Hidden Treasure: Le Metier de Beaute Blush Brush (& Zuneta Free Shipping Code!)

A while ago I encountered a blush I had problems blending out efficiently (Guerlain Peach Boy. That’s why it hasn’t been reviewed here, though now I have solved the problem you can expect that review pretty soon). Before I could blame it on the blush however, I picked up the Le Metier de Beaute Blush Brush when Zuneta was having a flash sale, just to see if it would make a difference.

My word, what a difference it makes! You know me: I hate to exaggerate, but I am really wondering how I ever applied blush or highlighter without this one!

Le Metier de Beaute Blush Brush comes in the brand’s minimalist black packaging with a velvet pouch. The handle is short and light, possibly aluminum. It is made with natural goat hair, and somehow tapered shape-wise. The bristles are firm enough not to be floppy, but soft enough to feel like a kitty’s paw against the skin.

I was actually a bit worried about the natural bristles grabbing way too much powder in one go, but luckily it turned out to do the job perfectly well. I have tried to use this brush with many different blushes, and even with the ones that are softer and more powdery, it doesn’t kick too much loose or pick too much up. I dab the brush in gently on its side, pat it on my cheek, and repeat if I need a little more. Don’t panic if it’s already a bit too much, as everything blends out effortlessly with this brush!

I have also been obsessed with using this brush for my go-to highlighter, Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder. If I loved it, I am now entirely infatuated with it. I dip the tip of the brush in the compact, sweep it on the top of my cheekbones, and bang! You really don’t see the highlighter anymore; you see the prettiest glow that honestly nobody can tell comes from a highlighter. I have had many compliments recently about the nice radiance my skin has. Part of that could be the addition of some radiance-boosting skincare products to my regime (you will read about them in due time), but I do think a large part is actually this brush combined with an excellent highlighter! The synergy these two create is phenomenal!

Bottom line: I would definitely recommend Le Metier de Beaute Blush Brush. The only “downside” I can think of about this one is the price tag, but as I’ve always said, brushes are worth the investment. While cheaper brushes might perform OK for a couple of years, quality ones will perform incredibly well for years! If you haven’t found a good blush brush or even a highlighter brush, make sure you give this one a chance because the result certainly blew me away!

PS: From now till November 18th, Zuneta is offering free international shipping on all orders over 40 pounds. Enter code FREESHIPXMAS to take advantage of the early Christmas shopping opportunity, or treat yourself to some Le Metier de Beaute, Becca, or Rouge Bunny Rouge. Oh that reminds me, I still have to show you Le Metier de Beaute Tenne Creme Fresh Tint properly! Take it from me for the moment: after you try one of those, many cream blushes will simply seem overrated!

What is your go-to blush brush? What is your go-to highlighter brush (in my humble opinion it’s very difficult to find a good one)? Have you tried anything from Le Metier de Beaute?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • http://followmarla.blogspot.com/ Marla

    Several of my favorite brushes are from Mac, but I also have several inexpensive brushes from Sonia Kashuk that are really great too.

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah MAC makes some good brushes, but I think something has changed a little recently (though they wouldn’t admit it). I have an old 217 and a new one. They really don’t perform in the same way! I’m still hoping it’s because the new one needs some breaking in!

      • Leila

        Oh, what an unfortunate coincidence! I only recently read about another blogger buying a new 217, comparing it to her old one and saying the exact same thing. I remember the new one not holding it’s shape as well as the old one after washing. Not sure where I read it otherwise I would add a link.

        On a brighter note, I’m glad this brush performs well. It’s been on my wishlist for a while now, need to actually buy it one of these days (but well, winter collections right now, so it’ll have to wait).

        • Sunny

          Yeah… the 217 thing… is a bit sad. I’m still hoping it’s because the new one hasn’t been broken in as much, but so far there’s just SOMETHING that’s different about it. I do use Brush Guard when I dry my brushes so the retaining shape part isn’t the problem here. It’s just that the new one seems rougher and the shape isn’t entirely the same!

          This one really works well! I’ve tried it even with harder-to-blend blushes, and it always seems like a BREEZE!

  • http://brigidbeautyblog.wordpress.com Christine Brigid

    Looks gorgeous. Oh my, what a wonderful thing a good brush is. This looks like it might work with my Tarte blush in “Blushing Bride” which is difficult to apply lightly. I tend to apply it with my Mac blush brush, and then buff it into my skin with a buffing brush. It works, but it is two different brushes!

    • Sunny

      Ahhh I know that one is quite pigmented and bold! I don’t own anything comparable, but even the harder-to-blend blushes work WELL with this brush so take it into consideration!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    Hi sunny, how does this blush brush compare against MAC?

    • Sunny

      Hey Ruby, I actually don’t own any blush brush from MAC! The only MAC face brush I own is MAC 168 (the large angled contour brush). I have tried to use it with blushes, and it works to a certain extent but I feel it kicks too much power loose. It is absolutely no good with highlighter, but I can’t reasonably expect that from it since it is not designed for this purpose. That’s really all the experience I have with a MAC brush that can remotely be counted as a blush brush!

      What blush brush do you use?

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    I have MAC 128 blush brush and Real Technique blush brush. I can’t really tell if they are good or not but at least they are not scratchy. :)

    • Sunny

      I think if you can apply and blend out your blush with ease, they must be reasonably good!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I heard you raving about it so now I’m really curious! I might need another blush brush in the future so I will consider this one.

    • Sunny

      You really should! It’s really a 2-in-1!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I just bought a Real Techniques blush brush that I really like, despite how inexpensive it is! It’s long bristled and so so soft, and fluffy – makes applying any blush a dream, because it’s impossible to overdo it.

    • Sunny

      I keep thinking I want to look into Real Techniques, but I always get sidetracked! Glad to hear it works well. I’ve heard mostly good things about their brushes!

  • http://www.strawberryblondebeauty.com/ Strawberry Blonde

    Damn I want this so badly… would love and amazing blusher brush. Off to check the price *scared*

    Nic x

    • Sunny

      Haha yeah the price is probably not the best thing about this one, but trust me it works REALLY well!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    this brush is so cute! haha i really need to try things from le metier… I don’t know, something about the brand doesn’t draw me in like some other brands do! :)

    • Sunny

      This brush works so well! I like Le Metier de Beaute precisely because they don’t try to overwhelm consumers with limited edition stuff. Instead, everything they put out is excellent quality and timeless!