Back in Warsaw I went to Sephora quite often. One time I asked one of the sales ladies there to apply a foundation to my face that I wanted to buy and that’s exactly what she did. She applied it with a brush that felt so incredibly nice and soft on my skin, I had to ask which one it was and I ended up buying it. It’s the Sephora 45 Multitasker Complexion Brush. After using it myself for a while I feel like it’s about time for me to review it. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off by talking about the design of the brush. The brush has a very sleek design and a very Sephora-like design if that makes any sense. It’s almost completely black. The only thing that isn’t black is the top part of the bristles. The black gives it a very sleek look and makes it look very professional. The handle itself is pretty thick and therefore really nice to hold. On one side of the handle it says what brush it is, and on the other side it says ‘Sephora’ in shiny black letters. It’s very minimalistic. The brush overall isn’t very long, but it has exactly the right size. I like it!
Having said that, let’s focus on the hairs of the brush, which, to me, is the most important part. According to Sephora this brush has flexible synthetic hairs that adapt to all types of foundation. I have to say that I’m not that well informed about hair types when it comes to makeup brushes, I know some brushes have synthetic hairs and some have real hairs, but that’s it. What I do know is that the hairs indeed are very flexible. They’re also really soft and it feels extremely nice on the skin.
Sephora 45 Multitasker Complexion Brush – €17,95
Sephora also has something to say about the shape of the brush. They say that the rounded shape and the specific density make it possible to make circular movements and apply the foundation with a natural finish. They also say that the synthetic hairs make it easier to pick up and mix heavier textures and that it can be used for all types or textures thanks to the quality of its hairs.
So, overall we can conclude that Sephora is pretty proud of this brush and they claim that it’s perfect for all types or foundation (cream, powder, liquid) and that it has the best hairs ever. I have to admit that I’m incredibly picky when it comes to the brushes I apply my foundation with, but the fact that I liked it so much already in store does mean a lot for me.
One thing I think is really important when it comes to foundation brushes it that the hairs are flexible, but not too flexible. They should really buff the foundation into your skin rather than pet it, if that makes any sense at all. What I’m trying to say is that when the hairs are too flexible, it doesn’t really buff the foundation into your skin, it just touches it and moves it around a little. And this factor, getting the flexibility of the hairs just right, is what makes a lot of foundation brushes bad for me. Most are too flexible.
And even though this one is on the more flexible side, it’s still okay. It’s not far away from being too flexible, but it’s just right. The hairs do manage to buff the foundation into my skin just right, but if I’d be using a very thick and heavy foundation I’m not sure whether or not this would get the job done so well either. But let’s be honest, most of my foundations aren’t that thick and if I do use a thicker foundation I always prefer to use a Beautyblender anyway, so I don’t think it’s that bad that this brush doesn’t really work that well for that.
Another thing I think is rather important quality of a makeup brush is how it applies it. A con of using brushes for foundation could be that it makes the foundation look a little streaky. I feel like this doesn’t do that at all. The reason why it doesn’t is because all of the bristles have the same length and because they are too soft to do that. When you use this brush it feels like you’re moving a pillow all over your face and there is no way that a pillow can make your foundation streaky.
Aside from streakiness it’s also important that the brush doesn’t eat up too much product and that it applies the foundation with enough coverage. In my experience brushes are better if you really want a lot of coverage because they don’t soak up too much of the product. Sometimes this does result in a bit of a cake face, but with this brush that’s not the case. It is a relatively dense brush, but it’s not too dense either. It’s capable of creating that really pretty high-coverage yet flawless finish because of it. And that’s definitely a look I’m going for.
How much coverage you can get out of your foundation doesn’t just depend on the brush itself but also on how you use the brush. If you first use dabbing motions to spread the foundation across the face and really cover up the areas that you want to, and finish with circular motions to really buff it in, you will get pretty full coverage. However, if you’re smearing the products across your face this brush won’t give you the amount of coverage you might want to, so that’s also something to keep in mind.
Overall I just really think that this brush is absolutely incredible. I knew it from the moment it touched my skin and I’m really glad I didn’t change my mind about it after trying it myself. The whole design is pretty and professional looking and the bristles are just perfect. It’s a very high quality brush and it’s also very multifunctional. In my opinion a brush like this definitely is a staple in your brush collection if you’re really into makeup. Therefore I highly recommend giving it a try if you’re looking for the perfect complexion brush!
And that concludes today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this brush and also let me know which brush is your favourite for applying foundation!