Along with the brush, I've picked up a few cheek colors that are dupes of some high end brands: NARS and MAC.
I've also included a mini tutorial on how to use the fiber optic brush for cream blush.
Read on for the reviews, swatches and tutorial.
When they say sample, they MEAN sample! There's very little product in the jar but sufficient for about 7-8 uses. All the mineral powders are finely milled but not necessarily a breeze to blend.
Mineral Glow in Cupid
= Dupe for MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Northern Lights
= Golden Bronze Pink Glow
= Gives that slight added glow but barely noticeable. I still prefer my MSF in Light Flush or even my e.l.f. Healthy Glow Powders (Sun Kissed, Luminance)
Sheer Blush in Enchanting
= Dupe for NARS Blush in Dolce Vita
= Deep Red/Brown Matte
= I fell in love with this color. Such a perfect night blush that makes the cheeks look chiseled. I'm thinking of getting the full sized jar for this shade. If it was an everyday blush I may not have to consider.
Sheer Blush in Lovelace
= Dupe for NARS Blush in Deep Throat
= Medium Apricot Shimmer
= Despite the sharp color in the pot, it gave pretty poor color payoff. Doesn't stay on too well either. *sighs* Rather disappointing really.
I don't have lemmings to get more blushers from Silk Naturals despite the tempting dupes. Quantity and pigmentation wise, I'm a bigger fan of Everyday Minerals blushers.
From this order, I was most excited about the iddy biddy Fiber Optic Blush Brush. It's really very teeny! I don't have a comparison picture but you can be assured that this brush is about three quarters of the MAC 188 in diameter. Side by side with my MAC 187SE, the length is slightly shorter making it great to travel with. The brush head is obviously much smaller. When it comes to the softness and density, it is very comparable to the 187SE.
During washing, there was just a few bristles that came out with a little bit of dye. No big. At least it behaves a lot better than the 187SE
This brush gives great percision to blush application with an airbrushed finish. However, if you're not the kind who would spend more than 2 minutes to apply your blush, you wouldn't like this brush. But if you're like me, you may just love this brush. I do admit though, that I wouldn't use this brush if I was in a hurry.
By the way, the brush is selling for USD5.99. That's a steal!
This is a great brush for applying cream blush since usually you'd need more control for it.
Dip the tip of the bristles into the cream blush. Get just enough product on the bristles. Distribute the color where you want it by stippling. After you've placed the color, you can start blending.