I've used this brush for blush numerous times and it works great but it picks up a lot of product so I recommend only tapping it onto the powder before applying so you don't have clown makeup.
I agree with sbsunshine that I disagree with the people saying you need to use brushes based on what they are named for. I find that many "blush" brushes are too small or stiff and the effect they produce can look unnatural, even with a ton of blending. This is actually a great size and softness for a lovely, natural-looking blush application. I prefer this for blush to the actual blush brush for the airbrush line. It's not quite big enough for bronzer, other than targeted contouring, but definitely good for more than just foundation. Best advice is to go into a Sephora store, if you can, and play around - you'll see that different brands have very different ideas of what the different shapes, sizes and softnesses of brushes are good for, proving that it's more than ok to go off-label with your brush use!
You can use it for liquid or powder foundation, bronzer, etc. Blush also goes in that category, although I myself would be nervous to use it as a blush brush. The reason being, the soft bristles expand & would probably apply blush in a larger radius than you may want. There is a Pro Airbrush Blush Brush #54 for $32 that I highly recommend.. It's much smaller.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Honestly, I am going to (very) respectfully disagree with the responders who said this brush can't be used for blush. But, that said, it depends on what you want to use it with.
The reason why I'm disagreeing is that, while the brushes of years past were made for very specific products, makeup formulas have changed quite a bit in recent years. People are using products that have a completely different consistency. Even powder blushes have a different finish to them and the issue of product fallout with them is really starting to become a thing of the past. That means that if you have a very moisture-rich powder formula or a cream blush pot (or a gel blush, even) you can easily use an airbrush finish brush to apply that product.
Now, you'll want to experiment and each product and skin type is different, but in general, if you use a lighter hand and blend in soft circles, you will end up with a very airbrushed finish for nearly any product you apply, be it liquid, powder or creme.
Personally, I have two of these and I use one for my Bobbi Brown cream blush application, but I've also used a clean brush on the Urban Decay Naked bronzer trio with similar success.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
(Santa Barbara, CA)
I would suggest using this for liquid or powder foundation. Blush brushes are designed to pick up just the right amount of product. You may find this brush to be too dense and too large for blush application. If you're going to buy a brush for a specific purpose, you might as well buy it for the right one!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
I use it for my foundation, powder, and blush. Just be sure to use the brush cleaner after use.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
I would highly recommend using brushes that are assigned to certain kinds of makeup. Makeup brushes serve their purposes best used how they are described.
answered 3 years ago
I definitely wouldn't use it for blush. It was designed for foundation. The best blush brush I've used was Tarte brand. Check them out.