Sonia G Builder Two is a brush that retails for $34.00.
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Sonia G. Builder Two Brush ($34.00) is a large, dome-shaped, dense eyeshadow brush designed to "build any type of product" and "gradually" get it to "the desired intensity," whether applied to the "browbone" or used for "blending, smudging or polishing." It is made out of Saikoho goat hair, and the bristles taper as they get to the more rounded, dome-shaped edge.
This is the type of brush that should work well for someone who works with one to two shades on the lid, as it is a larger brush, and it's a versatile shape that ca pack and press on color, spread and blend out the color, and fit into the crease (for a less precise, more diffused crease color application) or to sweep across the lid in one, fluid motion. The brush is dense, firmer but not stiff, and it worked well in any direction or motion. The brush works well to deposit heavy color to the brow bone and inner tearduct as well, and for me--as the whole concept of one-to-two shade looks is nearly foreign--those areas are where I've primarily taken to using this brush on.
I love the overall shape and feel of the brush but find it too large for my needs and eye space. The newer Builder Pro is a more manageable size for my lid space, but it's seemed a bit less dense and flatter, giving it less of a "buffing" feel against my skin; I find that the brush head is different enough in shape that it didn't feel like a smaller version of the Builder Two. Builder Two performs well with how it is described, but the nature of brushes is that how it functions, whether it's useful enough (or will replace something else you use), and so on, really comes down to personal preferences, the size of your features, and how you like to apply products.
Per the brand, the handle has a total length of 156.5mm with a brush head length of 11.5mm and width of 12mm. As part of the core range, the handles are wider than average (the PRO range has thinner, more tapered handles). You can safely assume that the brush has held up beautifully over many washings and uses; if there are any issues from washing, shape changes, and the like, they'll be called out specifically.
Builder Two is a classic eye shadow shading brush—with benefits. The velvety natural bristles are specially arranged to make blending, defining, highlighting, and smudging easier than ever. The brush shape is endlessly versatile; try holding it at different angles to use the sides or the tip to get deep into the curves of the eye socket. “This is also the brush I use for smoky looks, either for one-shadow looks or to layer several colors. I use it to diffuse the transition color into the crease and brighten the browbone.” — Sonia G.