I bought this brush some months back (am I the only one here who actually paid for one?)and, although not to-the-moon impressed with it, it's ok. While washing it the other night, the entire set of bristles moved from their base and up out of the handle, a good 1/4"! I pushed them back down but feel that this is no way for a brush with this price point to behave. This is my 3rd UD brush, and I'm having issues with the two most expensive that I own. Not happy about that.
This was in my NAKED palette and I only use it for the outer V (love it!)
The brush that came in the NAKED 2 palette was even better as it has a crease brush on the other end!
I use a lot of elf brushes and really adore them, but I love UD just as much <3
I just wouldn't pay retail for the UD. To me, no brush is worth spending half my paycheck on.
The only way I'll get another one is to purchase more of the eye shadow (that is definitely worth my hard earned $$$)
I was surprised to see how many bad reviews this brush got. I have had a lot of shadow brushes and this is by far my favorite. I find that the firm bristles pick up and hold product well and with the right primer the colors seem more vibrant than the softer bristles. Softer bristles tend not pick up as much product and are better for blending. I also love how small it is. The size gives me more control which is important when I use darker colors like black.
The only downside is mine wasn't glued on properly and jiggled up until the point I superglued it down.
I will continue to by more Good Karma brushes in the future.
Thank goodness this was a bonus in my Naked palette because if I would of paid the retail price for this I would've been pissed. The hairs on the brush are very soft but takes a lot of rubbing and going over to get a decent amount of product onto your brush. Seriously, the best shadow brush ive found so far was in the product E.L.F and it was only 1$. Doesn't take much thinking to figure that one out!
This came with the Naked 1 Palette and while I absolutely love the palette, I'd have to say I love the brush even more! The quality of this brush astonished me when I first used it and continues to impress me after a few years of use. The only sign of wear is that the writing on the handle has completely rubbed off, otherwise it looks exactly the same as the day I got it.
This brush wide and flat, very stiff, but also soft so it picks up and packs on color or glitter extremely well. If I'm in a pinch for time, I'll often use just this one brush for my whole eye look because it can pack, it can blend, and it can even line (smudgily, but still flattering).
worst brush ever, threw it away today because i had had enough of it!! it came free with the naked palette- i love the palette but the brush is an abomination- scratchy stiff bristles which hardly pick up any product at all and ruin the eyeshadow in the pan!! if you like your eyelids don't buy this brush- bristles scratch them up really badly.
am disappointed because i love urban decay products
Does not pick up enough shadow for me . I barley use this brush and I am glad it came free with my naked pallet
I dislike this brush. It's not the only stiff brush I own, but it's my least favorite. It isn't great at picking up or depositing color, and when I've tried it for other things -just so it's not a waste, it flings shadow everywhere.
Urban Decay's Good Karma Shadow Brush is the "ultimate eyeshadow tool. Get an all over sweep of color with the flat side of the brush, or use the fine, rounded tip for more precise shading. Thanks to the tight bristles, this multi-purpose brush picks up a little or lot of shadow,k so you can shade, blend, and define. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice with her first set of brushes, this is one you'll want in your collection." I got this brush as part of the doubled side brush included with the Naked2 Palette. Usually I'd never review a brush included with a palette separately, but this one is actually the same quality as the individually sold version. That alone is impressive and something I commend Urban Decay for doing that. The Good Karma Shadow Brush retails individually for $26. The entire line of Good Karma brushes has taklon bristles and is vegan friendly. Urban Decay is a cruelty free brand. This brush was made in China.
Since my brush came with a palette, its a little different. My Urban Decay Shadow Brush has a reflective, greige plastic handle. The Urban Decay and Naked2 logos are printed on the handle. This brush is extremely lightweight. The shape of the brush head puzzles me slightly. It looks more like a concealer brush than eyeshadow brush. The taklon bristles are duo-toned, the base is taupe, the tops are white. The bristles are very stiff and densely packed into a precise paddle shaped. You know...like a concealer brush. The stiff bristles don't pick up product very well at all. The bristles are pristine though, they're extremely uniform, not one bristle is out of place and I've never lost any. This brush washes well and dries very quickly. The only problem is that the white portion of the bristles get stained.
I'm not in love with the way this brush works. Like I said, this brush doesn't pick up much product, so I need to keep dipping it back into the pan. The thin brush head is so hard that I find it a little uncomfortable to use. The Good Karma Shadow Brush packs shadow on well, but I feel like ELF's Eyeshadow Brush works just as well, if not better, and picks up product more easily, as well as being more comfortable to use. In my opinion, this style of brush is better suited for cream eyeshadow or concealer, but once again I have better brushes suited for that.
I'm not a fan of Urban Decay's Good Karma Shadow Brush. I had to force myself to use it for testing/review purposes. I don't see myself reaching for it very often. The quality is good, but I think there are superior eyeshadow brushes out there for much less than $26. I preferred the Good Karma Crease Brush and would recommend it over the Shadow brush if you want to invest in an Urban Decay Brush.
So like a ton of other reviewers I got this brush only because it was included in the Naked Palette. I really love using it for cream/gel products because it's synthetic. No need to use it for my eyeshadows because the 239 brush is perfect for that. I use it to apply my MAC Paint Pots and occasionally TSFI. I use the this brush to apply eye shadows that are hard to apply due to their pigmentation. For example, MAC Greensmoke is one of my favourite eye shadows but the pigmentation of it dry is low, so I spritz it with some Fix + and use this brush to apply it to my lid easily. Using this brush wet really does bring out the true intensity of any eye shadow, so I love using it for that purpose. It doesn't get product stuck in it's bristles, is easy to clean and hasn't shed in almost 2 years since I bought the palette.