As a makeup artist, i was very impressed when i purchased this product. It is vey durable and none of the hair sheded like most brushes do. It is so easy to clean and i have been using the same ones for over a year now and they still feel brand new and do not seperate. I would buy the brush kits which are only 10 bucks at walgreens. Better than my Armani and MAC brushes!
I bought this last week on a whim, and I'm so glad I did! It's incredibly soft and seems well made. It picks up and deposits my blush perfectly (to me anyway--I've never used high end brushes like Mac or Chanel) My usual brands are Sonia Kashuk and Quo. This has taken over as my favorite blush brush. I think it could be used for blending my makeup as well. I would strongly recommend this brush, i have no complaints.
Fabulous brush, it definitely lives up to the rave reviews it receives. I will definitely be replacing the rest of my brushes with these in the hopes the perform as well as this blush brush.
PROS: (1) environmentally friendly with bamboo handle and taklon synthetic brushes that are 100% cruelty free. Even the ferrule (the metal part of the brush that binds bristles to handles) is made of recycled aluminium. (2) comes with reusable sealable poach, ideal for storage and drying to get the shape of the brush back. (3) bristle are incredibly soft and cut. These soft bristles are what make it possible for you to get the perfect amount of blush and allow you to apply with precision and seamlessly blend. (4) since I started using this blush brush I get a lot more compliments on my cheeks!
I am so glad I came across this tool, it beats out the MAC and drug store brushes I have tried in the past. When I have worn this one out, this is the one I plan to go back to.
This brush is amazing! It is synthetic bristles and it has a bamboo handle which I thought was very cute.
It is the perfect size for blush and I always use this brush over my mac blush brushes.
TRY IT OUT!
This is such an amazing blush brush!! It picks up just right amount of blush, and distributes it so evenly and flawlessly! I love it, and I'm so glad I didn't spend $32 on the MAC 116!
Okay, well my real rating for this is a 3.5.
I don't think this brush is *bad*. It's definitely the softest brush I have in my collection, hands down, and it's a great buy for the price. However, I think that this brush is actually *too* soft :o. I bought this brush to use with my new Smashbox blush, and when I tried to use it, I thought there was something wrong with the blush. I mean, I couldn't get a buildup of colour on my cheeks, and no matter how much blush I put on the blush, the colour just wouldn't show up on my face. It was then I realized that when I touched the brush to my face, a whole poof of powder went flying into the air and was completely wasted. What a turn off.
Then I tried it again with my trusty CoverFX round white foundation brush, and voila, problem solved. My Smashbox blush wasn't lame & defective after all.
Anyways, point of my story is that I think this brush is not very suitable for tighter-packed powder blushes like Smashbox. It might work better with looser packed or loose powder blushes I think it is a mix of the incredible softness and the shape of the brush: it is perfect for flicking the powder into the atmosphere, but not so much onto your face.
If I find a technique that will prove me wrong, I will definitely update my review. Also, it is the sheer quality of the brush itself that is preventing me from returning it and liberating this brush to 3.5 lippies. For the price, I'll do not regret buying it, and I know it will eventually be a use for *something*. Right now though, it's just sitting pretty on my dresser.
EDIT:: Okay, so I might have reviewed prematurely. I find this brush to deposit a good enough amount of blush for an everyday look, like just a light dusting. Though true to my original post, it's not too good for layering. It just doesn't pick up *enough* pigment. But raising my rating +1 lippie to a four, because it is also the only brush soft enough to use everyday without irritating my face!
ooh feels so soft!! and cheap!!
I haven't used other popular blush brushes but by far this is the softest i've tried.
It looks really full but the tip is tapered such that I can control where the blush goes on my cheek, unlike the one i've been using so far =p.
Compared to my other nameless blush brush, this one doesn't pick up that much colour. I guess that is because the hair of the brush is very fine?
I will probably buy powder brush from this brand as well...
Now that I have used some other brushes like NARS Ita brush, Sonia Kashuk highlighting(looks like MAC 187) & multipurpose brush, MAC brush set(a cheap 5 for $50 version), etc, I concluded that:
- it picks up very little makeup, be it really pigmented blush or powder, powder foundation, etc.
OR it just somehow "soaks up" all that makeup and doesn't deposit much on to my face.
So now I only use it to dust off excess powder off my face or
when I want to apply a blush very light handedly.
I also noticed the sparkle/shine of a blush(like NARS orgasm) doesn't show up on my face when I use this brush.
It does feel super duper soft though
I just purchased the 5 piece set of these amazing brushes and I also got the blush brush and the powder brush,and I am impressed!!!And for the price,I mean..what the heck:)What are you waiting for!I want to purchase the rest of them,soon!I would have done it today,but they were all sold out of the others.Thankyou MUA!!!!!!!
I love this brush, it picks up and puts on the perfect amount of blush. I don't know how I put on blush right without this brush. It's so soft too, it's as soft as my everyday minerals brushes and they are some of the softest brushes I've ever felt.
A gorgeous, beautiful soft brush. I originally bought this as my usual kabuki brush was causing too much product fallout on my new powder. This brush doesn't pick up as much product as my kabuki brush, but it also doesn't waste it either. It allows for smooth, buildable coverage on all the powder's I've tried it with. Only negative is a fibre did fall out this morning, only the 3rd time I'd used it. But at the same time, this brush only cost AU$16, so while you usually get what you pay for, in this case, I think you get more. I just wish my local Ecotools stockist would stock more of these great products!