Sephora • Professionnel Platinum Air Brush #55 • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
HG!! It makes MAC studio fix powder + foundation look very smooth and natural, not cake-y or powdery at all! I thought that was amazing since its hard (at least for me) to achieve a natural look with that product... Anyway back to the brush, it's a little pricey, but (very) well worth it! I've used it to apply sun screen, bronzer, blush.. flawless finish every time!! I have yet to apply liquid foundation with it, but like I've mentioned I've used it for sunscreen and it left my skin looking nice and better than when I apply it with my hands... This is a brush that everyone should invest in, well if you like looking natural and flawless! it also does wonders for blending :D
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
A fabulous brush. Here's how I use it:
Dab foundation in a thin layer on my cheeks with a flat foundation brush or fingers. Swirl and buff with this brush from the cheeks out until it's all blended in. Or I do what the reviewer below me does, and put a dab on the back of my hand, dab this brush in it and buff and swirl over my face. Perfection!
I prefer this over the MAC skunk stippling brush as it has never shed on me. The bristles are soft and dense and it also washes clean very easily.
I took one lippy off overall because this brush is expensive! I did get it as a present though :) Recommend and would buy again, although I doubt I'll need to because of its superb quality.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Very pricey, but well worth the money. This is the best foundation brush I've ever used. The bristles are very soft and no shedding at all. I put a little foundation on the back of my hand, dab the brush in it and buff it into my skin in a light swirling motion and it blends into my skin so nice. No streaks like flat foundation brushes leave behind. I consider this brush a good investment and highly recommend it. Well worth the money I paid.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
The first time I tried this brush I didn't get it and returned it; it felt too floppy and my foundation didn't look that great. Well, I just repurchased it after an Sephora MUA used it on me and I finally understood how to use it correctly! I dab foundation on my cheeks and T zone or I dip the brush into a little bit of product and ever-ever-ever so lightly swirl the brush on the surface of my skin and swirl and swirl away until my skin truly looks air-brushed. Takes a bit of practice to get the correct pressure but once you do, it is an amazing tool for liquid foundation and buffs product into flawless perfection. Softest bristles ever. Love it and glad I finally learned to use it properly!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm glad i bought this on sale because this didnt work too well for me. If u r heavy handed like me this might not work for u as well. For liquids, a more dense brush work better if u want a more sheer and light application. The bristles on the #55 is too long and floppy that it makes it hard for me to achieve a defused application. For powders, i prefer a fluffy brush, this does apply blushes well. If u want a brush to apply a light dusting of powder, this is great for this. But if you prefer a brush to hold more powder, this will does not. Sometimes i like to apply my mac blot powder a bit heavier depending on the foundation im using. I cant use this brush for that because it will not pick a lot of powder. Many prefer brushes that dont pick up a lot of product, this brush will do just that. Overall, its a decent brush, i love how it dries faster than some fthe synthetic brushes i had in the past which took forever to dry. Bristles are soft, handle feels good. I was just a bit disappointed because i purchased this because i heard it was excellent for foundations and i didnt intend to buy another powder brush. The #56 brush however is denser and is excellent for liquid foundations and cream products which is what i expected the #55 was for.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the best brush I have ever owned for applying finishing powder. I suspect that those who reviewed this product poorly just didn't know what product it is meant to apply. This is NOT for liquid or cream foundations. I use this brush to dust NARS pressed powder over my liquid foundation to matify the finish and make foundation last longer. It helps to make blush go on smoother too. The bristles are soft but they pick up a surprising amount of product and blends it beautifully. It doesn't shed any bristles like MAC brushes always do. I also lucked out to get this on sale for half off, $17! I would absolutely repurchase if I lost it or something. Worth every dime, even for $34! It's been a game changer in my routine!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been using this brush for about 2 months to apply tinted moisturizer (and have used it with MUFE HD once). Bristles are soooo soft. I bought this because I couldn't find a good, dense stippling brush at sephora and had been wanting one for a while. At first I really didn't think it was going to work well with liquid foundation but I really like how this makes my skin look (and much prefer it to my old method: a normal flat foundation brush or fingers)
I kind of stipple it on at first and then blend, and it gives a really nice, natural coverage. I don't think this would work as well with a thicker product but my TM and MUFE HD are pretty thin so it works great.
I'm still pretty new to wearing any kind of coverage on my face but I definitely think this brush is worth checking out! (especially with sephora's awesome return policy :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I bought this because I liked the size, shape and texture and thought that it'd be a versatile brush for a lot of things. I liked that it wasn't huge and flimsy like the EcoTools powder brush and that it felt great against the skin. The dome shape is PERFECT and I love its medium size.
After using it for a few days, I do like this brush but I'm also not wowed by it. It doesn't pick up much powder at all, which doesn't make it very useful as a blush brush. However, it's great for blending out blush if you're using a highly-pigmented one or accidently added too much color. It works wonderfully as an overall powder brush for setting powders, but its size means that you need a few more swipes over your face than usual. It's decent at buffing foundation and smoothing out everything, but again, not great at applying anything directly (you need sturdier brushes for that).
Overall, I think it's a nice brush for powders and setting things, but not good for specific functions like applying blush or foundation. One cool thing is that the brush keeps itself clean! The synthetic hairs don't seem to hold on to left over product so it doesn't get dirty as quickly as my other powder brushes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I used this in the Sephora, so I can't comment on how well it holds up to daily wear and tear. However.... I can speak from common sense:
This is NOT a good brush for liquid or cream foundations, in my opinion. The bristles are way too long and floppy for effective buffing, and it's way overrated.
HOWEVER, I own the #56 and it's perfect for that purpose.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It is a very nice, soft, EXPENSIVE brush. I bought it bcause I heard it was good for applying liquid foundation; however, this is just too soft and flimsy. It isn't dense enough for applying foundation like Sigma's F80 - LOVE that brush. I might use this brush for powder, blush or something. Hopefully it isn't a total waste of money
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE THIS BRUSH. I can't say anything about the lasting power of the brush as I've only had it for a month. The Sephora SA used this on me and he didn't blend in circles he stippled. It gave me the most gorgeous sheer-medium cover glow. I use it to put on my MUFE F&B and I hold it at the very end of the handle to make sure I don't put it on too heavy. I also use it to stipple in Smashbox Camera Ready concealer. My favorite foundation brush so far.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This really is a nice brush. Stress on the word 'nice.' At this point in my life, with the quality of products I use and time I spend researching different products, I definitely am looking for more than a nice product. That being said, this was a bit of a disappointment.
-Bristles do not shed
-very little product get stuck to the bristles, so there is very little waste of the actual foundation or powder
-Seems to stay cleaner for longer than most of my brushes
-Seems to work well with very thick creme foundations
-Seems to work well with loose powders
I really do not like the finish this brush gives. I actually find it to work VERY poorly with the more liquidy foundations such as Shiseido SP liquid foundation and Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua.
I do not like how this brush stipples the product on before you buff it in. I actually hate how it stipples the product on.
I think the brush should be denser if it's being marketed for liquid foundations.
I have brushes from EL, Clinique, MAC, and E.L.F. I think my ELF flat top Studio brush just blows this one out of the water -for a fraction of the price. I haven't tried Sigma brushes, so I can't compare to those.
I wish I had saved the packaging so I could return it. It is a nice brush for loose setting powder, but I paid $34 so my liquid foundation would apply smoothly and look natural while still being full coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this a few years ago, about three or four, and loved it. However, I stopped using it for a while, then it accidentally got thrown away. Well a few months ago, I repurchased it, and the new one definitely has less bristles. The brush head looks just as fluffy as my old one, but there feels to be about 1/3 less the density that my original one had. Quite sad. It still works well, but the original one I bought years ago was amazing, and is what I would give five stars to.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love love LOVE this brush! I bought this brush about 5 years ago and it's amazing. I applies my liquid foundation just thick enough to cover everything, but not so thick that my face feels heavy. It's also great because it blends my foundation really well. I loved this brush so much that I ended up buying a second one to use in my professional make-up kit. It has survived many photo shoots and film sets. I always get asked by the talent where I got my brush because it's SOOO soft!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I've had two of these brushes- I loved it for liquid foundation. I had heard about it from Lisasz09 on youtube, about 2 years ago. Well the first brush I had I returned, due to the handle cracking the protective coating and the wood was showing through. I took it back to Sepora and they gave me a replacement- on the spot- I didn't even have my receipt. That was nice. Well, I started using other brushes for my foundation, so the Sephora one, sat unused. Well, I just started using it again, and I washed it today and noticed the protective coating was cracking again, and what's worse, is the top popped right off the handle. Grrr. I barely used this brush! I think I will take it back again, and hopefully I can get a store credit. Very bad quality for the price you pay for this brush!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Hazel
I love this brush! Works amazing with my MUFE foundation and blends everything so evenly! And it's easy to clean. Seriously love this and has great results!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
A MIRACLE WORKER!
I picked this up on impulse. Airbrushing is something I hadn't thought to apply to my own skin because I am not appearing on television and I don't want to buy a machine.
Recently I have been looking for something to conceal large pores which have suddenly become the most dominant feature of my face. This is supposedly a consequence of aging. The collagen in your face shrinks leaving the pores more exposed.
I tried primers, liquid, powder and cream foundation applied with fingers, sponge or brush. Everything, including blush both cream and powder, made me look like a peg board. There are also some cover-ups on the market designed specifically to fill in these little holes. Nars has one. But reading about them on Makeup Alley (which I now ALWAYS do before any purchase) showed some users were not satisfied.
I dot on liquid foundation with my finger in a small area and brush in several directions with the air brush. It's like hundreds of tiny fingers blending it onto my face. In a second, I have a softly veiled skin free of imperfections. Since my naked skin has loads of imperfections, this is pretty neat!
Note that I don't dip the brush itself into the product. I feel it would pick up too much. What I use if for is blending.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I like it, but I don't love it. This brush is like a 'Jack-of-all-trade', it can be used for stippling liquid/cream fdn, mineral powder, blush etc. but it doesn't seem to design for a specific function. If you are travelling
and want a lighter pack, take this one and it will do a multi function.
EDIT: 1.5 year later, discovered Real Techniques Expert face brush, much better than #55, for about 1/5 the price; so long Sephora.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a great brush. It is pricey (I guess for Sephora) but it serves its purpose. Applies my liquid foundation very naturally and evenly. While I am using it I do not notice that it is aborbing product but when I clean it out I realize that it has more makeup in it then I put on my face so mabye because of its size and depth, its easy to do that. But it is also a challenge to clean. Also, Its lost its orginal shape. It still works the same- but the softness of it (and the way I apply my makeup I suppose) have left it looking more wide and the middle bristles are flat. I never had that problem with any of my other brushes but I still like and use this one the most.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I tried it at Sephora and I did not like it. It is too soft and does not blend well.. I wanted to purcahse this but Im glad I didnt, I got #56 instead and I am very happy now. #55 did not give me the coverage I want and the foundation didnt blend in my skin well. Also very, very expensive - $44+ tax.