Senna Powder Point 33 Brush review | The perfect bronzing brush for beginners

Senna 33 brush review

The product: Senna Powder Point 33 brush (for bronzer, face powder)

I’ll be honest. The first time I tried this brush, it was with the Senna Brilliant Bronze bronzer/highlighters that it launched with — and, yeah, I didn’t love it. So after about a week of product testing, it got filed away, pushed into the back of a drawer for a while…

But then this week, I pulled it out again on a whim while testing a smoother, less shimmery bronzer. And it was amazing.

Senna Powder Point brush review

Pointed face brush review

Senna’s Powder Point brush has a comfortably large (but light) shimmering seafoam handle with a slightly wider ferrule, and a domed head that tapers off quite a bit at the tip. The effect of all of these things paired together is brilliant: this brush forces you to hold it far back from its head, and ensures that you get light, even pressure with every brush stroke. 

Honestly, I don’t know how I missed it the first time around: this is the perfect bronzing brush for beginners. With its loosely packed bristles and unique shape, it makes it almost impossible not to get an expertly-blended cheek with soft, diffuse edges. (And yes, if you’re guilty of over-applying face powders, it’ll help you get just the right amount of those, too.)

Senna Powder Point 33 review

I do think that the Powder Point brush is a little pricy for the quality of the build, but for anyone who really struggles with making their bronzer look natural, this is going to be your magic wand. It makes it easy to slowly build up product, and it blends as you go.

This brush is similar to the Sigma F25 Tapered Face Brush and MAC 138 Tapered Face Brush, but it has a less pointed tip.

Senna Powder Point face brush review

The verdict?

Senna’s Powder Point 33 brush has your standard-issue natural-hair bristles, soft but not kitten-soft, and it’s not resistant to shedding — overall, its build is pretty standard. But its tapered design and well-proportioned handle are really something special, and if you give it a chance, this is a brush that will do all the work for you.

My verdict? Skip it if bronzing and powdering are easy for you; snap it up if you want a little help. I kid you not, I could bronze with my eyes closed with this baby. (This is a fact; I’ve done it.) (What? I get bored.)

Availability: $38 USD online or in-person at Senna boutiques. { store locator }

Senna Powder Point review

Senna Cosmetics 33 Powder Point brush

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  • The shape of that brush is awesome! I have none like that but I totally need one! I could see how it would fit so well in the hallows of the face and the fluffiness would help with the dispersal of bronzer!
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    • Put it at the top of your to-do list, Sharlynn! This shape is amaaaazing — I want another already :P

  • I love the colour of that handle!
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    • Aha! I knew someone out there would! (I think it's cute, but I don't LOVE it — give me plain black black + a pretty ferrule any day.)

  • It's a beautiful brush!

  • This brush reminds me of the RT blush brush which I find too big and awkward for most of my blushes. It works very nicely for highlighter application, though. The Senna brush looks shorter and smaller than the RT, and I think I'd like it better that way. I didn't know about the brand, so thanks for the introduction. :)
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    • Hmm — I can definitely see the similarities, but I've never compared them side by side! I feel like the RT brush is a little bigger; a little more "YES PRODUCT EVERYWHERE" than this one? :p

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  • I love, love, love Senna brushes. They are vastly under-appreciated, I think. I have yet to get my hands on this one (every time I try to order from Naimies it seems to be OOS), but I have several others from then and I adore every one. The Baby face brush is the perfect highlighter/precision contour/concealer setting brush. I need to have, like, 12.
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    • This is the only brush of theirs that I've tried! But I'm putting that Baby face brush on my wishlist ASAP — you make it sound amazing. (Precision contouring? Count me in, dude.)

  • sylirael

    I am on a quest to find the perfect face brush. I suspect, however, that I'd end up falling in love with some fabulous Japanese one, that's only made by this one wizened, guru-like craftsman who lives at the top of Mt Fuji, and the handle is made from the hollowed out tibia of an ancient, mythical king, and each hair is plucked individually from the massaged bellies of rare, wagyu-fed golden squirrels.

    Or something. I hear Suqqu has a nice one…
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    • Oh, god yes. I'm banning myself from buying fancy Japanese brushes until I can actually afford them — because man, there's probably no going back from there.