Colorbar recently launched a whole range of colorful accessories including makeup brushes, manicure/pedicure tools, eye lash curler etc. Few days back, I reviewed all the 4 Face brushes (which turned out quite disappointing!). Next, I’ll be reviewing the 4 eye makeup brushes in this range, starting with the Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush. (If its any consolation, the eye brushes are better than the face brushes!)
Price : Rs 250
My take on the Product
The eye makeup brushes have a similar white and black body/colorful bristles make up as the face brushes. Except that the eye brushes have much thinner stems than the stout face brushes. The eye blending brush had the same orangey yellow bristles as the Foundation brush. The bristles are synthetic and thankfully, quite smooth and not scratchy. The smooth white stems, black ferrules and the colorful bristles make an attractive picture!
The brush has a flat profile and tapered edges – creating what Colorbar calls an ‘almond‘ shape. The brush is slightly fluffy though not as much as I’d like a blending brush to be. My HG blending brush is MAC 217 which is much fluffier on account of the natural fibres. But it won’t be fair to compare a Rs 250 brush to a Rs 1600 brush! For its price, the Colorbar brush is quite decent – its not dense enough to pack color intensely on the lid but for medium intensity wash of color, its quite good. It does a decent job of softening edges and blending eye shadows in the crease. It has reasonably smooth bristles – gentle on the eye area and doesn’t shed on washing. Overall, not perfect but not bad either!
If you’re on a budget, this would be a good brush to have for basic blending. It might not be as good as MAC (or Sigma) brushes but its easy on the pocket and does a decent job!
Compared to a Faces blending brush I own (bought it 2-3 years ago for Rs 70) – the Faces one is much softer and fluffier and I prefer it over the Colorbar one which feels a tad stiff.
The GOOD about Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush :
- Attractive packaging
- Soft bristles, fluffy shape
- Can be used to apply wash of eye shadow over lid
- Can be used to blend colors together
- Can be used to soften edges in the crease line
- Does not shed on washing
- Affordable price
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush :
- Could be a little fluffier, its too stiff
Colorbar Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush is a decent option for those looking for an affordable blending brush. The brush shape and bristles are good for laying down washes of color on the lid and softening/blending edges. It doesn’t shed on washing and the bristles are non-scratchy and smooth. Its not as good as my HG MAC 217 blending brush but considering the price difference, its not bad! I won’t say its the best budget blending brush either, I like my Faces one a little more!
Rating : 3.75/5
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the new Colorbar brushes? How was your experience? Which is your favorite eye blending brush? Share your comments below! [/note]
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