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Monday, October 23, 2017

blendSMART2 Starter Set with Rotating Foundation Brush, Full Coverage Foundation and Finishing Brush Head, and Blush Brush Head Review and Swatches

Sponsored: Hey guys! I was sent a blendSMART, blendSMART2 rotating makeup brush applicator and brushes to review. I reviewed the original blendSMART in 2015! The original blendSMART launched in 2015 under the Doll 10 Beauty Brand at QVC. I loved the original brush and even made a YouTube video showcasing it. Well there have been some improvements with the blendSMART2! Let me briefly talk about the differences. The original (blendSMART) applicator had a round bottom, but blendSMART2 has a flat end that you can stand UP! It's nice to be able to stand it up on a makeup table. The original blendSMART is ANTIBACTERIAL, but blendSMART2 is ANTIMICROBIAL. Antibacterial prevents the development of bacteria. Antimicrobial prevents the spread of bacteria, fungi and some viruses. Remember my only gripe with the first one was the "whirring" sound of the motor? Well the blendSMART2 is much softer. You still get a little whirring, but not like the first one. NO BRUSH LINES! Can you believe it? Look at my gif below. I've always loved the even coverage you get with these brushes. Another thing that's new, is that each brush head is MAGNETIC. So they plop into the applicator (handle) with ease. I never had a problem with the original, but this is easier. blendSMART does make the claim that you use less foundation with their system; and as a Beautyblender LOVER, what they claim is VERY TRUE! I only used 4-6 drops with this mechanical brush, compared to 8-10 with my Beautyblender. It definitely uses less and spreads the foundation out. I need to use this brush more and it's more economical. I'm not going to get rid of my Beautyblenders, because I love them for concealer, setting powder etc application. But I won't have to buy as many of them. The starter set ($69) for this system gives you a foundation brush head (liquid, cream, powder foundations and even sunscreens...never thought about that). They also gave me their full coverage foundation brush head ($26), which is more dense for heavy formulations (full coverage) and their blush brush head ($26) for powder and liquid blush, bronzing and highlighting. They also have highlighter, powder and definer brush heads. Again, I was impressed with the original and with these improvements I again highly recommend. In 2015, I initially thought it was gimmicky but IT REALLY WORKS. I was sent all three products for review, but as always all opinions are 100% my own. Have you tried mechanical brushes?

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  blendSMART2 Starter Set, Full Coverage Foundation and Blush Brush are Supersweet



  1. I always thought those were a Little gimicky, but it seems they are worth looking into. Are they rechargable or are they battery operated? (I am sorry if I missed the information, i am reading on the train with dodgy internet.)

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. I want to get my hands to one of these, it will make my life much more easier and thumbs up for using less product.


  3. I never would have thought these would work. It would be handy on days when I'm busy x


  4. This brush looks so convenient ~ no more sore arms trying to blend in the foundation haha.


  5. I remember your review of the first one, and I still think it's just as cool now as I did then - it's nice they've made a few little tweaks to improve it too! :)

    I hope that you have had a lovely weekend! Warmer here today, which is nice after a cold week last week, but the rain is back which isn't so good!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. Oh wow! So great to see when a company tries to improve on something and the improvements actually work! Thanks for the heads up about this BlendSmart set, Kim:) And making the heads magnetic is such a little thing but something that definitely makes them better!

  7. I love the concept of this brush. It looks like it would be so easy to clean too. Would love to try it especially on super thick foundations that are hard to blend.

  8. I definitely can't argue with using less product, although I admit that I'm still the kind of person who blends their foundation with their fingers - I can't help it, I've always preferred having that kind of control.

  9. I do remember your review of the first one, Kim and good to know they have made a better version. I don't see myself ever investing in something like this though, I use very little foundation so I just don't have the use for it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  10. That's great that there were some really good improvements.

  11. I was curious about this type of foundation brush. It sounds like a great tool that is worth it. Great review!

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  12. These look so cool! I love seeing it in action with the gif too.

  13. This is the first time I've heard of this brush and it sounds amazing! I love the design and application, so much more hygienic and I'm sure easy to clean as you don't have to worry about cleaning it as often I assume. Thanks for sharing, beautiful, I'll have to look into this. I hope you have a great week ahead!



  14. Kim, I actually remember when you reviewed the original blendSMART and I thought it was so cool. The blendSMART2 sounds even better especially since it is antimicrobial! And good that they addressed the whirring sound as well. if I wore foundation regularly I would definitely consider getting one of these.

  15. This brush looks so cool!! I'm glad they made improvements from their first one! And that's awesome you can use less foundation with this than beauty blenders!

  16. What an interesting product! This reminds me a of this powder foundation Lancome had with an oscillating puff, except 1000 times better! I like how easy they make it to switch between brush heads too. Thank you for sharing this!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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