Fantastic brush. Very good quality with quite dense and extremely soft bristles. This works well for all manner of small powder jobs, not just those confined to the eyes. I use this to apply powder concealer and eyeshadow around my eyes, on my eyelids, around my nose - anywhere on my face really. I also use it for highlighter and even blush when I'm lazy. A very small criticism is that the glossy varnish on the handle can look a bit cheap, but this really isn't an issue considering the price. This is a great value for money, good quality, and eco/animal friendly, which I think makes it superior to most high end brushes. I wish EM would make more brushes modelled along some of the popular HE ones, then I would swap over everything I'm currently using.
LOVE, LOVE this brush. Use it nearly everyday for applying powder undereye concealers or just a touch of mineral makeup to that area. Cause its fast, fits the area perfectly, and feathers out the powder thinly/evenly with no caking. Not for cream concealers though, its too soft for that - it cakes. For cream concealers I use a foundation brush for larger areas, and a lip brush for fine areas, then pat gently with fingers to blend if I'm not using foundation, otherwise I stipple foundation over the top.
I know the eye kabuki was designed for over eyeshadow application but too imprecise for me - I never like coloring over the lines as a child and I'm not going to start now. Plus I wish the handle was a little slimmer because it doesn't fit in many brush rolls and I'd like to take it away with me
When I went to MAC and tried the concealer, the girl used a Fluffy brush and the coverage was beautiful and not cakey, I'm 37 and starting to get some fine lines around the eyes. Anyway, I couldn't afford there brush. I just wanted to try this brush for the concealer, I had seen reviews saying it was too big for eyeshadows. I decided to give it a try for the concealer. It works wonders. It is very soft and dense and gets the concealer on great without leaving it looking cakey or messy. I love this brush.
I use this brush for concealing and it works pretty well. It's dense and like the other EDM brushes, it does not shed. Overall, a pretty good buy.
I'm still not quite sure about how I feel about this brush. If you just want a wash of eyeshadow on and above your lids it's great. Using it to apply undereye concealer is a little iffy because it's so big you can't really finesse it at all, and I think finessing is a good thing to do for that area. I'd prefer for it not to cover immediately below the lower lids because it settles in lines. With a brush this big that's a little hard to accomplish. Nevertheless, I use it everyday to apply my undereye concealer because it's such an easy and quick application. It's worthless for zits, don't bother trying it just for that. Hope this review helps someone!
As many have said before me, this brush is great for concealer but I do love using it with just simple washes of colour for everyday looks because it feels so nice on the skin and gives such an even distribution of colour. I've also tried using this with a liquid concealer and it works well with that, too. Great brush for such a cheap price, especially if you order it with one of the kits!
As most reviewers have already said, this is too large for your eyes unless you are just using it for a wash of color. However, I LOVE this for concealor. I honestly cannot believe I went so long without this! It is very soft, dense, and seems well made. I especially like that it is synthetic and has a bamboo handle.
I use this eye kabuki for concealing, and omgosh it is the best concealer brush I've ever used especially for my under eye circles. Since the brush is dense I can cover blemishes and under eye circles in seconds its great...loveeeeee it!
nice brush...nice and soft, like all the other EDM brushes. :) love the synthetic bristles and bamboo handle. it's just right for an all over sweep of the eyelid, but too big for precise shading. i love it though, since IF i wear e/s it's usually just a sweep of color along my upper lashes. very nice brush and even better price! i should also add that i tested my mineral shadows with my normal sephora e/s brushes, and the pigments went flying off everywhere when i touched it to my eyelid. this one held on tight and deposited a much sheerer layer and allowed more control.
I don't really use this for my eyeshadow. It too large for anything other than an all over sweep. I use this for concealing and its great! I took a lippie off b/c of the slightly misleading name but if it where called "concealer kabuki", then it would be 5/5.