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Sonia G Pro Face Brush Set Initial Impressions / Preliminary Reviews

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Jan 26, 2019January 26, 2019

Sonia G Pro Face Set (2019) Pro Face Set

Sonia G Pro Face Set (2019) Pro Face Set
Sonia G Pro Face Set (2019) Pro Face Set

Pro Face Set (2019)

Sonia G Pro Face Set (2019) Pro Face Set ($270.00) is the most recent brush launch from Sonia G., which works stay 10AM PST this morning solely at Beautylish. The brushes within the set will ultimately be obtainable individually, although I don’t have pricing but nor a date for that launch. I’ve but to be upset with a Sonia G. brush, and each single brush launched has been persistently excessive in high quality and development–no concern in any respect about getting a dud brush. There have been a number of brushes from Sonia G. that I’ve discovered so helpful that I’ve bought a second or third.

My expertise is that with Japanese-made brushes from manufacturers like Sonia G. is that it’s not often the standard of the elements of a brush that permit anybody down, it’s whether or not the form, really feel, density, softness, and dimension work for no matter function one wished. All of that’s typically why I sit on brush critiques for awhile, as I rotate by means of making an attempt new brushes to see the place and the way they match into my routine (whereas concurrently not utilizing 20 new brushes whereas testing new merchandise as a result of then it’s a recreation of was it the product or was it the software that messed it up!).

Sonia does a very prime notch job of explaining the inspiration and function behind every brush through her Instagram. She additionally has comparability photographs in opposition to related brushes from different manufacturers–actually does take a whole lot of the guesswork out of it. So, as an preliminary take a look at the brushes included the set, I’ve tried to supply a basic commentary on feel and look, what I see it working finest for, and so forth.  I attempted every brush with numerous merchandise on my face, eyes, and arm (one solely has a lot house!) to try to get a greater concept of how they’ll work primarily based on what they’re advisable for.  The rankings are preliminary, however they appeared well-made and in step with previous brushes by the model (exceptionally well-made), and so they all functioned properly for his or her meant function(s).

I’ve put a reminder on my calendar to examine this submit in six months, and at the moment, I’ll make any further notes or revisions primarily based on working with them over an extended time period.

Face Pro

Sonia G Face Pro Brush ($TBA) is a bigger face brush that’s dense with a mixture of undyed and dyed saikoho goat bristles that has an angled, rounded edge.  It is designed to be used with powders like setting, ending, and bronzer; something that that may be utilized with much less precision or to a bigger space.

I used it for setting and ending powder, the place it labored properly, and it was massive sufficient and the floor space of the sting made it a fast and environment friendly software for these varieties of merchandise.  It’s notably good with ending powders for individuals who wish to deliver again some luminosity when working with extra matte complexion merchandise, because the denseness and flatter edge decide up extra product extra readily and will actually deposit it extra intensely if most well-liked.  The brush itself was yielding and had sufficient flexibility that a extra subtle software was attainable, as I went a bit extra closely beneath my eyes and on the excessive factors of my face however went for a extra subtle software of setting and ending powder in all places else.

For bronzer, the comb feels comfy to maneuver throughout the perimeter face, notably within the hole of the cheeks and shifting upward within the well-known three-motion to get to the brow.  It manages to hug and sweep alongside my jawline simply as properly.  It’s only a denser, bigger brush, although, so in case you have a really pigmented bronzer, you’ll wish to use a lightweight contact or faucet off extra product first–or else begin the place you need essentially the most coloration deposited and use the rest for dispersing in different areas.

Sonia G Inochige Pro  

Sonia G Inochige Pro

Inochige Pro

Sonia G Inochige Pro Brush ($TBA) is a big, tapered brush that’s fairly dense by means of the underside two-thirds earlier than softening and having extra give the place it involves a comfortable level.  The model recommends it for setting powders and making use of bronzer and blush.  The bristles felt extremely easy and silky in opposition to my pores and skin, whatever the route or movement I used with it–from tapping to urgent to rolling to swirling.

It positively labored properly for making use of setting powder, although I felt prefer it took longer than a bigger, barely fluffier (extra conventional powder brush) so it will be extra appropriate for somebody who both does extra of a press and roll movement to set, prefers to set solely parts of the face (just like the t-zone), and usually desires to have extra precision and management over how they set their make-up.  With firmer or stiffer bronzing powders, it labored properly to select up sufficient product whereas nonetheless giving extra gradual, buildable software to get an all-over bronzing impact.

If you’re somebody who’s had a tapered highlighting brush and wished for a mega-sized one (for no matter function), that is in that vein.  This is one other one which I’m unsure if it’ll be one thing I attain for frequently, even when it’s superbly made and does work as meant–there are simply different brushes I think I’ll want (once more, extra as a form and dimension factor, not a high quality concern).  I’m keen to do this one with

Cheek Pro

Sonia G Cheek Pro Brush ($TBA) is a small, very dense cheek brush that flares out barely from the ferrule and has gently rounded edges and involves a domed edge the place the left and proper sides are noticeably curved however the edge is pretty straight. The brush is meant to splay out a bit after subsequent use and washes, so it will likely be extra small-to-medium (not fairly a medium-sized, typical blush brush however not a tiny cheek brush both). The dimension of the comb was additionally meant to make it so it could possibly be utilized in smaller product pans, too, which is certainly correct.

Like the opposite brushes by the model, the bristles are easy, comfortable, and silky with the bristles shifting collectively as one and feeling very easy as the comb is patted, swept, or buffed in opposition to pores and skin. I see this brush being essentially the most versatile and helpful brushes within the set, however it will likely be notably good for individuals who want extra intense software of product (extra payoff with much less work) or who’ve firmer, denser, or stiffer powder merchandise of their arsenal. It can also be good to make use of to pat coloration onto the apples of the cheek after which utilizing sweeping motions to tug and disperse the colour to mix out. I favored it for extra concentrated highlighting or when working with a extra dense highlighter (like gel-powder hybrids).

It’s notably denser than different tried and true favorites which have the same form and dimension (Chikuhodo Z4, SUQQU Cheek Brush); rather more of a “solid” brush in that sense with out the airiness of squirrel hair choices that exist however a lot smaller than extra conventional blush brushes like Wayne Goss 11.  It places me in thoughts of Hakuhodo’s B505 a bit extra, simply far, far smaller and fewer flat in general form–however related in function.

This is one I may see myself getting a second of, although I’m fairly keen on Sonia G. Face Two for a denser blush brush (and that’s one I purchased a second one in every of!).

Detail Pro

Sonia G Detail Pro Brush ($TBA) is a small face brush or mega-sized eye brush (relying on the way you take a look at it) made out of dyed and undyed goat hair. The model defined that dyed goat hair tends to select up product higher, however by including undyed hair (and making it a mix of hair) offers it “enough grip” to work with stiffer powder merchandise whereas giving a extra buildable software. This is one thing I’ve discovered true with different brushes I’ve that use a mixture of hair; they’re a bit extra resilient, maintain their form a bit higher, and have a tendency decide up product higher than ultra-soft white goat hair brushes do.

It seems to be like an enormous crease brush (for eyes) to me; it flares out barely from the ferrule with a fluffy, rounded edge. The brush is superbly comfortable and easy in opposition to my pores and skin, and the comb head looks like one as I maneuvered the comb in circles and comfortable strokes. The brush is designed to for setting product on areas like eyelids or for extra exact sculpting.  For me, it’s a brush I’m unsure I’ll attain for sometimes, so I’m curious to see if I modify my thoughts over time, but it surely’s not one I’ve replicated throughout my stash in different manufacturers on function.

I may see it working properly to get very exact placement of spotlight on the nostril, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow or to softly diffuse concealer beneath the attention or set beneath the attention. I used to be thinning that it could be notably good with extra glittery highlighters or unfastened highlighters to regulate the preliminary laydown; even seeing it work properly for making use of much less conventional highlighting shades to layer and add dimension with out feeling prefer it takes over.

Fan Pro

Sonia G Fan Pro Brush ($TBA) is a small, goat-haired fan brush that has a rounded, pinched ferrule the place the brushes flare outward to create a gently curved edge. It is extremely comfortable and strikes fluidly in opposition to the pores and skin–no feeling of any particular person bristles in any respect.

The model recommends the unique Sculpt Three (because the Fan Pro relies on) for individuals who need extra intense software, larger product decide up, because the Fan Pro is airier and has a bit extra give and spring, so it’ll lend itself extra to a buildable software. The brush is thick sufficient that I really feel prefer it picks up sufficient product and has sufficient bristles there to diffuse and gently mix it into the pores and skin, reasonably than simply ship a harsher line of product. It’s sufficiently small to work properly beneath the eyes for setting powder or to focus on cheek bones or work alongside the temples. If you have a tendency to love and use fan brushes, it’s one of many extra common brushes within the set.

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