Dior is one of my top favourite brands. Recently I’ve been trying to update my brush collection and with that I ment buying more premium brushes. One of the brushes that I have been eyeing for the longest time is this Dior Backstage Professional Blush Brush in number 16. I was lucky enough to get it as a gift from my mother for my birthday. I’ve been using it everyday since and I couldn’t wait to review it anymore, so that’s what I’m going to be doing today. If you’re interested in reading everything there is to know about this Dior Blush Brush, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off by talking about the packaging and the look of the brush. In my review about the Bobbi Brown Face Blender I mentioned that I was disappointed about the fact that the brush came in a plastic bag. I thought that was a little cheap for such an expensive brush. Luckily Dior is with me on that one. This brush comes in a stunning silver box. The box looks super Dior-like and super luxurious. When you open up the box you’ll find one of those classic little Dior covers which protects the brush from any damage. Inside the cover is the brush itself. I don’t like to keep it in the little bag all of the time because that’s too much of a hustle. But when you’re on the go and you want to protect your brush I do think it’s nice to have around.
The brush itself has a very luxurious look to it. The handle is made out of dark wood and get smaller towards the end. Around the top it has a silver metal thingy and the text on the brush is silver as well. The hairs of the brush are black. I actually thought they were going to be dark brown, but this is okay as well. The brush itself doesn’t feel hefty which is something I actually expected it would. The heftiness isn’t extremely important, but it does add something to the overall luxurious feel of the brush.
All in all I’m a fan of the way the Dior Blush Brush looks. It has a very sleek and professional looking design. It’s slim and very minimalistic looking. The only thing that was slightly disappointing to me is that it’s so lightweight. But on the other hand that’s not necessarily a very bad thing.
Dior Backstage Blush Brush number 16 – €50
The Dior Backstage Blush Brush in number 16 is actually a pretty hard to find brush. Recently Dior launched their Backstage makeup range which includes a ton of new makeup brushes. However, even though this one is called Backstage as well, this one is from their old collection. I really wanted to have the brush from the old collection because I figured it looked more classic and the prices were a little bit higher up so I expected better quality. Now that I have it I’m not sure why I thought that. This one definitely is a nice quality brush but I’m sure that the new version is as well.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the claims. According to Dior these Backstage brushes are based on the expertise from their backstage makeup artists. The brushes are simple and give a sublime makeup result. Thanks to its angled shape and the innovative composition of hairs, this brush will move perfectly and in all softness over the cheekbones and the hollows of the cheeks. The result will be professional. Because this is a brush that is rather difficult to find online these were all of the claims I could find about it.
All in all I think that the claims don’t say much except that the bristles are going to be soft and that the shape is handy for applying blush and/or contour powder. And I agree with both of those things. The hairs are synthetic but they are very soft and smooth. The angled shape of the brush works great for applying the product on the cheek area.
Something that surprised me about the shape is that the brush is rather flat and that the tips of the hairs are pretty straight-cut as well. Somehow I expected the hairs to be a little bit more rounded at the bottom. Because of this it’s more dense than it is fluffy. Most blush brushes are exactly the opposite of that so I don’t really get what Dior was trying to do with this. Anyway, because it is more dense it does apply more product than a more fluffy brush would. It’s also more concentrated and precise, which makes it perfect for applying bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks as well.
What I do really like about the fact that it’s more dense than most of my more fluffy blush brushes is that my blush or bronzer comes out more pigmented. Somehow I always have the problem that I apply too little product when it comes to blush and bronzer. More often than not I do my makeup in the dark and I try to be very light handed to make sure I don’t end up looking like a clown. However, instead of looking like a clown I end up looking dead because my blush or bronzer doesn’t shower up at all. This brush helps me to get that problem solved. It does apply more than a usual brush but not too much. It’s the perfect amount. Enough for it to actually make a difference, but not too much in a way it makes you look clownesque.
In terms of shedding I’m pretty impressed by this brush. It actually doesn’t shed hairs at all. So far I have washed it a couple of times and I’ve used it everyday since I got it and nothing has happened to it in terms of that. Therefore I’m pretty sure that this brush is going to last a long, long time. A good brush is definitely worth the investment. It will last you a lifetime!
All in all I’m really happy with my new Dior Backstage Blush Brush. It’s definitely different than I expected. It’s way less fluffy and rounded than I thought and the hairs are made out of different materials than I expected. However, that doesn’t make it less of an amazing brush. I think it’s a very proper brush, made out of high-quality material. The shape works great for me for applying both blush and bronzer. It’s very precise and dense and therefore it gets the job done in a second. It is a very expensive piece, but I think it’s worth it if you really want a blush brush for life!
With that being said it’s time to end today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading this review and be sure to let me know what you think of this brush and whether or not you’d want a brush like this in your collection!