So the Make Up For Ever 122 Blending Powder Brush* is by far the most expensive brush I’ve ever owned. I’m relatively new to makeup and I figured I’d start with something basic which has mainly been from ELF although I do own a few Sonia Kashuk ones from Target as well. They do the job fine, but I had never experienced a high end makeup brush until now. The result is quite dangerous.
I can’t even begin to explain how soft the bristles on the Make Up For Ever 122 Blending Powder Brush are. It’s seriously like rubbing a rabbit’s foot on your face, while being 100% synthetic. The bristles are a mix of straight and wavy hairs that replicate natural hairs.
I use Make Up For Ever 122 Blending Powder Brush for powders, but it can also be used for liquid foundation. It gives you light, even coverage for “the airbrush effect”. It’s does a great job picking up powder, which is why I use it in my FOTD look here. I find that it’s a very gentle brush and it is quite flexible as the bristles move with the contours of your face. It’s not a brush for an immediate heavy amount of product, but it can be used for layering if you want to add a bit more which is what I sometimes do. I much prefer it that way because I’m generally looking for a very natural makeup look and I think this MUFE brush helps prevent my makeup from caking on.
Each of the Make Up Forever Artisan brushes were launched in September and making them requires 25 stages, during which they are checked by 30 people. That seems like a lot, but you can tell in the end result. They also have a special end to the wooden handle that is slanted which is supposed to be useful for false lash application although I don’t wear them so I haven’t tested it.
I’ve been using my Make Up For Ever 122 Blending Powder Brush for about a month and I am honestly quite obsessed with it. It is gorgeous and it applies my powders perfectly. The only thing that makes me sad is that given the price tag (This one is $55 CAN) I’m not sure how many more will be finding a home in a collection. That said the eye brushes are all around $20 which is very similar to Mac prices.
If you’re looking for a wonderful, quality, makeup brush and are able to spend the money for high end, I definitely recommend checking the MUFE brushes, especially the Make Up For Ever 122 Blending Powder Brush.
Do you have a favourite makeup brush? Now you know what mine is, let me know yours!