It's been years since I tried anything from Mary Kay! A couple of weeks back, I received a brush, loose powder, and mirror compact from the brand. I fell in like with all of them, especially since they are beautifully packaged, effective, and inexpensive. Today I'll quickly talk about the Mary Kay Cheek Brush, a beautiful brush that can be used for both blushes and powders.
This brush is made of soft animal hair. It's dense enough to blend loose powder effectively, but not so dense that it becomes too stiff to apply blush properly. This is generally good at packing color and blending it. I always love having brushes that can be used two or more ways! Saves me time from trying to pick out my next tool.
The bristles are soft but they looked frizzy after only one wash. You MUST use a brush guard to keep the hair in shape, or else it'll frizz out all the way. The brush also bled a bit of dark dye while I was washingi it.
I know it's not pretty to look at, but fortunately the wayward hairs do not adversely affect the application
I like the matte black wooden handle and the metal ferrule. It looks expensive, yet it doesn't really cost much. I'm trying to find the price right now, however, it seems that this brush is part of a set. The set has five brushes (eyeshadow, blending, blush, powder, spoolie) and retails for P2,200 from your Mary Kay representative. I'm still trying to find out if MK sells this individually!
Overall, the Mary Kay Cheek Brush is a nice tool to have if you're a beginner. It's basic and does what it's supposed to do, although you do have to take extra care in washing and storing it. The brush is also a bit hard to find if you don't know anyone selling Mary Kay. You can reach MK here though for inquiries:
Contact a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant or call 859-MARY.
(PS Copied the contact info from Eula. Read her post on the loose powder, I agree with her review. ;) Hi Eula!