A Major Development in Foundation Application!
What It Is: DOLL 10 blendSMART Rotating Makeup Brush System ($69 @ qvc.com, dermstore.com) – The first and only automatic makeup brush that offers a flawlessly, even makeup application. With its patent pending design, Doll 10 blendSMART rotates 360 degrees to deliver 190 revolutions per minute for complete, even and natural looking coverage in a snap. Perfect for beginners and professional artists alike. *update - this is now known as just blendSMART and not Doll 10 blendSMART.
Your box comes with:
- blendSMART Rotating Foundation Brush
- Universal Foundation Brush Head #1
- CR123A 3V lithium battery
Want to find out my thoughts? Click the below link!
When I first heard of this I thought, “ok, is this one really necessary?” I mean, how fast do you need to have a brush move to apply foundation?? I can understand the benefit when it comes to cleaning the skin but I tried to keep an open mind with this one.
They say this can be used with liquids, creams and powders, wait, what? Powder foundation and this brush? I’ll have to try that at some point but I did try it with this foundation and this one that I’ve been alternating between.
I’ve only recently had success with just using a makeup brush with liquid foundation and I’m guessing it’s partly because of the stippling bristles. This blendSMART one so looked like the one from Bare Escentuals that I had to do a side-by-side!
I found that the best way to use this brush is to dab a small amount of your foundation on each cheek, chin and forehead and then apply the brush and work it in. And since the brush is moving in a circular motion, they recommend moving the brush back-and-forth and up-and-down, not circular. That will take a little getting used to since that’s what I’ve always done when using a brush to apply foundations.
So did I feel this gave me a flawless look? I’d give this a B+ overall. My skin did look really nice after using this but I’m not sure it’s a necessary tool to have in your beauty arsenal. It could grow on me as I use it more … or not. Will let you know!
And here is a short video I shot so you could hear how it sounds. It's a tad loud compared to other devices but not too annoying.
Are you intrigued by this new technology?
Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.