Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Review: Sephora Brushes

I wasn't a huge believer in needing too many brushes to achieve a look (except for the eyes).. But once I've tried a few face brushes like the MAC 187 and the Sigma F80 for my foundation, I thought wow.. This actually DOES make a difference..

Although I'm still a believer in using my Hands sometimes for my makeup application.. I thought I'd put a bit of money in on purchasing a few good brushes.. And so I went to Sephora...


I wanted a brush to throw in my bag for when I need touch ups during the day.. Of course I wanted something that is hygenic and small.. That's when I came across this.... 




I was so pleased with the softness of the bristles.. Felt so nice and not scratchy.. So I bought it...

And that's when the disappointment began..

The brush sheds like crazy!! The bristles literally break during usage.. I have to pick out all the tiny little bristle hairs that are left on my face.. Not cool.. Also, when I spot clean this brush, my towel becomes grey from the brustle dye!!! I mean seriously.. Come on.. 

I am not happy with this at all.. Yes it's soft.. It's easy to carry around.. But shedding and bristle dye.. Oh no.. Not acceptable for a brush that isn't cheap..




I use this to blend in my concealer.. And it does an amazing job at that.. I used to use the MAC 224 but I found it to be a little too scratchy..

This brush unlike the retractable one does not contain any kind of bristle dye.. BUT it does shed a little bit.. Less than the #52 but it does shed.. Still usable.. But I would love a concealer brush that doesn't shed.. Might check out Inglot brushes..




Now this brush was what kept my faith in the Sephora Brushes.. I looove this brush.. It's soooo soft.. Doesn't shed one bit.. It blends products soooo nicely.. This can be used for any powder products.. I use it for my powder blushes and it's amazing.. The only brush I have come across that does NOT shed!



What are the best/worst brushes you've tried?



6 comments:

Vanessa said...

Eww, I have this Sephora powder brush and the bristles are all broken and weird... such horrible quality! I will have to check out your powder brush though.. maybe it will be better!

Amy said...

#45 looks really nice..my favorite brush is surprisingly ELF's Powder brush - it's shaped like the F80 so I use it for my liquid foundation. Does not shed at all and it's super cheap! Worst brush was one of Stila's Powder or blush brush, I don't even remember the name. It shedded like crazy, so I threw it away

Vida said...

I have tried a few sephora brushes, and ended up not liking them. They were not very good quality at all, but I have lusted after the mineral powder brush you mentioned for quite a while. I love sigma brushes, and I recently got a few brushes from Royal & Langnickel that I love!

Rocaille said...

I used to have that travel brush as well, but it was impossible to clean and whe I asked my mum to clean it in a lab (she's a chemist), a few days later all bristles just came out of the ferrule. Big fat fail! I'd like to try the mineral powder blush though. x

Prettyinthedesert said...

I wonder if they have changed their brush materials or manufacturers or something. I bought a few brushes when Sephora first opened in Dubai (and were much cheaper!) and they have lasted a really long time and the quality is really great. I have a few of their Kabuki brushes (not retractable) that I love and I also have some eye brushes. Their crease brushes are just amazing. Just the right amount of density. My crease brush is one of my favorites, too! :)

Kelly said...

I also have the retractable travel brush and I totally agree with you! It's so soft but sheds like crazy! I've been looking at that mineral brush for a while but I still haven''t decided yet if I will buy it or not

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