May 12, 2016

MUA Makeup Academy Convinced Me To Stop Applying Concealer With My Fingers

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

MUA Makeup Academy Pro Double Ended Foundation & Concealer Brush

I recently got a press sample of the MUA Makeup Academy Pro Double Ended Foundation & Concealer Brush ($14) that’s available at CVS for purchase and I started using it to apply my concealer. I have a serious long term relationship with my Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 but in most cases I revert to applying my concealer and foundation with my fingers.

Sorry!? I just find fingers are easier and I have more control when blending!

But I recently started using the MUA Makeup Academy Pro Double Ended Foundation & Concealer Brush and maybe it convinced me to stop applying concealer with my fingers.

The MUA Makeup Academy Pro Double Ended Foundation & Concealer Brush is never going to replace my Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 but if you’re looking for a cheaper option the MUA brush might just fit the bill. This is especially the case since CVS carries MUA and you can get some good deals on the line during sales.

The brush has two sides and was created for both foundation and concealer use but I actually just use for application of concealer under my eyes. It’s a lighter brush with dense synthetic fibers. I wouldn’t say the bristles are the softest in the world but for concealer work I don’t mind the density. I had one minor issue with shedding as there was one long bristle that I had to pull out but aside from that no problems! I’ve also cleaned cream foundation from the brush very easily with the help of the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette without shedding issues. It cleans up nicely and it retains it shape just fine. I always worry how synthetic brushes will wash ad some fall apart of even lose their shape after cleansing but I had no such issues with this brush. The handle is pretty light but well made and the brush heads are not loose.

MUA Makeup Academy

MUA Pro Double Ended Foundation & Concealer Brush

One side of the brush has a pointed foundation side and the other a fluffier, smaller concealer brush. You can apply concealer with the longer, pointed brush and buff setting powder gently under eyes with the fluffier side. Or if you’re dealing with thicker concealer you can use the pointed side to apply and blend to a smoother finish using the smaller side. Either way, the brush works well at laying down concealer and buffing it to a smooth, seamless finish!

Like I said, it won’t replace my fingers nor my beloved Sephora #57 but those seeking a cheaper concealer slash foundation brush this is a handy one to have around!

Grab it now at CVS or CVS.com.

Do you own any MUA Makeup Brushes?

How do you feel about the line?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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