Brush Spotlight #2: Sonia Kashuk Small Eye Shadow Brush

Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a brush post and considering how important tools are for makeup application, I figured it was time for another post. My first Brush Spotlight post can be found here.

Today I wanted to share a great brush with you, and it’s the Sonia Kashuk Small Eye Shadow Brush which retails for $4.99. Sonia Kashuk can be found at Target and is a cruelty free brand. The website says this brush is made from 100% cruelty free goat hair. I have the white handled version of this brush. There is a black handled version also on Target’s website that has a “fancier” handle and costs $9.79. It looks like it’s the same brush head.

I love this brush! It is a basic flat shader brush that could serve a variety of purposes. The size of this brush is great. I don’t have a ton of eyelid space to work with, and I find the small size of this brush to be perfect for placing and packing shadow on to the eyelid. Again it’s a flat brush-it is firm, there’s no fluff to it, the bristles feel soft, and the bristles are packed densely enough to apply product well but also to provide a little bit of give. The top of the brush is a rounded shape. I’ve washed this numerous times and haven’t had any problems with shedding.

Overall, I would recommend this brush to anyone looking for a nice, firm, flat shader brush that isn’t too big. I hope this review was helpful, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments 🙂

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21 thoughts on “Brush Spotlight #2: Sonia Kashuk Small Eye Shadow Brush

  1. I think this is Beauty Broadcast’s favorite eyebrush, you hear her rave about it all the time. The only thing I’m a little hesitant about is, are the bristles made from synthetic fibers or are they real animal hair? e.l.f. is a cruelty free brand too but some of their brushes are real animal hair and I want to avoid that if at all possible! For now in one of the Real Techniques kits they have a very small “detail brush” I like to use for precise shadow application ❤

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    1. I think you’re right. I couldnt rememebr where I had first heard about that but it may have been her! Thats a great question, I didnt even think about it actually…It seems to me more like real hair but I would have to do some research to find out for sure. Thats definitely what it looks like. I prefer synthetic brushes regardless, I would like to try out more Real Techniques!

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    2. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that if you go to the Sonia Kashuk website and look at their brush section, there is a little drop down on the right side of the page that says “ingredients”. This will let you know which of their brushes are synthetic and which are animal hair because as I’ve found out, they do use both. They say on the website that this particular brush is 100% CF goat hair. I hope that helps!

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    1. Well I’m so glad this could be of help! I actually do the same thing with this brand. I know there are some gems in there but I’m just not sure what haha. But this is a really nice staple for me so if you try it out, I really hope it works well for you too 🙂

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  2. Honestly, my favorite brushes are my Sonia Kashuk & Real Techniques brushes! They do the job just as well, if not better, than some expensive brands! 🙂

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      1. Watch Target right after the holidays…they always clearance the Sonia Kashuk gift sets for super cheap. I got a nice one a couple years ago for about $10…and I think it was 4 or 5 brushes!

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  3. I love Sonia Kashuk brushes and this one is lovely! If you’re looking for a slightly larger, more flexible flat e/s brush, their Medium Eyeshadow Brush is perrrfect 😀

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  4. Looks like a nice sized brush. I have no problem with drugstore brand brushes. I’ve been using the same Avon fluffy brush for about 6 years now 🙂

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    1. That’s what really drew me to it. Yay! I’ve had a few hit and miss experiences (probably mainly with the elf dollar brushes) but I’m just happy there are so many nice, CF options out there so I don’t have to spend all my money on brushes when I’d rather spend it on cosmetics instead 😉

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