This is a quick review of the Sephora Pro Flawless Light Powder Brush #50 ($38). Sometimes while testing products as Sephora, I’ve asked the makeup artists to borrow a brush. Each time that I’ve borrowed this Sephora #50, I’ve admired its easy of use and excellent results. For example, I’ve used it with Laura Mercier’s Ritual Baked Bronzer ($36), and loved, loved, loved the results.
Designed for the light application of powder products, I’ve also found this brush useful for highly pigmented blushes and bronzers. For the $38 price tag, I’m really impressed. The Sephora #50 is replacing my Bobbi Brown Blush Brush ($54), which is sold at a higher price point and is now suffering from a loose ferrule.
The Sephora #50 bristles are medium firm, and disperse at the ends to allow for a softer, flattering application of powders.
Although some might use this for an all-over face powder, I think the size and shape work better for blushes and highly pigmented bronzers.
At $38, the Sephora #50 brush is a well-designed brush at a decent price. It’s one of those purchases that I put off and off, thinking that it was not special enough. Well, it’s true that it is not limited edition or flashy, but I find that workhorses like this are worth their price because they really make application easier, better, and more fun.