Flirt • Feather Dust-her (aka Skunk Brush) • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a good brush but not a great brush. I used this for the best part of a year. It is very good for applying Fyrinnae blushes! But it is too floppy for much else. Having said that it has barely shed at all despite countless washings and is nice and soft on the skin. I do think there are better duo fibre brushes out there now. I am using a couple of different sized ones by Manicare which are better for me. But if you need something cheap to dust on a fine layer of product, give Flirt a go!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Im SO happy with this brush! I bought a MAC 187SE & it sheds so much that i won't even use it so ive been hunting for a replacement & a good blush brush also. I found this at the local CCO & asked the SA about it, she didn't know if it was any good or not but we figured it was only $6.50 so what they hay right. Turns out this is a great brush for blush. I haven't tried it on my foundation yet but i think it would do just fine for that too (i use my Ecotools retractable for my powder foundations). Honestly im happy just using it for my blush though. Oh and guess what....NO SHEDDING! :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Where do I begin with this brush? Hmm...
First off it is very flimsy, which makes it very difficult to evenly spread product around. It's really soft but for some odd reason the handle smells very industrial? Fail on that one. Overall I think this brush is great for a light application of blush, bronzer, or a highlighter. But I do not recommend this for foundation use, it's lack of dense fibers will drive you crazy when trying to apply foundation. Good price but not comparable to a higher end brush like Sephora's or MAC's. Your best bet? If you want a better but slightly more expensive brush buy Sonia Kashuks. If you want a fantastic but extremely more expensive brush go with the MAC 188.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Yeesh, I thought this was horrible. I have the 187 and my beloved SK skunk and both are reputable. This one was flimsy and cheap, couldn't hardly pick up product at all, doesn't deliver like the SK or the MAC. Which, for the price, I guess is to be expected. Except this doesn't really deliver at all :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a relatively good brush! I purchased this for about AUD $7 before they discontinued the Flirt range in my local target. However, I find there is some inconsistency in Flirt brushes. I bought two exact brushes and gave the other to my mum. My brush is perfect fine, no shedding whatsoever but my mum's brush sheds like crazy.
This is a good brush but Ecotools brush set beats this hands down! I have since moved on to Ecotools retractable, blush and mineral brushes...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this brush for cream blush mainly. I had been using my Ulta skunk brush and it was too big and got cream blush everywhere. I was going to get the Sigma small skunk brush for $14, but saw this at Kohl's on sale for $7. I knew it was probably softer since it was for powder, but took the leap. It is the PERFECT size for my cheeks. I do wish the bristles were a teeny bit stiffer, but I can just scrunch it with my fingers to stiffen it. It deposits the exact right amount of my cream blushes so they look natural. I just buff it on and it looks great! I couldn't stop looking at my blush in the mirror! I've washed it twice so far and have only lost one hair. I really like this brush for the price. I haven't used it for powder and don't plan to b/c it does just what I wanted it to with cream with a slight modification using my finger scrunching. But it's a teeny price to pay for getting a good bargain.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This skunk brush was the first of many other skunk brushes i've tried. This brush is only good for extremely pigmented blushes (like lose mineral blushes) or for a very light dusting of any form of powder. This is nowhere near as dense as the MAC skunk brushes so i wouldn't buy this if you are looking for something to apply foundation with. I find that i reach for my Manicare Artiste skunk brush way more often than this when I'm applying my blushes. The 'black' bristles has now faded to a purpleish colour after just a few times of washing. I bought a back up of this brush when it was on sale, thinking that i may need one more of this in the future, but really i don't think i'll be reaching for this any time soon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Product: Soft-bristled skunk brush with a small head (think MAC 188 brush head size) with loosely packed hairs of both black and white.
My experience: I totally love this brush, but NOT for powder! I decided to write this review because people keep thinking that this is a dupe of the MAC 187 brush, but it is not even close. The Sonia Kashuk one is much closer, but that's in another of my reviews. Back to the Flirt skunk though. It has a really small brush head, so for anyone who thinks this is a replacement for the 187, nah, forget it. The head size is more like the 188, so it is much much smaller - probably about 1/3 to 1/2 the size, and like 1/4 the density because the bristles are so loosely packed. It isn't even a good dupe of the 188 because the 188 is much more sturdy as the bristles are harder (as in not so soft and flexible and bendy), and much more densely packed than Flirt's version. Thus, no it's not a dupe for the SK skunk or the 187 or the 188 (I have them all so I would know). And because the brush head is sooooo small, I would never suggest it for foundation application - it would take you forever, and for that the SK or the 187 is a much better choice. For powders, too, it isn't really very good because the bristles are just too sparse and too soft and flimsy. I can't imagine how this would distribute powder evenly or what blush you'd want to put this on with. Maybe if you were an NC15 girl trying on some insanely pigmented blush like Exhibit A or something, you might want to try this blush because it will pick up virtually no powder. So I wouldn't recommend this for powder, or foundation.
If you've read to this point, you'll be wondering - so what are the 5 stars for? This is where I confess - the Flirt skunk is lousy at powder and foundation application, but for cream blushes, it works just right. It's very soft, flimsy bristles allows it to pick up enough product on the bristles, and because it is so soft it's easier to use this than, say, the 188 for blending out the cream blush. Also because it has a small head size, it's good for the cheek area (if you're using a cream foundation, this would be too small for foundation application). So that's what I use it for, and for that I give it a 5. Not quite the job it was built to do, but works beautifully anyway. I use this with all my cream blushes - Becca cream blushes, Bobbi Brown pot rouges, and Stila convertible colors. I find it works equally great with all of them. For the BB pot rouges, which are harder in texture, I have to work the brush a bit more, but it gives a great finish. It's perfect for the Stila CC's and the Becca creams though, which are softer.
All in all, I wouldn't recommend this for powder, or foundation, but for cream blushes, because of its soft bristles and small head size. And I'd just like to reiterate that it's not by any means a dupe for the SK Skunk, the 187 or the 188. It's just a different brush altogether, although still part of the skunk family. I know they're all skunks, but I was going into detail for people interested to know the differences between the various skunks available, and what uses each skunk would be best suited for. For the Flirt, it serves it's purpose best with cream blushes and highlighters.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
If you're not expecting this brush to be like the MAC 187 brush and be as versatile as it is, this isn't a bad brush. It's fairly good at apply bronzers, highlighters, blushes and other powder products sheerly and evenly, and if that's all you want it's pretty good for the price. I found it a bit too flimsy (the brushes aren't too densely packed) and the head too narrow for buffing, applying cream products or even powder foundation, but I've used it as a travel blush brush for my purse (which is too messy to risk carrying my 187 brush in!) and have been satisfied with it for that. That said, there are other duo fibre brushes on the market that are better if you're looking for a cheaper version of the 187. Sonia Kashuk's highlighting brush is a better choice (if you can find it!) if you're looking of a brush of this type but can't afford The Queen of all skunk brushes. (IMO anyway!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I couldn't find the Sonia Kashuk version of this brush after going to several Target's so I bought this one. It is a little flimsy and the handle is kind of cheapie. But I really like how it applies my very pigmented blushes and my bronzers and face shimmers. It puts a light coating of product. I would not use this for face powders or light blushes since it would go on too lightly. Also forget about applying liquid or cream foundations with this since it is too soft. I do like it. Although I feel like I was overcharged since people below got theirs for $6-$8, I paid $9, which seemed like a lot since it really is not that great of a quality brush, especially the handle. There was only one left so I snatched it up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i loveee this brush! i use it everyday. you can't really use it for foundation because like someone said earlier its kind of "flimsy". butttt i love it for blush and i use it for my highlight because the brush uses a light touch. i even use it for contour because it doesnt make the line harsh and i can blend it into my blush easily. if you cant find this brush try and look on the sdies of the flirt counter .. when i got mine they were in a jar on the side!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It's not MAC 187
But it's good blonzer brush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As I couldn't find the infamous sonia kashuk brush I bought this one. It isn't dense like a fellow reviewer said ,but it does the trick when applying bronze or darker pigmented blush . It was 8 bucks at Kohls ,which is a steal!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Dirt cheap and Awesome for Blushes and Bronzers. I have a tendency to overdo it with both of these and this brush helps regulate my over-love with them both, lol. I have bee using mine every day for nearly a year now and I have not had a single hair fall out nor has it lost any softness. If I somehow lost this, I would definitely go out and get it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
This brush is ok, but in my opinion it doesn't come close to the Sonia Kashuk skunk or the MAC 187. It is much smaller and less dense than both of those, so it can't really be used for foundation. It is good for pigmented blushes, and the brush is small enough for precise applications; however, I still find I reach for the Sonia Kashuk skunk more often when applying my pigmented La Femme blushes. At $6, it's not a bad investment if you can't find the SK or afford the MAC. If you like to layer blushes and contour colors, it's very useful to apply a pigmented color to a small area without applying too much color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I was excited to see Flirt arrive at my local Target here in Australia and I recently picked up this little beauty for AUD$12. Let me tell you this has solved my Over Blushing problems once and for all! I really love this brush for mineral blush which is so easy to get wrong... The cutely named Feather Dust Her makes it easy to apply a very sheer flush of colour. It is very very soft. It works best on the apples of the cheeks but you can use it to blend out a little up the cheekbones. I must admit I have had 3 hairs shed from the brush but since that, nothing. I would love to see a shorter handle but it's no big deal. I'd also love to see a slightly larger version of the brush (would be nice for bronzer!). But overall, I'm really happy. I don't reach for this brush daily, but it's definitely worth having. Would repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This was just mediocre for me. I haven't used it for foundation or cream blushes but I use it for powder blush application regularly and it does a pretty decent job of picking up color and blending. It's also the perfect size. I have small cheek bones and because I'm not a pro at applying brush, I tend to have a harder time with bigger brushes because it's harder to concentrate the color in a particular area. It is definitely smaller and less dense than my Sonia Kashuk skunk brush but the smaller size makes it more suitable for blush application. I just wish this was more dense for even more control. I can't compare this to the MAC 187 or 188 because I don't own either one but this is great for only $7. I've washed it and it's holding up too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Love this! Applies powder and blush nicely, has soft bristles. Haven't really noticed any shedding yet with the exception of a stray hair every now and then[which is to be expected with any brush]. Overall very impressed with it, and for $7 you can't beat it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
flimsy is the first word that comes to mind when i think of this brush. it retails for $7-8 at kohls, but is in fact worth maybe $1-2 at the most. only moderately useful in that it can be used in applying highly pigmented blush, but even then you have to be careful because the bristles are so flimsy that they spread out on the cheeks. if you have small cheeks like mine, you'll probably get a bigger circumfrence of color than you originally wanted. pass!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This brush looks like a dupe of the MAC 188, because its smaller than the 187. I have the 188 and I can tell you that it does not compare at all. The bristles on the Flirt brush are not very dense at all and it does not do a good job at stippling and/or blending. On the side of the brush, it says it is for powder. You can basically do a very, very light dusting of powder with this brush, but honestly, a regular fluffy powder brush is much better. Basically this brush is WAY flimsy compared to the 188. There are some good dupes of the 187/188 out there, but this is not one of them. It only has the "look". I would not recommend.