Sonia Kashuk is a US drugstore brand with focus on beauty tools and was really appealing to me since i started into make up. they have a wide variety of brushes at an affordable price point and seem to deliver nice quality. the handle design, especially from limited edition versions, is always very pretty and so i definitely wanted to try her brushes at some point of time. some month ago i was lurking on ebay and found the Contour Brush at a reasonable price, i paid about 10€ (shipping included) and a week later could try my first Sonia Kashuk product.
it comes in a nice and sturdy plastic case. the brush itself surprised me with its small brush head, i expected this angled contour brush to be bigger (see the size comparison with my MAC 168).
the handle and ferrule have a very good, sturdy quality. you can find Sonia Kashuk's signature printed onto the ferrule and the handle has a organic, asymmetric shape to lay nicely in your hands.
the brush is made with natural goat hair, it's not the softest but not unpleasant to use. the brush hair is short and textured so it's quite fluffy but it still has a good resilience. it doesn't shed while usage and washes nicely.
the size and the rounded angle makes this brush nice to contour the nose and to deepen the cheek contour. i wouldn't use this as a cheek contour brush on its own, i like a bigger brush to achieve a well blended fade of the contour powder. but sometimes, for a dramatic contour, i like to apply a thinner stripe of more concentrated colour just on the deepest area of my cheek hollows.
i think the brush line is interesting, i'd like to try some more brushes but find them too hard to get but too pricey when they're available.
what are your Sonia Kashuk must-haves?
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|MAC 168 - Sonia Kashuk Contour Brush|