Zoeva is, and has always been, one of my favourite brush-brands. Most of my brushes are actually from Zoeva and I use them everyday. Because I love them so much I do have a pretty large collection of Zoeva brushes already but one brush that I did miss in my collection is a small brush to do some detail work with on the eyes. And then I saw the Zoeva 237 Detail Shader Brush. This was exactly what I was looking for so I ended up buying it. In today’s post I’m going to tell you guys all about it, from experience to purposes. I’m letting you know everything you want. So, if you’re interested in reading about all that, make sure you continue reading this post!
Like all Zoeva brushes this one has a very sleek look. Throughout the last couple of years Zoeva has been doing a lot of special brush collections that included their classic brushes with different coloured handles. An example of that is their Rose Gold Vol. 2 Complete Eye Set that I got from my mom a couple of years ago. I do like that they do come with different coloured brushes, but this time I wanted to stick to their classic aesthetic. The black handle with the silver metal thingy. I think that it has a very classic, professional and sleek to it and I dig that.
In terms of size this is probably one of the slimmest Zoeva brushes I own. Maybe even the slimmest brush in general. It’s very thin and therefore easy to lose in my cups full of brushes. However I do think that it fits the type of brush. This is a very tiny little brush so it shouldn’t have a super thick handle.
All in all I think that this Zoeva 237 Detail Shader Brush looks really pretty. I love the sleekness of the black and silver colours they used and I do like the fact that it’s slim. It does make it look nice and petite and I like that. It does have a downside and that is that it’s not very easy to find if you have a lot of brushes, but that’s just a problem of luxury.
Zoeva 237 Detail Shader Brush – €9,50
Okay, let’s talk about the brush now. This is called a detail shader for a reason. It basically means that it’s going to be a brush made for precision work on the eyes. Like applying a tiny bit of shadow in your inner corner, applying a bit just underneath the arch of the brow or applying a tad bit of shadow in the centre of the lid. Those kinds of things. However, except for eye-work, I do think that this brush could work great for precision work on the face as well. Like applying concealer around hard to reach areas like the nose or to spot conceal. It can do it all.
The brush is shaped in a way it excels at all the above named purposes. It’s really tiny. In a couple of seconds I have a comparison picture for you guys, so you can compare its size to a normal sized eyeshadow brush. That might put it in a bit more perspective. But as for now, it’s tiny. It’s really tiny. And not just small, it’s also rather slim. I do think it’s the perfect size for a centre of the lid application. It’s just big enough to pad it on and be done. Because of the domed shape across the top of the brush it doesn’t create a straight line, but a very natural looking area of colour.
This brush is made with brown hairs. Zoeva mostly uses a combination of natural and synthetic fibres, but according to their website this brush is fully made with natural fibres. They don’t tell us too much about that, but well, it’s good to know. So if you’re not a fan of natural fibres in brushes, this is going to be a dealbreaker for you.
Here’s the Zoeva 237 Detail Shader next to the Zoeva 234 Smokey Shader brush, for comparison. As you can tell it’s much slimmer and not as long as the smokey shader is. Another difference between these two brushes is the stiffness of the hairs. The detail shader brush has pretty flexible hairs. Therefore I think it picks up colour a little differently. It does blend it a tiny little bit while applying it. However, I do think that more stiff-haired brushes are better at applying shadows more pigmentedly. On the other hand, this detail shader brush also applies colours with tons of pigment and if you want it to be even more intense, you could spray the brush with some MAC Fix + before dipping it into the eyeshadow.
All in all I do like working with this brush. I actually ended up thinking it was a bit of a random brush to buy and at first I didn’t really know how often I would actually end up using this, but it surprises me. I don’t think it’s a super essential brush for the purpose I use it for. I use it to apply a lighter shade to the centre of my lid. I mean, you could do that with a normal brush or your finger as well. But it does make the job much more easy and more precise. And I like that. So in that manner I do think that this brush is worth it for me. I think it works really well and it does make the proces of applying eyeshadow a lot more easy.
So, in conclusion I’m quite a fan of the Zoeva 237 Detail Shader Brush. I love how soft the hairs are and I really like the sleek look of the brush. I also think that it works great for doing precision work in eyeshadow. It might not be the most essential brush in the history of eyeshadow brushes, but I’m really glad I have it and I actually really wouldn’t want to miss it in my collection. I think it’s great to have as someone who loves doing eyeshadow. But if you’re not that into eyeshadow, this might not be the best thing for you to buy!
That’s pretty much it for today’s post. Thank you so much for reading it and be sure to let me know which eyeshadow brushes you use on a daily basis!