Chanel • CONTOUR SHADOW BRUSH #12 • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||93%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
As a makeup artist this is one of my all time favorite brushes. It is a quality made product that does an amazing job contouring your makeup job. I switch off between this and MAC's contouring brush. I find Chanel's brush to be a bit more gentle and soft on the skin which is very important since it's around the eye area.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
My first HE brushes were MAC.Are they good?Yes. Are they the best? In my opinion, I would say that title goes to Chanel. The weight,quality and feel of the bristles of the #12 far surpass those of the MAC 224. You will not feel it scratching your lid or get uneven application from the #12 like you do with the 224. Even after several cleanings,the brush stays soft and keeps its shape.If you can still find any of the now discontinued Chanel brushes in Dept Stores,get them.They are SO worth it and in the long run,will save you money from all the years of use you will get out of them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
I have been using this brush since I've been wear makeup (a long time!) and I absolutely love this brush!
It's extremely easy to use to get a smokey eye effect or for every day use to line eyes. I use it to line my eyes with black powder daily...I have sensitive eyes (and wear contacts) so I'm very careful about what I use on my eyes. This brush has never once been rough on my eyes, which I love!
Worth the price!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
After a disappointing experience with the popular MAC #224, I am happy to have found a brush that does all I had expected the 224 to do and even more besides. The most obvious difference between the two brushes is that the Chanel #12 is made of higher quality hair. The bristles are soft on the skin, yet hold their shape very well. This brush is able to diffuse and blend colour without any loss in precision, which the 224 is simply not able to do. Precision in blending is crucial for those with a smaller lid space, and the Chanel #12 makes it easy to do that. I see this as a less stiff, more precise version of the MAC 222. In fact, I apply crease and contour colour with the 222, and blend with the #12. Highly recommended, and quite affordable on ebay. Given the general lack of familiarity with Chanel makeup brushes, fakes are hard to find (I haven't found any, based on the ebay auctions I looked at). Mine is 100% authentic, and I didn't have to break the bank at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this brush, does wonders for making my eyes dark and smokey. Apply very well and goes on smooth. Chanel brushes last for a very very long time. Worth the investment. I tried so many brushes out there, Chanel brushes are one of the best out there.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PRO: It is the best blender I've ever used. (Weird they call it a contour brush and not blender. But on their website, they say it is for blending. Who knows??) Anyway, I like that it came in a little case. Even though it's just a soft pouch, it's better than what most companies give, which is no protection.
CONS: A bit soft for application. I like it better for blending. Expensive, but not that expensive for Chanel. (It was actually a Bobbi Brown sales associate who swore by this brush and used it on me. It is one of those items that actually is worth spending a little more money on and has lasted forever.)
ALTERNATES: For a soft application and vague definition line, I like MAC 213 blending brush. For somewhat more specific (and not as vague) application, I prefer Revlon All Over Shadow Brush or even better, MAC 217 Shader Brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This brush is the best that I have ever used for blending. I find it to be a little too soft for heavy contouring, but it definitely is great for a lighter smoother look.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Best crease brush ever! I love using this for blending. It is also great for use with MAC's Solar Bits. It applies them with minimal fallout. The brush is soft and the perfect size.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love this brush. It creates a beautiful crease - soft, doe-eyed effect. This applies softer than #3. If you're after the smoky-eyed look, would highly recommend using this brush and #3 to create the perfect smoky-eyed look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This one has a long and fluffy hairs so I find it hard to manipulate. It is way too soft to effectively apply shadow to where you want. If you want intense color application, you need a firmer and shorter brush. I would much prefer no 3. Update: I am slowly beginning to find better uses for this brush. It is very suitable when you want to have a very subtle crease shadow. Distributes color very lightly.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Another great brush from Chanel. I think their quality is superior to Mac from which I own a few brushes as well. It's long, fluffy and I use it mostly for blending the colours which it does superbly! This I use everyday, together with my #3, #16 (foundation brush which is TOP as well). All 3 are musthaves in mho!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this brush! I use to use MAC 221 and this is much fluffier and larger head and blends beautifully.
Another Chanel winner!
I have 2, 3, & 12 and they are all excellent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I usually use MAC #219 for my crease and though i love it, i wanted a traditional 'windshield wiper' brush as well. This brush is very versitile as it can be used for the crease and to blend or highlight. You get a very blended and smoked out crease, whihc usually required me using 2 brushes before (MAC #219 and then #217 to blend). The hair is very soft, and it's worth the $.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
a Perfect sable contour (crease) eyeshadow brush. very versatile with it's relatively thick and long head. Also, the long handle makes everything much easier!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Ladies who like brush #2, this one is fifty to a gazzillion times better than that. I was living happily with my number 2 brush (very normal, very basic) when on impulse, i decided to add some 'spice' to my life and buy this brush. 5 months later, i could not live without it. it is soooo much more versitile then #2, or any other brush i have used, as it can be used to wash, crease, highlight, or even use for powder under your eyes. the point is that the application is flawless. #2 doesn't cover as evenly or smoothly as #12. this brush does have a thick handle which isnt as elegant as the other chanel brushes. but the hair is soft, does not shed at all, is easy to wash, and deposits color like a dream whether you want light application, heavy, or are just blending. love it! gotta try it to believe it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The hair is so soft!
The handle is a bit too chunky for my liking, but it's a realy nice brush.