I used to have no special foundation brushes. Once it happened that I stopped using my fingers to apply foundation and swapped on sponges. Then I bought a BeautyBlender.
And I can’t say that there was something wrong with it. I was pretty delighted with the BeutyBlender and the results it showed on my skin. But if you are a girl you probably know that sometimes it happens that you desperately need to try out something new, no matter what it actually is, clothes or anything else. And since I was really hooked on a cosmetic e-shop, I decided to try the Cailyn O! Wow Brush
The price was rather high, but since I had a gift certificate, I got the product cheaper. And that price was rather okay for the legend, you know.
◘ The brush is very unusual. It has a self-standing handle with a thin “neck” and a protecting cap. It looks like a Stormtrooper from Star Wars.
◘ The brush head isn’t big and it might seem to be too small to apply foundation all over the face. But in reality nothing of that kind ever happens with it. The brush literally glides over my face reaching all those difficult to get areas like the nose and under eyes.
◘ Oh my God! If only you could see (I mean touch) these bristles. They are fantastic and super soft ♥ They aren’t just soft they are also very thick. Sometimes I just take the brush out to touch it, as it’s so pleasant when the brush touches my hand. ♥ I’m not a psychic, aren't I?
♦ Let’s have a look at the O! Wow Brush in action ♦
◘ Foundation application - easy-breezy. I take some foundation out of the bottle and apply it in dots around my face. Using circular motions I apply it all over my face. The coverage looks thin but still it looks thicker than the coverage that BeautyBlender provides me. And this is the reason why I love this brush so much. The blemish coverage is superb and that’s a huge advantage!
◘ It’s definitely the best tool to apply a concealer! For a long time I couldn’t tame my MAC Pro-longwear Cache-cernes concealer. But with this brush there are no problems with it anymore. I apply this concealer with a q-tip and then dab it blending it out all over my under eye area. The pointed tip of the brush is just perfect for this area. ♥
◘ This brush also performs well with dry products. The first thing you need to do is to wipe the brush with a cotton pad or a tissue from foundation and concealer residue.
Then I apply some contour makeup which is Taupe shade by NYX blush and then some Mary-Lou highlighter over it. The small brush is fine to contour cheekbones, as it’s just of the right shape and size to create natural-looking shadow.
♣ Cleaning ♣
After using the brush looks the following way:
Thanks to the thick packed bristles the products don’t get to the inside of the brush much and I have no problems with cleaning the brush at all. I prefer using this silicone brush to cleanse all my brushes with.
After washing, the brush looks brand new and totally dries out very quickly, within 5-6 hours. О_о
The bottom line:
It’s difficult for me to find fault with this brush It’s just ideal to apply almost every product from your makeup bag! The price isn’t pleasant though, but comparing with a BeautyBlender’s price tag this brush will work for you way longer. Invest in your future wisely
Thanks for your attention, beauties!