Back in Warsaw I saw this Sephora Crease Shadow Brush laying around the store. It reminded me of the Sephora brush I bought years ago. I used to love it back then, but somehow I completely forgot about it after a while. It seemed like a fun idea to purchase this one and see whether it’s going to be as amazing as I can remember the Sephora Crease Brush I used to use a while back. So I purchased it and months later I’m finally ready for the review. So if you’re interested in finding out how similar it is to the one I already had and what it’s like in general, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Sephora Crease Shadow Brush has a very sleek and pretty design. The handle and the little metal thingy are both black and the hairs of the brush are dark brown. Everything about the brush looks very streamlined and chic and I like that look. It’s very professional looking. The brush seems to be entirely made out of plastic and it feels pretty lightweight. I do think that more hefty brushes feel more luxurious, but I don’t have a lightweight brush. I mean I’m not trying to get a workout done when I’m doing my makeup.
Overall I really like the way the brush looks. I think it’s nice that they kept things simple. Simplicity shows professionality in brushes in my opinion. The only bad thing I have to say about the look of the brush is that it’s rather short and therefore it doesn’t really stand out in my brush collection. That’s why I keep forgetting about it, because I just can’t really find it in a split second, which is something I can with other brushes. Obviously that’s not a very big deal, if you know you love this brush you’ll use it anyway. But if you have a large brush collection it might get a bit out shadowed in there.
Sephora Collection Crease Shadow Brush 73 – €12,99
Anyway, enough about the looks. Let’s talk about the shape of the brush and how well it works for me. This is a crease brush and therefore it has this tapered kind of shape. I think that’s what you call it. It’s a very slim brush in terms of the shape. It’s actually a lot more slim than I expected it to be. That might sound a little weird since I bought it myself in store, but in store the hairs are covered in this round plastic thingy so you can’t see the actual shape. I figured that after washing it once or twice the hairs would get a bit more fluffy but it’s actually still as straight as it seems on the picture. This does allow you to get more precision in the crease, but it does make it less appropriate for actual blending activities. I know it’s called a crease shadow brush and not a blending brush, but still, I intended on using it as a blending brush.
Looking at the shape I think the main purpose of this brush is to apply colour in the crease area. I personally do prefer using pencil brushes for that purpose, but this works pretty much fine as well. I do prefer using it to apply a blending shade with it rather than like my deepest crease colour, but both things work.
The hairs on this brush are really soft and flexible but they do stay together really well. Thanks to that you can still get that precise application without having to use a more stiff pencil brush. In a way I do think that that’s what makes this brush so special. It’s a lot different than you might be used to.
Before I draw my conclusion I first want to compare it to a very similar brush I have from Sephora. Left is the Sephora 13 Rounded Crease Brush and on the right is the 73 Crease Shadow Brush, the one I’m currently reviewing. As you can tell the rounded crease brush is much more like a regular fluffy blending brush. It’s actually what I expected the crease shadow brush to be. In terms of shape they are pretty similar, but you can tell that the rounded crease isn’t as slim as the crease shadow and that it’s a bit more fluffy.
Overall I don’t think the one is better than the other, but I do think that the rounded crease one is more of a traditional brush. I think that’s more of an essential that everyone just needs in their collection. The crease shadow is a bit more unique but definitely very useful as well.
All in all I’m certainly not disappointed by the Sephora 73 Crease Shadow Brush. It’s a bit different than I expected it to be but I do think it’s a gem in my collection. The quality of the brush is very impressive considering the rather low price point and the design looks super professional. I’m really impressed by this brush, especially since I’m normally not a fan of home-brand makeup brushes!
With that being said I think it’s about time to end today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this Sephora brush!