Beauty Product Reviews
Another wonderful multitasking brush from Sonia G. I have the updated version so cannot compare to the original, but have used it for a while now and so far I think it's great. It's great for a soft application of blush, even bronzer, undereye powder or even to dust all over powder setting powder. I prefer sheer application and this brush is perfect for that. It's perfect to travel with since I can use it for so many things. The blue color is also lovely! Really well made brush and I am glad to have it in my collection.
What a great multitasking brush this is. I purchased this with the intention of using it for cream contour and it was perfect for that. I also used it for undereyes concealer and in two swipes I was done! Couldn't believe how effortless it was to blend concealer with this brush. I am definitely going to have to get multiples of this brush to use with different cream products. Highly recommend.
I am loving the jumbo base brush!! Foundation application was extremely fast and easy with this baby. No streaking at all, no fallout so far and it is incredibly soft. I thought due to the shape I might have difficulty around the nose or chin and I'd have to buff those areas in with another brush, but nope no issues at all. Smooth application all around! 100% recommend this brush!!
After getting the z-8 I just had to try the z-4 as well. It's just as great as the z-8 and the size makes it absolutely perfect for blush application. Even though the z-8 is superb for blush, sometimes I end up going too far up my cheeks due to its size. the z-4 is more precise, just as soft and very easy to clean. Absolutely love it. If you're debating.. just buy it!
Color looks odd on me
For reference I have light skin with yellow undertones. I watched a couple of videos & went with the lightest shade as the medium looked like it would be too deep. It just didn't work for my skintone. The contour shade is super grey.. some of the bloggers stated the contour color looks undetectable on..but on me it is a very obvious grey and not flattering. The bronzer shade went on like a very golden highlighter and makes me look even more yellow rather than warm. The texture is very nice though. If there was a color between medium and light perhaps that will work for me but this is not working. Attached a picture below..the top two are the Wayne goss shades and the bottom color is the Kevin Aucoin contour in Light which looks a lot more natural when I wear it. Another comment I would make is the contour pan is huge .. I don't think anyone can get through it as fast as they would get through the bronzer..would it make more sense to have more bronzer in the pan?
The only face brush I really *NEED*!
If you like a soft everyday kind of diffused makeup look or are just not sure where to start with Fude brushes, then this brush is an absolute must have!! There is nothing this brush can't do. I love it for bronzer, blush, overall highlight, even a slight touch of finishing powder. I love all the Sonia G brushes I've gotten in the last year but since getting the Z-8 I can't put it down. I just love the soft application of makeup with this brush. No harsh lines, no buffing at the end required. It just seamlessly melts everything together. So easy to wipe and use with all face products in one go. It's so soft as well..truly worth every penny. I hope it holds up!! Initially I had trouble getting bounce in this brush..but after washing it and using it with powder products..it has definitely improved. Best brush ever. I hope it always stays available for purchase!!
Using it for liquid foundation.
After much debate I got this brush to use with liquid foundation. It's great! The kind of foundation/base really makes a difference if you end up getting streaks or not and if you use a circular buffing motion, this brush applies liquid foundation really well. It also cleans really well on a cloth between uses. It's also really soft and doesn't irritate my skin. The size makes it very efficient as well. I am happy I went with this brush!
Best undereye setting powder brush
This is a really soft brush. I tried using it all different ways..and in my opinion it works best for undereye setting powder... The shape is designed perfectly for that. I can even use this brush to set my t-zone. It would work for the entire face too but would just take a little more time. I didn't really like it for blush/bronzer/highlighter. The color had to be built up over and over .. so I prefer other brushes for that. But this is a perfect choice for setting powder brush!
My first smooth buffer felt scratchy and irritated my skin. I was able to return it and so happy that the replacement is absolutely perfect..it feels so soft and doesn't irritate my skin at all. I purchased both this brush and the face one because I couldn't makeup my mind about which size would be best for me. while both are very similar..and the smooth buffer is softer and more my size.. I found that the face one works better for buffing over a completed look. There's a slight noticable difference..but only noticable to me because I was really trying to compare the performance of both these brushes on me. However I also love using this brush to apply my bronzer and highlighter. Just melts right into the skin and the size of this brush really gives you great control over the placement placement of the powders. I'm glad I have both..but if I had to pick one for the purpose of buffing a finishing powder ..it would be the face one.
So happy to finally have this brush..
I couldn't decide if I wanted the smooth buffer or the face one...even though the smooth buffer is more my size.. so I ended up getting both. Initially I thought that both these brushes perform pretty much the same and that the smooth buffer has that velvety soft feel, but the new face one does not. I wasn't sure if It was with keeping the face one .. but after testing out both brushes multiple times, I feel there's definitely something about the face one that buffs makeup into the skin slightly better. Even though it doesn't feel as soft, it still does the job it's meant for much better. I still love the smooth buffer though and I actually love using it for a soft bronzer look or buffing in highlighter. So I guess I am keeping both and happy that I have different ways to use them!