This brush is wonderful for applying both loose and pressed powder. The hairs on it are unbelievably soft, never scratchy at all, so it feels very pleasant brushing across the skin. Picks up a lot of product easily and distributes powder evenly, allowing you to build coverage if you like. I've owned both the black and the white handled ones, and I prefer the one with the white handle. The one with the black handle isn't quite as soft.
The black handled version: This is an excellent powder brush if you don't want to pay more for a MAC or other high end powder brush. It's just as good, some will say even better. It's very soft and distributes powder evenly, perfect for translucent powder. It is never ever scratchy. I have no complaints.
For a Target bought brush, this really surprised me. Sonia Kashuk really delivers with these brushes. This one has a huge, soft and puffy almost dome shaped head that allows for a light and even coating of powder. I wouldn't use it for blush or bronzer because it does cover a large surface area really quickly. It does shed from time to time but it's nothing major at all and for $20, if you have to replace it after a few years it's very much worth it
I really liked this brush (the black handled one) when I first got it. However, at the time, the only thing I could really compare it to was the Bare Minerals brushes, which are horrid. I felt it worked really well for my powders and mineral foundations and used it basically every day, washing at least once a week. After a little while, I starting noticing how much it was shedding-- mostly tiny hairs, not full length, that would end up scattered all over my chest. And then I bought another powder brush for a similar price (Essence of Beauty, from CVS), and suddenly, the Sonia Kashuk one felt really plasticy on my face compared to my new one. I find I reach for it infrequently now; mostly when other brushes are drying/damp after washing.
Basically, I think it's a decent brush, but you can find better for the same or less money.
Well, my review is for the white handled brush, but I absolutely love it! it distributes my powder really evenly (when used correctly.) you have to make sure to tap out the excess powder off of this brush or you will look orange (at least in my case) but otherwise it leaves a nice dusting to set my foundation :)
This is for the white handle brush. It's super soft and was cheap compared to department store brands. I haven't had any problem with it shedding. You do have to work a little bit to make sure it's clean, but I guess you can say that for all big brushes, to make sure you get it clean. But I totally love it, and use it everyday. I know it's a powder brush but I also use it for my bronzer and my blush. I love it!
This review is for the white handled brush - I love it! Cheap-o, yet soft bristles, IMHO. I don't find that the bristles shed as much as my Mac blush brush (forget the #), but does a great job of distributing powder. Sure, I could get something more lush and expensive, but this one works just as wonderfully.
I needed a fluffy brush that would pick up a nice amount of product for a finishing powder. This review is for the black handle BTW. SUPER soft!!! It was $19.99 ? Decent price . Anyways, the brush is black bristled with a black handle. Shed a tiny bit...but w/e all brushed do honestly even my high end ones. Ladies, this is the perfect brush if you are looking into using it for finishing powders, light wash of bronzers/highlighters. It is pretty dense..but do not think that it will give you a full coverage finish. If your looking for a brush like that check out ELF's studio line powder brush (flatop) -- I swear by it. This brush does EXACTLY what I intended it do. I usually use this with my Maybelline dream matte powder to finish my foundation or use it to dust on some bronzer all over my face. GREAT brush for the price...it is softer than some of my MAC face brushes. SOOOO soft. Check it out if you are on a budget or if you are looking for a big powder brush in general. BTW, after you wash the brush .. it starts to get a bit fluffier/bigger..which is good in my opinion. Pleased purchase once again with Sonia Kashuk's brushes!
(Review for Powder Brush with the white handle)
The brush is very soft & feels wonderful on my skin. However, it does not pick up much product at all. I now use it to apply Revlon Photo Ready Finishing Powder since the powder is sparkly and the brush doesn't get too much product on it. I guess it works for the purpose I now use it for. If I would have known before, I would have not gotten it. I have a few other brushes I could use for the same purpose. continued >>
This review is for the Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush 01 (white handle) available at Target for $11.99.
This brush is incredibly soft and silky feeling against my skin and I look forward to using it each morning. It gives me a nice light dusting of powder in just a couple of swipes.
The handle is long enough for good control and short enough to fit in my makeup bag if I want to take it with me.
I have not had any problems with shedding, the brush does not have any odd smell, and I have not washed it yet so I can't comment on whether or not it bleeds color or if it changes any after washing. (I'll update if it does.)
Overall this brush is a super value for the price and I would purchase again.