I don’t know about you but I am very particular with my makeup brushes. I have several different type, size and shape brushes for one section of my face. That is because I go through phases with makeup brushes just like how I go through phases with makeup products. One day I may like flat foundation brush, the next week I’m feeling flat top kabuki, the following week duo fibre brush and so on. Lately I’m on a beauty shopping diet. That means I have to do “stash” shopping. I probably had own this Breena Beauty Face Luxe Brush (thank you Breena Beauty for sending this!) for a few months now and all along I’ve been using it only for finishing powder as I learnt that the brush is the best brush for powder and it give an airbrush finishing.
It all went well until last week. I was in a rush to do my makeup (what’s new) and this brush was calling out for my name. I reach out for it thinking it’s a huge brush so I can get my base makeup down in a few minutes. It’s a good thing I washed it the week before. All hell break loose because this brush is THE best brush for liquid foundation! Ignore every brush you had, your HG brush, your most reached brush as this Face Luxe Brush is about to change your life. It changed mine.
First of all, this brush is actually the brainchild behind blogger Sabrina Tajudin. It is their first debut brush and they are currently coming out with more brushes so do lookout for it at Breena Beauty website, aight? The Face Luxe Brush is huge and heavy. It does give this luxe feel to it due to the (1) weight, (2) the rose gold ferrule, and (3) the white handle.
Now, Breena Beauty Face Luxe Brush was created in mind to be a multi-tasking brush for an airbrush powder application as well as for liquid formula products. It is recommended for the buffing or padding motion. The main feature of the brush I believe is the hugeeee dome shape duo-fibre like brush top. The bristles are made from 100% synthetic material so it is absolutely cruelty-free and suitable for our Muslim friends.
For me I like the size, the softness of the bristles and most importantly, I can easily blend out any cakeyness or harsh line due to overusing foundation. I like my base makeup to be matte so foundation tend to be cakey on me during application. This brush solved the issue for me. All I need to do is to swirl the brush several time to blend it out. To show you how fast my foundation routine is, here’s a video of me getting ready yesterday morning using Diorskin Star Studio Makeup Spectacular Brightening Weightless Perfection Foundation. Phew! That’s a mouthful! No fancy schmancy makeup. I only used up 1 minutes 16 seconds including foundation mixing on my MAKE UP FOR EVER Flat Steele Palette 😀
Because this brush is so densely packed, I find that application starts to get wonky after 2-usage so I always wash mine after just 2 use. However it really depends on each individual. You may use lesser product than me or you buff lesser than me. As for me I know I have to wash it after 2 use. I go very generous with foundation as I’m trying to use up my existing foundation so that I can buy new one. Yeap, the itch to shop for foundation is unbearable 😛 . With such a huge brush, you must be thinking it’s going to be hard to wash, isn’t it? Well, not really. I find deep cleansing the brush is not as hard as I thought it would be if I follow my 3 Makeup Brush Deep Cleansing Steps 🙂 . Follow the 3-simple steps from the link provided and you’ll be fine.
If I have to name something I don’t like about the brush, that would be the cracks on the handle. I had dropped it probably one to two times and the handle are showing some sexy crack lines. It’s understandable as the handle is made from plastic. Other than that I can’t think of anything that I don’t like. It is able to stand on it’s own, it doesn’t shed at all so what’s not to love? Major love <3 The bad news is, the Face Luxe Brush is currently sold out and Breena Beauty is in the midst of reproducing. It will take some time so keep an eye on their website 😀
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.