I use only one blusher brush and have done so for the past couple of years. I like to use my own blusher and make up brushes and tend not to use the ones which come with the blushers themselves as I always find them quite impossible to use and just too small – the brush and the handle. The one I use at the moment is a Cosmopolitan blusher brush and it’s retractable. This cost me £5.99 when I bought it though I know it’s gone up a pound or so in price since then.
I like this brush for a number of reasons and I’ll mention them now, though these are not in order of preference. The brush hair itself is so incredibly soft and it’s made from goat’s hair. It’s soft and delicate though incredibly strong. Even when this brush was brand new, I can honestly say that I didn’t find one single hair that fell out. This is unusual in a new make up brush, as normally a few will drop out the first time the brush is used. It washes well in warm soapy water and dries quickly. After every single wash, the goat hair bristles fall back exactly into the right shape.
The casing of the brush is made of heavy duty white plastic and has the Cosmopolitan logo down the side in red writing. It looks modern and quite funky and eye catching. The brush head itself retracts right into the white casing to protect the bristles and then I just clip the top back on. Having a top to the blusher brush means that the bristles don’t get damaged or dented in my make up bag and also any excess blusher left on the brush doesn’t fall off onto anything else inside my make up bag. It’s been great when I’ve taken it away with me for weekends of longer family holidays and it’s a good size and nice and compact for popping into my handbag if I need to touch up my make up at any time.
The brush manages to pick up the right amount of blusher every time and even if I am a little bit heavy handed or slightly distracted whilst I am applying the blusher to the brush, the brush never seems to get overloaded. The blusher glides onto my cheeks nicely as the goat hair is so soft and delicate and it leaves no heavy application lines. The blusher looks natural and the brush allows me to achieve a really professional finish as I can build up the exact amount I want to apply quickly and easily.
I’m really pleased with this brush as I feel it’s excellent quality and very well made and obviously hard wearing and durable as a product. I really can’t imagine using any other sort of blusher brush right now and I’m happy with my purchase. I highly recommend it.
Portable brush for anytime, any place application / This space saving Cosmopolitan Beauty Expert Perfect Finish Retractable Blush Brush is gorgeous to look at and functional to use, creating a flawless finish every time / Cosmopolitan beauty team tips: 'Make your brushes last the distance by cleaning them monthly / Wash them in lukewarm water using your regular shampoo / Rinse in cold water and squeeze out excess water with a towel, reshape bristles and lie them flat to dry / ' / Directions for use: Pick up just enough blusher onto the Cosmopolitan Beauty Expert Perfect Finish Retractable Blush Brush and starting from the bottom of the cheekbone, use gentle outward and upward strokes to blend the make-up / Can also be used to dust powder over face to set make-up /