No. 7 Finishing Brush
This dense brush, with its squat handle, is slightly taller than a traditional kabuki brush, but it's just as round and fluffy. The big difference is the longer, weighted handle, which makes this easier to use than a kabuki. While impressively dense, the flat shape means that it works best for blending out foundation or adding a finishing touch of powder. In total, a beautiful, and beautifully soft, Taklon-hair (acrylic fiber) brush!
- Densely packed, tightly fastened hair doesn't shed.
- Weighted metal handle affords expert control during application.
- Sleek design is attractive and modern.
- Well-cut, flattened shape can be used for foundation or powder.
- Synthetic hair won't absorb liquid foundation.
- Hair feels luxuriously soft.
- Maintained properly, this brush will last for years.
Hourglass Cosmetics bills itself as luxury performance makeup, and for the most part that description is apt. The luxury aspect is apparent in the brand's packaging, which evokes sophistication and glamour. As for what's inside, while not every Hourglass product is a blockbuster, it has a number of strong products in its lineup, particularly its Ambient Lighting collection of powder makeup products. There are also some standout options for lip colors, and its Veil Fluid Makeup Oil SPF 15 foundation is a blogger and Beautypedia favorite for good reason (you can find out exactly why in our individual review). Hourglass does offer a small selection of skincare, but when it comes to this brand makeup is truly where its strengths lie.
For more information about Hourglass Cosmetics, visit www.hourglasscosmetics.com or call 310-392-7799.
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