Sephora • Professionnel Contour Blush/Bronzer Brush #43 • Makeup Brushes
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This brush is really good for blush application. I like how it can be used to buff the blush in, so it's not just sitting on top of my skin. I would have given it 5 lippies, but it sheds terribly. Every time I use it, I find at least one or two brush hairs on my face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is one of my favourite Sephora brushes! I've always ruled out flat top brushes as I tend to use rounded ones. Thought i'd try something different as i was wanting a good brush for bronzing.
This brush is awesome for that!! I love that it picks up colour and applies where i want it to apply- no surprises. I have tan skin so a lot of brushes i've used in the past don't deposit enough colour for my taste. It is soft enough and the bristles are firm but not stiff enough to poke your face.
I've had no problems with mine shedding as some brushes do.
Personally, i can see myself using this brush for years. i'm actually thinking of getting another one for applying blush! It would have to be a soft colour blush as this brush does deposit great colour & i wouldn't want to look like a clown!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I had originally bought this to apply my bronzer, but I think its a little thick for that. However, I really really LOVE this for Foundation application (Mineral or Liquid). It's really great, blends the foundation really well and makes application very quick and simple. I just wish it was a little softer. Definitely check this one out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brush. I know it's made for blush, bronzer and contour, but this is my HG for Liquid Foundation. Either applied and blended in with this or applied roughly with a stippling brush and blended with this. The finish so almost airbrush-like and super smooth. It has the perfect density and the hairs are so so soft!
But I also like this for contouring and Blusher, so I may have to purchase a second one sometime! I bought this in france, where it actually wasn't that expensive, I think around 18€.
It shed very few hairs before washing it the first time, after washing it this stopped. I am seriously in love with this and don't want to use any other brush for my foundation anymore.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I had the e.l.f. version of this and I got a lot of use out of it, but first time I washed it the handle started becoming loose, so I figured it was time for something more quality. This is such a useful brush. Its great for a soft wash of blush, or you can use the edges for a stronger contouring line. because its flat, you can adjust the pressure to apply more or less color. Its also great for buffing out any streaks on foundation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The PURFECCT brush for blusher... some make up artists from Lancome used a similar brush on me during a make over.i loved the way they blended it .. So i bought this brush which looks similar with the lancome brush. It made blending look so easy... and easy it was! Just circle on the apples of your cheek and voila.. ur done.. so easy to use. Picks up color so easily and evens out application. The bristles are soo soft and it just becomes a habit to keep rotating the brush on your cheek because it feels soo goood.... nice brush. I didnt try this with a bronzer though but i guess the effect would be the same as long as u keep blending and use light strokes. But the price..hmmm...well this is quality stuffs so expect to pay more. The smooth handle makes it easy to hold and control. I `d recommend this to beginners/gals on the run.. its so easy and fast to use.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love how soft this brush is! I use it all over my face to apply mineral powder foundation and it does the job. I asked the SA at Sephora for a brush that can give me a full coverage and she recommended this one. It is the most expensive brush I have ever paid for, but definately worth it!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have a Quo flat top and just started using it again for mmu. It sheds terribly so I was looking for another. I went to Sephora today and was helped by a very nice SA who showed me this. It is not cheap here in Canada, but I had a ten per cent off coupon so what the heck. I came home and washed it. It dried in just a couple of hours. It is so great for blending mmu, blush and bronzer. I am in love. I love the flat tops but they are hard to find!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use this with my liquid foundation and i really like it.
Gives a flawless look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
At first I wasn't so sure about this brush but after a couple uses I fell in love! The flat top is perfect for contour and even just a dust of bronzer on the cheeks. But what I really love this brush for is BLUSH. Yes, blush. May sound weird to some but it perfectly sits on my cheeks and applies blush where I want it. The bristles are stiff enough for contour but soft and fluffy enough for blush. It also hasn't shed any since I've cleaned it (several times already). Good quality brush for a reasonable amount. I actually prefer this brush the the MAC blush brushes or contour ones. I recommend this brush to everyone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Estee Lauders Double Wear Foundation buffed in with this magical brush gives me such PERFECT results. No more cakeyness, no more dryness or emphasized pores. Just a flawless airbrushed finish with maximum coverage but a natural finish. I still can't believe what a difference this brush makes (in comparison to MACs stippling brush or high end kabukis or the beautyblender). It is so soft!
It's funny that I had this brush sitting in my drawer for many months because I absolutely didn't like it for bronzers or blushes. After watching a foundation tutorial by "reaview" where she suggested a flat top (by Sigma) for applying Estee Lauders DW and Nars Sheer Glow in combination to achieve a glowy look with perfect coverage, I was completely hooked and tried it myself. WOW!
I finish the process with a little bit of CHANEL Pro Lumiere (I think any glowy foundation would do the trick) on my cheeks cause I don't have the NARS foundation, buffed in with this brush and my skin has never looked better :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is by far the best brush for your money available on the market! The hairs are so dense and soft they feel absolutely wonderful as you buff if against your face. I bought this originally as a blush and contouring brush but went back and bought another so I could have it just for my powder. It picks up just the right amount of product every time with easy making this absolutely fool proof and the cut and angle of the brush make sure that it continues to do all the work for you by applying the product smoothly and evenly across the face.
On top of all that it take less time to dry than a normal brush this thick would (about 1 1/2 days as opposed to two of three), it retains its shape wonderfully and as long as I've had it it hasn't even so much as shed one single hair. I can not recommend this product enough!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I bought this brush to use it for bronzer but I think u can use this brush for almost everything on your face. I have tried it for liquid foundation, powder, mineral foundation, bronzer and blusher. In my opinion it works for al of these things. but with blush and bronzer it can pick up a bit to much colour if the blush or bronzer is very pigmented and you have a fair skin like me. I use it for bronzer, I dip the brush in then press it lightely on the palm of my hand and then i apply it very lightely. i put my blusher over it and go over it with a clean kabuki brush so that the colour and edges will soften.
I think the price is ok because the brush is really good and can be used for many purposes. in the Netherlands it was about 17 euros (23 dollar). I think the brush is worth the money and I really love it!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Most used face brush lately! For me this is like a long handled flat-topped kabuki. Very soft bristles. I sometimes prefer this over my MAC 182 when I'm pressed for time, because rather than having to build up the layers of coverage, this one instantly gives medium coverage of powder foundation, without looking cakey. The edges also make it easy to get to the sides of the nose. I also use the MAC 109 sometimes for powder foundation, but the head of that is just too small and it takes SO much time. Ugh. But when I whip the Sephora #43 one out it takes less than five minutes to get my foundation done. Love that. I also use it to apply just pressed powder when I want to skip using foundation that day, but want just a little bit of coverage.
It also does work very well for contouring. I dip the edges of the brush in my contour shade, then rotate/press a line along the diagonal of my cheek, THEN buff out. It's so.. precise. I'd get another one for this purpose if only it weren't so darn expensive. But I already have other brushes for contouring. But for pressed powder: yeah, I think I'd repurchase. Haven't been able to find a substitute in other brands (at least those locally available) so far.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
Sensational brush !!! It's quite expensive, $47 in Canada but it is heavenly. You must get it. I use it for contouring along my jaw line and for bronzing. It is oh so soft and retains its shape after many uses and many washings. It doesn't shed either. I hope this lasts me a lifetime, but wouldn't hesitate to repurchase if necessary.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is my favorite face make up brush! It feels super soft on my sensitive skin. I tried many brushes but most of them feel to harsh on my skin and leave me with red patches from the irritation, but not with this brush! I believe the bristles are made of squirrelhair (not sable), that's why it's so soft. I own two of these brushes because I don't want to be without them! Sounds like I'm rich (owning two) but here in the Netherlands (and also in France) they only cost €16, which is about $20. So if your going on a trip to Europe, I recommend you to go the Sephora and buy one! You won't be disappointed! (But I would probably also pay $35 for this brush, since it's so great!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
It's funny because similar to the MUA reviewer below me, I also first purchased the Sonia Kashuk synthetic flat blusher brush because of its high remarks. I do like Sonia Kashuk's brush and I think it's great for its price but I do have to agree that it's a little too small and too stiff to use daily. It gives great coverage, maybe a little too much (my face looked cakey), and it takes me a while to evenly spread powder all over my face.
I went to Sephora and wanted to try on powder. The assistant let me borrow this Contour Blush/Bronzer Brush and I was AMAZED. I didn't really think face brushes mattered but trust me, IT DOES! It applies evenly and actually puts on the right amount of color on your face. It picked up so much powder, that it concealed my blemishes and evened out my face. Yet, it didn't pick up too much like the Sonia Kashuk one so it didn't leave my face cakey. The bristles are a bit longer than Sonia Kashuk's and more flexible so it really gave me a flawless, natural, non-cakey look. Plus, I read somewhere that it's made of sable hair so it's really really soft! (I'm not 100% sure about this)
I know, I know, it's freaking expensive. ($36) It took me 2 weeks to decide whether I should buy it. I decided that it was a necessity for powder application. I've never seen a brush that applies so much powder. Even more than a cosmetic sponge or powder puff! Hopefully, I'll never lose it or break it and then I won't have to buy another one. But if had to, I would definitely buy another one. I'm a drugstore-makeup kind of person but when the product is exceptional, that's when I shell out some extra cash. This product is definitely exceptional.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Black
This applies MMU like a dream!
I was reluctant to purchase (or even try) it after I purchased a decent cheapy from Target (Sonia Kashuk® Synthetic Flat Blusher Brush). Besides, I already have a few thousand dollars worth of brushes (literally) that I have collected since I was a teen, so I was not in dire need (and it was $35.00 - OUCH!).
I digress...I really liked the 'little Target brush that could' at first, but started to find that it was a little small to be efficient (the head is small) and is so dense that it required patience to control the distribution and evenness of application. Don't get me wrong, it is a great little brush, and wonderful for heavy coverage, but it made me want to revisit the whole flat top brush for MMU that I began with years ago w/ a wider head...
BTW, I also bought the Flat Trish McEvoy (M20) that applies just as well sa the brush I am reviewing, but which my skin HATES (it makes me itch and maybe even break out a little as I am sensitive to some fur/natural brushes...:() - so that was money down the drain (trade anyone???).
So, I'm in Sephora for hours playing, and pick up this brush just to touch up my makeup...and it applies powder foundation so smooth and even with no itchiness whatsoever and is extremely soft. So, I had to try it with my MMU... Even better! AND, I am not allergic to it even though it is not entirely synthetic (according to the sales girl).
This is me holding my breathe...it might actually be the MMU HG applicator (in additon to the flocked sponge)... I can't believe no one has reviewed it until now...
BTW, I have no idea how this does on blushing and bronzing since I am black and would never use a flat brush to aply blush! LMAO! But as an MMU brush, it is FANTASTICO!