SHU UEMURA BLUSH BRUSH
And lo and behold, washing the brush made it A LOT softer! Not nearly as scratchy as before! BUT.... Now, it STINKS. LIKE HELL. Like seriously, it smells so bad. Is it because the bristles are animal hair? Cause it smells like an animal now. I mean, the smell lightened up after a few days but it still smells pretty bad. When I use this shampoo on my other brushes, it makes them smell like apples! (but those are synthetic bristles).
Overall, I would be a lot happier with this brush if it didn't smell so bad (I think I'll try washing it again, maybe?) but washing it did make it a lot softer. It still picks up powder well and works great for a light dusting of powder.
NYX BLUSH BRUSH
Next I wanted to do a full review on the NYX Blush Brush that I got from the $1 NYX sale. If you read the quick blurb I wrote about that brush, I said it reminded me of the Shu blush brush but was more prickly.
Price: reg. $10, I got it for $1.
What they say: Angled to the apple of your cheek to sweep powder blush just where you need it. For perfect application and contouring.
The good stuff:
- Okay ONLY IF it costs $1
- Compact size
- Sleek design
- Picks up and deposits powder well
- Prickly!!! Not soft at all!!!
- Feels so scratchy on cheeks.
- NOT WORTH $10.
Would I repurchase/recommend?: No, I will not repurchase this brush, and I don't think I will buy any of NYX's brushes for that matter. They make great makeup, but I feel the brushes are lacking in quality. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either, especially when you can get the amazing EcoTools Blush Brush for ~$6-8!
Product Comparison:Lastly, I wanted to make a quick comparison between the Shu blush brush and the NYX blush brush.
- They are around the same size.
- They both have sleek designs.
- The brush head is full and fluffy.
- They both pick up and deposit powder well.
- However, they both are not very soft and prickly on skin.