Laura Mercier • Blending Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||21%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was talked into buying this brush when I purchased the mineral powder. It is awful. It is so cheaply made that it comes apart constantly, leaving hairs all over my face. Especially annoying, given that it cost over $40.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I disagree with the previous review, I've had my brush for almost 8 months and maybe lose one hair a day...which is no different from my sephora brand, bare escentuals, laura gellar, stila, marc jacobs, (new) Kat Von D, philosophy, smashbox, or dior brushes. I believe with proper care (everyday quick change brush cleaner and once monthly dedicated brush shampoo) that these are quality brushes. I feel bad for the consumer who doesnt take proper care of her brushes and may need to talk to a sephora artist to learn how to properly clean a set of brushes. Since brushes are an investment i say why not take care of them! and i will invest in this brush and other LM brushes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Got this product when my mom bought me the MMU in July. It does a fine job of applying the color, but I have a few issues with it:
1) Its real. My mom forgets my preference for synthetic brushes. I'm uncomfortable using a (what is now dead) animal's hair. But they don't falsely advertise this, so no lippies off for it, but I would not rebuy, if only for this reason.
2) It sheds like crazy! My boyfriend thought I was losing eyelashes constantly. Every time I use it, I have to wipe away the stray hairs from my face.
3) It is scratchy. I don't remember if it was this scratchy when I bought it (9 months ago) but I hate that I can't use it near my eye area. I've noticed that the ends of a bunch of the hairs have split, which myght explain why its so scratchy?
4) The color bleeds like crazy! Every time I wash it, the water turns blackish and the brush leavs stains on my towels. Ugh
All in all, I'd give it 4 lippies for the coverage/ease of use, but then take off one for scratchyness and one for shedding/color bleeding.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This brush is horrible. Every time after I use it, I have hair all over my face! The scary part is when I first washed it, the water was ALL black. I don't know why it was so dirty. I use it for apply the Laura Mercier Mineral Primer which is white in color. Why the first time I washed it, the water was black? After I washed it with load of brush detergent, it didn't pass the white towel test - it left black and dark grey marks on the white towel. Why the brush was sooooo dirty?
This was exceedingly expensive and isn't worth a fraction of the price. Very disappointed in this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm sorry to see that the other reviewers were disappointed with their blending brushes, but I recently bought mine and have had none of the problems the others have had. Since I saw that the other reviewers had problems with shedding, I actually took my brush out and brushed it rigorously across the back of my hand, as well as up and down my arm, to see if I could get it to shed to the degree that the others described. (And I do mean rigorously--much harder and faster than I brush when using it on my face.) After a few minutes, I got nothing--no hairs on my arm/hand.
I think that LM redid the brush and fixed it* (edit: see update below) because I just bought it from a Sephora that just started carrying Laura Mercier.. Therefore, everything they carried would have been sent fresh from LM since they literally just started carrying LM the very week I bought it (about one week ago).
Regarding my own feelings toward the brush, I like it. I bought it because I wanted a brush that was finer than my Bare Escentuals brushes. I use it for my LM mineral makeup, and since LM's MMU is finer than BE's MMU, I didn't want to use BE's brushes for LM's foundation. Since I wanted a brush that was softer and finer than BE's foundation brush, LM's blending brush definitely delivered on those points. I also have the kabuki-esque LM Face Brush, but it delivers heavier coverage, so I also wanted a brush that gives lighter coverage. It's not the softest brush, but it certainly is softer and finer than BE's foundation brush. I don't mind, however, since this is a buffing brush (hence "blending" brush)--you don't want it to have so much give that it doesn't allow you to buff your minerals into your skin. Therefore, it gave me what I wanted and I'm very content with my blending brush.
UPDATE (4/6/08) : It does shed. Not as badly as some of the other reviews have described, but the problem has not been resolved. On a bad day, I'll pick off up to 3-4 hairs off my face, while it's usually just one or two on normal days. The good thing is that the bad days occur infrequently. The problem may have been worked on, but it's not fixed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
while trying this in store, i saw about 10-15 hair strands from my face. the SA laughed and told me, " dont get that" she handed me another brush instead.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I agree with several other reviews of this brush. I purchased it a few weeks ago w/ LM mmu, and it does shed. I'm going to take it back and look for another suitable brush. I had high hopes, but no, this LM brush isn't worth it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
What a horrible brush! I bought at the suggestion of the Sephora guy to use with her mineral powder (which I do like). Every time I use it, I have brush fibers all over my face, which are almost impossible to get off without ruining my make-up. It is also itchy and irritating to my skin. This is especially disappointing given how much I love LM's make-up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Like others, I bought this brush to use with the mineral foundation as the SA said it was 'essential' for applying it. Wish I hadn't bothered. The hairs keep shedding all over my face and it feels very harsh against the skin, The more I wash it the worse it seems to get. Such a rip off for what it is.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This brush is absolutely useless and so not worth the money. The sales assistant at the counter told me I had to have it to use with the mineral powder because of the rounded shape of the hairs. I find it harsh on my skin and it sheds hairs like crazy. They stick to my face and fall on my decoletage and whatever I happen to be wearing. I regret not taking this back at the time. I thought that by washing it I would get rid of all the loose hairs but I was wrong. My chanel kabuki brush has a similar rounded head and gives a much better finish.