Hello my beautiful friends,
I have another Urban Decay product for you all today. After lipsticks and kajal, blushes are my most loved makeup product. I love how they instantly give our face a rosy glow and lift, but for a good blush application, good tools are equally important. To make my blush application more perfect, I bought Urban Decay Good Karma Blush Brush. Let us see if it actually made my blush application perfect or not. 🙂
Our fluffy, angled Blush Brush allows for natural or precise shading. Use it for blush, bronzer or highlighters and like all our brushes, it’s totally vegan! Are you still using a Powder Brush to lay down your blush? Silly girl. Get with the times. Modern blush brushes are soft and angled, with an oval work surface. The unique shape is just right for contouring below your cheekbones, adding highlighter above your cheekbones, or dotting the apples of your cheeks with a little rosy color. The brush does the work for you!
My Experience with Urban Decay Good Karma Blush Brush:
After reading the product description, you instantly feel like picking the brush up. Well, this wasn’t the only reason I picked this brush up. I was on lookout of a good blush brush. I have read so many good reviews about the Urban Decay brushes and Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush in particular. Also, my experience with UD products have been good so far, so I went ahead and purchased this one. 😀
The brush comes in a cardboard box packing. The box is made up of recycled egg cartons and shuts with a magnetic closure. Though it is a bit big for the brush, you can keep a couple of more brushes in it while traveling and it will safeguard them as well; totally travel friendly and luxurious packing. 😀 But yes, it would take up a bit of space for daily storage and obviously will not fit in your brush holder.
The brush not too big. It is almost the size of my palm and perfect size for the job. Though I know that it is a blush brush, I kind of like when it is written on the brush. So the words “blush” written on the bottom of the brush handle made me happy. 😀 The gun metal finish is pretty and heavy, but comfortable to hold.
The bristles are soft and densely packed, feels like I am stroking a furry cat, every time I pass my fingers through the bristles. The brush is angular with an oval top. The angle is really great and I feel it gives me more control over the application. However, the brush is a bit big for contouring, but the bristles are soft and did not poke or irritate my skin.
This is my first Good Karma brush and needless to say that I had huge expectations from it. I was really happy to see that packaging but the performance disappointed me.
First time I used it, the brush shed. 🙁 I thought they were some loose bristles. I tried cleaning it with my brush cleaner and it gave me a tough time. The bristles started fraying away and no matter how much cleanser I used on it, I did not get the “clean” feeling. Fearing that I would tear it apart just after the first use, I stopped using the brush cleaner and washed it. It washed just fine, no shedding and dried up in around 5 hours, decent time for a dense brush. Second time I used it and the brush shed again…grrr!!!! Not done!!! I have used it a couple more times and the brush sheds almost every time I use it. 🙁 No shedding while washing though.
Also, it picks up the color well (I can easily see that as the brush top is white), but doesn’t put the same on my cheeks. I have to go over again and again to see even a little bit of color on my cheeks, even with most pigmented blushes. The brush eats up most of it. It does the blending job well and blends to an even finish, but I never get a nice amount of color on my cheeks without having to go over it again and again, certainly not expected with a brush which comes at a huge price. My ELF Powder Brush performs better than this and comes at 1/10th of the price. Also, I have never experienced any shedding with it.
I am highly disappointed with the brush. I did not do anything different than I do with my other brushes. May be I got one from a bad batch. The only good thing is that it is made up of 100% vegan fibers which means no cruelty.
Pros of Urban Decay Good Karma Blush Brush:
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- Bristles are dense and soft.
- Angle provides more control over the application.
- Sturdy gun metal body.
- Decent drying time.
Cons of Urban Decay Good Karma Blush Brush:
- Eats up most of the product.
- Have to go over multiple times to build up some color on my cheeks.
- Sheds every time I use it.
- Difficult to clean using a brush cleaner, the bristles start fraying.
Everyone raves about this brush, may be I just got a dud. I am not going to repurchase it, definitely not worth the money.
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