Sonia Kashuk • Highlighting Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I personally love using this brush for blending my blush and bronzer together. It's not dense so it blends products together without taking anything away! Bristles are wide so you can cover a large area. Definitely would repurchase! ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I bought this for 12.99 and was very excited to try it out, but I can't stand the results. I can't be sure if my problem is an operator error, or if its the brush, but basically it doesn't blend. I stipple my liquid foundation and at the end it doesn't blend it, ( definitely not airbrushed!) I have foundation splotches randomly around my face. I've tried different ways of applying the foundation ( dipping the brush into the foundation, applying dots on my face then using the brush, etc,etc) it just doesn't work! I'm wondering if the foundation might just not be right with the brush?
All that said, the brush is okay, is soft when felt on the hand but I find it a pit pokey on my face. There was no shedding either. I'm going to attempt to return it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this brush. I wanted a stippling brush after I saw YouTube makeup videos on the advantages of stippling foundation on. I use this when I'm broken out & want to cover blemishes but not look like I've caked on makeup. I put some liquid fndtn on a hand mirror, dampen the brush & stipple it on. Then stipple on powder & blush so as not to ruin the whole stippling & concealment effect. It works brilliantly. I quite love how it makes my blush look, so this may be my new method of applying blush. Works well for use hilighters as well. I always use this brush when applying liquid fndtn (I usually wear powder fndtn) so as not to feel mask like & troweled on makeup. I'm going to buy multiples of it, that's how much I love it. Good price as well considering how hard it is to find DS stippling brushes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
There isnt anything really spectacular about this, Its a run of the mill skunk brush. I noticed it gives a streaky finish with thicker foundations, its ok for applying super pigmented blushes and liquid highlighter.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I love this brush! I usually use the Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Multi-Purpose brush for applying foundation which gives me a more flawless full coverage (doll-like) look, but I wanted to try a stippling brush for a more natural everyday look. This gives me exactly what I was looking for: a light, airbrush application that covers discoloration and some of my acne scars. This (the Sonia Kashuk Highlighting brush at Target stores) doesn't really cover blemishes and deep acne scars, but stippling brushes aren't really meant for full coverage. For $12.99 it's amazing and definitely comparable to the MAC #187 (the #187 seems stiffer than this one which can be a good or a bad thing). The #187 seems more ideal because (based on observation) it seems to have a narrower brush head which is better for hard to reach places like the nose or the temples, but for $30 dollars less I'm not complaining!
I was kind of apprehensive about this brush because there were a lot of reviews saying it's too flimsy and it sheds like crazy.... I didn't encounter either of these things! I've washed this brush two times already and it doesn't shed much. I don't have to pick up hairs from my face or anything. It's great :)
I think some people might be stippling too roughly (your face or the foundation should not make contact with the black hairs).
FULL PROCEDURE: Stipple the foundation onto your brush, only covering the white hairs while lightly stippling the foundation onto the brush.Then you stipple it on your face, lightly not touching the black hairs. Don't swirl afterwards. If you swirl with the stippling brush then you're undoing the airbrushed effect. The whole point of a stippling brush is to mimic the dots and points or digital pixel technique of an airbrush machine. Hence, the beautiful airbrushed look! When you really need to blend it out, do so with a flat top for more coverage. I hope this makes sense.
Overall, It's not flimsy, it's perfect for stippling on foundation. The bristles are sturdy, yet soft. I would definitely buy this again but I have a feeling I won't need to. I thought I wouldn't be able to use this with full coverage foundations, however it works great with both ELDW and Revlon Colorstay. It's really a great buy!
The only thing I disliked was the plastic packaging the brush was stuffed into because it gave the brush such a weird shape at first, but the shape was back to normal once I washed it. I hope I've helped someone out. Have a nice day :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Grey
Oh hell no. This thing sheds like crazy. At first I didnt notice but my s/o would tell me I have a hair on my face and it was everytime I used this brush. Then I started to nice it leaving more hairs on my face and left me trying to swipe them off only adding more on y face,so then I was left picking them off after I took time to apply my makeup. What a pain. I can't use this brush for ANYTHING since it sheds no matter what on me. No thanks! and oh yeah I purchased this due to most of her brushes being fairly reviewed on here.This was my first experiance with any Sonia brushes and the experiance was so awful it leaves my sceptical to try any others.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This brush sheds worse than my pugs. Every time time I wash it, it loses a significant number of hairs--I'm pretty sure after another year of use I'll be left with nothing but a white handle. I use diluted bronner's Castille soap or two-in-one shampoo/conditioner on all of my brushes (MAC and ELF alike, I don't discriminate,) so i don't know why this one is like that. Its also miserable to reshape...almost as bad as my MAC 224. I gave it 3 lippies anyway cos this brush taught me how to love obnoxiously bright blushes, an item I've always been a bit leery of in the past. I would not repurchase it--i think you're better off saving for the 187 or trying another dupe (I'm eyeing sam chapman's of pixiwoo fame line of brushes at ulta myself...)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have several duofiber brushes as they are my very favorite for face products. I've got the Mac one, the older sigma version, the newer sigma version, this one, and an ecotools one. My fave is definitely the MAC one, then this one and the newer sigma one are tied for second. This brush is a very good drugstore version, but it's not quite as dense as the mac one, so very bright pigmented blushes don't go on quite as airbrushed as with my mac brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this brush I was not looking for another duo fiber brush because I all ready have about 5.i have the elf one.the rite aid one.the eco tool one, the sarah chapman one etc.in all honesty the rite aid one was my, favorite one.i think I found a new love with this one I also brought the fan brush for my powder blushes.one swipe and my blush is flawless and prefect without me overdoing it.i love the fan brush so much I'm going to buy another one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is the first "stippling" type brush I've purchased and I am truly a believer, both in the use of these brushes for foundation application, and in the brush itself.
I love Sonia Kashuk brushes in general. I feel they have a high end feel and high end performance for a low end price. After seeing and hearing so much about how stippling brushes give an airbrushed look to the skin, I made up my mind to try it. I like instant gratification so I opted to purchase this brush instead of ordering one online and I am glad I did. I use it with liquid foundation and for me, the key is to stipple first for coverage, and then lightly buff to blend - don't press so hard that the bristles splay out, and don't load it up with foundation so that the black bristles get coated. I have very large pores on my cheeks on the sides of my nose and the weight of the brush really helps to fill them in. The brush did not have a strange smell out of the package and I have not noticed any shedding whatsoever, during use or cleaning. I have been using the Sonia Kashuk brush cleaner (which I also like and purchased for the sake of convenience) and the brush cleans easily, dries quickly, and retains its shape nicely.
I really can't think of anything bad to say about this brush. Seriously.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I really like this brush for stippling on my foundation since it gives me an airbrushed look. This is comparable to the MAC stippling brush in my opinion. This brush is fantastic because it has never shed on me! I haven't tried this brush for cream blush because I feel like the brush head is too big to fit on my cheeks. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic brush for foundation! 5/5 Stars
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this brush because I need one like it and because of the great reviews. It doesn't work for me. I bought it to apply my more pigmented blushes, like Tarte AC in Natural Beauty. It gives a splotchy application and feels rough against my skin. I'm not wearing highlighters right now because I'm doing a matte makeup look for cooler weather, but I'll reuse this brush when I use highlighter, hopefully with a better result. I would not repurchase this. I have an "emergency" backup brush I bought at the grocery store for a few dollars several years ago, and it applies my Tarte AC blush better than this. I will not repurchase, even if it works better with highlighers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this after reading a bunch of positive reviews on it. Mine does shed from time to time during the actual application and it is scratchy against my skin. It however hasn't shed during washes yet. I'm still unsure as to whether or not I like it. I use it when my other brushes are dirty...however I don't think I'll repurchase it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is overall an ok brush. It is pretty soft but it does shed a lot. Like five or six hairs during one use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this brush. I use it to apply my foundation, as a stippling brush, and I wash it every time I use it. The first time I used it, it did shed on my face, but after that it only sheds every once in a while as I'm washing it, and I wash it a lot. It's now my favorite brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought this brush on a whim, and I have to say that I'm actually quite satisfied. I've used a few Sonia Kashuk brushes in the past, and was not very impressed by them, but this was a pleasant surprise. The bristles are soft, flexible, and in my experience, do not break off during use, or feel scratchy on my face. When washed gently with Sephora's brush shampoo, again, there was no loss of fibers, or breakage-- it held up well. I've tested this brush in several ways, using it for blush, highlighter, bronzer, and foundation. It works like a dream with my MUFE HD foundation using the stipple and swirl method, and makes my skin look flawless. It's alright for blush and highlighter, but the size of the brush can be problematic and make blush look like a rash if not applied carefully. Bronzer, however, is a different story. I have one particular MAC blush/bronzer that I was about ready to give up on, as application was so difficult, and often ended up making me look orange and yucky. I used this brush with it, however, and it worked perfectly! That's a hard thing to achieve with my fair skin : ) If you have a few dollars laying around, I'd suggest picking up this brush. It's a good value, and the quality is great for the price. I'm thinking about picking up another!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely am in love with this brush. It is super soft, which is really great for my sensitive skin, and it blends flawlessly. I don't think I'll ever go back to my old foundation brush again! Price is reasonable as well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this brush on ebay as it's an American brand that you cannot buy over here in the UK & i paid around £5.99 for it- the first time i used it , i was dissapointed as it left the hairs on my face. I feel this brush when you first use it may shred alittle but don't let that put you off because it is a great brush when you get the hang of it- i love the white handle too- its a nice change from the standard black ones that most companies make (Mac,Sigma) i would definatley repurchase this but i don't think i will need to for awhile!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was lemming this for so long and was able to swap for one as there were none in my area. I was somewhat disappointed...the bristles are kind I'd scratchy, it sheds on my face so I have little black bits all over my face, my fdtn looks streaky and powder is too powdery ugh. These suck. Try the black handled sk brushes, they are so much better!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this brush because I needed a stippling brush and didn't want to fork up the cash for the MAC 187 and this brush got pretty good reviews. I think that it works fairly well, but it does shed. Sometimes I find stray hairs on my face which gets fairly annoying. However, it doesn't shed so much that it would deter me from buying this product again. I do think that the brush hair aren't dense enough for foundation, but I will continue using as such until I can buy myself a MAC 187. Once I get that 187, i'll use this brush for highlighting which is what it was meant for. Packaging sucks because people can just open it and use it. One of the brushes at Target was already opened and was extremely dirty as if someone had tried to use it at the store. Definitely not sanitary!