I was walking through Target the other day when a new brush caught my eye. “Natural bristles,” it promised, and the shape was intriguing. Since it was $1.99 (!!) regular price, I felt it needed to come home with me.
I think you can pick one of two basic brush shapes for placing color in your crease: a dense, bullet-shaped crease brush (like my Studio Gear #35, photographed here), or a fluffy crease brush, like Trish McEvoy’s 29 or MAC’s 226. I think some people even use MAC’s 217 or 224, but I find those brush heads to be much too large for my eye (to me, those are blending brushes, and still rather large).
Anyway, the more I discuss the subject of crease brushes with various makeup artists, the more it seems their preference is for the fluffier type. How utterly fantastic that you can get such a lovely, soft one for $1.99 at Target. Everyone should own one of these!
For comparison purposes, I photographed the Studio Tools Eye Contour brush next to Trish’s 29 (Studio Tools is a bit more tapered), and reader Swocit was so kind as to photograph hers next to a MAC 226 (the 226 is even more tapered, but some users find the MAC brush a bit scratchy).