Having good tools is imperative for good makeup application. I am always on the hunt for useful and/or innovative makeup tools to try out and the brush I am going to review today happens to be both. This review will be on the bareMinerals Dual Finish Blush and Contour Brush.
A dual-ended brush with synthetic and natural fibers to sweep on and contour liquid and powder blushes, bronzers, and face makeup. Inspired by the need for multi-functional beauty tools, the Dual-Finish Blush and Contour Brush features a patent-pending design so that it can be used with liquid and powder formulas. Use the end with the synthetic, champagne-colored bristles to sweep on emollient cream blushes and concealers. Then use the other end with the natural, brown fibers to apply pressed and loose powders. The brush’s blend of fibers and compact size makes it perfect for depositing, blending, and smoothing on go-to formulas.
My Experience with bareMinerals Dual-Finish Blush and Contour Brush:
The thing that grabbed me to this brush was its dual-sided concept. The lighter side is synthetic bristles and it is a bit firmer than the darker side which is made of natural bristles and is a bit wispier. Both the sides are cut at an angle which comes up to meet at the point on top. The brush is lightweight but does not feel cheap and fits comfortably in the hand. The bristles are firmly attached in the ferrule and I have not noticed any shedding so far. It also washes well and retains it shape.
This brush is so versatile that it can do most of the steps of my makeup routine. I love the dual side concept as I can use both sides interchangeable with different powders (and know for sure which side I have used for what product next time I reach for the brush) without having them mix together and get muddy. The size of this brush is perfect to get it into the angles of the face.
I use the light side with firmer synthetic bristles to heavily apply powders like highlighter or for less pigmented blushes (which I need to pack on heavily). I use the other wispy natural hair side to lightly dust powder products like setting powder, strong pigmented blush (which requires a light hand). The pointed end of it also makes it great to blend out contour with.
I have only used this brush for powder products but it claims that it can be used for cream ones as well. I prefer using makeup sponges for cream product application and blending. Both bristles are quite soft. While the natural hair side is not scratchy, it does not beat the softness that my Wayne Goss brushes offer.
Overall, I am quite impressed with this handy brush in my collection. It is quite a multi tasker and for those who decide to add this to their collection, they will be very pleased with it. I will recommend this brush to all.
Pros of bareMinerals Dual-Finish Blush and Contour Brush:
- Multi-tasker makeup brush.
- Can be used to apply blush, highlight, setting powder and contour.
- Very minimal to no shedding.
- Feels comfortable in hand.
- Washes well and retains shape.
- Dual side.
Cons of bareMinerals Dual-Finish Blush and Contour Brush:
- None that I can think of.
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