I have been needing to add some brushes to my stash for a while but a few things had been delaying my purchase. Firstly, I haven’t been able to find a wide variety of decent brushes here in Bangkok, we have MAC and Sephora but that is about it. Granted I could buy online but I like to see them in the flesh. Secondly, I am a believer in spending a bit more to buy brushes that will in the long run, hopefully, last longer and create a better finish.
So I had been doing my research and finally decided to plump for some Sephora Pro brushes. I chose the No. 59 Pro Precision Powder (1270THB), No. 57 Pro Airbrush Concealer (810THB) and No. 29 Pro Precision Smudge (690THB). Now that I have put them through a cycle of use and washing I’m ready to tell you about them!
No. 59 Pro Precision Powder
A natural, goat-hair brush with a slightly tapered shape that allows you to sculpt and shape using powders. I use this soft brush to apply my favourite Nars Laguna Bronzer. I think the shape gives me a more natural look and applies less product that the big fat brush I used previously. It would also be a great brush for applying finishing powders or blush.
No. 57 Pro Airbrush Concealer
A synthetic brush that allows you to buff in concealer to give a flawless finish. I have been reaching for this brush for my under-eye area. A lovely brush but the downside I have found is that it requires more frequent washing to maintain the beautiful finish it can give, if there’s any product buildup, it streaks. If you’re not a weekly brush washer this probably isn’t for you.
No. 29 Pro Precision Smudge
This natural bristle smudge brush has quickly become one of my favourites. It is so great at applying shadow under the lash line creating a beautiful smoky look, and applying highlight to the inner corner. I think I’ll probably be picking up another of these.
These brushes washed and dried perfectly, maintaining their shape and not shedding at all. The handles are apparently hand dipped into the black lacquer nine times and they feel a little weighty which I like and they look beautiful in my brush pot!For my first foray into Sephora brushes, I am impressed and I’ll definitely be heading back to purchase a few more.