Can't find the #42 brush online, but the #49 Platinum blush brush is angled, so use it specifically for blush/bronzer/contouring, and if the #42 brush is angled also and is a few dollars cheaper, then spend the extra few dollars and get the Professional Platinum Brush b/c they are SO much softer and hold their shape well. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Sorry, Im not sure, but it won't hurt to try them both. i say you can never have enough brushes, LOL!!!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
They apply product differently.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
the number 42 is a bit smaller all around, isn't angled as well, and although I doubt this matters the bristles are all white. i never used the 42 but i did see it in the store and i preferred the size and appearance of the 49. the 49 is exceptional and i'm very pleased with it.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
The #49 brush is made of synthetic bristles, while #42 has real goat's hair, according to the description.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
I'm not sure...is it that #49 is anti-bacterial and #42 is not? I'm not familiar with brush #42, I'd have to look it up first to be sure.