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Pro Air Brush #55


Pro Air Brush #55

What it is:A liquid foundation applicator designed to achieve a flawless, airbrushed look.What it does:Sephora Brand Pro Air Brush #55 is the secret to the smoothest foundation finish possible. This essential tool blends as it applies, allowing for a smooth, natural-looking result. Build from light to heavy with ease as you continue application your results will be perfectly pretty at every level of coverage.What else you need to know:This brush's synthetic Taklon hairs are perfect for creating optimal payoff with liquid foundation formulas. Their shape and high-grade nylon composition help to ensure a natural, smooth look.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Air Brush #55

Question
How do you clean this brush between uses
I want to know how to clean this brush so I can maintain the quality for years to come.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
TheHollyDolly
(Barhamsville, VA)
on Pro Air Brush #55
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Sephora employee who recommended this brush to me, specifically said to use rubbing alcohol to clean it, instead of brush cleaner. I just got it so I haven't tried either, but that's what they told me.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
liz19
(Germantown, MD)
answer 2
For deep clean, I use Enkore's deep cleaning method.(every 2 weeks, i only use it 2 times a week)
For regular clear (after each use), I use spay on brush cleaser. (Enkore's homemake brush cleaser fomula works just as great as MAC's brush cleanser)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
brushcoholic
answer 3
NO reason to use any fancy or expensive brush cleaner on this one—it's synthetic so you cannot dry the hairs out much at all. I like to use Palmolive or Dawn dish soap in it, as these strong detergents really cut the foundation out of the bristles quickly and thoroughly; this is the kind of detergent you would be crazy to use on natural bristle brushes, like my many MAC brushes—it's too drying and harsh for animal hairs, but ideal for these synthetic bristles. Baby shampoo works well too (people generally think baby shampoo is mild, and baby shampoo is NOT mild, it simply contains anti-tear chemicals that make us think it is gentle. Baby shampoo is just as harsh of cleaner as many other soaps—don't use it on your natural bristles MU brushes!!)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
toddster63
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
I use a plain ol bar of Dove soap to clean my brushes. I rub the brushes across the bar, lather, rinse and repeat until the water runs clear. You can buy specially made cleansers for brushes but why spend the money.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sjlhicks
(kansas city, MO)
answer 5
i use johnson & johnson baby wash. its very gentle and cleans well.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tiredinla
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
Every few days (3 or so), I put foaming hand wash in my palm and swirl the brush in it in a few times. I do it for all my brushes. It seems to do a great job, and its easy. My brushes aren't any less soft or anything. As long as you use a pretty mild cleanser (I prefer foaming for some reason), you should be good.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
markat
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
Use baby shampoo for all big brushes. You can also use brush cleanser. Make sure to always hold your brush bristles side down so the water does not get into the metal part and start rusting the handle. :)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
diorsbest
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
I use the Sephora Anti-Bacteria brush cleaner in between uses and use the Sephora Shampoo Cleaner when I deep clean my brushes once a month. This will keep your brushes in great condition.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
blush900
(Georgetown, TX)
answer 9
I clean mine with a gentle facial cleanser like Clinique.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
dcordova
(Honolulu)
Question
which gives a more flawless finish sephora air brush or a stippling brush
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
mm11
(visalia ca)
on Pro Air Brush #55
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Definitely #55 Air Brush. I bought the large stippling brush when the SA told me it was the best for liquid foundation. It was sheer coverage, the bristles fell out, it smelled, and I don't love the two types of bristles. I went back to exchange it for this and I am the happiest person in the world. With this brush, the foundation stays on the tips of the bristles so you get more makeup and more coverage. It blends on your face so smoothly. The best purchase ever.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
natash254
(atlanta, GA)
answer 2
Definately this one.(I tried them both) The tapered head does a lot better job than flat top stillping brush.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
brushcoholic
answer 3
The airbrush hands down. I used to use a stippling brush and recently changed and am completely pleased!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
missbrittjs
(Santa Monica, CA)
answer 4
I got the same results as with stippling brushes I tried. But the bristles are a bit softer on this brush and hairs do not fall out!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lovetheblues
(Melbourne, Florida)
answer 5
Definitely the air brush.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ktcoleman30
(New London, CT)
answer 6
I have zero experience with a stipple brush, but the airbrush left my skin looking as if I used a primer. My pores seemed smaller. I had no streaks and the coverage from my tinted moisturizer was incredibly even.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mecummins
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
I own Sephora's #55 Air Brush and Sephora's small stippling brush. I do not own Sephora's large stippling brush because I already owned Laura Mercier's, so I don't know what that one is like. Sephora's small stippling brush feels rough and scratchy on the face. I would test the large one at a store before purchasing it to see if it has the same feel as their small one. If it feels the same, don't get it because when you get home and use it on your face it's going to feel scratchy, not soft. The #55 is very soft. I can't compare #55 versus LM stippling brush which is very soft because I use the LM brush for my Nars blush would require a light touch, while the #55 is used for foundation. Just cautioning you that Sephora's small stippling brush feels stiff and scratchy on face, so that's something to look out for when considering their large one.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
daisybon
Question
Best way to use this? It's emphasizing my pores, and the Sephora SAs here are not much help
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
vanchic
(vancouver. BC)
on Pro Air Brush #55
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Don't forget to use a primer before you apply the foundation. The primer (like Benefit's porefessional) will minimize your pores, so when you apply the foundation with the brush it will look flawless. Good luck!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
adictaalmakeup
(Washington DC)
answer 2
One of the make-up artists in the store showed me how to use this. I apply a small amount of foundation directly to the brush and briefly dab the brush on the area I am applying the foundation to so the foundation settles in to the brush. Then I just swirl the brush around to blend (like they demonstrate on the commercials for applying mineral foundations). I repeat these steps for each area of my face and layer the coverage where needed. Oh, and if you dab the brush (versus swirling it), you can blend hairlines, jawlines, etc. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
tinar2007
(Walnut Creek, CA)
answer 3
Best way to use this is, take a drop of foundation, and place it on the back of your hand. Then pat drops onto your face using your index finger, ousting the opposite hand, then using your brush, blend the dots together to even the makeup.the brush will look very messy but it evens out the fundation. Best thing tomdomis go,to a professional makeup counter at sephora or blooms and watch the pros. They'll teach you and this is a great brush series.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
tanyadds
(Whitestone, NY)
answer 4
I don't believe it's the brush that's making your pores look bigger, I think it's the amount of foundation you're putting on it. try building on layers to get more coverage. How i use this brush is in circular light rotations across my face. I make little circles on trouble areas. holding the brush by the end. The closer you hold your brush, the harder you will be pushing on it; the more product you will be putting on your face. More product doesn't mean a smother complexion. Remember less is more, and build, build, build. best of luck.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
krisiris
(San Antonio, T.X)
answer 5
swirl the brush as you apply your foundation, don't swipe. apply a setting powder afterwards, like MUFE's translucent setting powder.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
soshime
(seattle, WA)
answer 6
Not sure if this will help . . . don't know what sort of foundation you're using but it might have something to do with pores showing. I use mine with a tinted moisturizer, I apply in small circles.
answered 3 years ago
iofbholder
(Nashville, TN)
answer 7
There's a few ways you can use this brush with a liquid foundation. The first is to apply your foundation on the back of your hand then dab the product on the brush and buff into your complexion. The second is to put a dot of foundation on your cheeks, chin and forehead then blend in circular motions. Lastly, you can apply the foundation in the middle of the brush then buff in circular motions. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can I use this for Revlon Colorstay?
Colorstay is pretty thick, so I don't know if this will really spread it in. Thank you.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(LA)
on Pro Air Brush #55
7 answers
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answer 1
many SA's will give you different opinions. But the makeup artist at Sephora told me I can use it on ANY type of foundation. I let her know that other SA's told me not to use it with MUFE mat velvet, and she let everyone know that it's okay to use with any type of foundation.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
natash254
(atlanta, GA)
answer 2
I have used the #55 brush with thick foundations like Hourglass and Alexandra de Markoff creme foundation which is a thick custardy type foundation (you can turn the container upside down and the foundation won't fall out). It works fine with both. Have also used it with MUFE HD and currently use it with Nars Sheer Glow. It does work beautifully with all these foundations, but you will have to wash the brush 2 times per week or 3 if you're very fussy. But, this brush will dry very fast within hours. If you do it at night, the next morning it will be dry and or if in the morning, it will be dry that night. It actually dries in about half a day. It fluffs up perfectly back to pre purchase condition. I use baby shampoo to clean it.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
daisybon
answer 3
The consistency of Colorstay isn't the issue. The quick-dry formula will gum up the brush. I tried it with Revlon and Loreal and got the same result.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Orlando, FL)
answer 4
Yes! That's what I use it for now and it's great for blending it out and concealing.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
diorsbest
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
I don't know, I use a tinted moisterizer. I think the stippling brush would be better when applying this foundation. You can try this brush and see if it works, if it doesn't you can always take it back.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
blush900
(Georgetown, TX)
answer 6
I use this brush with Clinique liquid foundation,and it goes on flawlessly! would think it would do the same for any other liquid makeup.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
bsl1125
(Plano,Tx)
answer 7
This item can be used with any liquid or cream foundation.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Did I get the wrong brush?
I went to Sephora and picked this up.
it says 55 on the brush, and next to the words 'airbrush' it says 'poudre'
Does that mean it is a powder brush? I don't know how I would have had gotten the wrong one because it says 55. I know this one is only for liquid.

Thanks for all answers.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
christaaa
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Pro Air Brush #55
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, the word is French for "powder".
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Peoria AZ)
answer 2
You can use it for both -- I mean I wouldn't switch back and forth, but the brush can be used for powder or foundation.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
nycblondie
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I have this brush and I can't imagine using it for foundation although it might work well. It's so fluffy I use it for face powder and love it for that.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ljm9
answer 4
Mine has that written as well, I am not sure why, but i use it for liquid foundation and it is fabulous!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
audreyeliz
(North Carolina)
answer 5
The brush has synthetic bristles, so it works with both liquid and powder. (It doesn't absorb anything)
I used it for my powder foundation :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ellie168
(Montreal)
answer 6
Please call us directly at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for assistance. Beauty Advisors are available Mon-Fri 6am-9pm and Sat&Sun 8am-5pm PST. Thanks!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
how do I use this brush
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
sdwynne
(Warner Robins , GA)
on Pro Air Brush #55
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Just put some liquid foundation on the back of you hand, dip the brush in it, and then swirl it all over your face using small, circular motions. That's it! :)
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
asami86
(Schaumburg, IL)
answer 2
A Sephora make-up artist showed me how to apply foundation using it. I don't care for the smell of sponges so I asked if there was an alternative. She showed me the brush technique and it was easy and looked really nice!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
teacherericka
(Monterey, CA)
answer 3
I pump my liquid foundation on the back of my hand. I dip this brush in the product and apply to my face and then sort of swirl the brush on my face to give even coverage and get an airbrushed look. I use less product with this brush than using fingers as well.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
crimsoncountess
(Denver, CO)
answer 4
I dab on my foundation and then use the brush to blend. I've found that works better than dipping the brush into the foundation directly.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
redhead85
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I use a swirling motion as if I am applying mineral makeup like Bare Essentials. You put the foundation on your hand and then swirl the foundation with your brush in light circular motions then apply.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
kami23
(Boston. MA)
answer 6
To apply my tinted moisturizer.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mrslala
Question
How do you apply liquid make up with a brush?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
grandmomma
(Okeechobee, FL)
on Pro Air Brush #55
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
i put the liquid foundation on my hand, then i just blot the top of the brush onto the foundation. Then start doing small swirls on my cheeks, blending into my nose and chin. It's very easy to use
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
meechelle
(Chico, CA)
answer 2
I pour the make up directly on the brush.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
fawnfawn
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
I apply one pump of my Dior foundation to my hand, then lightly dip the brush in it. Swirl the brush on your face until everything is rubbed in and then redip. Be sure to take it easy when dipping the brush in the foudation because if you get too much, it is hard to turn back. It is easier to take it slow and use a little bit at a time to get the coverage you prefer.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lindsnl
(South Bend, IN)
answer 4
I put a drop of liquid foundation on my hand and tap the brush into it, then tap it on my face in key areas. Then I go back and buff the color in, in a circular motion from the areas where I placed the foundation. If I need more, I go back and add more buffing as I go.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
astarte
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
Dabbing the foundation on your face with the brush, then buffing is what I've found is easiest.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jbeaz
(Silverdale, WA)
answer 6
This is how I apply my liquid foundation with the Pro Foundation Airbrush #55 brush...
1.)pump one pump of foundation on the top of hand
2.)lightly dab the brush over the foundation and stipple foundation over face in sections.
3.) Once done stippling. even out foundation in circular motions using brush.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
unikdizajn
Question
Will this work with bare minerals powder foundation
I'm tempted to buy this brush for my bare minerals powder foundation. Do you think it would work well without liquid foundation?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Canada)
on Pro Air Brush #55
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use it with powder foundation and it's better than any of the BE brushes I've tried. The bristles are super soft and don't leave any extra powder behind-- totally flawless!
answered 3 years ago
saycaity
(Sparta, TN)
answer 2
Yes, I was told by a sephora sales person that it works well with both powder and liquid products. I have personally only used it for liquid foundation so far, but i think this brush would work really well for powder, it is shaped a lot like a powder brush.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bcheeks
(Indianapolis,IN)
answer 3
Yes, it is perfect.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
heidi7
answer 4
I use this brush for bare minerals finishing powder, and it works amazing! I don't think it should only be used for liquid. I use for a variety of things!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
trixiepinkie
(Woodstock ON)
answer 5
I use it for my Laura Mercier mineral powder foundation, and I think it works great. It is a very good quality brush, so it is worth a try. You can always ask about their return policy first if you are unsure.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
schoonle
(NJ)
answer 6
I think the brush would work well with powders as well. I'd give it a try. Sephora has their excellent return policy if you don't love it!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
snob
(Michigan, UP)
Question
Can this be used for powder?
Some have said this would also be good for blush and bronzer. What about for applying powder? Or would a specific powder brush or kabuki brush be better?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
ee5154
(Boston, MA)
on Pro Air Brush #55
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't see why you couldn't use it for blush or bronzer, but it might not be the best. I would use it for blush over bronzer though - I personally prefer a fluffier brush for bronzer.
I use this to apply cream blushes, but since I only have 1 I can't use it to apply my liquid foundation and then to apply my powder blush.
Even if you use all powder products, i think this would be a great brush to have in your arsenal.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sarah5555555
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 2
I have used this brush to apply blush and bronzer, and think it's great! I use it as a multi-purpose brush.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
trixiepinkie
(Woodstock ON)
answer 3
I use it to apply powder blush and find the application to be light and natural.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
donnainherndon
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
I use it to apply my loose mineral foundations and my bronzer. A Sephora consultant used it on me in the store and she used it for everything (foundation/bronzer/blush) - she just washed it inbetween each application.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dusty
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 5
I think this applies a light layer of powder, so it's good for very pigmented blushes that you don't want to deposit too much on your face. Therefore, if you want to use it for powder, it would be if you wanted to dust on a very light layer of powder, perhaps an illuminating one. But if you want a thicker layer that acts almost like a powder foundation, then a kabuki would be better.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
theonlyphant
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 6
I use this brush for my foundation and bronzer. I use a separate brush for bronzer, but I think it does an amazing job spreading foundation and bronzer on. There are so many hairs so it would be hard to lightly brush something on your face.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
cruzinpapi
(Golden Valley, MN)
Question
Can I use it to apply Tinted Moisturizer?
I use Lauer Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Can I use this brush? Thanks in advance.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(San Jose, CA)
on Pro Air Brush #55
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. It is perfect.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
heidi7
answer 2
I've used this brush with several different tinted mosturizers, and it works great. The coverage will be a little sheer, but the brush allows you to build coverage effortlessly.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
danni09
(Fairfax, VA)
answer 3
Yes, definitely.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sarah5555555
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 4
I use it to apply my Studio Gear tinted moisturizer and it does a fantastic job.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
katfink
(Orange County, CA)
answer 5
Yes - I got a sample size of that product from Sephora and this brush worked great with it (and I normally use it with a Mary Kay tinted moisturizer - perfect).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
ljeanbq
(Andover, MA)
answer 6
I use the laura mercier's oil-free tinted moisturizer and I think it works really well with this brush since it's a light and runnier consistency. However with something heavier like a long-wearing foundation or something that dries really quickly, you can still use this brush but it's not quite as effective at achieving that air brushed look.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
burnabygirl
(Vancouver, BC)
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