Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I have a thing for makeup brushes. I'm always on the hunt for one that is soft (also read: doesn't feel as though you're using a steel wool pad to blend your blush), versatile (well look at that--you can use it for bronzer and regular powder), and high quality. The idea of having to buy the very same brush over and over would drive me up the wall. All I'd do is continually calculate how much money I was wasting by chasing a deal...and well, you get the picture.
For months I've walked past the Sonia Kashuk aisle at Target and marvelled at a certain brush that is constantly on her display. The Sythentic Flat Blusher Brush is possibly the softest makeup tool I've ever played with. A few weeks ago, I gave in and made the purchase--which, at $14.99 isn't a huge sacrifice, but has turned out to be a very worthwhile investment. Not only does this flat-top brush deliver totally creamy and blendable results with blush, but it can also be used to apply liquid foundation, bronzer, and regular face powders (I love it with my Iredale mineral powder). When used in a circular buffing motion, it's almost impossible to not end up with a completely airbrushed effect. The ergonomic handle sets itself apart from all of my other boring brush handles, and falls nicely into the grip of my hand.
Just one brush, you say? This is the one.