Super Goat hair distributes bronzing powder naturally and effortlessly for a radiant glow.
NARS Bronzing Powder brush contains a fat chubby medium sized black handle with silver ferrule holding the dense round short bristles. This brush I find as a slightly bigger version of a typical kabuki brush with denser bristles & fat chubby handle for easier control & application of product.
I was looking for a denser & fluffier brush for seamlessly blending out all the products for final finish and for feather light touch ups of loose powder but the brush turned out exactly opposite. The saddle brown coloured short bristles are very compactly packed together lacking some fluffiness. They did felt a bit stiff in the first use or say beginning but got better with regular usage & washes. They are not the softest bristles but not scratchy either, certainly not velvety soft like a MAC or Inglot which surprised me quite a bit especially when the purchase is coming from a brand like NARS where you expect every bit of quality & performance. Having said that, the bristles did got better & softer with regular usage but not extremely soft sans being scratchy or discomfort to use.
Though it blends in the products extremely well be it a foundation, blush, highlighter or Bronzer, the power of the brush lies in packing/punching colour into the face. Especially where you need coverage, this gives it the best. The denser & compact bristles picks up good amount of product & pack it on the face without knocking down the intensity. Which means for feathery stroke blending a little effort is required here. I find this best used with base makeup. It applies evenly & blends in seamlessly with efficient coverage & even toned finish for foundations of all formulations. And it works equally well with compacts with higher coverage without making the finish look heavy or cakey. It gives a great buffing action for the base coverage products. I love to use this with buildable or mediocre pigmented blushes & bronzers too. Because the pigmentation is not power packed, it becomes easier not to go overboard then. And like I mentioned it does take little effort to be gentle with this brush for those light hand blending stuff and it can easily tone down the intensity.
The brush bears a heavy price tag and with this price tag, I would surely love to see some softer bristles for my face.
It depends for what purpose you are buying the brush. It’s expertise in packing colours with excellent coverage & seamless even toned finish. It is definitely not a convenient option for lighter blending or finishing touch ups. The bristles also leaves for wanting more (they are not soft enough but then not scratchy also). For this price I would love to have softer & gentle bristles for face.