Reg: August 2001 Location: No. California Posts: 8194
Date: June 10, 2004
Price you paid?: None indicated
Lush, soft, lovely, sheds nary a hair
I did not put a price since I got mine inside the Sonia Kashuk travel set. The travel set was $13 (and still is, I checked recently) and along with the blush brush, I got small and medium eyeshadow brushes and a mascara comb/brow brush thingy.
I love this brush!!!!!!!! I confess I am not a brush snob, yet I can distinguish the frailties of some of my other brushes (like the small & medium e/s brushes mentioned above).
This brush has no flaws that I can discern. It's cheap, yes, but it's lush, it's soft and silky, mine does not look nearly as floofed out as yours , I have washed it multiple times and it sheds not.
It also places the blush really well. It's strictly dab-dab and you're done.
Reg: August 2001 Location: Lexington, MA Posts: 2587
Date: June 18, 2004
Price you paid?: $9.99
This is a great brush, and you really cannot beat the price. I dare you to find a better blush brush for $10. It really cannot be done.
It has all the qualities of a great brush. Soft, luxurious bristles (looks like pony hair to me, though I'm not sure), well-glued into the ferrule (the metal band)—it sheds a wee bit, but not enough to be bothersome, nice, tapered hairs for a soft (not blotchy) application. The only reason why I didn't give it a 10, a "perfect" score, is because it's not soft enough for me. This is purely a matter of personal taste, not of inherent quality. I use a strong, pigmented blush, and a softer brush would make it easier for me to apply the blush sheerly, that is all.
Otherwise, it's just about perfect. Perfect, because, mainly, of its shape. All those qualities I've mentioned before, should come standard with every brush (though they don't, unfortunately). But it's the shape that is important, for me at least. It's got a lovely round shape to it, but it's fairly flat, from the side. There are angled brushes, and long brushes, and squat buff brushes, but the fluffy dense shape is the one I favor. Of course, I haven't looked very hard for other possibilities, simply because the Sonia Kashuk one does so well. What's the use of spending $50 on a brush, unless it's absolutely perfect?