Review: Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush

by Paris B on · 27 comments

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We love the Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush, yes we do! icon biggrin Review: Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush That about sums up how I feel about the powder brush in a nutshell. Now, onto slightly more detailed thoughts.

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The Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush is available at Target stores or Target.com and only available in the USA. Mine came courtesy of a good gal pal to whom I am eternally grateful for getting these for me.

I love how the handle of the brush is curved. It allows it to fit nicely in your palm although I’d have preferred if it was slightly thicker so it fits better. The brush head is full and oh! so soft! I cannot quite describe how soft it is, but if you can imagine airy cotton wool on a brush, this is it.

A problem I have had with soft brushes is that they don’t pick up powder well, but the Sonia Kashuk powder brush manages to be both soft AND useable! I used it to apply my Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose powder and it applied like a charm. It picked up the powder nicely and deposited the powder evenly on the skin. And did I mention how soft it felt going on the skin? icon smile Review: Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush

I also tried using this brush with my Meteorites Illuminating Pressed Powder and Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick. It picks up just the right amount of powder so you don’t end up looking like a disco ball. That’s nice because another powder brush I own by Tony & Tina (its also awesome but discontinued) is very dense so does not work with such highlighting powders. I also used the Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush with some blushes and found that it actually works quite well as a blush brush too, although the head is a little too big for that. It worked especially well with more pigmented blushes because it picks up less color than a dense brush would. However due to its size I work it mostly with the lighter colours for an all over sweep of color.

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The powder brush is large though – large and fluffy. It fits into the palm of my hand and then some!

I love the Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush but although US$19.99 is cheap by US standards, at an approximate exchange rate price of RM72 its not terribly cheap by Malaysian standards. Still, I’d still say its an excellent buy if you can get your hands on it. I do have one little gripe. When I washed the brush before use, it smelt rather like wet dog. icon sad Review: Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush The smell went off after a couple more washings, but yeah that’s a bit of a gripe.

Pros: Super soft, applies powder well, cheap by USA standards

Cons: Not available in Malaysia, not cheap by Malaysian standards, smells a bit like wet dog at first few washes

[rating:4.5/5]

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Monstro January 12, 2009 at 11:41 am

This sounds lovely! May have to get my sis to bring it back for me :-)

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ParisB January 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Hiya Monstro: yes yes you need it! LOL

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Nikki January 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

It is indeed not so cheap for Philippine standard too! But cheaper compared to MAC on all countries! lol

Thanks for the review, Sonia Kashuk brushes are my next lemming actually!!!! But I do have enough brushes and I felt bad for wanting more! *focus nikki focus!*

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ParisB January 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Hiya Nikki: Not cheap for most of us, but its really really nice. I have a ton of brushes too and more coming soon! You’ll see what I mean LOL…

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plue
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January 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm

ah~ lovely brush!
but i got so many brushes, how? :P

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ParisB January 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Hey Plue: Never mind, so have I! Haha…

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Gloria January 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I normally get the white handle ones since they are a few dollars cheaper, but after reading your reviews as well as Karen’s reviews (makeupandbeautyblog.com), Ill def. pick up these black curved handle ones on my next Target trip. Going to Target is such a headache since it’s usually so busy, and I have the hardest time resisting putting the entire store in my cart. Everything you’ll never need or want is there!!

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ParisB January 12, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Hi Gloria: Thanks for dropping by. I was swayed by Karen’s reviews too and I’m so happy I got this one! I wish we had a Target but friends are my only way to go. :)

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beetrice January 12, 2009 at 2:28 pm

ah, i recognise the flower! ;) the brush looks fab, but the price? *choke* I think I’ve gotten too many brushes already… :(

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ParisB January 12, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Hiya Beetrice: Ya the price isn’t good for us here in Malaysia but its awesome for those in the USA! I too have too many brushes but heck :P

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KS January 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Hey babe, have u thought of trying the Eco-tools brushes?? There are really good reviews on Musingsofamuse, atouchofblusher and MUA. Makes me want it really bad!

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ParisB January 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Hiya KS: Yes I have thought of Ecotools, but similar to Sonia Kashuk I can’t find a way to get hold of them :( I’ll see if I can get my friend to help but I’d hate to trouble her again for more brushes! If I get them I’ll be sure to write about them.

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KS January 12, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Hey ParisB… I know drugstore.com do sell the brushes individually, though I am more interested in the brush set, which I know is sold on Amazon.com and Target.com. There are plenty of sprees for drugstore.com (at least in Singapore) and Amazon.com ships internationally. :) They are also available at Superdrug in UK, though at more expensive prices, but the pound is weak now. :)

Hope this helps!

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ParisB January 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Hey KS: Thanks for the heads up. The funny thing is that Amazon does not ship to Malaysia! Boo! :( Its just not as easy for us here in M’sia to get stuff from the US I guess. Still, if you do get it, do drop me a line to tell me how you love it :)

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XW April 22, 2010 at 10:36 am

Just to let you know, Amazon.com does ship to Malaysia now. They also sell ecotools product now.

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ParisB April 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

Ecotools can be purchased in Malaysia now at Shins stores. Amazon itself may ship to Malaysia but it depends on the individual retailers’ shipping policies. As an example, Amazon does not ship Sonia Kashuk brushes internationally because Target does not.

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Ms. Blacklace January 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

Keep it safe with a brush guard!

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ParisB January 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Hi Ms. Blacklace: Or cut out all the protective nets from the CNY oranges ;)

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Connie January 13, 2009 at 1:43 am

ooh! I’ve heard a lot about Sonia Kashuk brushes! I’m still waiting for a Target spree.

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ParisB January 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Hi Conne: The 2 I have tried are awesome!

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giddy tigress
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January 13, 2009 at 8:08 am

I didn’t get this but I tried its softness a few weeks back when I saw it at an obscure Target store, and man, was it soft to the touch!

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ParisB January 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Hiya giddy tigress: Its wonderful isn’t it? And it works too which is what’s important!

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rinnah
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January 13, 2009 at 8:41 am

I think one of these days I’ll eventually be swayed into becoming a brush convert. Hehehe. :D

p.s. The part about the wet dog smell was awfully funny though! *grin*

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ParisB January 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Hi Rinnah: To have nice makeup you need good brushes :) We’ll convert you yet!

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Tine
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January 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Hee hee, wet dog :P Sorry, that just tickled me to no end.

I want a Sonia Kashuk brush!! Why couldn’t they bring this to Australia? *grumble*

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