This is a great brush! I have the older style with the straight white handle. It's very soft and fluffy, great for applying loose powder or a sheer layer of mineral mu. There's been very little shedding, and most of the shedding only happened when I first got the brush. I've had this one for a few years now and it holds up great!
I love love this brush. It came in a set and i love it. It sheds but not that much. It is sooooooo soft! it is not rough. i would recommend this anyone who is looking for a brush especially starters.
Excellent Excellent powder brush! I have been looking around for a good powder brush but wasnt impressed. This 1 does the job. I have the black curvy one. It cost $19.99 and worth every penny. IT looks fabulous and more importantly, it delivers. I use it with pressed powders and gives beautiful coverage.Anyone looking for a good powder brush, this 1 is the one. The hair on the brush are soft, full and it's really enjoyable to use on your face!
I love this brush to use with the translucent mineral powder I use to set my makeup. It's incredibly soft and full, and it distributes the powder very well. I haven't noticed any shedding, but I've only used it for a few days and haven't tried to wash it, yet. I'll update if that changes anything, but for now, I'm definitely glad I tried this brush out!
This a perfect substitute for expensive department store brands and will suit a lot of women. It's a good value and does the job well. I use it with pressed and loose powders. You can use just the side of the brush to apply blush.
Having said this, I prefer an even softer bristle. This brush does shed about 1 hair every other use. I have to pick it off my cheek. After a year, the brush is still very full - not thinning much.
If you're not picky - this brush has a nice shape and density for typical use.
I have the "summer picks" version, which is a shorter chunky blue metallic handled powder brush. I love it. I bought it a day after I bought my first mineral makeup powder- tossed the brush that came with that. I had been using a liquid make-up so I didn't have a brush to use. I went to Target and bought this one. I can't really compare it to anything else- it's my first. It picks up the perfect amount of my pressed powder and effortlessly applies it perfectly to my skin. I love the softness of the brush as well- it feels good! I haven't noticed any shedding...but I'm looking out for it.
I have the economic white-handled version of this brush, and I bought it a long time ago (is that why my experience with this brush seems to differ so much from everyone else's?). I find that the brush sheds A LOT and the bristles get muddied up with product after only 2-3 uses (I use it to apply loose powder). I'm really not happy with it, so I'm looking for a new one.
I have the cheaper version with the white handle. It is my favorite makeup brush! It is soft and full and fluffy and it applies powder flawlessly--evenly and smoothly. Amazing brush!
I LOVE this brush! It feels like velvet on your face... I don't even know how to explain it. It's amazing, and only $20!!! It hasn't shed ONE hair. I love it. I would recommend this to everyone. I bought this as a test to see if I would even like sonia kashuk brushes... And by God, I'm going back to the store and buy one of each, as well as a back up Powder brush. It's so cheap for such a great brush! And the sleek black handle is gorgeous. It's amazing.
UPDATE!!!: For 20 bucks I was expecting this to be a VERY nice brush that never sheds and keeps its form. However, I've now had it for about two months (and washed it about 6 times, very gently mind you) and it has started SHEDDING! Like crazy. I'm so irritated by this I contemplated throwing it out! Of course, I've decided against it seeing as, it was only $20 and in comparison, it's incredibly soft. I can live with shedding. BUT I do advise against anyone who is thinking about buying this just because it's $10 cheaper than high-end brushes, I say SPLURGE. Wish I had.
This brush is so soft and big and fluffy. Great drugstore find. I have not had shedding so far.