Urban Decay • Shadow Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Does not pick up enough shadow for me . I barley use this brush and I am glad it came free with my naked pallet
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
ugh! the synthetic squeakiness of this brush sets my teeth on edge ;-) it's not a patch on my mac brushes. i'm so glad i didn't buy this brush - it came with my naked kit, and i use it to pick up stray product when i'm cleaning up my palettes ;-)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Grey
I got mine with the Naked palette and my first thought when I took a look at it was "why did they put a concealer brush in the eye shadow palette?".
It looked and felt really similar than my Coastal Scents concealer brush.
I decided to try it anyway and I was very disappointed. It didn't pick up the color and I wasn't surprised. It's almost blunt, not tapered enough to have anything where the color would stick on to. It's also very dense and smooth, so it just digs into the color on the pan, makes a mess on it and moves it around, but the color doesn't stick on it.
I've tried to use it for lining my eyes, because it's so dense and I thought that maybe the color would stick better on the top of the brush, but not enough. I can use it with some really pigmented dark shadows, but it tends to just lose the color on the way from the pan to my eyes...
I don't really understand the idea of this brush. Maybe I have a bad one.
Right now I'm using it to apply cream eye shadow or a concealer sometimes (if my other, better working brushes are dirty), but I don't really care for it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This has been my go to eyeshadow brush for like 8 years, ive bought several, it deposits color more intensely and pigmented than other brushes.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like this brush. It's my only dense, stiff shadow brush although it resembles a very smooth, streamlined concealer brush. Like many others, I received this in my Naked palette, but I do prefer it over the eyeliners - I don't like pencil eyeliners. This brush and my MAC 217 work beautifully together to make a perfect yet simple eye look.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Got the karma brush in my naked pallet (which I love as if it's my own child) but was not impressed with the brush at all. I honestly thought it was just a cheap brush that UD put in the naked pallet just so it came with a brush, not because it was supposed to work well. I had no idea that they sold it separately too and that people actually like it...
I'll start by saying that this brush is way to dense. It's so dense that when I try to get some eyeshadow from my pallet onto it, it's like it digs into the shadow instead of the grazing the top (and i'm not applying an excessive amount of pressure either, just dusting it along the top of the shadow). Then when i go to apply it to my skin, the shadow doesn't go on smoothly and kind of clumps up and leaves tiny chunks of the shadow that I have to go over a few times to smooth out.
I'll keep the brush because since it's so dense, it might make a good eyeliner brush it a dip it in a bit of water before applying eyeshadow. Other wise I won't use it.
I will buy the naked pallet again because it is just so beautiful and awesome, but I wouldn't buy this brush by itself.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i wanted to love this brush because it came with the naked palette. and I LOVE THE NAKED PALETTE. However, this brush is not very densely packed and I hate that it doesn't pick up very much shadow. E.L.F's studio line shadow brush is much better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is my favorite all over eye shadow brush that I have used so far. It's excellent at packing color onto the lid. The packaging isn't all that great looks wise, but I gave it 4 stars since it's made from recycled egg cartens.
EDIT: I finally invested in a MAC 249. WOW. I now see what all the hype is about. I never use my UD brush for my eyes anymore, it is now my concealer brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I received this in my Naked palette. I have tried it with the shadows and my best use is for an all over wash of base color. If you use just the tip you can apply the powder shadow as eyeliner. For shading it is just too awkward. While I am happy to have this brush I find that I don't use it very much. BTW If you are searching for cruelty free try eco tools brushes. They are absolutely wonderful.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I got this eye shadow brush as part of the Naked palette and I definately wouldn't buy it separately. It is very hard to pick up any eye shadow with this brush and I find I'm wasting product as I have to swipe several times to get any colour pay off on my lids. My Mac and E.L.F. brushes are so much better! I like the fact that it's synthetic and cruelty free but unfortunately it lets me down on usability.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I can't believe the negative reviews out here...i absolutely LOVE this brush! Got it as part of the Naked Palette and it works great with their e/s! Its just right in terms of softness and shape and its fibres. I've had no shedding at all despite washing it over a hundred times! And the best part about this brush is if you have really oily lids, u cud apply the e/s with jus a dab of water instead of a primer and it would last u atleast 4 hours without creasing and okay colour payoff! :D Save some of that primer for when u really need it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
this eyeshadow brush sucks. its cheap and fell completely apart only a week after having it, never even used!!!! :( so disapointed.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm in-between on this brush. I got it with my Naked palette, but it retails alone for $26. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. It reminds me more of a concealer brush than an eyeshadow brush. It's a little stiff in my opinion and doesn't pack on as much color as I wish it would. I like how it's cruelty free, and respect UD for that. Plus, it is really soft and I can tell it's well made. Not worth $26, but it's okay. I actually prefer my $1 ELF shadow brush more. So, if you're thinking about getting this, check out ELF first :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This brush has already been described very accurately by other reviewers so I just want to point out one thing that makes this a great eyeshadow brush in my opinion. I got this with the Naked palette and the silky, firm texture means that I can use it with every colour in the palette, even going straight from Creep (black) to Virgin (cream) without any of the previous colour transferring into the new one. I just rub my thumb across the brush to shake off any excess colour and continue on with my eyeshadow application. This makes it the perfect brush for anyone who likes to use a few colours at a time or who, like me, are too lazy to wash their brushes regularly!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm a bit on the fence with this product. I dont know about the rest of the reviewers, but I'm not sure this packs eyeshadows very well. But that's only coz I've been using smashbox brushes lately. I use this for concealer or base application. I guess if you want to "pat" your eyeshadow on, this is good. Now, the brush itself is heavier than what you would normally expect an eyeshadow brush to be, but that heavyness makes it seem like a high end product? if that makes any sense. lol. I like that it's flat and on the stiff side as I dont have a brush like this in my collection yet.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This brush was a pleasant surprise! I'm actually glad I got it with Naked instead of the eye pencil, as I find their pencils too soft and smeary. It's very soft and slick and blends everything well, and not too big, not too small. Great multi tasker.
As a side note, I wouldn't return anything based on a possibility that it was made by slave labor in China.