NARS • Small Dome Brush 12 • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this little brush for a more cut crease or defined outer edge color. I also use it for the inner corners of my eye. Any time you want a smooth, blended look but have it be smaller and more concentrated, this is your brush. If you need to blend more in a certain area on your lid but don't want to touch the colors around it, this is the brush to use. It would also be great for smaller eyes/creases as other people noted. I use this brush everyday, definitely a must have.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
What a amazing brush!!! This is the perfect crease/blending brush for us with smaller eyes. I don't understand why I was without it for such a long time.
The price is quite high but it's so worth it! You will get a super soft, quality brush. I now prefer this over my other favorite brush MAC 217.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I normally product-test a while before reviewing but this is getting written up on its first time out. As many others note, this is the perfect brush - perhaps the only brush out there - for those of us with small crease areas. It doesn't deposit color where color shouldn't be, it's cut to fit right in my seemingly-nonexistent space and it's soft enough to maneuver around. In one try, I finally got a gorgeous crease. Some have noted that it doesn't pick up enough color but for a daytime look, it was fine. And yes, it's expensive but if I add up all the other $$$ I've wasted on too-big crease brushes and compare, it's a steal.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
A wonderful brush! If you struggle with the mac 222 or 224 this is your answer. Truly a treasure! I was finally able to create the looks i see on TV and you tube. Nothing i found is able to dupe this brush. Amazing
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
If you have smaller lids/eyes, this is your crease brush! MAC's 222 and 224 are way too large for my half-asian eyes, and would apply/blend my crease shadow all over my eye up to my brow bone. I have the LE 223 but it's too skinny for blending. This #12 brush is perfect for crease work, so I no longer look like I got socked in the eye when applying darker shadows to my small/thin crease. If you've been looking for MAC's coveted LE 226, this is a perfect replacement. It's quite expensive though at $27, and it *is* a small brush (just a tad larger than a 219). So, while I definitely will buy more, I'll wait until I can get a discount on the NARS site or have gift money/gift cards.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my favorite wind-shield-wiping brush! I got mine on eBay for $8
I am Asian so my crease is almost non-exsistence. The Mac 224 brush is too big to get into my crease. I like the Nars #12 brush better because it is much much much smaller and is a lot more precise.
To the reviewer that wrote that this brush does not pack on color. It really isn't suppose to. It is designed as a blending brush. If you want to pack on color, then I recommend the Mac # 239 brush. Either that or you can use the side of a concealer brush to tightly pack on color. Elf makes a really good concealer brush for $1
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised this brush didn't get more reviews. This is a great brush for applying crease color to smaller eye lids like mine. I love detail so this brush helps me obtain precision and definition to the eye area. Very High Quality brush. I own two now and if I ever lost them, I'd definitely purchase again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
When I bought this brush, I didn't quite know what to make out of it. It's small, floppy, not very dense, and tapered to a very fine point. After ruling out the MAC #217 as a blending brush because it was not precise enough, and avoiding the NARS Small Dome (#12) due to it being not dense, I stuck to my Trish McEvoy #29, which I absolutely adore.
However, after a few weeks, I started to experiment with the #12. It's not dense, which means that you have to go over the same spot a few times more than you would have to with the McEvoy or MAC. But it is perfect for any looks that require precision, and -due to it's (lack of) density - the application and blending of very pigmented eyeshadows! Now that I know how to use this brush, I couldn't be without it. It is perfect to add details in tight places and to 'shape' your crease, depending on whether you're going for a more round or angular look.
I'm caucasian, but I'm not blessed with a huge lid space, and this is a great brush to maneuver around the smallest spots. If you still struggle to blend eye shadows despite owning the much-hyped MAC brushes, give this one a go!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an amazing brush! after reading Scott Barnes' About Face, I noticed in many of the pics that he had a small tapered brush used for a really defined socket and crease line. Searching high and low, i finally found this brush...and its price, $85!!!!!!! There was no way I could afford a brush for $85 and no way I would spend that much, just on principle! BUT ebay saved the day, and I got it from Britain for $35. I just love it, it makes doing a socket line/crease line sooooo easy. The quality is great, and I can't do makeup without it. So if people can find it for a more affordable price than here is Aus, I would definately recommend it. I don't think there is a dupe that is as good on the market, and if there is, I would love to know about it
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this brush...I've searched far and wide..drugstore brands, high-end brands for a brush of this nature. This brush is especially for people with not much of a crease and who have a smaller lid space. It's so perfect because of the fact that it is so small, yet has enough flexibilty to be called a blending brush versus a pencil brush which is on the stiff side. I'm so happy with it because I have so much more control applying colors, but at the same time having it look blended. Using the bigger domed brushes tended to make my shadows travel too close to my brow and with dark colors, it was not good. So....if you have limited space to work with, get this brush to accomodate it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this brush for the outer corner of my eyes, highlighting right under my brow, and for a concentrated crease that's not too dark. So soft and perfect, I use it every day.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This brush was made for asian eyes! I have virtually every "windshield wiper" brush by everyone (LM, Trish, MAC, EOB) and this gives me the most control and is the best at placing color on my (almost nonexistent) crease. It is way smaller (shorter, thinner but still dense) than the LM, Trish and MAC equivalents). It is longer than the EOB ones which I think are more like a giant MAC 219. The Nars #12 is my first Nars brush (I own pretty much MAC and Trish) and it's excellent. Super soft, doesn't shed, doesn't bleed. Great brush!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a very small and thin yet fluffy brush. Its great if you want a really defined crease. Or you can use it on your outer lid for precision and blend it in with another brush (or you can take excess powder off this brush and use that too).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I would never have bought this brush if it was not "perfect". For such a small brush, $27 is really expensive. Still, I ended up buying it because it was just made for me. Even though I am Asian, I still often enjoy wearing the look where the crease color is darker than the lid color. Normal crease brushes made this hard because they were just too big. Brushes such as the MAC 219 are too precise for me because I do not always have the time to blend after applying a harsh line. I needed something that was small and would let me blend as I went and this was perfect. It is like a regular crease brush in its shape and its flexibility, but much smaller making it perfect for my crease. When I found this brush, I just had to buy it despite the price. I figure if it is so perfect, $27 is not bad considering that I am hoping that this will last me a lifetime. Iíve had this brush for a while now and it is still super soft and silky and the shape has stayed the same. Surprisingly enough, I have experienced NO shedding whatsoever. I am thrilled to say that this is the first and only brush that I have that has yet to shed! And I hope it never does. This is truly an amazing brush and a must-have for me. I do not regret buying it one bit and if I ever lose it, I will definitely buy another one. This brush is just too perfect!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A very specialist brush, useful really only for defining the crease. The bristles are so soft that I often wonder sadly whether a cute little critter perished for this brush. Guilt aside, it does define the crease extremely well, without leaving a sharp colour contrast. It blends well also.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this brush. I've had trouble getting a crease brush that didn't throw my shadow all over the place, but this one is perfect. I allows you to place color exactly where you want it and it blends well too. And it barely sheds but is soft and dense. I'll def repurchase, but I don;t think I'll have to worry about that for a while!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this for applying e/s to the crease. It's small enough to just put the color right where you want it, but soft enough that it doesn't leave you with just a line of color. I've tried tons of brushes for this area (LM, MAC, Paula Dorf, Stila, etc) and this is definitely my favorite- I wish I had found this earlier! ETA: It must've been beginners luck with this brush-I'm not really liking it that much anymore and have gone back to my trusty LM crease brush!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have a bit of a funny story with this brush. I initially got it in a set, and put it up for swap. When I sent it out, it arrived with a cracked handle, so the girl I sent it to sent it back. I taped up the handle, and figured I'd make the best of it, since I couldn't swap it now.
Well, it has since turned into an absolute staple for me, and the only non-MAC brush I would repurchase if I lost this one. First of all, its shape and texture has not changed after several washings. And second, its size and shape is PERFECT for applying color to my crease. I pick up some color on the tip and blend it in, building up as much color as I want in a very controlled way. This brush can pick up as much or as little color as you want, since it is domed - you just control how many of the bristles touch the shadow - and its size makes it perfect for precision work - so that you get that great look where eyeshadow is blended, but not at all muddy.
Excellent brush. Every time I use it, I am glad the USPS was incompetent with the package :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is your standard windshield wiper brush but smaller. It has longish bristles in a dome but its much narrower than most brushes. I prefer the fluffier one. This one deposits more color to a smaller area. Retails for $27 which is a bit steep IMO. Has a long black handle. I never use this one.