Sonia Kashuk • Travel Kabuki Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Good brush for traveling. I use this with my MAC studio fix powder and its amazing! Kinda pricey for a brush that's a drugstore brand, but so far I'm satisfied.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Had to throw this away after a few months. I kept this in my purse for touch ups and liked how hygienic it seemed. It did shed slightly after washing but nothing that bothered me too much. It was easy to spot stray hairs and get rid of them.I like to wash all my makeup brushes every week or so. When I washed this one the water would run black. I figured it was dye and that it would wash out after the first few washes, but this continued every single time I washed it. I also noticed an odd smell after I first washed it, almost mildewy, like the brush never dried completely, after several washed the smell never went away and was ultimately the reason I parted ways with this brush. It's turned me completely off travel kabukis and now I just carry my EM kabuki brush for touch ups.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't get why so many people like this brush. I have had it over a year and have used it maybe 10 times, It is awful for putting on mineral foundation leaving the foundation just sitting on your face and it does a crappy job if you try to buff it in. I actually prefer to use the brush on the L'oreal mineral foundation, which is a below average brush at best. I would not recommend this-especially for the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this review is for the full sized flat top kabuki brush. i used this brush to apply my cream to powder foundation. it applied my foundation beautifully!!!! my skin looked so smooth, almost airbrushed. i was amazed. no streaks or anything and i applied my makeup so much quicker than when i use a cosmetic wedge. i also used less product. i was in heaven and planned on using this brush forever...until i discovered that it was irritating my skin. it wasnt that the brush wasnt clean, it was the bristles/synthetic hair that caused the irritation. if you have really sensitive skin, beware of this brush. it gave me tiny bumps all over my face. my face got really upset after using the brush 2 days in a row. sucks for me..cuz it really is a great brush. if you can use it with no issues, then i highly recommend it. unfortunately for me, i have to go back to using cosmetic wedges :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Ok...heard a spokesperson from Paula's Choice say that SK brushes are as good. Saw lots of raves on the internet but wish I'd gone to MUA too.
Cons: Shedding brush. Tried washing it and after some dark water rinses (what ink is in it?) I let it air dry and still irritating shedding. You think it'll settle down but it doesn't.
Packaging feels cheap. Rectractable metal tube as mentioned earlier doesn't entirely cover the bristles.
Pricey for drugstore/Target. $19 Buyer beware. Target's return policy is woeful
Conclusion: Any brush that sheds that much doesn't deserve a high rating. Check out Essence of Beauty (CVS) brushes and Eco Tools. Thanks to forum here I bought them and they are lovely
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've had my travel kit for a year now and it's still in great condition. My travel brush is the silver packaging at the time they didn't have the black one available at my local Target.
My purse size varies from large to small so I needed a powder brush that will travel well with whatever 'luggage' I lug around. I have different retractable brushes, but this was THE perfect size to have around, especially in those clutch type days. The size is the size of a typical lipstick.
I've washed mine over and over for the past year and it hasn't lost a bristle. The packing feels somewhat cheap, but surprisingly it has survived in the bottom of my purse and has no dent whatsoever. I used to buy loads of powder puffs for my powder compact, but after buying this brush I've saved myself a ton of money! For $15 I would of been happy to pay even $25 for this handy brush. Mine is a year old and the current condition it's in I know it will last me another 2 year or so. Well worth the investment, for me anyways :) Great brush for touch ups!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Bingo. I pillaged the SpaceNK sales and got this at half-price, making it very cheap indeed. I would have been a little disappointed had I paid full price. This brush sheds like mad! I freaked out, thinking I'd turned into the Bearded Lady. I hope this will stop after a few uses, but right now it's quite annoying. Still: great travel staple, the retracting mechanism seems sturdy, and the brush feels good on the skin. Works nicely with mineral powder foundations.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I keep this in my purse for powder touch ups throughout the day. I think it works great and it's nice it is retractable and portable. I don't have any problem with shedding.
4 lippies because it is kind of pricey.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Note: this review is for the full sized Kabuki Brush that comes without a top.
At first I used this brush to apply mineral powder because it was cheaper than the Bare Essencials (sp?) brush. Since I quickly got over the mineral powder phenomenon I now use it to apply bronzer. This dense brush does not shed, is well made, and does a great job of distributing an even layer of pressed powder, which is vital when wearing bronzer, and that's hard to do with a regular floppy powder brush. Apply it in a swirling motion, not side to side, to eliminate streaks. I've had mine for several years now.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a great little brush for the price. I've bought the Bobbi Brown, Nars and Smashbox Kabukis in the past. The Smashbox is too big to carry. I had been carrying around a Chantacaille blush with me, but it doesn't even come with a mediocore brush. I was in Target and picked this one up. It's terrific. Soft dense bristles, Even application. Grest for powder or blush. So far no shedding, it's own case, and much less expensive that others purchased previously. This is a touch up brush, I wouldn't abuse it - there are better brushes to keep at home - MAC or Shu...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I love this brush. The retractible kabuki brush is perfect as it doesn't get powder all over your makeup bag when you store it. Also, if you use this to apply powder foundation, you can adjust it down or up for more precise or all over coverage. This particular brush has very soft bristles. I haven't had the shedding problem with this as others have. It gets 4 lippies only because of the price for a drugstore brand- $18 (US).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
i got this as a gift and at first i wasn't really sure what to do with it, so i kind of threw it in with my other unused makeup and let it sit. eventually, i decided i needed to invest in some powder to keep on hand for when i need more of a "done up" look and this brush is great! i love how it is soo small but so soft, i also really like the retractable parts. i haven't had any issues with shedding, so maybe it just depends on the brush you end up with, i must have been lucky.
plus, this brush is cute! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the first and most expensive powder brush I have bought. I love it except that the casing is a little weak. My dad had to fix mine because the retractable part was stuck down. And on the same note, I find it a bit difficult to clean also because of the retractable parts. Anyway, it's nice because you can take it with you without worrying about hairs getting ripped out or bent or dirty, it's nice, soft, and fluffy... and doesn't beat up my powders! I have read many reviews that say it sheds a lot but mine hasn't seemed to have lost very many hairs at all. Over all, I think it's a good product that should last for a long while.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've had this brush for maybe a year now. When I first got it, I absolutely adored it! It was soft, relatively dense, and applied my mineral foundation pretty well. I used it for a couple of months, and then stopped when my MMU ran out and started using MAC again. However, I've restarted to use MMU again since the summer began because I break out with MAC in warm weather, so I picked up my handy Kabuki brush again. This time, however, it shed all over. Initially, it was doing well, but one week in, I had these little hairs all over and my friends would comment that I had a lot of stray eyelashes (haha). It's been maybe 2.5 months since the shedding started, and it gets worse every day. I've tried washing the brush to get rid of all the stray hairs but that doesn't really seem to help. The density of the brush has gone down, also. It's a shame because I loved this brush both for its softness and portability, but it kindof makes putting on MMU pointless now. I still use it to buff out my bronzer/blush, though, and for that, it still works well. If you're in a rush, I wouldn't recommend this though, because picking off the stray hairs is just a pain.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got this brush to use with Clinique Almost Powder foundation (a pressed powder). It works very well for that purpose and I love how it's a travel size with cap so I can bring it with me for touchups. The brush is dense yet relatively soft, allowing you to buff it onto your skin - also picks up a lot of product relatively easily. I also like how this brush is not very big (as kabukis go) which allows you to get into smaller spots like nose, around mouth, etc.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This kabuki brush has very soft hair in classic black casing,which is sold in a reasonable price.
But the hair get caught in cap easily.It is very annoying.
I prefer a more full head brush to apply blush and expect more for Sonia Kashuk in this price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I didn't like this brush at all! It doesn't pick up mineral powder very well, I kept adding more and more of the powder. Doesn't buff the makeup on your face either, the powder felt like it was just sitting on top of my face. I hate BE kabuki brush for being so scratchy and making my skin flaky, yet even BE does a better job of blending the mineral makeup. It is softer brush then BE kabuki though (well, is there any kabuki brush that's not softer then BE? I don't know) And the price is pretty good, but still I don't think this is worth a penny. Don't buy it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It sheds a lot. That's really annoying. I also suggest you wash the brush prior to using it. I washed the brush and was amazed by how much black dye was on it. Overall it is a good kabuki brush but I can't stand how it sheds constantly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am loving this. I used to use the round, white puff that sits in my powder compact. (Germ-y, i know) So i was on the lookout for a traveling brush. Saw this at Target for an okay price. I am so glad i got it. Its very soft and dense so it applies the powder very well. Its small so I leave it in my purse and use it for touchups. Just great.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I wish I had found MUA b4 I purchased several different kabuki brushes, but o well - at least now I'm in the know! Ok - here is the skinny: the large and the small kabuki that came w/ my Joelle Cosmetics mineral foundation (fab stuff by the way - will be leaving separate review on that, but know that it rivals EM which I also have for performance and ingredients) = terribly scratchy = HATE them. Since I love my retractable SK blush brush, I went on a hunt for a retractable kabuki (remember - didn't know about MUA) and really didn't want to spend a lot of $$. The SK display at several SuperTargets didn't appear to have such a product and at Ulta, all they had (that wasn't $50 or horribly scratchy) was theirs, so I purchased theirs for $18. Soft enuf, but sheds like crazy!! Then, I found MUA! So, checked around and found SK retractible kabuki (at different ST for $18) and have used now for 4 days = LOVE it! Took off 1 lippie only because as stated in other reviews, the retractible sleeve doesn't go all the way to the top + there has been 1 shed hair for each day used (1/2 lippie for each complaint.) That said - such minimal shedding doesn't bother me at all. The sleeve - take an extra millisecond to line up the top before putting on = no problem. Did read helpful suggestion from another product review which is letting me use this brush for mineral concealer, mineral foundation and mineral veil = leave sleeve up a bit for 1st 2 and retract all the way for the veil = has eliminated 2 of my other brushes! Would also use for blush, but am afraid leftover color would get mixed in w/ veil. Would definitely purchase again!!