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SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Flawless Airbrush #56

What it is: This expert brush applies all types of foundation and provides a natural, airbrushed finish. What it does:Buff on your favorite foundation or powder with this brush designed to provide greater precision and maximum control. The brush head is densely packed with short, synthetic bristles, ideal for building coverage in layers until you’ve reached your desired finish.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Flawless Airbrush #56

Question
Is this brush suitable for a thick foundation?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
nina3212
(Urbana, Illinois)
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
7 answers
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answer 1
If you're talking about creme-type foundation. YES.
answered 9 months ago
SeinMaestro
(Bainbridge, GA)
answer 2
I don't see why not!
answered 10 months ago
sueltame
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
great for ALL foundations- you will want to build your coverage in light layers until your desired effect is reached. use a small amount at a time to avoid streaking and heavy-looking application, have a make-up removing cloth or some cleansing spray and a paper towel handy ready to remove excess in between the applications which you should allow to dry if you are going for a full-coverage look, and repeat as necessary :)
answered 1 year ago
msfortune
(Sunrise, FL)
answer 4
yes but you will need to clean more regularly
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
JuJuMar
answer 5
I have #56 and it is great for all over application of foundation
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
rabbitc
(Long Island, NY)
answer 6
Yes it is. I use the NARS foundation, that itself is quite thick. It's all about the blending, try circular motions through your face.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
MsTruffles
(Riverside, CA)
answer 7
Absolutely! I use a fairly thick foundation, and I have had no problems. The bristles pick up just the right amount and smooth it evenly over your skin. It is fabulous.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Tristenpack
Question
Is this designed for liquid foundation??
asked 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Denver, CO)
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
7 answers
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answer 1
I use this for my liquid foundation, but you can use it for powder or pressed foundation as well. Personally, I like my brushes for powder to be a bit bigger; the size of this one allows for more precision.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
swon
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
I've been using mine with a liquid foundation and it works great. Just put some of the liquid foundation on your hand and just buff it on your face with the brush.
answered 8 months ago
CharlieChien
answer 3
You can use liquid or powder.
answered 9 months ago
silver0716
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 4
This works PERFECT with liquid foundation!
answered 9 months ago
CMLaura
answer 5
absolutely. I use it with my tinted moisturizer every day and my makeup consultant at sephora used it to apply a foundation i wanted to try out. it works great and feels great.
answered 9 months ago
mizzle4
answer 6
Yes, this air-brush works so perfectly for the foundation application!!!!! It blends everything amazingly well!!!! So much better than a regular flat foundation brush!!!! I'm very happy with it!!!
answered 10 months ago
OlenaY
(New York, NY)
answer 7
Yes, the hairs are synthetic and it works best with liquid or cream products
answered 10 months ago
whogrrl
(Dallas, TX)
Question
Cleaning sephora brand brushes
How should I clean my brushes?
asked 8 months ago
clarine1953
(Miamisburg Ohio)
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
7 answers
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answer 1
Sephora carries two types of brush cleaners: daily/in between and the brush shampoo. I use the brush shampoo when I give all my brushes a thorough cleaning, and it works really well. The daily one is more for if you want to use the same brush with different things and just need to clean it quickly.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
swon
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
You can buy the daily cleaner and wipe it on a dark facecloth or a tissue. I wash my brushes weekly with a clear shampoo.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
nikitoy
(ottawa, ON)
answer 3
You need to get a brush cleaner - Sephora has a good one (their own brand). I use Bare Minerals brand brush cleaner called Well Off. Just rinse with warm water and a little dab of the cleanser.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
K9Mama
(Petersburg, VA)
answer 4
I believe Sephora sells a cleaner specifically for brushes, but I have used antibacterial soap, or face cleanser in the past and it works fine.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
mizzle4
(Tallahassee, FL)
answer 5
My favorite cleanser for any type of brush is Johnson & Johnson Head to Toe Baby Wash. You can also use Baby Shampoo. If the metal of the brush is pinched at the head clean from side to side, in a windshield wiper motion. If the metal of the brush is round and not pinched, clean in a circular motion.
answered 8 months ago
LiliaGuera
(RVA)
answer 6
Hi Clarine1953-

We recommend the Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner http://www.sephora.com/daily-brush-cleaner-P208011?skuId=1069947. Apply a bit of the product onto the brush and swirl it on a paper towel to remove access make up.
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
With mild soap- I use Philosophy's Purity. You just mix a little with warm water and gently swirl the brush in your palm in an X motion, then rinse with warm water. I then take a dry face cloth and gently squeeze excess water out, shape the bristles with my fingers and hang upside down to dry (you can use a hair elastic to hang it with)
answered 8 months ago
burninhelen
(providence RI)
Question
What is the difference between this one and the Pro Airbrush #55. I cannot tell the difference by the pictures.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
roxalex
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
5 answers
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answer 1
#56 has shorter bristles than #55. I tried both and found that it is easy to control foundation application with #56 than #55. But the end result is good for both.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Barka
(Etobicoke, Ontario)
answer 2
Mostly just size and texture. If you like a bigger fluffier brush go with the 55, I have the 56 and love it for buffing the foundation into the skin!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
BlondeBellezza
answer 3
The 56 brush is for your foundation - smaller and denser ...The 55 brush is more for a setting powder - it has longer bristles and way to long to apply foundation.
answered 1 year ago
Anonymous
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 4
#55 has a larger brush head, longer, more compact bristles where the #56 has shorter bristles and not as compact.
answered 1 year ago
clasen
(Durant, Iowa)
answer 5
denser bristles, wider base.
answered 1 year ago
msfortune
(Sunrise, FL)
Question
Is this brush larger or smaller than brush #55?
I currently own the pro airbrush brush #57 and I LOVE it for applying foundation and concealer to small awkward areas. But now I need a larger version so I can blend out larger areas such as jawline and forehead. I am stuck on weather I should get #55 or #56 and I cannot tell the size difference via the online photos. But I also cannot get to a store at the moment. So between the #55 and #56, which brush is larger? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
pandapersnickidy
(Michigan)
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
5 answers
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answer 1
#56 has shorter bristles than #55. I tried both and found that it is easy to control foundation application with #56 than #55. But the end result is good for both.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Barka
(Etobicoke, Ontario)
answer 2
The difference is in the length of the bristles. I like the #56 because the bristles are a bit shorter which I like for buffing. I would go with that one, but that's just my opinion. I am sure you find pros for both!
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
andreapanda
(Canada)
answer 3
Brush 55 has longer bristles.
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answered 9 months ago
SeinMaestro
(Bainbridge, GA)
answer 4
#55 is larger (longer bristles and more dense)
answered 1 year ago
clasen
(Durant, Iowa)
answer 5
I own all 3 brushes the 55, 56 and 57...
The 55 is bigger than 56...
I use the 57 for concealer and hard to reach areas, the 56 for applying foundation and the 55 for powder......I find that i like the 56 for foundation because it's a lot firmer for apllying foundation than the 55......The brisles in the 55 are a lot longer than the 56 as well...... I hope this helps you.....
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
JaimePratt28
(Rochester, New York)
Question
What's the difference between this and the old #56 brush?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
sephoraloverxoxo
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
5 answers
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answer 1
HUGELY upgraded! the bristle base is slightly more narrow at the base, but tapers at the top, and is denser but still very soft. the dense bristles give you a lot of pick-up control of the product, without any streaking as you apply. also, the pro airbrush collection is made to give you the look, regardless of what type of foundation product you use, of having been 'airbrushed' since it distributes very evenly and finely over the skin. it buffs product on, instead of being noticeable coverage. i also enjoy the longer tapered handle, which gives you more control. i could go on and on regarding this brush! i own two of the PRO airbrush #56 and the PRO angled blush.. and i'm a MUA with at least 200 brushes. these are really great.. i plan to add quite a few of the Sephora PRO collection to my kit!

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answered 1 year ago
msfortune
(Sunrise, FL)
answer 2
Honestly i don't think there is any. I bought the new new one a while back and just recently got this one as a backup incase something happens to my other one. They are basically just the same but this one has a slightly longer handle.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
makeuplover6245
(Burlington, CT)
answer 3
Theres really not much difference except color of handle. My sister has the old one and I just purchased the new one and there the same! They provide the same coverage.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
fran697
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
the bristles are shorter and it makes it easier to apply :)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
superbecca
(Edmonton, Canada)
answer 5
The 55 brush is bigger and applies liquid foundation quickly. However, it's a loose bristle brush which makes it difficult to buff the foundation in order to really get it into your pores. The 56 brush has tighter bristles but it's too small and takes too long to apply the foundation. They should have made the 56 brush bigger.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
tgarcia
(NJ)
Question
Powder?
The sales associate recommended this brush to use with Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder - Shine Control. Most of the reviews on here suggest people use it for liquid foundation. Did I buy the wrong brush? Thanks!
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
MC1220
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
5 answers
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answer 1
I am sure that this brush will work beautifully for you with the powder. I have another brush similar to this one that I use to apply powder and it does a great job. I just swirl it lightly several times over the powder then tap the brush to shake off any loose powder, then buff it over my fave. Good Luck!
answered 5 days ago
bluebelle49
(Indy area, IN)
answer 2
I bought 2 #56 brushes: one for cream and one for powder foundation. It works well with both.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Barka
(Etobicoke, Ontario)
answer 3
It is great for both! I mostly use mine for liquid, but I have used it for my compressed foundation too!
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
andreapanda
(Canada)
answer 4
I use mine for tinted moisturizer and powder. It gives a very soft, well blended finish with both products.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
mizzle4
(Tallahassee, FL)
answer 5
Try it and find out!

I haven't used the LM pressed powder, but it might work really well. I'm such a fan of this brush, I would try it. I would think that it would probably work pretty well, no matter the formulation.

Now I'm curious though. I'm going to try using this brush with a pressed powder, even though I don't use them often. What if you tried spritzing the bristles with a pre- or post-makeup setting spray to moisten the bristles enough to really pick up the product?
answered 5 months ago
Kaiaaa
(NY)
Question
How can I wash this brush for daily use?
I just began using this brush today, and I am unsure of how to wash it. The foundation I am using is Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation, which I spray onto the brush and then apply to my skin. Once I finish applying my foundation, how can I wash the brush? I plan on using it every day, so it must be ready for use within 24 hours.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Maddie17
(Boston, MA)
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
4 answers
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answer 1
if you want to wash the brush daily I would use the brush cleanser place it in a small spray bottle (if it does not come in a spray bottle already) and spray that on the brush's brissles and rub it on a tissue that does not shed or a paper towel and have it ready for the next day. Then do an intense clean once a week
answered 9 months ago
pinkpharmd
(Hampton Roads, Virginia)
answer 2
I use the sephora daily brush cleaner and it works great
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
KrissyTX
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
I am a bit lazy and wash my brush about every 5-7 days. I have been using straight Dawn dish detergent, brushing it into the bristles with a gentle paintbrush-like back and forth motion, and then rinsing thoroughly. Hang it upside-down to dry using an elastic band and any knob or hook, and it is dry within 24 hours.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
citygirll94
(Oakland, ME)
answer 4
you can buy a brush cleaner at any makeup store, they are really easy to use and keep your brushes in better condition then using regular soap.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
makeuplover6245
(Burlington, CT)
Question
How to use this brush #56
I currently bought it my first foundation brush ever and I'm not sure if I'm using it right ? Currently I'm using the Estée Lauder double wear and it's my holly grail . Anyways I want too no if this brush was work the cash I feel like its not amazing n the bristles are kinda hard but I don't know .
asked 3 months, 4 weeks ago
netty210
(San Antonio, TX)
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
they are most definetly firm bristles, but they in no way feel hard against your skin. Does that help?
It is as it is described - a buffing brush. I love this brush, would recommend it to anyone.
answered 3 days ago
bkhan
(Victoria, BC)
answer 2
The brush bristles feel softer than they look. I use my brush with different kinds of foundations and it works well with all. Just add a little foundation at a time and work it in a circular motion for a flawless finish
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Barka
(Etobicoke, Ontario)
answer 3
Hey Sweetie, I know exactly where you are coming from.
I felt that way when I bought my first foundation as well.

This brush is amazing! I absolutely love it! The bristles will get hard if you don't wash it at least once a week. I recommend after you use it, swirl it around in a paper towel with alcohol this will eliminate any bacteria for your next use.

It is worth the money, it lasts a long time, and it applies my foundation evenly.

I love it!

I hope this works! :)

Xoxo
answered 3 months ago
SephoraLove2
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
answer 4
I find this brush works well by applying liquid foundation on my hand and swirling the brush on my hand then buffing it into my face. If it's a Matte foundation try applying small dots on your face and spreading with fingers first since Mattes tend to dry quickly, then buff and spread with the brush. The brush is dense which makes it good for buffing giving good even coverage.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Llphi
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
difference between airbrush #55 and #56
Please advise the advantages and disadvantages between the foundation airbrushes #55 and #56. I own 56 and the concealer brush but wonder if the #55 is better and in what applications. Thanks.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
makeupjunkysue
(near Cleveland OH)
on Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
#56 has shorter bristles than #55. I tried both and found that it is easy to control foundation application with #56 than #55. But the end result is good for both.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Barka
(Etobicoke, Ontario)
answer 2
I haven't used the #55 for any application but I can comment on the description. It has longer bristles and a larger head than the #56 and the bristles are more slightly more densely packed. Hope this helps.
answered 1 year ago
clasen
(Durant, Iowa)
answer 3
#55 flares a bit more and I found that since I need full coverage, #56 works best for that. I use #55 to apply powder or would be great if you only need light coverage with your foundation.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
clc0930
(DC)
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