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on 1/31/2014 6:46:00 PM
More reviews by Cheungc
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Other
To be fair, I did buy this brush to use as a blusher brush, rather than the mineral powders it's intended for. After a couple of months' use, the synthetic tip ends started curling inwards but I persisted with using it anyway. After about a year's use, I washed it in the hope of reviving its original shape, but that seemed to make the problem worse as it bloomed into a mushroom and the curls became even tighter.I've since bought other (both Sephora and Hakuhodo) brushes for my blushers and don't use mineral powder, so it's not a purchase I would repeat.
on 11/12/2013 1:24:00 AM
More reviews by KBaylie
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I was not impressed by this brush. It was flimsy and I could not find the difference between this and drugstore brushes that are tightly packed like this one is. Don't waste your money.
on 9/28/2013 4:43:00 AM
More reviews by tranthuy
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Great brush! I was on the hunt for a new brush to use w/ my Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, because the stifling brushes and flat foundation brushes just weren't working for me. I came really close to biting my tongue and splurging on the Armani "Blender Brush," since it's made to work amazingly well with all of their foundations. It is priced at $49, so I was hesitant until a good friend of mine recommended this brush. She told me that it was the BEST brush for applying foundation, tinted moisturizers, concealers, etc. She owned 3 of them, so I took her word for it and tried this one out before spending fifty bucks on a single brush. My first impression of the brush when looking at it in-stores was that it was very soft and a good size. I decided to get it right there and then. And since it was only $24, I figured that I'd have nothing to lose and get the Armani one if this didn't work out. I am SO glad that I did get this brush, because it applies my foundation super smooth and evenly without any streaking. It also helps me save product, since I don't need as much while using this brush. It spreads the product out evenly, giving you a flawless finish. I think I will go back and purchase a few more, since I can see it coming it handy for many other things in the future also!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 7/27/2013 2:25:00 PM
More reviews by candystripelegs
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
At first, I wanted to return this. It seemed too similar to a few other brushes I had (including the UD Optical Blurring foundation brush) and I didn't think I really needed it. I pulled out my bush collection (which, admittedly isn't nearly as big as most MUAers) and started playing around. Honestly, I don't know what the difference is supposed to be between mineral brushes and regular makeup brushes. This worked very nice with non mineral products including liquid foundation. I was previously using the EcoTools bronzing brush to do my highlighter on my cheeks because it is fairly small and not overly round. Well, I found the Sephora brush actually fit my face shape better and applied a better, more precise application. I then used this to apply my MAC Studio Fix powder. the powder did not seem to accentuate my pores as much and I was able to build up coverage without it looking as powdery as it can by using the sponge MAC gives you. I sometimes use a smaller EcoTools kabuki with Studio Fix and while it does work well, the brush is not as dense and I get a bit of fallout/crumbly powder in the compact which basically equals wasted product. I used this to apply liquid foundation and while it worked well, I still thinking the UD Optical brush is a bit more dense and worked better for liquid. Maybe that's just a mental thing since I've been using it longer?? The UD brush has a bit more weight to it in the handle which for some people, might be a good thing or not. I guess you could check them both out a Sephora, The UD one is more expensive by about $10 so if you don't see much of a difference, save the money and get this instead!. This brush is a keeper for me! I think I want a second one "just in case". I could see it being used for multiple purposes so it's a great investment if you are on a budget or just starting out your collection. Hope this helps :)
on 6/24/2013 11:18:00 AM
More reviews by griggs42
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
This brush is pretty dense, but feels super soft. It's my go-to liquid foundation brush (even though it says mineral powder) and it creates fantastic coverage, and feels super nice on my skin. I bought it because my Sephora was out of UD's Optical Blurring brush, but this is a fantastic dupe and I don't regret buying it at all. I've had it for a while, and washed it at least ten times by now, and it hasn't shed on me once, and each time my baby shampoo method has gotten it all nice and clean, and it hasn't stained. Probably my favorite brush in my collection. It will probably last me forever, but I would definitely repurchase it if I ever lost it or something happened to it.
on 5/27/2013 8:01:00 AM
More reviews by sophie94
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
My all time favourite foundation brush. Much better than any high end brush I have tried and amazing value!
on 4/18/2013 8:57:00 AM
More reviews by Christac3698
Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral
The consultant at Sephora recommended this brush to apply my liquid foundation. Makes application so easy and blends everything so nice! Love
on 4/18/2013 6:47:00 AM
More reviews by Alexandra123Y
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
It's quite a good brush, though nothing exceptional. It works best as suggested - with mineral powder. I used it with MAC MSFN and it worked fine. Especially it should be appreciated by those who have a small face. But like I said, nothing special about this brusf. There are a few other that work equally good.
on 4/2/2013 5:50:00 AM
More reviews by alousek
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
An amazing soft brush, that does not shed and keeps its shape after washings.I own currently 3 of these (to alternate - I wash it after every use, every day basically) and use it every day with my tinted moisturizers or lighter makeup formulations. Also use it for my powder makeup and blush sometimes. When I travel it is often the only face brush I would take with me.A great quality brush that distributes the product quickly and easily in such a natural way, gives a super skin-like finish.The only thing I would not recommend it for is a thicker BB cream type of product, in that case I still do prefer my Real Techniques Stippling brush.
on 3/23/2013 3:48:00 AM
More reviews by chlscombs
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Love this brush for mineral foundation. It is so soft and helps to apply mineral foundation so evenly!
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