Skin type: Oily, sensitive, acne prone
Hello my friends,
How are you doing today? I am back again to share this latest entry in my makeup brushes and tool section. After joining IMBB, I did realize how important it is to pick right brushes/tools for right application as well. A perfect technique and brush can certainly make you look divine and I am yet to reach that perfection level but I totally swear by using fluffy soft blush brushes for airbrush finish. So my today’s product is one such right choice which made my blush application nearly perfect. Let’s read more about it.
Price: $32 for one blush brush with flip top safety cap, now available at sale for $21
What it is:
A domed blush brush for achieving a flawless, airbrushed finish.
What it does:
This blush brush was designed with domed bristles to effortlessly sweep along the cheek bone for precise application. The synthetic bristles effortlessly pick up both cream and powder formulas, and move gently over the complexion for beautiful blending.
Ingredients: Synthetic fiber bristles
My Experience with Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Blush Brush #54:
The sleek and long brush comes with a silver ferule and synthetic bristles; I appreciate a small flip top safety cap for covering brush head. Over all I like its long, curvy design which easily slips inside handbags; it is definitely travel friendly packaging with that safety cap.
I own few Sephora Collection brushes and find them decent for their claims and performance; hence this brush is no exception as it works exactly as its claims. It is the softest brush of all Sephora Collection brushes I own. I love how it feels almost like soft fur on my cheeks with no pokey, no rough feel at all; it just gives me pampered feel the moment it touches my skin. This also tells that it will never aggravate or irritate my sensitive/acne prone skin nor it will feel itchy on dry skin type. The brush resembles any paddle foundation brush with a bit fluffier and dense look which makes it suitable for applying and blending any cream/powder blush on cheeks.
Oh yes, it is pretty different than usual blush brushes and might look tricky at first but once we get the hang of it, then it’s a bliss. I saw my friends using it as a foundation brush as well; hence I also tried applying my heavy thick foundations with this brush and guess what? It gave me seamless base. I am also impressed by its long slender body and fluffy lengthy brush head which provide better grip while placing it in an angle on my cheeks; it does not sway while putting gentle pressure.
I usually prefer sweeping blush away towards hairline at an angle instead of blending it on apples of cheeks as it provides a contoured look to my cheeks without using bronzers; hence this brush seems perfect for me. It has slight dome shape at the end; plus its softer, flexible bristles help with precise blending though its long pointed tip almost crashes with the mirror which needs to be taken care of :P. I also see that it not only works with powdery blushes but it gave me natural flush effect with creamy formula as well, that too with no patchy or streaky finish.
It is also interesting to notice that it never sheds bristles while working on face; I have washed it couple of times and it never shed a single bristle post drying. In fact it retained its fluffy soft shape and texture post washing drying session as well. I have also swiped it just below my blush line with a darker blush and used it around forehead for subtle contouring and highlighting and it was simply fine. I mean in times of emergency, it can simply work as a multi-task brush for anyone. I do own angled blush brush from Bare Minerals and if I have to make a choice between the two, I would anytime go with this Sephora brush for better finish and softer touch. I think it is more about the ease of application and precision and hence I would like to go with the latter for natural flush finish.
Pros of Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Blush Brush #54:
• A long, sturdy built blush brush with softer synthetic bristles.
• The brush feels way softer on skin with no itchy or pokey feel at all.
• It is not round, fluffy unlike usual blush brushes.
• Bristles are softer yet won’t sway while putting on pressure.
• It provides better grip when working at an angle with cheeks.
• It provides better finish with most powdery/creamy products on cheeks.
• It gives seamless blending results with no patchy or harsh lines.
• It works faster than the usual blush brush.
• It never irritates or causes itching on acne prone skin.
• It can be a multi-task brush in times of need.
• It is easy to wash and handle.
• It does not shed bristles while working or post washing as well.
• Quite cheaper than other brushes with great performance.
Cons of Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Blush Brush #54:
• It might feel tricky to use initially.
• You cannot come closer to mirror while working with this brush.
IMBB Rating: 4.6/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Blush Brush #54?
Well as of now, I don’t think I have any major concerns with this brush other than the fact that I need a certain angle to save my mirror from crashing especially if I do my own makeup; it should not be an issue if you get it done by an artist. lol. Overall, it is certainly a makeup beginner’s tool and I might like to have it in my kit again.
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