This is just a short review of some of the new Addiction brushes, first I ordered the blush brush, the eyeshadow B and the S, then I thought the P and C would really be interesting and I splurged on these other two as well.
Overall, I am happy to have them but not that blown away by their quality, mainly because since they are so difficult to get from anywhere outside of Japan, we have to pay a higher price for them, therefore not reflecting their “real” value for money.
The blush brush
6300 Y – Goat and grey squirrel
Base of the ferrule : 2cm, hair length : 4cm
It’s soft, wide and flat, big enough for bronzer, a good size for blush if you are not looking for a very precise brush, and if you turn it, it can work for contour.
The Suqqu is the softest of the 4, the Chikuhodo the denser, the RMK is a smaller version of the Addiction, same softness and shape.
The eyeshadow B
3780 Y – Weasel and squirrel
Base of the ferrule : 1.2cm, length of the hair : 2.1cm.
Great brush for all over shadow, picks more product than the Suqqu L.
Very soft but not as soft as the Suqqu L, bigger and firmer than the Suqqu L therefore it’s a very good brush for applying the base and also blending. Actually I LOVE it.
The Shu Uemura is firmer than this Addiction B.
The eyeshadow P
3990 Y – Weasel
Base of the ferrule : 1.2cm, hair length : 2cm
This brush is fun and interesting, allows a very precise application and if you turn it sideways, you can press the powder a bit more firmly, this could help to apply some powder eyeshadow along the lash line for example.
The eyeshadow C
Base of the ferrule : 0.5cm, hair length : 1.2cm
Not sure about this brush, every time I use it, I have fallout, I don’t find it very soft and well, it wasn’t a revelation like the Nars 12 for example…
The eyeshadow S
3200 Y – Racoon
The Mac 239 is way better, same as above, I have fallout with this brush, it’s just not working for me. It’s very thin and very firm. I have to see what I could do with this one… maybe there’s a better way… I think it’s my first “racoon” brush and I am not very impressed.
My current thoughts
The eyeshadow B and P are very good brushes, the others I find them too expensive for what they are, of course even more if you imported them at a higher price than the Japanese one.
The handles are beautiful, they feel solid and heavy but I was hoping a more gradient burgundy-black handle, I can barely see the red depending on the light and I found the promotion pictures were really beautiful with this gradient finish.
If you have tried them, please share your comments on them, I am also interested to read how you managed to get the best out of the two C and S brushes for example.