Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Westman Atelier Blender Brush Review

Purchased (Affiliate Links)

Sometimes when I splurge, I really splurge, and such was definitely the case when I recently bought the Westman Atelier Blender Brush. When Gucci Westman, who is a very accomplished celebrity makeup artist, launched her eponymous makeup line I was immediately drawn to her luxury cruelty-free clean makeup and vegan brushes. That I am a bit of a makeup brush magpie comes as no surprise to any of you, and her brushes simply looked too incredible not to try. Fortunately the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale offered me the perfect opportunity to pick up a couple of these brushes. They are very expensive, but the quality is absolutely outstanding. Each brush is handmade in Kumano, Japan using traditional techniques for every brush made. They are constructed from ultra soft nylon fibers and sustainable hardwood birch handles from a First Stewardship Council certified forest located in Eastern Europe. Westman Atelier's brushes feel soft and smooth against the skin, they are perfectly balanced and comfortable in the hand, and the shorter handles give each brush maximum control and maneuverability. 

I was secretly hoping that I would like them, but not love them, and that I would be satisfied with the two brushes that I purchased, but alas these two brushes have fed my obsession with Westman Atelier, and now I am eagerly awaiting the next sale to purchase a few more.

Westman Atelier Blender Brush is a multipurpose blending brush that does so much more than blend. This is one of my most coveted brushes that I reach for every single day. Yes, it blends exquisitely, and I really mean exquisitely, it is one of those rare brushes that can coax the most from the products being applied and blended– even those products that may not boast the highest quality. It blends foundations, powders, blush, bronzers and contouring products flawlessly and seamlessly, but it also does an exemplary job applying bronzer, highlighter and blush as well. It is essentially the most extraordinary short-handled flat-top kabuki-style brush that I have ever tried (and I have quite a few). The densely packed head of ultra-soft synthetic hairs is soft, but also extraordinarily effective in applying and blending makeup. If it weren't prohibitively expensive I would purchase a second one so that one would be dedicated to foundations and the other to color makeup products for the face. It is worth noting that the synthetic hairs do not absorb the products used, and therefore there is little to no waste. 

This brush is ultra-lush and unbelievably luxurious. It works beautifully with cream, liquid and powder products, and it picks up, deposits and blends to perfection. It effortlessly creates a more natural no makeup look, or facilitates more dramatic effects.

This brush is very easy to clean, and after having washed it numerous times, it hasn't shed a single bristle.

According to Westman Atelier,

An essential blending brush and the ideal companion to Super Loaded Tinted Highlight. The chiseled, face-framing shape envelops cheeks beautifully and intuitively guides your hand in an upwards motion to perfectly enhance cheekbones


- Made with cruelty-free, super soft nylon fibers.

- Artisan Design: Handmade in Kumano, Japan using traditional techniques from the most prestigious brush maker in the world. 

- Lacquered Handles: Crafted with the finest sustainable hardwood birch from a Forest Stewardship Council certified forest in Eastern Europe. 

- High Performance: Luxurious and durable. Cruelty-free nylon fibers feel ultra-smooth with optimal density, softness and function. 

- Our brush-making process is cruelty-free.

Gucci's Notes: "Brushes are my most important tools. I think of them as an extension of myself, and it’s an absolute luxury to work with an extraordinary brush. Start at the base of your cheekbones and work in a circular or sweeping motion. This unique brush will naturally guide your hand upward, leaving skin looking instantly polished and refined."
The Westman Atelier Blender Brush is 5 1/4 inches in length.
Note the densely packed head.
Luxurious and durable. Cruelty-free nylon fibers feel ultra-smooth with optimal density, softness and function.
Overall Assessment: I wish that I could tell myself that this brush is nice, but nothing special, and that I would use it because I spent a small fortune on it (even on sale), however, this brush has single-handedly fueled my obsession with this Westman Atelier. I also purchased their Baby Blender Brush and will review it soon, but I will tell you right now that it is miraculous as well. As soon as there is another sale, I am purchasing more of Westman Atelier brushes (and makeup). A+++

$125.00 from Sephora, Credo BeautyViolet Grey, Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman and Net-A-Porter (Affiliate Links). Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2021 www.lolassecretbeautyblog.com All Rights Reserved.


  1. It does sound like a fantastic brush! Sounds like you found a favorite!

    1. It really is amazing! I almost wish that I hadn't discovered her brushes– because now I want to buy more of them!

  2. Sounds like a magic wand. I'd love to get that magic wand to sprinkle money on me to buy this.

    1. It truly is a magic wand, Marcia! If you want to avoid a new obsession, do not buy any of her brushes, otherwise you will want more!

  3. Now that's a luxury makeup brush! In fact, it looks like a Japanese calligrapher's brush but sheered off bristles. It's a beauty. But everything from Westman Atelier is!

    1. It truly is, and since you already know how amazing Westman Atelier is, you just just imagine the extent of my obsession with their makeup brushes!


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