Testing out Clarisonic's new foundation brush
Clarisonic has released their new makeup brush attachment and I've been putting it to the test for the last week. It blends powders to an airbrush finish and my bareMinerals powder foundation has never looked better. Even powder blushes apply nicely on my skin with the new makeup attachment.
Cream foundations like Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation Stick need a little more time to blend into the skin but medium-full coverage foundations like the Milani's Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 also get blended to airbrush perfection with the Clarisonic.
Where the new makeup attachment falls short is with lightweight foundations like MAC Face & Body, Chanel CC Cream and even Armani's Luminous Silk foundation. Lightweight formulas took twice as long to blend versus the full-coverage formulas and powders. My liquid blush didn't stand a chance and got blended away to nothing so again, powders are where it's at.
The new Sonic Foundation Brush fits onto all Clarisonic devices and retail for $39.
It features handcrafted synthetic fibers.
It's anti-microbial and easy-to-clean with any brush shampoo.
Where it performed best: powder formulas! My powder foundation had never looked better!
Where I didn't like it: around my eyes! The bristles felt too rough and the oscillating motion was too intense around the gentle eye area.
Overall, if you prefer medium-full coverage makeup and powder formulas, you're probably gonna love this makeup attachment. Where it needs improvement is the fibers of the brush aren't as soft as the website claims so that's a bit of a letdown. Also, it's simple enough to blend the entire face with exception of the eye area which proved to be challenging and mildly uncomfortable. Finally, I wish it worked well on lightweight makeup formulas as well it does on powders. On the other hand, it blends powders to perfection!