This is my favorite go to blending brush, I have one of mac's but prefer this one more.
I use it to blend, to put shadow on lightly to the lid. I have had it for over a year and washed it several times and it has never shed or become fragile. I just bought my second to have as a back up.
Go get this brush it is awesome!
This is one of my most favorite and most used brushes. It is a really great brush for blending, especially in the crease area. It's also great for just applying dark e/s into the crease. (I find that to be the case, anyway). With brands like SK, I really find no reason to purchase high end name brands. (And I do own h/e brushes). I use this brush everyday and wash it with soap and water once a week and spritz with brush cleanser everyday. It's as good as it has ever been, and I've had it for a year and a half.
The price for this brush is a steal. No question there. Although, its so soft and makes blending in the crease a breeze....it sheds alot. But, you can only expect a certain level of greatness from a $10 product ya know?
I've tried other brushes of Sonia and loved them all. This is the only one I'm so-so on. I would buy again because...lets be honest its cheap. But, my other quality brushes that I've purchased I've had for years and don't plan on needing to replace. This one I don't see lasting too long.
I bought this to make blending (especially in the crease) easier, and I'm so glad I did. It's very soft and is the perfect shape for using in the crease. I had no idea the reviews for this brush were so good...but I can see why!
Can we say soft?!? I was looking for a nice blending brush to help with, what else, my blending skills. I was going to purchase either MAC 224 or 217 until I read that Sonia Kashuk made a comparable brush. I'm glad I did. It really helps with my dark, matte shadows for an even and buildable application. No more blotchy work for me. This brush is a steal for about $10.
I consider this brush just as good if not better than the MAC 224. These are my reasons, which may be surprising to some, but I am a huge brush addict: The SK blending brush is softer imo than MAC 224 during application. Also, the MAC 224 may appear to have a bit smaller head size than the SK, however, the SK has a narrower tip. Since that is what I am using, the tip in the crease, the sk does as good a job. However, if I need to apply to a wider surface, the sk does the better job than the 224 when pressing down on the applicator a bit harder because the 224 splays out too much in my opinion, while the SK remains full and dense despite pressing harder on the brush head. The shape and feel of the SK handle is also more comfortable for me, and the quality of the bristles actually feels and looks better than the MAC 224 imo. Now, many may disagree, but I would challenge those ladies to think past the fact that they are "in love" with their MAC brushes and look at/use these two brushes against each other's capabilities with less bias. Also, I cannot say that the other SK brushes are comparable to any in MAC, only this one. $9.00 at Target. I am partial to my MAC 217, but I may try the SK brush with similar head to the 217 and see if I have the same experience. I dont expect it, but I will be open minded :)
great brush, great quality. cheap. i find myself using this everyday. will definately repurchase.
Maybe SK brush quality is inconsistent or something, because my brush sounds nothing like the one the reviewer below me got stuck with. My blending brush is extremely soft, even on the delicate eye area. It does exactly what it's supposed to (applies color lightly, blends it out without irritating my eyelids) and I do find it comparable to MAC's 224. And at the price of one of Starbucks's cheaper drinks, I think its worth the risk of getting a bad one.
The bristles on this brush is rough. It's not even a good synthetic. I know some people compare it to the 224, but if you have the 224, you can tell that there is a big quality difference. In this case you get what you pay for. Obviously people like it, so for 5 bucks it's worth it especially if you don't have a lot of money, are new to brushes, or want a travel set of brushes. I like cheap brushes for travel, but I don't want to compromise application quality. Unfortunately, I feel this brush compromises just that to a degree. I do feel there are other brushes out there that do a much better job. As a travel brush, I say yay, as an everyday brush, it's a huge nay.
I bought this brush on a whim one day at Target, and I am glad I did! I use this brush everyday to blend and add crease colors. A definate must have in my brush collection :)