The terrific teddy bear-haired $39 Shadow Brushes Essential 3-Piece Set from Too Faced Cosmetics
“Made with luxurious teddy bear hair!”
Every time I see that phrase on my Too Faced Shadow Brush Set tube, I see a sad teddy bear with long, luscious ’80s rocker hair, like Bret Michaels had back in his hair heyday before he stormed the reality TV show circuit with a weave.
(No judgement, Bret! It’s all good!)
100% pure teddy bear hair (not)
When I mentioned these brushes last week, I got some requests to review the set, so here goes…
First, it’s darling, isn’t it? $39, comes with three eye brushes, a cute carrying tube, and it’s in the permanent line.
I like this set, a lot, mostly because of the epic Crease/Blender brush. I mean, none of the brushes are slouches, but that one takes the cake.
The bristles are made from synthetic fibers, otherwise known as “luxurious teddy bear hair,” and yup — there’s Bret Michaels again in my mind’s eye…
The set’s three eye brushes
- One Crease/Blender Brush — This one’s like a thinner MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush, and it’s fab for applying shadow in the crease (more on this in a sec).
- One Lid/Smoker Brush — This dense, flat eyeshadow brush is all about quickness and precisely packing tons of color on lids.
- One Liner/Smudger Brush — Like a hobbit-sized version of the Lid/Smoker Brush. I use it to line my lash lines with eyeshadow or soften the edges of pencil eyeliner. In a pinch, I’ll also use it to fill in my brows.
For me, the Crease/Blender Brush headlines this show. That brush — I kid you not — I use practically every day.
It’s shaped like the MAC 224, only thinner, and that makes it perfect for placing eyeshadow right where I want it.
Very handy, particularly in smokey eye looks, or any looks with precise placement in the upper and/or lower crease.
Of course, it’s also OK for blending, but I think its forte is placing product, and not buffing. For blending, I like fluffier brushes, like the MAC 224, with bristles that fan out to spread product over a wider area.
The Crease/Blender Brush on the left beside a MAC 224