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Hourglass Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2

What it is:A medium-size foundation/blush brush.What it does:This multipurpose makeup brush ensures the flawless application of liquid foundation and even primer. It can also be used for contouring and highlighting the face with blush or bronzer. Expect polished, professional results every time.What else you need to know:Hourglass designed their makeup brush collection to be supremely soft, decidedly luxurious, and PETA-friendly. Takelon bristles are made from high-grade synthetic fibers to maximize product application, avoid potential allergic reactions to animal fur, and promote the use of non-animal products.
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Questions & Answers for Hourglass Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2

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How to Care For this Xpensive brush
I ordered this brush and it came without instructions. I called Sephora and they thought soap (soft soap) may be too harsh but suggested alcohol??

I have make up that I use that needs make up remover to best clean, or some type of solution.

Anyone have any ideas? If not, its going back to the store. As of now it works well but doesn't look too good after a month of use (it looks really worn)
asked 3 years ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
on Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
6 answers
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answer 1
The Hourglass rep at my store told me to use the Make Up Forever cleaner on my brush every day. She said to use alcohol about once every week or so. She said not to use soap and water.
answered 1 year ago
la25
(fort myers, fl)
answer 2
Please check my previous answers.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
answer 3
Hourglass brushes are 100% synthetic and can be easily cleaned with rubbing alcohol, and it will not harm the brush whatsoever.
answered 2 years ago
ajscharton
answer 4
I've used foundation brushes before. I would clean it after every few times you use it. They sell brush cleaner out there.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
spoogot
(philadelphia suburbia)
answer 5
My Sephora told me to purchase the daily brush cleanser
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mmhoney
(Santa Fe, NM)
answer 6
I started using Hourglass makeup and brushes after having an in store consultation with an Hourglass makeup artist. He said to use straight up rubbing alcohol to clean all the brushes. I asked "Are you sure?!" He said yes and that the brushes would last a lifetime. He took a tissue dripping with alchol and swirled the brush in it to clean it. That was it! I've been doing the same. But, I only use Hourlass liquid foundation and primer so maybe that is a factor as well? Not sure.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
katwmn17
(Dallas, TX)
Question
Is brush handle made from wood or others material?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(San Antonio,TX)
on Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
4 answers
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answer 1
Metal...not plastic, nor wood.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
answer 2
Metal (weighted) feels good in the hands.

Brush could be smaller 4 me but I like the handle
answered 3 years ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
answer 3
The handle feels/looks like some type of metal (brushed bronze in color)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
emilyelizabeth12
(bliss, worldwide)
answer 4
Beautiful classy Bronze metal handle, very elegant
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
shenry
(Bixby, Ok)
Question
Washing
Just wondering as to how often one is supposed to wash this brush? Once a week? Once biweekly?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
geekim
(Toronto, ON)
on Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
4 answers
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answer 1
Gentle clensers w/ water changed the consistency of the taklon bristles. I had great results spot cleaning w/ 70% alcohol. I usually avoid it w/ all my brushes but it actually worked better w/ these sturdy taklon bristles....Which I find practical for travelling. Other cleansers, even soap free ones, leave a residu that works w/ natural brushes and some synthetics but not these taklon bristles. Also water soften them for some reason and each strand become less separated and lose their silkiness. I had really great results w/ alcohol. But I would suggest not using 99% alcohol b/c it apparently evaporates before it actually has time to kill bacteria. 70% rubbing alcohol is perfect IMO. I use it on my retractable one and have had no issues. I also like the fact that I do not need to dip the retractable in water b/c water can rust the ferrule very easily and loosen the glue underneath so it can become to high maintenance and a burden over time especially for cleaning during travel, spot cleaning w/ alcohol saves time drying in an instant, become reusable instantly, is more reliable than soap for bacteria and is mess free.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
answer 2
I already replied earlier, please check my there answers regarding the Hourglass no 2 brush.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
answer 3
Most makeup brushes should be washed weekly. Sephora's antibacterial brush cleaner works great!! Just make sure when you set it to dry to lay the brush flat or upside down so the brushes face down. If you leave it sitting up, the water may seep into to the glue that holds the fibers together.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lien
(Brampton, ON, Canada)
answer 4
I started using Hourglass makeup and brushes after having an in store consultation with an Hourglass makeup artist. He said to use straight up rubbing alcohol to clean all the brushes. I asked "Are you sure?!" He said yes and that the brushes would last a lifetime. He took a tissue dripping with alchol and swirled the brush in it to clean it. That was it! I've been doing the same. But, I only use Hourlass liquid foundation and primer so maybe that is a factor as well? Not sure. He said to do it after EVERY use.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
katwmn17
(Dallas, TX)
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warranty
Does this brush really come with one?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
matildat
(White Plains, NY)
on Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
3 answers
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answer 1
All brushes have an implicit 1 year warranty. They should all last at least 12 months, if they shed,I would suggest to bring it back.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
answer 2
Sephora guarantees your satisfaction so if you don't like it, even after a few months you can return it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lien
(Brampton, ON, Canada)
answer 3
????

Probably Sephora's 3 mo return policy
answered 3 years ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
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Does this have the same brush head as the Hourglass Retractable Foundation Brush?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
gigglesx3
(Washington, DC)
on Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
3 answers
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answer 1
gentle clensers w/ water actually changed teh consistency of teh taklon bristles. I had great results spot cleaning w/ 70% alcohol. I usually avoid it w/ ALL my brushes but it actually worked better w/ these sturdy taklons....Which I find practical for travelling. Other cleansers, even soap free ones, leave a residu that works w/ natural brushes and synthetics but not these taklon bristles. Also water softens these taklon bristles for some reason and thet become less separated and loose their silkiness. I had great results w/ alchol. Jusyt do not use 99% alcohol b/c it apparently evaporates before it actually has time to kill bacteria. 70% rubbing alcohol is fine. I use it on my retractable one and have no issues. I love teh fact that I do not need to dip the retractable in water. Water can rust the ferrule and loosen teh glue so it can become to high maintenance and a burden in teh long run for cleaning a travel brush!!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
answer 2
No, not at all. The No2's head is much larger and floppier, making it suitable for light veil of loose powder as well as powder foundation. The retractable is very compact, I actually prefer the retractable b/c I bought it for foundation and cream products...the no 2 was useless for me for liquid foundation but excellent for powder and finishing touches on teh foundation, to smooth the edges. I actually preferred buffing w/ the retractable, it is like a small kabuki, denser and much much smaller and the no 2 is more like a fan brush, big head, very loose, fan like compared to the retractable, and softer and fan like. But of course the No 2 is more luxurious and more impressive and also multiuse. The retractable is good if you really need it for your purse. You can open the retractable mid-way and it actually serves as a concealer and highlighter. I highly recommend for touch ups, foundation, conealer and even powder in the T-zone, simply perfection for your purse, and summer travellings.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
answer 3
I'm hoping it does- I am going to buy it and find out!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
sgreenstuff
(boston, ma)
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How does this Hourglass foundation brush compare to the Sephora version
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(yorktown, IN)
on Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
2 answers
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answer 1
The sephora one lets out a lot of hairs and is not as soft. I found this very annoying. If this doesnt bug you, might be an okay alternative.

I would recommend looking at the Hourglass double ended complexion brush too.
answered 10 months ago
danitwotwo
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 2
There have very different textures but, in my opinion, the quality of the head is very close but the Hourglass handle is much better made and so much sturdier, so it is a personal preference. I haven't used the latter too long so I cannot say if it sheds or not over time, but the Hourglss does not shed at all.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
Question
Where is this brush made?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
applesaucery
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2
1 answer
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answer 1
Made in China
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
step84
(Montreal)
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