Christmas is just over 30 days away. By the time Thanksgiving is over, it’s going to be time to jump into holiday shopping. I will have numerous posts about great gift ideas– most of them will not be products I have had the opportunity to check out. Those that I do will get special attention, like the Michael Todd SonicBLEND makeup brush.
Disclosure: I am reviewing this product as part of Tomoson.com promotion. I was provided the product in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. The product allows me to be authentic in reviewing it, but in no way affects the authenticity of my review.
If you are thinking you want to give one as a holiday gift, that’s a great idea. Read this review for the scoop to make sure you have made the right gift choice. This Michael Todd #SonicBLEND is a beauty tool that delivers an air-brushed type of finish to makeup (foundation, powder, blush) without the airbrush. This is a smart little device for someone who is makeup-savvy and wants to not only speed up the application process but also improve the application itself.
What is SonicBLEND?
SonicBLEND is the world’s first antimicrobial, sonic-powered makeup brush that now flawlessly and effortlessly blends your foundations (liquids to powders) into your skin with just a few swift motions.
The biggest issue for women who use foundation (powder, cream or liquid) is that foundation doesn’t always go on smoothly. It’s common to find “skips” in the application depending on the type of foundation which results in caking, streaky color and texture. It requires time,patience and a good makeup brush or sponge to get a decent foundation application.
Now you can get a flawless foundation swiftly with this cool device in a fraction of the time! It even works with applying highlighter, blush, contour and powder, in separate applications of each product. This device head rotates or spins up to 400 times per second depending on the speed level you choose on the device. The 3 levels give you control over how fast the product goes on as well as how buffed out it is.
The brush head is antimicrobial which means it inhibits the growth of microorganisms so it’s very safe to use for several days. (Me being me, I like to wash brush heads after 3-4 days use.)
When I tried this device, it took a few attempts to get used to the first level of speed. Once I got comfortable with that level, the transition to the faster speeds took less time. The beauty of this device isn’t just applying a product flawlessly. It’s what you get after you find that you messed up an application of something (liquid foundation or too much blush) and how fast this brush can smooth it out.The tool is contoured in an ergonomic fashion and it’s comfortable to hold in your hand. Unlike brushes that manage to “jump out of your hands” and go flying across the room, your hand will easily conform to this brush wand.
#SonicBlend gave me an “air-brush” type of finish when I applied liquid foundation. I also used compact foundation (cream) as well as some powders, illuminating powders and liquids and blush. I would suggest use lightly on the deeper tones (blush, contour) since you can layer on more color if you want more. It’s easier to build the color than try to blend it out.
The brush head is anti-microbial which means it prevents or delays the growth of micro-organisms. That means you can’t contaminate easily. However, do not share this tool. If “sharing” does occur in some fashion, make sure you take the head off and put it into warm water with brush friendly cleanser. Once it is clean, make sure it dries completely so that it doesn’t attract any caking or sticking of foundation to the bristles. The instruction booklet will help answer all your questions and tells you how to treat your device gently. Don’t lose that booklet!
Here’s what comes in the box when you receive it.
Cordless, rechargeable sonic brush handle
Antimicrobial makeup brush head
USB Charging Cable
1 year warranty
Here’s my device in process of charging.
The charging is pretty straight forward. I found that charging for 24 hours gave me over a week of play time with the brush. I say play because when I over-applied some eye shadow I took the edge of the brush and smoothed out the overwhelming color. That technique isn’t for beginners however so do work at becoming very proficient with this device before attempting to try that trick. I am impressed that it works so smoothly. There is no irritation on themore sensitive parts of your face (around the eyes) or dappling effects (uneven application of pigments). It’s smooth and even if you are applying it in a smooth and even movement. I believe Michael Todd Beauty has a real winner of a product here!
If you are obsessed with all things beauty or more specifically cosmetics, this is a product you would find useful in achieving a “brushed look” that is flawless, smooth and gives you a “no makeup” look. It almost sounds too good to be true. I took a number of before/after photos and if you knew where to look in the photos, the differences are visible. The device would be useful particularly for that “red carpet” makeup look that you want to be subtle yet have concealer, foundation, blush, strobing and maybe some other contouring that you want to do but also not have it be visible. Most pros would tell you that they spend a lot of time blending and that average woman doesn’t spend enough time or effort blending to achieve that “no-makeup” makeup. This is one very smart tool that will give you that finished, polished look in very little time. For those who are hard to gift, this is a gift that works for just about anyone. The cost is $115 but it’s a gift that will keep giving for a very long time. (See the discount below!) SonicBLEND comes in different colors: pink, tortoise shell , and black. I am seeing white on the website but not sure since in checkout it only offers 3 colors and white is not offered as an option.
There is a discount code for this product. Use TNX40 and get 40% off the ENTIRE SITE! It’s part of the Thanksgiving weekend promotion that you can use right now!
There is another discount code here at this link, if you are reading this AFTER Thanksgiving weekend 2016!! DISCOUNTS ARE NOT STACKABLE!!
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I would like to thank Michael Todd for the opportunity to try this device. If you are a beauty junkie, you will love it!! If you are not “obsessed” with all things beauty, you too can learn how to use this device efficiently and learn why it’s a “MUST-HAVE” tool!
Disclosure: I am reviewing this product as part of Tomoson.com promotion. I was provided the product in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. The product allows me to be authentic in reviewing it, but in no way affects the authenticity of my review. In other words, my opinions are mine.
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