Pros - the bristles are very soft (no scratching or irritability) and pretty densely packed. I've had my brush for about a year now and no shedding or noticeable bristle fall out. Easily picks up powder and evenly distributes it across face.
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Cons - none really.
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Side note - for the price this brush is a steal. I have the white handled one and I think I got for around 10.00 at Target. I had the Mac powder brush before but the handle wound up separating from the bristle part and I couldn't see spending 40.00 - 50.00 again on a brush that would do that so I got this one instead. The bristles are not as densely packed as high end brushes but for the price this is a quality brush.
Great powder brush for only $19.99 at Target! The bristles are soft and silky. The brush is big enough to pick up enough powder and distribute on your face. Great quality, doesn't shed and is so affordable. It's as good than the expensive brushes out there like MAC, Smashbox, etc. I use this brush to help set my foundation by applying loose powder on my face. The key is to use vertical strokes, and to mostly stroke downwards to avoid the fine hair on your face from going in all sorts of directions. Overall, a definite winner!
These really are great quality brushes for the money. I have never bought a bad one. I use this brush for both loose powder or blush if I want a more diffused application. I haven't had any problems with shedding, and I've had mine for about 4 years. It's very soft, and just dense enough. really great product.
I use this brush for everything! Bronzer, blush, powder. I have had it for probably over 5 years now and it is in great shape for a brush that I use everyday. I have had other powder brushes and I just prefer this one more than any other brush. I wash it semi often with baby shampoo and I never experience any shedding. I have been meaning to buy several of these so that I am not using the same one for everything as I have been doing forever, but they are so cheap I really ought to have backups. Buy this brush, you will love it.
Hmm my brush (I have two) is either a purple handle (old) or a white handle (new), but this review is for her brush #1.
I bought the purple one when I was in college ten years ago and I still use it to this day. I paid $5 for it and it was made of squirrel (real squirrel!). It was a great brush and a huge bargain! It rarely had fall-out and I will probably use it forever!
I loved it so much that a few years later I bought another one to use for powder application. This was in 2005ish and I don't think this one is squirrel; I think it is nylon or a mixture of synthetic, or maybe some other animal, but it has a lot of problems with bristle shedding/fall-out. I always have stray bristles left behind on my cheeks and I have to double-check in the mirror if I use that brush. Never have that with the original. So be warned. I think the newer one was around $10, too.
The new one holds up as well as the old one in terms of application, though. It doesn't streak, the bristles are well-shaped and compact, and you can either drag on the product (like powder) or dab it on (like blush on the apples) and you will get the intended effect (blended or obvious).
I would never pay $$$$ for brushes with these around. ELF at Target makes decent ones too! (Not their powder one, though).
simply the best powder brush EVERRRRR,, its so smooth and nice to your face,, u cant even feel it..