February 22, 2010

Beauty on a Budget: Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush Review

You’re simply gagging to own a MAC 224 so you can get in on all that window wiping motion blending that everyone else is up on. But…you really can’t afford to shell out $28 bucks GASP!

Now what?

You get yourself a Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush for $3.99 at Target and call it a day dude.


It’s not MAC but it’s the next best thing at $4 bucks. The Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush has a pointed, fluffy head with a slim handle that totally blends a treat plus it saves you near $24 bucks as that MAC brush will set you back 6 times the amount of this guy.

I like the brush alot actually. Mind you it’s not MAC but it works nicely. The bristles aren’t particularly soft but they manage to blend shadow nicely into the crease. I like the skinner handle of the brush which fits my between my fingers nicely and seems to give me more control over my blending technique. The bristles split a little after a few uses so it looks like an old man with his hair standing up all over the place but it’s nothing too bad and with proper cleaning and a reshape you’ll be a ok for your next application.

For the price you can’t beat it particularly if you don’t have near $30 to shell out for MAC’s version or another higher end blending brush.

Snag it at Target.

Loves it!

Muse Approval for the budget friendly beauty users out there!

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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  • Marsha

    I LOVE sonia kashuk brushes. I especially love this brush. Its’ not MAC but it does the job.

  • jackieg02

    I love Sonia Kashuk brushes. I prefer the MAC version to this one, but there is another SK brush similar to the 226 (I believe, its the more pointed crease brush). Now that one, is wonderful IMO.

  • Johanna

    I have this brush and I love it! I use it mostly to apply a light dusting of MAC Amber Lights eyeshadow and it works great for that purpose.

  • pinkcrow

    The Studio Tools blender is even cheaper ($2.99 at Target), and a better brush to boot! But best of all is the Revlon version ($7). That thing is amazing. Found out about it from a Wayne Goss vid on YT. Gotta love a good cheap brush!

    • the Muse

      hey pinkcrow how are you? long time no speak! Thanks for the heads up must go have a lookiee at both!