So, a few days ago, I swung by Sephora with two of my friends (just intending to introduce them to a few brands and powder their noses before we went out to dinner) and ended up walking out with the Sephora Professionnel Platinum Airbrush 55. I’d previously owned this brush, but could never get the hang of it, and gave it to a friend when he became interested in makeup for himself.
The first day using this, my foundation was thin, blotchy, and disappeared in a few hours. I was mortified (fortunately, it was a short day for me!) Determined not give up however (I’d seen what it could do on others; it also has a nearly perfect rating on Sephora’s website, which almost never happens), I kept at it, and now, four days later, I think I’ve finally figured out the nuances of successfully employing this fantastic tool. It’s replaced my Sigma F80 as my favorite brush for foundation (though I never would have though it from the first few days’ results!)
I’ve typically found that it takes me anywhere from three days to a week to figure a new brush out (especially one that’s nonstandard), and if I haven’t by that point, then it’s just not for me.