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Crease Brushes

Love! They are so essential to my routine. I love slightly rounded–but not too rounded–smallt o medium-sized crease brushes. They work well for depositing color and blending it out while retaining some precision! When they get too large, fluffy, or rounded, I find they’re harder to control.

— Christine

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I have one from Sigma that is pretty narrow. My brow bone is low and prominent creating a bony hood so I need something small to get into the crease and up over it to raise it. If I use a larger one, there is no definition.

I love a good crease brush, but I have very specific tastes. I love Wayner’s #20 because it is small enough and dense enough to do first pass blending over my skinfold hoodie.. With hooded textured eyes, I have to do some acrobatic small tight circles to just pull enough colour over the fold all the while still making it look soft. In my case, my eyes look worse/more hooded the denser the colour and the higher I carry up colour so I have to be precise yet blended.

I tend to use regular softer fluffier crease to then blend further above the skinfold.

I love the classic crease from Sonia G. My socket area is above my lid fold and the classic one is not pointy and doesn’t poke me when I use it. I’ve got a few synthetic rounded crease brushes from Sigma and UNITS that are really good as well.

I hate them. I have no crease with hooded Asian eyes and prefer an angled eyeshadow brush to draw/blend out a darkened outer corner. It doesn’t seem like a very popular shape of brush though because they’re hard to find these days. I did just recently purchase one from Hakuhodo that I’m waiting to arrive.

Have you tried the Chikuhudo Takumi T-8? It sounds like it would work perfectly for you, the pointed tip and tight density means you can use it as you would an angled brush. I’m contemplating buying a second because although I love trying new brushes, I can’t find anything that quiet as good.

It looks very pointy! I’m not entirely sure how to use pointy brushes without plopping down too concentrated color and having issues blending out?

On Beautylish its listed as the CHIKUHODO Takumi Series T-8 Small Eye Shadow. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, such a versatile brush.

Joy, the one I got was “B232BkSL Eye Shadow Brush angled [H5741]”—it’s my favorite shape for crease work and I’m excited to try Hakuhodo. They have 5 brushes with the same shape but I wanted to start with their Basic series as my first brush!

Finding the right crease brush can be frustrating, as I have somewhat hooded eyes and not a lot of space between my true/deep crease and my eyebrows. Most are too rounded and fluffy. When I find a brush that works in my crease, though, it’s great. I can make myself a fake crease higher up with more precision than with other brushes. My favorite brush to use is the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush, which isn’t made for the crease, but works perfectly for me.

I have a few very small brushes that I use in my crease, I have very hooded eyes and not very much real estate on my brow bone so they have to be very small to get in there blend it out a tad.

I’m not doing much precision work these days. In part COVID but also I’ve recently (seemingly overnight) noticed my lids becoming slightly age-related hooded, which is so new to me I’m not sure how to work with them.
So the crease brushes don’t get much use but I have a few. The one I use for more detail is quite pointy, I think it’s a Scott Barnes crease brush.

I love crease brushes, they’re the most used in my collection. I like their versatility, a good crease brush can be used for both depositing and diffusing color, creating both complex and one-and-done looks.

What I both love and hate about them is how many different types of crease brushes there are. I love because there’s a crease brush for every eye and every look, I hate it because finding the ideal crease brush is a journey.
It’s all about finding the perfect size for your eye size and shape, perfect ratio between stiffness and fluffiness…

I mostly my smaller crease brushes. I have hooded eyes so the smaller crease brushes work better for me. I love my Sonia G. mini crease that I received in my Beautylish Lucky Bag along with the smaller Wayne Goss crease brush from the eye set. I use the larger fluffy crease brushes to blow out a one and done shadow look or to blend the harsh edges of a look.

I love, and get the most use out of, crease brushes. I prefer natural hair and my favorites are the Rephr 01, Wayne Goss 18 and my old MAC 217s. I find synthetic crease brushes to be too stiff and they don’t blend as well as my natural hair ones.

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