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Pro Powder Brush #50


Pro Powder Brush #50

What it is:This brush sweeps face powders of all kinds across the skin for a smooth finish.What it does:The high bristle density and domed shape grab and buff powder and mineral products evenly onto the skin. The soft, synthetic bristles are coated in an anti-bacterial finish from root to tip, making it an alternative to natural hair fibers by requiring less cleaning.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Powder Brush #50

Question
Should I buy this brush or the normal complexion brush from Sephora?
Is there a big difference between the two? Theyre both in my cart but I cant decide if I should stick with the 20 one which has gotten great reviews or if I should suck it up and pay 40 for this brush. Help!
asked 5 years ago
Frost
(New York)
on Pro Powder Brush #50
6 answers
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answer 1
Pay the money for this brush! I've had mine for six months, and it is all I use. I'm buying more brushes from the Pro brush line, little by little.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lauram11
(CA)
answer 2
Get this one...it is way softer and doesn't shed at all. I returned the Sephora complexion brush for this one because I had bristles everywhere and they were hard to get off my cheeks. If you take care of your brushes, they will last you forever, so this brush is worth it!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
skinmessedup
(Draper, UT)
answer 3
get this one, you won't regret it. i returned the $20 brush because it was very poor quality. this one is definitely worth the extra dollars.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dvotchka
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
I've tried lots of different ones and I love this one because it is so soft and gives you a natural look. It's worth the money.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
morgaine
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
i think of it as the better the tools we work with the easier the job! this brush is worth every penny! and you can clean it by a quick bit of alcohol! ta-da! clean and germ free!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Phifi
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 6
I love this brush, I don't know about the other one though. Because of Sephoras excellent return policy buy them both and keep the one you want. Return the other. Hope this helps
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
jerseygir1
(Virginia Beach VA)
Question
Is this brush good for applying blush too?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on Pro Powder Brush #50
6 answers
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answer 1
I wouldn't use it for blush, it didn't work well for me with bronzer. I would get a smaller blush brush to apply better. This might deposit too much on your face.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lilred512
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
It's a pretty thick brush, i wouldn't use it for blush as you would probably put more than necessary on your cheeks.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
makeupluv81
(White Plains, NY)
answer 3
excellent for blush.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dvotchka
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
its a little large for blush. if you want a very sheer wash of color then you could prolly use it for blush. its good for bronzer which is usually applied to a larger area then blush.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
areich
(st. louis, mo)
answer 5
No, this brush would not be good for blush because it's too large. It's an excellent brush for finishing powders or bronzers. For blush, you'd either want a smaller round brush or I prefer an angeled blush brush that makes it easier to sweep the blush across your cheek bones in a controlled area.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
I probably wouldn't use this brush for blush. I think it might be to full for blush and apply to more than just your cheek area. I have Sephora's angled brush for blush and I really like it. :-)
answered 5 years ago
divajen32
(Sebring, Florida)
Question
Mineral Foundation?
Is this brush well-suited for applying mineral foundation or is it better for just finishing powder?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
karabear1218
(Yorktown Heights, NY)
on Pro Powder Brush #50
6 answers
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answer 1
This is whisper, whisper soft. Perfect for those who find goat or pony hair too scratchy!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
frelkins
(Bay Area CA)
answer 2
i would use this brush to apply any kind of foundation, powder or blush. it's really that good!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dvotchka
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
Yes, this brush is suitable for loose powder such as Bare Minerals, which is what I use it for.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
purpleisperfect
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 4
depends on the mineral foundation. if its a type that needs to be buffed (ie. Bare Minerals, Laura Mercier) then no, the bristles are just too long and fine. but if its a mineral that can just be swept on (ie. Cover FX, Amazing cosmetics) then yes.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
areich
(st. louis, mo)
answer 5
This is a great brush for any sort of powder. I've used it with powders in compacts, bronzers, and lose mineral powders. The bristols are very fine and soft so you'll never collect too much product and the product will never go on streaky or cakey. This is by far the best brush I own and I've tried many from the cheap to more expensive than this one.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
I have two of these and I use one for a setting powder ( if I wear a liquid makeup), and the other I use for my powder foundation.. what I use is a pressed mineral powder and it works well but you might want a brush with a firmer head if you are using loose minerals. but hey give it a go! there is a sephora mineral brush and its great I think its #45. lot of luck!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Phifi
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Question
How often do you have to clean the brush and how/with what?
I normally use baby shampoo for my brush (natural and synthetic) but they are cheaper this one so want to double check! Thanks
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(des moines, iowa)
on Pro Powder Brush #50
6 answers
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answer 1
Blush and Powder brushes should be washed at minimum once per week, and if you use foundation with the brush it should be cleaned after each use. The powder is dry so should not grow any bacteria that quickly. If you leave it in the bathroom though where it tends to be humid, you may want to wash it every day. I usually wash this brush every 5-7 days. I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
newyork212
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I've used baby shampoo for mine about every two weeks and it is working great! Just be sure to lay the brush flat with the bristles hanging off the countertop to dry so the water doesn't mess with the glue.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
skinmessedup
(Draper, UT)
answer 3
If you have problem skin, you should clean your brushes daily. Anything you put on your skin should be as clean as possible as you dont want to break out even more. If you dont, then once a week will do just fine. A lil tip: baby shampoo is sensitive enough to keep your brushes healthy, but try to add a little bit of extra virgin olive oil to the shampoo. This will keep your brushes "moisturized" and soft. A little trick i learned in beauty school.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
makeupluv81
(White Plains, NY)
answer 4
i haven't cleaned mine yet, but i think baby shampoo or some other very mild soap would work well. or just rinse it in warm water.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dvotchka
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
baby shampoo will work fine. synthetic fibers dont absorb water or soap because they are non porous. so as long as you are using something gentle but strong enough to pick up all the makeup residue you should be fine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
areich
(st. louis, mo)
answer 6
Although brush cleaner is always recommended, I use the Sephora spray for quick cleans, but I, too, like the gentle cleansers to clean my brushes every week to ten days. This brush will last you a long time. If you invest in a good brush and take care of it, I find they don't "shed" as much. Hope that helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
SmileLala
(Toronto, ON)
Question
Which is better.. #41 or #50 for applying both loose/pressed powders?
I have both loose and pressed powders for setting foundation and occassionally use mineral (loose) foundation. Which brush ( 41 or 50) would be better for the above powders.

Also are the bristles soft? I have sensitive skin. Thanks!
asked 4 years ago
mtoban
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
on Pro Powder Brush #50
6 answers
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answer 1
I prefer #50 as this allows you to also use liquid (or dampened pressed powder) foundations. I use it with loose powder in the morning and pressed during the day and it always provides the right coverage without shedding all over me! I have highly sensitive skin too and find this to be the softest brush in this price range. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
panda03
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 2
These bristles are super soft!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lisa3000
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
My vote is for #50. It is a great overall coverage brush, and works great for loose or pressed.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kris10h
(Denham Springs, LA)
answer 4
I use #50 for pressed powder and I love it. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and this is my favorite brush (and I've tried a lot of brushes!) It's super soft and distributes powder evenly.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
hollyc331
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 5
They are extremely soft!!! very sensitive skin friendly.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
makeupluv81
(White Plains, NY)
answer 6
I use #50 with a pressed mineral powder foundation and it works very well. I imagine it would work quite well with loose powder as well. It is very soft. Nice quality.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
slrden
(Denver, CO)
Question
Is this brush good for pressed powders as well as loose powders?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
nobska
(Washington, DC)
on Pro Powder Brush #50
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I use it for both and love it.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
deetzah
(Verona, PA)
answer 2
Yes! this brush is good for any kind of powder.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
makeupluv81
(White Plains, NY)
answer 3
i only use loose powder, but it's worth a try with the pressed.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dvotchka
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
Yes. I use it for my powder foundation which is in a small compact and it works particularly well with it. It is a great brush.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
morgaine
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
Yes, although as a personal preference I prefer #41 for loose powder with it's bigger,fuller brush head in order to achieve a more delicate, airbrushed finish. This brush will definitely work with both powder forms however, the deposit of powder will be more concentrated. You could always use powder brush# 41 to dust off any excess powder if you need too.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Binks
(Covington, LA)
Question
Which is better brush for mineral powder--#45 or # 50?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(fresno, ca)
on Pro Powder Brush #50
2 answers
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answer 1
i'd say #45 is much much better for mineral (powder) foundation!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
shugatastik
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Which one is better depends on your goal. The black-handled professionnel #45 is a dense, soft, almost ball-shaped brush that deposits a lot of product for a fuller coverage. The silver-handled professional platinum #50 is a far wider, longer, domed-on-one-side, flat-on-the-other soft brush (altho' not as flat the platinum #47). Its more chisel-shape deposits a medium or light-medium amount of product.

So what kind of coverage do you want? If you're using a loose mineral powder like a BE with bismuth oxy, you'll need to do a lot of buffing. For the BE the black #45 will give you heavy coverage in 1 coat, and then you can buff with it. Its smaller head gets nicely into the corners of your nostrils and fits easily into the lid of the powder jar.

The #50 is better for mineral powders that don't require so much buffing, like a Jane Iredale, or other makeup without bismuth oxy. Because it's wider, it fits only into the deluxe size powder jar lids. I use a makeup palette for all my makeup anyway, so I don't have any issues with this, but you might.

You really can't buff with the platinum #50. You'd use a flocked sponge instead for that buffing or excess-removal step.

In general I find the lightest mineral coverage comes with the black #50 kabuki, then the platinum #50, then the Airbomb or platinum #55 (yes I've tried the HD brush with my mineral foundation), then the flat-head black #43, then the black #45, and finally, a flocked sponge gives the heaviest coverage of all.

So think about the kind of mineral powder you have, the amount of coverage you want that day, and how much time you have. You can achieve heavy coverage with this platinum #50, but it would take layering. And layering takes time.

So if you want a 1-swipe & quick-buff heavy coverage, go with black #45. Otherwise, use this one for light-medium coverage. As you can tell, I have several brushes for my minerals, and my choice depends on what look I want or how much time I have on any given day.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
frelkins
(Bay Area CA)
Question
Is this Brush cruelty free? Cutting the hair from the animal instead of harming it?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
yadhirapreciosa
on Pro Powder Brush #50
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Sephora Collection is a cruelty-free brand. For questions about other cruelty free brands available at Sephora, please email at customerservice@sephora.com or call 1-877-SEPHORA. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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