Brushed With Greatness Project
These two brushes from Pout are not just pretty to look at, but they are well-crafted and perfectly shaped to perform the makeup tasks for which they were designed. This is another example of a company doing exceptionally well in one particular category of brushes, this time for application of products for the face.
The foundation brush has a densely packed synthetic-bristle head, with a long taper and a domed tip. What I like best about this brush is that it does not separate into pointy sections like some other foundation brushes I've tried (Paula Dorf's for example) -- this helps to prevent streaking, and gives a more even application of liquid foundation. I haven't tried the brush with cream foundation yet, but I will. I tend to use my fingers for applying foundation most of the time, but if any foundation brush can help me to apply more evenly, this is the one. It takes practice to learn to use a foundation brush, and I'm still practicing.
The blush brush is almost as large as a powder brush. It's so incredibly soft! The ferrule is flat, but the bristles are thickly packed and have a wide, gentle splay. The dome shape is finely tapered and the tips are soft and lush.
I don't use this brush for highly-pigmented blushes, because it's almost too big for my cheeks. I use it for pale blushes such as NARS Oasis, or Chanel Winter Shimmer, both of which aren't really blushes, but more like highlighter-blushes. This brush is also great for applying overall shimmer in loose form, such as Prescriptives Magic loose powder. And just in case I've over-applied a blush, this brush is great for evening out and blending, too.
Oh, and did I mention how pretty these brushes are?
Disclaimer: These products were purchased by the reviewer, Cavewoman