A trip to Target is never complete without checking Sonia Kashuk shelf display. This smokey eye brush set ($16) was released last spring but who cares about seasonal launch? A makeup brush is a beauty necessity all year round, right?

I’ve been meaning to update my makeup brushes so I thought that this travel size set is exactly what I need. Plus the holder-slash-case is ideal for quick touch- ups when zilla’s out and about.


I don’t I own any brushes with the same shapes so I was excited to follow SK’s eye chart. Instructions were crystal- clear…

Brush 1(large flat eyeshadow brush): Apply palest shade across the eyelid
Brush 2 (angled dome): Apply medium shade into the crease
Brush 3 (giant angled eyeliner brush): With darkest eyeshadow, start with the short end of the brush on the outer eye; then rock the angled, pointed end towards inner eye. Reverse direction of brush for winged effect.
Brush 4 (small smudge brush): With medium or darkest shadow, add definition to lower lash line using mini downward strokes for a smokey smudged effect.

New to this blog? I don’t really follow makeup rules. Subscribed for a while? you know the drill. Rather than limiting myself to these tricks, I use them in different ways to maximize their full potential. Here are some examples:

Brush 1: to highlight brow bone in one stroke, also to contour the side of the nose
Brush 2: to highlight cheekbone and nose bridge (buff and blend as needed)
Brush 3: to highlight brow bone
Brush 4: to cut- crease

The proof is in the eating blending. As with other Sonia Kashuk’s makeup brushes, these babies are soft and dense. Following the eye chart, #1 is my favorite (large flat eyeshadow brush), it’s the perfect size for my rather biggie eyelid.  # 2 (angled dome) is difficult to work into the crease area, even more with blending; #3 is a big joke, the humongous angled brush almost covered my eyelid makeup, #4 is easy to use, no complaints mama.

So I used thebalm nude’tude for my EOTD (eyes of the day). For reference, here are the shades:
Brush 1 (eyelid): Stand-offish (shimmer light bronze)
Brush 2 (crease): Sultry (matte medium brown)
Brush 3 (upper lash line): Sleek (matte dark brown)
Brush 4 (lower lash line): Sexy (matte maroon)

I followed exactly what Sonia Kashuk said about those numbered brushes and which shade to use:

# 3 brush effect ate #1 that’s why it’s missing
my work-friendly smokey eyes today

Since I have other uses for these brushes, I still think they’re nice addition to my collection. Like I said, I don’t limit myself to what the packaging says. I explore to the core. And yeah, you can create smokey eyes with or without this set.

xo,
Kathryne

P.S. I’m on Instagram now, add me so I can add you! @thefabzilla

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