By Sheila Arkee
If it’s possible to call a makeup brush a miracle worker, I think that would be an incredibly apt way to describe Urban Decay’s Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush.
Lately my skin has been less than ideal, suffering from a myriad of dermatological conditions that include hyperpigmentation (aka, melasma), a touch of rosacea, and flare up of psoriasis that’s hit my eyelids (the worst!!!). As a beauty blogger this is quite a challenge, but thanks to my background as a makeup artist I have a few tricks up my sleeves that have helped me fake it until things calm down on the epidermic front.
I rely on foundation brushes to give the effect of an airbrushed application and the three I lean on the most are the Real Techniques Buffer Brush, Urban Decay’s Good Karma, and Hourglass Brush No. 2.
Urban Decay’s Good Karma brush recently entered my life after being on my wish list for awhile. It’s a vegan brush made from synthetic fibers and is a tightly packed dome, which is how it gives that blurred effect as it buffs away skin imperfections.
Good Karma reminds me an awful lot of the Real Techniques foundation brush in terms of the shape. The biggest difference is that the Real Techniques brush is not as densely packed as Urban Decay’s version. I love the Hourglass brush as well, but I find I get the best results and most coverage from Urban Decay’s Good Karma.
Now here’s the big test … a before an after. I see the blur. And I like it. A whole lot.
Before the blur.
My Final Thoughts: A work of wonder in the world of makeup application exists, and at a price that won’t break the bank. Urban Decay’s Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush is a win and a new staple in my arsenal of beauty tools.
Availability: At Sephora and Ulta stores, as well as UrbanDecay.com.