Review of Urban Decay Good Karma Blending Brush by CarlaN
I use good quality brushes, mostly MAC, to apply my eyeshadows, so my eyemakeup already looked very good, if I do say so, myself. :D
But I thought I still needed a little "finishing touch" to give my shadows that wonderful "air-brushed" look, especially when I wear a dark shade in the crease. I already had a decent blending brush (MAC 217), but since I use that one mostly to apply browbone highlight, I wanted a dedicated blending brush.
Since I've adopted a personal policy of buying only synthetic makeup brushes, I had to look fairly extensively for a cruelty-free blending brush (most of them are made with animal hair). Good old Urban Decay really came through for me, with this blending brush.
The Good Karma Blending Brush is small (about 5" in total length), and features soft-but-firm bristles formed into a paddle shape. The brush's small size makes it a breeze to handle, and the "business end" of the brush is the *perfect* combination of gentle-on-the-skin softness and get-the-job-done firmness. I apply my shadows where I want them, then finish off with a few quick swipes of the blending brush, and viola! My shadows are still where I put them, color undiminished, but they're seamlessly blended.
This may not be an absolutely essential brush for *everybody,* but those who really love the "smoked out" eyeshadow look should seriously consider adding one of these to even an already-impressive brush arsenal.
I consider it $26 well spent. I'd definitely buy this one again.
SAD NOTE: As of June 2012, all Urban Decay items are “will not repurchase” for me, no matter how much I like them. This regrettable situation is the result of the company’s decision to abandon its ban on animal tests, and market its products in China. As an animal lover/respecter, I will no longer do business with this company, no matter how otherwise appealing the products are to me.