Quo • crease blender brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this on impulse and I sort of regret it... I have Asian eyes, I don't have much of a crease. Yep. Why did I get a crease blender brush? Anyways, the brush is too large for me to even use it as a crease-blender. It picks up the crease shadow (and you know that's usually a dark-ish color) and just smudges way too much shadow all around. I have zero control with this brush! Still there are times when I apply shadows in the middle of the eyelid (under the crease) with this brush, it doesn't turn out that bad!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I use this crease brush daily -- it has short, stiff bristles, cut to form a neat tip. Personally, I find it a shade on the large side for crease work, as I'd prefer to create a fine line, and then build and blend it, rather than work extremely carefully with a bigger brush. Nonetheless, it lays down colour well, and really works great at blending it out into the highlight.
As others have noted, this brush is not without flaw, however. While the bristles start out soft, they really do get scratchy after a few washes. I really like how the brush works with shadows, so I continue to use it daily, but my lids really start to sting if I use it too frequently in a short period of time (Such as if I screw up on a makeup job and decide to scrub it off and start over). Some of the outer bristles have started to splay, as well.
I hesitantly give this product four lippies and a rebuy recommendation -- it feels fair, since I use it daily on my eyeshadow. However, I can see me coming back and editing this down a point in the future. I haven't had a lot of experience with crease brushes, and hopefully, I'll find a better one soon (A re-purchase is likely, though, since I live in a somewhat isolated area where Shoppers Drug Mart and their Quo monopoly are one of my only options for brushes).
EDIT: I've bumped this one down to three lippies. Those bristles are just too damn prickly!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is a great brush!! I find it to be as soft as my mac and sephora brushes. I have had no shedding and i loove the shape it is so perfect for crease, outer v. This is one time i am glad i did not read the reviews. I did however find the kabuki brush to be quite awful.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is one of my favourite brushes, I love how it's so easy to blend my crease, my outer "V", etc. I didn't find it scratchy at all. It's very thick and dense. Easy to clean, easy to use, very versatile. I just love it. I have no other words to explain it. It fans out my eyeshadows amazingly. I don't know how I could be without it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
This is an amazing crease brush! I reach for it more then my MAC 217 which is my HG of crease brushes, this one, however might be taking its place. I recently wanted to invest in some MAC brushes, however my closest MAC store is a nearly 3 hr drive- so I decided I would check out some QUO brushes instead and see if I could find a couple I could use. I already have the Bronzing brush which I adore, and the angle contour brush which is also fab. With the QUO 40% off special, I purchased 4 brushes for $45, which is less then what it costs for one MAC 109 brush......Anyway, I was so excited when I first tried this. It places color so well in my crease and outer V, I could never find a brush well suited for my outer V, but this is fab!- it picked up color nicely, and distributed it so evenly and blended any harsh lines out. The thinner tip on this brush allows you to control the intensity if your eyeshadow. I'm very happy and pleased with all the QUO brushes I have purchased so far! they really compare to higher end brushes that I have tried contrary to what some might think- you don't always have to spend a ton of money for quality-
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Originally, I bought the same type of brush from MUFE, but returned it when I found this one for a lot cheaper. But, you get what you pay for, and I bought the MUFE last week when I gave up on this one. It is too big, too scratchy, not well controlled, doesn't do a nice V, not dense enough, all in all, a lousy brush. Yes, one could use it for blending, but application with this brush is not very good.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
This brush didn't blend at all. The hairs were too coarse and the ones in the middle were a lot longer than the rest, not giving precision, but just gets in the way. I don't really have a use for this brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This brush is really rough and scratchy. I also find it kind of large as a crease brush. It's the correct shape but could be smaller to really get in the crease area. (From what I've read here there might be a smaller version of it - I must have gotten the bigger one). It does the job but leaves my lids feeling slightly irritated. Also a bit pricey for not-that-great-quality of a brush. Glad I bought it on sale.
Edit: Reading some of these reviews, I'm slightly confused. Is this brush intended to be a pencil brush, blending brush, or combination of the two? It's not fluffy enough for blending and not stiff enough to be a pencil brush. Either way, it still scratches.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really don't like this brush.
It's supposed to be for blending eyeshadow, but I find that it's very abrasive, and it leaves my eyelid feeling raw and irritated.
I hardly ever use it, and I feel so bad about having spent a good 5 bucks on it...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this at Shopper's Drug Mart during one of their frequent 40% off Quo brushes campaigns. I was drawn to its shape and needed an eye blending brush. I paid about $7.50 CDN for it. Like many of the other reviewers, I found the bristles were soft intially but became scratchy after the first few washes. I'm now using the Posh crease duo and am very happy with them Plus, I only paid $5.00 for the two eye brushes at Pharmaplus.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I bought Quo's bronzer brush a couple of months ago and LOVED it. So I thought, I should try their other brushes. I recently broke my crease brush and I was in desperate need of a new one. I saw that Quo's brushes were on sale for 40% off. I didn't hesitate to buy this brush. I got it for 7.50 and I was excited to try it out at home.
I tried it.
I hated it.
I still hate it.
I may as well use sandpaper to put on eyeshadow since it is much much cheaper than this.
I read the reviews on here, and many of the reviewers had said that it is extremely scratchy. I thought, okay, maybe their lids are just extremely sensitive.
I've used Annabelle brushes before, and trust me, they are not the softest brushes out there but my lids were just fine since they are not sensitive.
However, the first time this brush touched my crease, I was in pure agony. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. In all seriousness though, it hurt. It hurt a lot.
Usually, if I had a bad experience with a product, but I see some good quality in it, I still recommend it to others (refer to my almay foundation review). This product is an exception. I gave the packaging quality a 3 because I like the silver handle, but other than that, I would not recommend this to anyone.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had this brush for over a year, both the larger & smaller version are excellent, I bought them on sale at Shoppers for about $5 each, as I remembered.
Just because it says Crease Blender Brush ....... oh, well,
The bristles are a bit hard & dense for the lid area, I used the larger one to apply cream concealer (undereye), powder fdn in concentration to frown lines, around the side of nose. The pinpoint application is precise & concentrate.
As for the smaller one, I used it to pick up brown e/s powder line the undereye, hard bristle + light touch = natural lining.
The price can't be beat.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was very dissapointed with this brush, it was so scratchy and irritated my eyelid so bad. I didn't expect MAC brush quality but I was shocked to see thet it hurts me. I have a similar brush from the Joe Fresh line (canadians know) that was cheaper and it was better than this one. I would never buy this product again.
I went and returned it and the lady at the store was ofended because the Quo bruses are of good quality according to her, and yes, others are but this one was bad. Another minus for the store (SDM) is that you can't try the brushes before you buy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This brush seemed to work well at first. It blended my eyeshadows well and the brush head fit perfectly in my crease. But the initial softness of the bristles soon turned scratchy and rough. It irritates my eyelids even if I use a soft hand and gives me angry red welts on my eyes if I try to blend with it. It may seem like a good deal (especially when Shoppers Drug Mart has it's frequent sales on Quo brushes) but the quality of the brush does not match the price at all. I wouldn't even take it if somebody offered to me for free.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This is the most scratchy brush I have ever used. Thankfully I got this for around 5 CAD which is an okay lose. When you hold this brush at an perpendicular angle to your eye and try to blend with it, it just HURTS. I got red irritation marks (kind of like rashes) around my eye area after using this and i just hated it. The rashes dont go away for at least 2 hours. And YES it is definitely from this brush cuz it's the only different one I've used. I cleaned this over ten times thinking it might get better but it didnt. I even conditioned it several times too.
I have quite a few other brushes from Quo and liked all of them but this is just a huge disappointment. I now use this at a parallel angle to apply color and softly blend.
I dont recommend this brush at all you'll probably find things a lot more scratchy for the same price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this brush! I use it everyday! It blends my eyshadows together very nicely and saved me a lot of time in the morning. It's very good at picking up lots of product and depositing it in the crease. I haven't had any shedding problems with this brush. It's not as soft as the MAC brushes, but it's still pretty good. The only problem I have is with the packaging. The ziplock plastic baggie is great; however, I have the hardest time trying to pick apart the ziplock -- almost breaks my nails sometimes... I got this on sale at SDM for 40% off, so it was a great deal! Would buy again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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After I purchased it, stepped out of the store and took it out of the store, my heart sank in disappointment. The bristle head felt insanely scratch, nowhere near 1/10 as soft as MAC brushes. But I tried it on my eye, and when the bristles are held parallel to your lid, it doesn't feel scratchy at all, unless I swipe the brush at my skin at a perpendicular angle, I feel no irritation.
Application is beautiful, it firmly grabs onto eyeshadow and evenly transfers it onto your lids. Blending is easy, no special maneuvering moves required for a pro look. I actually like it more than MAC217 which seems only good for blending out edges but not full application because it doesn't pick up enough pigment. The Quo has firmer bristles so it's easier to control. Love.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i dont like the bristles as they are really rough, but luckily i got this on sale.
the scratchy hair makes me do not want to even use this brush to blend out eyeshadow.
i also dont like how the hairs are so short, makes blending extra harder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Picks up a lot of color and i use it every single day for applying eyeshadow for contouring my crease for a more soft look with neutral colors.. it can make u itch from time to time because of it's dense hairs but it works perfectly with a light hand for blending.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Good for those on-the-go moments where you don't feel like risking your MAC brushes lolz. If I lose these, I won't feel as bad :)
Pretty decent. But it's not good enough to replace my MACs yet :P