Flirt • Feather Dust-her (aka Skunk Brush) • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great starter shunk brush for those who don't want to shell out the cash for the HG MAC brush yet. It's not as dense as the MAC 187 but it does a great job of lightly applying highly pigmented colors for me. At $6, it's a steal. Got mine at Kohl's.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Wonderful brush! Makes applying my Milani Mango Tango blush a LOT easier and quicker. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Definitely a staple for me. <3 <3 <3 it!
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Am I the only one who has noticed the smell of this brush? I washed it before I used it because of one of the earlier reviews, but it still smells funny. That being said, this is a really nice brush for the price. I've had mine for a couple of months and haven't noticed much shedding.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
After developing a major thing for bronzers, I was lemming Nars' $50 brush. Before biting the bullet and shelling out serious cash, I thought I would try out this one. Needless to say, I love it! I've also used it for blush and find it to deliver a much better application than my high-end Stila brushes. At $6, this is one of the best beauty bargains out there. UPDATE: I caved and bought the NARS brush and there's just no contest. But at a fraction of the cost, the Flirt brush is still a great find.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
With the advent of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish craze, I bet people have been buying this brush like crazy from Kohlís and the employees there must be scratching their heads! This cheaper ($6) knock-off of the MAC 187 Stippling Brush ($40) is just simply awesome. It picks up the slightest bit of product and dispenses it sheerly and evenly for the right amount of ďglowĒ and not ďsparkle face.Ē Also the brush is extremely useful for application of some of my brighter more pigment-intense blushes. No more clown-face! Iíve noticed this brush shedding a little and itís barely two weeks old, so I had to deduct a lippie for that. But for $6 as opposed to the $40 Ė heck yeah Iíll re-buy this!
EDIT 3/30/06: Oh yes, itís the inevitable edit on this! While this brush still rocks for the price (duh), I am sad to report that mine has been shedding like a mofo. Pretty darn horrible when this brush is already really sparsely bristled to begin with. Oh well, still works all right and at $6, Iím not about to raise hell over it. Iím thinking itís time to invest in the MAC 187 brush . . .
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have been lemming the MAC 187 brush for some time now, but can't bring myself to spend $40 on it. I asked on the boards for a cheap alternative, and this was suggested to me. I went out the next day to buy it at Kohl's. This quickly became my HG blush/bronzer brush and it was only $6!!The bristles are really soft, yet it doesn't leave my face streaky. Picks up just the right amount of pigment, as opposed to my old brush that picked up way too much color. Just tap the brush on your blush/bronzer, and you will have the perfect amount to be applied! I highly recommend this for a great cheap alternative to the 187 brush!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I was eyeing MAC's 187 brush after I bought their mineralize skinfishes. However, at $40 a pop, I wanted to make sure that it was a great brush so I checked P'ville and I noticed that the Flirt brush had gotten better reviews than the MAC one! So I bought it, tried it and I agree with all the reviews below that this is a great cheap alternative to the more expensive skunk brushes on the market.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
DESCRIPTION OF ME Asian with a warm complexion (C3-C4 in MAC) with strong yellow undertones and some peach. Black hair. Oily skin that is prone to breakouts.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION "Skunk" brush for face powders or blushes. It consists of long black natural hairs mixed with longer strands of a white fine synthetic material. It is mostly used to get a very sheer application of blush. $6 US at Kohl's department stores.
PACKAGING This brush comes in a plastic sleeve and is wrapped in a Saran wrap-like pouch. Nothing problematic. It protects the brush before you buy it.
HANDLE The handle is long and black. Very sleek and simple.
HEAD The hairs of the head are very soft and fine. It has never shed on me and it never turns scratchy. The head is just the right size for my cheeks too.
APPLICATION This brush picks up color very well. For very pigmented blushes, I simply tap the head onto the blush and sweep across my cheeks. It is hard to over apply blushes this way.
OVERALL Great product! This definitely makes it into my list of top low-end best buys. Dust-Her has become my HG blush brush. It definitely helps my bad habit of over-applying blush!
UPDATE It's been a few weeks and I am simply loving this brush! I never use my regular blush brush anymore. I cannot rave about this enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Amazingly nice little brush for a mere 6 bucks (though I swapped for one b/c there isn't a Kohl's near me). This has a thick, round black handle that is comfy to hold and long, fine, synthetic black hairs tipped with white. This has a smaller head than other skunk brushes I've seen (diameter is about that of a half dollar), but I kinda like that since it lends itself to more precise application. I've used this mostly for brightly-colored blushes (prevents the dreaded "clown cheeks" syndrome) and sometimes to put powder on tricky parts of my face (around the eyes and nose). Feels wonderfully soft and feathery. Washed once so far and have not experienced any shedding. There is a strong, rubber/plastic/synthetic/who-knows-what scent upon opening up the package, but that fades a bit with use (or maybe I've gotten used to it). Overall, excellent quality at a great price.
ETA: Okay, I've had this brush for about a year now but haven't been using it that much until the past couple of months. I wash it with baby shampoo about once every two or three weeks. The last time I washed it, the black ink in the bristles "bled" into the white tips, turning them grayish. It also looks a bit more worn-out and doesn't feel as soft. I guess you get what you pay for--it's cheap but not the most durable brush. I've downgraded my rating from a 5 to a 3 and will not repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Best $6.00 spent on a cosmetic item! A great value for the money. Works well with more pigmented blushes or bronzers as others have mentioned. I've washed mine and no shedding. (Cannot say that for my one and only MAC brush at 5x the cost).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was disappointed at the sight of this brush because it is so small! I have seen the one from Mac, and that one is much, much nicer. However, I took this home and tried it and am happy to report that it's a good, cheap buy. It works for the area that I wanted to use it for: highlighting the cheek area. this is great for powder highlighters (I use it with Revlon skinlights and Jane radiation) as it picks up just a bit with the white fibers and the black fibers pat everything down gently.
My only advise is to wash this brush before you use it (wash all new brushes before use) as a strange blackish liquid oozed out of mine when I first washed it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a must have brush if you own any highly pigmented blushes. At only $6 it should be in everyone's makeup stash. The brush itself is nothing fancy, just a plain black matte plastic handle with fluffy and very soft bristles. I never really understood what the big deal was about skunk brushes, but let me tell you that it makes application of pigmented blushes(hello Exhibit A I'm talking to you) so much easier. While I do not own the Mac nor Lancome version of this, I can say I am satisfied with the Flirt brush. This is a product that I highly recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I think this is my all-time favorite brush! It's cheap ($6), effective and an excellent value for the price. It allows me to create a perfect flush of color on my cheeks with blushes that would otherwise look like "too much" (Cargo Catalina, NARS Torrid). If you don't want to spend the $$$ on the MAC 187 this is a WONDERFUL alternative.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Nice Brush, so very inexpensive, I picked up this brush because I have alots of highly pigmented blushes that I just couldnt get to work for me. I didnt't want to spend so much on macs brush, so this came at perfect timing to me. You definately can crab a nice amount of color from this brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Definately the best $6 I ever spent on a makeup brush. Okay, so it's not as full as the MAC 187. It's $6. Like previous reviewers have stated, it's wonderful for applying highly-pigmented blushes (like NARS or Cargo) or dark blushes (like many NARS or Cargo) on PPPs like me. Also great for applying bronzer on PPPs. I liked it so much I bought one for a friend to go with the UD Marshmallow I gave her for her birthday. I may just go back and get a back up for me. One more time - $6!!!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This will sound rather dramatic, but I can finally wear Orgasm blush- and I owe it all to this brush! The bristles are very soft, and allow me to pick up enough pigment for a light dusting without depositing too much. Is this brush better than the oft hailed MAC 187? I don't know, but at a mere $6US, I'm not inclined to find out... yet. I believe that this brush will also work for shimmer powders and even liquid foundation! Very handy. ***edit*** I find myself reaching for this brush every day. It has attained hg status for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This brush rocks. It is extremely soft and does the job right. I always thought I was too ham-handed to use a powder brush, but I seem to do no wrong whenever I use this one. So if I can do it, anyone can. :) This brush is amazing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm wowed by this thing. I bought it today after reading all the reviews, and I don't think I'll ever use my other blush brushes again. It's amazingly soft, it applies color perfectly. I didn't dream I'd ever get my cheekcolor looking the way it does in ads. And it's only SIX DOLLARS. I almost feel like stocking up on these things, though I'm going to take damn good care of this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My first ever skunk brush and I'm sooo glad I got it! For $6, you can't beat it. And it's made by EL. I used it for the time today and it was great for a sheer dusting of pigmented blush and the application was so perfect and even. I wish that it was a bit fluffier though, hence taking off one lipstick. But it's a great value and a great brush to own if you own blushes from NARS.