It took me a really long time to realize how essential blush is to a balancing a cohesive look if you’re doing a full face of makeup. As a pale, round-faced chick, I was worried that noticeable blush would only emphasize the roundness of my face, or would look clownish on me.
Mostly, I had gotten by by applying creme blushes to my cheeks with my fingers to appear not-dead. Which is a thing I still do, especially if I want a dewy, natural look.
But after I fell in love with a few powder blushes, it became quickly apparent to me that the brushes I was using to apply my blush just weren’t doing the trick. Even higher end brushes, like Sephora’s, applied the blushes streakily, and from looking at other bloggers’ swatches, I was fairly certain it wasn’t the blush’s fault.
Enter a Game Changer:
Sonia Kashuk’s Brush #24: Dense Blush and Powder. I picked it up at Target for $17.00. Which, if you’re a beauty novice, might seem steep, but MAC’s blush brushes are $35+. Sephora’s are $25+. Real Techniques sells them cheaper, though I have not yet tried any of their brushes. So Sonia Kashuk is pretty mid-range, all things considered.
Let me tell you: it’s a universal truth that using the right tools is every bit as important as using good quality cosmetics. So the first time I used this brush, it was like hearing choirs of angels singing.
Oh my goodness, this is an excellent blush brush. It blends out seamlessly. It even is great for buffing foundation, if that’s a thing you need to do (I use a Beautyblender, so I don’t so much, but it’s worth noting).
The bristles are soft and very densely-packed. It does not shed. It feels like velvet on your face, forreals. I have regularly been wearing powder blush since I purchased it, and now I’m super excited to try out new blushes that I’d previously been iffy about because I didn’t know if I’d actually wear them or not.
Milani’s pretty rosey blushes are definitely on my list. And maybe some of the new Aromaleigh ones, too. It’s a whole neeeeeew wooooooooorld! /Disney