Urban Decay: Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush Photos & Reveiw

The Good Karma Optical Blurring brush by Urban Decay “flawlessly applies, buffs and blurs your liquid, cream or powder foundation.” I picked this up with my Naked Skin Foundation also by Urban Decay, and I must say that it really does a great job of blending. This brush was developed not only to be used with Naked Skin, but with any foundation. This is a vegan brush, as are all Urban Decay brushes, with beautiful packaging and design. The bristles are densely packed and the handle is sleek and nicely weighted.

I used this with my Naked Skin Foundation and gently buffed from the center out toward the edges of my face, and the finish was really lovely. There wasn’t a streak in sight! I added a light second layer to areas that needed it and blended and stippled again without any trouble. You only need to use a very light hand with this brush because it is so dense that if you push too hard you can end up just wiping your makeup right off.

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What I find most impressive about this brush is that I have used it for almost 2 weeks, and it still applies like it did the first time. The bristles seem to not absorb foundation or allow to stick as easily as some other brushes I have used. This brush is retailing for only $24, which is less than my other go-to foundation brushes: the Sephora Pro Flawless Airbursh #56 and the Tarte Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush, which both retail for $32. If you are in the market for a new foundation brush, I would definitely recommend picking this up. You certainly get a quality product for the price. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Urban Decay: Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush Photos & Reveiw

  1. I just got this brush and I love it. This is the first time I have applied foundation with a brush. That being said, I was curious about cleaning it.. Should I clean wash it like I do with my other brushes or not? The lady at Ulta said something about just spraying it with alcohol.

    1. Hi Brittany,

      I am so glad you love it! As far as cleaning it, I guess spraying it with alcohol would be good for quick daily upkeep as an antibacterial. You still want to wash it every week or two though, otherwise after a while foundation will start to build up and you won’t get the best application. As foundation and oils from the face stick to the brush, your foundation will start to go on streaky. You could use a gently face wash or baby shampoo to deep clean. I usually use Cetaphil (an inexpensive face wash you can find at most drugstores) every couple of weeks because I think it works better than baby shampoo. If there is really a lot of buildup that needs to be cleaned off, I use a brush shampoo that I got from Sephora. I hope this helps! 🙂
      – Dorea

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