I went to Sephora to get the foundation match done and that was all. Needless to say after the girl matched me, I was looking at the Urban Decay foundations, so she used that and this Sephora brush to apply it. It went on so smooth and easy that I had both in a bag when I left :) I've used the brush a lot and it just worlds great! I'm picky about brushes, they don't have to cost a lot or have a fancy name, but they better be good quality or I just won't use them. This one I use and love it. They call it the multi tasking brush for a reason, you can use it for so many different things, and it just works great. The best part for me is it's synthetic! I do NOT want animal hair, but I want it soft so this is perfect!
Not too long ago, my mother bought the Sephora Collection Classic Mineral Powder Brush #45 from Sephora. I'm the type of person to go into her room, and, hehe, try out her makeup and brushes too. When I saw the brush, I was a bit skeptycal because it was a Sephora Collection. Don't get me wrong--I absolutely love Sephora, but when it comes to brushes, for some really weird reason, I like to get them from big brands, like Bobbi Brown, NARS, or Estée Lauder. Weird, right? I think I do that because in my mind, store brand products aren't as performing and amazing as actual brand products. Well, was I ever wrong! And gladly so, too!
I had tried my mother's Sephora #45 brush without telling her, of course (!), but instead of using it with mineral powder, which I don't use because my face is extremely dry, I used it with my Estée Lauder liquid foundation. Let me just tell you, this is the best brush I have EVER used. I cannot stress this enough. At $34 dollars, it's reasonably priced, and it gives you the most AMAZING airbrushed look.
I know that normally, animal-hair brushes are used with liquid foundations, and that this brush has synthetic hairs, but to me, it does the job. I use it on my face after my moisturizer, I let it sink into my skin for 2 minutes, then I drop some foundation onto my wrist, tap it with my brush, and brush it onto my skin using circular movements.
Three days ago, I went out to Sephora and bought it for myself. While there, I quickly scanned other foundation brushes, which were either too expensive, or I just didn't trust them. When I told the sales clerk I was going to use it with my liquid foundation, she looked at me as if I was crazy... she kind of made ajn "uh-oh" face, kind of like this :S I know it's meant to use with mineral powder, but I can't help the fact that it makes my face look like a million bucks! I mean, it really is THAT good! So out of Sephora I went, with my amazing brush, a set of false lashes, and my DUO black eyelash adhesive (which I will review shortly).
When I arrived home, I went on the Sephora website (www.sephora.ca) and looked at the brush reviews. Turns out, it's a bestseller, and some people even commented that when they use it with their liquid foundation, their face looks as if it were photoshopped. Here's one comment from lenniep, whose a Sephora Beauty Insider: "I use this brush to put my liquid foundation on with. It's great for this and my makeup looks flawless. The quality is excellent. I would recommend this. I even bought a second one."
The bristles are so so soft, it is easy to hold, and the results are great. Sephora.ca even says that the"brush's bristles have undergone a hypoallergenic, nontoxic, antibacterial treatment that helps to keep skin healthy and suits all skin types, even the most sensitive." Another plus!
I highly recommend this brush!
You can purchase the brush at sephora.ca, or sephora.com. If you're a skeptic, go on the website, or visit the store, check out the brush, and let yourself be tempted.
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