Happy Tuesday loves. Today I’m coming to you with a review on another Michael Todd Beauty product. If you’ve been here on my blog for a while now, you know that I have an absolute crush on the Soniclear Cleansing Brush so I am excited to share with you my thoughts on the SonicBLEND Antimicrobial Makeup Brush.
Retailing for $99.00, the Michael Todd SonicBLEND is the first of its kind makeup brush that applies your makeup at sonic speeds up to 200 times per second. It also has built in protection against microbial contamination so that your brush stays cleaner, fresher longer. This brush is intended for comfort and control with an ergonomic design. SonicBLEND uses gentle sonic movements to help easily sweep on foundation without leaving lines or streaks. This brush is ideal for applying foundation, blush, contour, highlight, setting powder and bronzer. It is said to effortlessly blend your favorite liquid or powder makeup in extra fine layers for natural looking airbrushed-like results each time you use the brush.
Intuitive patent based technology that uses sonic movements to prevent clumping by dispersing individual granules of makeup into wrinkles, enlarged pores & fine lines for a 3D flawless makeup application
SonicBLEND is also designed to provide you with better coverage so you use less makeup. And, with it’s antimicrobial brush head, SonicBLEND can help you improve the overall healthy look of your complexion by minimizing the possibility of clogging pores as well as irritation from rubbing, stretching the skin and other things that can occur with traditional makeup application.
- Cordless, rechargeable sonic brush handle
- Antimicrobial makeup brush head
- USB Charging Cable
- User guide
- 1 year warranty
Sonic bristle movements oscillate thousands of times per minute to ensure an airbrush-like finish
The SonicBLEND system or base unit I shall say is available in three different colors/designs – black, pink (which I have) and a cool leopard design. There are two types of brush heads available for purchase separately as well – the Natural Round Top Universal Brush Head No. 4 and Flat Top Replacement Universal Brush Head No. 8. The SonicBLEND unit comes with the standard makeup brush head.
So let’s chit chat about all the details of this product, my thoughts and what I think about the product overall. First of all, I absolutely love the fact that this unit does not require any batteries… it comes with a USB cord to charge your brush and you can plug it into your computer or it’s perfect for on the go. It’s an interesting product and something I think I’ve been kind of enjoying for contouring lately. The brush is so soft… so so soft. Using the brush is really easy – simply apply the product you want to use with it and turn the unit on. I have been enjoying this brush for my contour and bronzing most of all. I have tried this brush with a number of different products – BB Cream, CC Cream, Foundation, Highlighter, Blush and Bronzer. I found that out of all the products, it worked best for me when using with a bronzer (both powder and cream work fairly well).
Since I don’t often use foundation, I wanted to test and see how this product worked with those types of products. The brush really likes cream and liquid products it seems. While it worked to apply the foundations and creams to my face, I found that it moved the product around a lot. I’ve been trying this brush now for about 3 weeks consistently and found that the weight of the handle may be making it a challenge for me to apply. Nonetheless, I continue to apply and test this out to see how it works. The brush doesn’t spin so you don’t have to worry about foundation splashing or splattering anywhere. The sonic vibrations help to get the product (liquid or cream foundation) into the lines and pores for even and better coverage – but I just found that it was a lot of work and the product did move around more than I would like. After talking with a few friends that own this brush – I think it may have been due to my use and the fact that I haven’t been able to get the hang out of using it for foundation type products.
When it comes to contouring and bronzing, I really enjoy how this lays down the product and then going back with the brush it blends it out effortlessly. I honestly think it may be my use of the brush that is making it a challenge. I love that this brush doesn’t soak up product so you definitely use less of it. One big positive for me is how my foundation looked on the skin once I was able to actually apply the product the way it was needed to be. There was no creasing, the look of airbrushed makeup was definitely achieved. But, since I’m impatient, the learning curve in applying product can be a hassle for me. Oh – did I mention that I didn’t get any shedding… I have washed this brush three times since using it and haven’t had any shedding that I could see with my own eyes. I thought that was definitely a good thing, especially with a brush you use to apply foundation.
Ideal for applying foundation as well as applying blush, contour, highlight, setting powder & bronzers for a seamless, perfectly blended makeup application that mirrors results of what professional makeup artists can achieve
I think SonicBLEND and Michael Todd could benefit from a brush that is less compact and dense. This brush makes for a great kabuki style, but I just felt that it was a bit uncomfortable with applying. A brush head that has longer bristles and is less compact would make a big difference in applying foundation. I’m looking forward to Michael Todd releasing more brushes for different and various uses. I would love to see a brush head specifically for chiseled contours, a fluffy blush brush, a fluffy powder brush and a flat top kabuki style brush that is compact, but less dense as the current one that offers longer bristles for a great application.
Each replacement brush head retails between $26 – $30. I love that the brush heads are antimicrobial… this makes it perfect for my sensitive skin so that I don’t have to worry about irritations and I did notice that the irritations and breakouts I get from regular brushes (even if clean) was not occurring with the SonicBLEND. This brush however, is an investment. I think it’s great that you can get more brush heads and reuse it. I think it would be great for travel – take a few brush heads and the unit and you’re good to go. But, the price point is a bit hefty. I have expensive makeup brushes in my collection that could easily be replaced with this brush if there were a few changes made. I’d love to see a collection of brush heads in the set and a small brush handle would make it easy for me to use with my carpel tunnel. It’s a neat invention and definitely something I think worth checking out if you have the opportunity.
I think new tools for beauty are always a great find and at $99.00 this is a pretty hefty cost, but something to check out and see if it works for you. I have several friends that own the unit themselves and swear by it… while I’m still on the fence of whether or not I think it’s something I would NEED. I look forward to seeing what else Michael Todd will come out with to compliment this fun brush for sure.
What about you, have you heard of the SonicBLEND? Have you tried it before or is this something you think you’d enjoy? Comment below and let me know.
Check out the SonicBLEND for yourself here.
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
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