Originally Posted by MissTT
I also tried a duo fibre brush for Whisper of Gilt EDSF, but it didn't seem to pick up much product. I feel like these products are too fancy for me.
I have and love the MAC 188 small duo fibre brush which i use for blushes - especially those that are strongly colored, since i generally want my blush to be sheer - and highlighters - because i do not want to have too much shimmer in too many places - and bronzers/contour colors - because i want a soft but controlled wash of color exactly where i want it.
However, my beloved 188 was a bit too... i dunno... loose, perhaps, or soft, to work with the ED SFs. It was hard to get a noticeable amount of color on my cheeks. I like my cheek color subtle, but with this brush the ED SF was pretty much invisible.
So I bought the MAC 130 brush. This brush has the same kinds of fibers as the 188 and larger 187, but they are shorter and more densely packed. I use it with ED SFs and with the Casual Colour creme blushes -- washing well after using with creme blush, of course! The flat denser head picks up enough color to be noticeable without putting product over too large an area.
There may be other brushes good for the ED SFs, but my face brush collection is somewhat limited, so i can't make more suggestions. I'm sure other Specktralites will have other ideas.
I think ultimately it's not so much that the ED SFs are too fancy, as much as it is about finding the right tool for the job