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Sonia Kashuk Double Duty Brush Set
Sonia Kashuk Large Powder Brush - No 01
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on 2/10/2018 2:34:00 PM
More reviews by heather
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This review refers to the brushes sold individually with the curvy black handles.I started collecting these maybe ten years ago. In that time, I have also amassed a collection of IT, real techniques, and Sephora brushes. I always come back to these. Why?Excellent quality and very little if any breakage with proper care. I use Parian spirit cleanser and it does the job. I prefer the version with the black ferrules (as opposed to gold) just for aestetics. They fit beautifully in the hand and have a great weight and balance.The small multipurpose powder brush is my favorite eyeshadow blending brush of all time. It is the perfect shape and size. I am not very good with blending, but this makes the job so much easier. That brush was discontinued some time ago but you can still find them on eBay.I also love the medium eyeshadow (white goat) brush, the medium fluffy (squirrel) brush, and the synthetic multipurpose brush. In all, I have about 20 of these brushes, with only a few duplicates.Including:large tapered powderSynthetic flat top multipurpose (foundation)domed multipurpose (white)Synthetic domed creaseSynthetic flat top eyeliner Synthetic angled eyeliner Precision pencil (eyeliner)Synthetic concealerMedium fluffy eyeshadowSmall multipurpose powderAngled contourSmall eyeshadowMedium eyeshadow Large eyeshadow Large domed eyeshadow Angled eyeshadow ShaderSynthetic foundationAngled multipurpose Dense blush/powderBrow groomer/combI fear they are being discontinued as they are on clearance in the store and the Sonia Kashuk brushes page on target.com has been taken down.Get em while you can. They are beautiful, useful, and downright cheap for the quality,
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on 8/18/2014 4:37:00 PM
More reviews by IndustryKoda
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
The only white handled one I own is the mascara/brow wand. It has held up well and I am prone to abusing my brushes. *cringes* Even the natural hair ones. The only black handled one I own is the Synthetic Flat Top Multipurpose No. 4. Seriously soft, and it works with any product I have dipped it into. I also own the Into the Woods collection, now called "Straight From Nature." I first bought them when they came out in aproximately 2009. The only reason they shed was because I left them dirty and in storage jumbled in the box for a few months whilst I sorted an allergy. They still retain their shape after washing and healthy doses of Redken Extreme Anti Snap leave in, and the shedding has ceased after the broken bristles have come out. I broke down and purchased the 15th Anniversary set. It is every bit as good as I thought. You can do anything from daily wear to costume applications. I wouldn never hesitate to arm your vanity with these. Save and then splurge on the black handled ones and collections.
on 1/24/2014 8:50:00 PM
More reviews by screensiren
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
these brushes are amazing. I love the black handled brushes. They are pricey, but they feel amazing on the skin and you can use less product with these brushes. they really pick up the pigment in powders well
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on 8/18/2011 10:14:00 AM
More reviews by dsbirnbaum
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I recently started experimenting with various Sonia Kashuk brushes (concealer, eyeshadow, blush, kabuki, travel blush brush--not the brush set in the photo above, but various brushes sold individually in her collection) and I am pleasantly surprised with the quality. These make up brushes are a true bargain. They are moderately priced and comparable in effectiveness, durability, and design with the more expensive brands I have tried, such as Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier.
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on 8/17/2011 11:06:00 PM
More reviews by brightcolorsforever
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Kinky, Other
So I am new to makeup. Yes, I've worn makeup on and off here and there but just recently I decided to get more into it. I needed brushes and was thinking about Sigma but I discovered Sonia Kashuk through youtube and her brushes do not disspapoint. I have the black handle brushes and they are so soft. On youtube you can find Sonia Kashuk doing some makeup tutorials using her black handle brushes. Good brushes and the price is budget friendly.
on 5/26/2011 4:03:00 AM
More reviews by nubletta
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
Sonia Kashuk brushes will always be a favorite. The best part is that they are very affordable. Most of my brushes are SK. I only own one MAC brush (217) because these do the job for me. I will repurchase these guys forever and ever. They are of high quality. I still have many brushes that I've had for years, and they all work perfectly.
on 6/12/2010 6:58:00 PM
More reviews by Courtenay
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I LOVE these brushes. They are around $8-$15 per brush, which I think is very inexpensive for a nice makeup brush. I have about 6 of these. I've had MAC brushes, and I actually prefer these! I had lots of shedding problems with my MAC powder brush, and I've had no issues with these. I was initially drawn to how pretty they are--contoured black with a faint hint of sparkle. I adore them and hope they aren't discontinued anytime soon.
on 4/21/2010 1:42:00 PM
More reviews by IllTakeIt
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Sonia is da bomb! I love her brushes, the handles are long and beautiful ( the black ones) and work very well! I reccomend these 100%. Dont waste money to MAC get Sonia brushes!
on 1/18/2010 9:44:00 PM
More reviews by scjohnson
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Sigh. If only I had known about these years ago, before I bought all my MAC brushes. I find I reach for these daily, and will repurchase these in a heartbeat if they ever seem to deteriorate. Their quality is outstanding, bristles are packed tightly, and the brushes keep their shape, even after being cleaned. Love these:Flat blush brush (I use it for foundation)Large shadow brushsmall shadow brushFlat liner brush (PERFECT for tight lining upper lashes)Concealer brushCrease brush (white handle...perfect control, use this one alllll the time)
on 12/9/2009 2:26:00 AM
More reviews by PameIa
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
These brushes are amazing. When I first bought them I was a brush virgin and was following a couple gurus on youtube and decided to make the investment. I got the Blush Brush, the Foundation Brush, and the Large Eyeshadow Brush. I've had them for a year or so, and keep in mind since I had never owned brushes before, I didn't know to clean them as often as I should. (Yikes!) But even through the neglect, they are still holding up so well. I honestly don't think I have had any shedding. The bristles are so soft, but yet sturdy. And I have sensitive skin so some brushes will cause a rash. These have never bothered my skin, and I honestly can't imagine MAC or anyone else being any better. I have the black handled brushes that come in the hard plastic tubes. I'm even going to get my sister some for christmas so she can start using them. I HIGHLY recommend these!!!
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