Review | Zoeva #228 Crease Brush

By Sarah - Saturday, August 02, 2014

I've been building up my Zoeva Brushes arsenal and my latest addition is the #228 Crease Brush! Been loving all my other Zoeva brushes so I figured why not try one more. And there's no such thing as too many crease brushes!

Zoeva 228 Crease Brush Review

Zoeva 228 Crease Brush Review
This brush comes in the typical shimmery black wooden handle and silver aluminium ferrule, like many other Zoeva brushes. It feels surprisingly light and small as compared to my other Sigma and MAC brushes. Made using natural goat bristles, this brush is super soft and picks up a good amount of product for each application.

Zoeva 228 Crease Brush Review
For comparison of bristle length and size! 

Zoeva 228 Crease Brush Review
Bristle density of the #228 is pretty similar to that of the Sigma E40!

After using this for several times, I feel that this brush may be a tad too soft for adequate blending of darker eyeshadows on the lids. The control this brush gives is minimal as the bristles are so soft that they flare out quite a lot when pressed against the lids. I do find that my darker shadows were not blended as much as I would like despite throwing my brush in there for a pretty good time. I had to reach for a slightly stiffer brush such as my MAC 224 or Sigma E40 for a proper blend. This also means this brush may not entirely work for precise blending of certain shades in certain anatomy of the lids. However, if you are the windshield wiper motions kinda girl all the time, this brush will definitely work for you. For lighter and more netural looks, the blending by this brush also ain't bad.

I do love this brush for messily throwing my transition shade into my crease - emphasis on messily throwing it in there as this brush really doesn't provide much control and precision!. Additionally, for some of you with smaller eyes, this brush may deposit colour over too large an area due to the lack of control as well!

Overall, I think for the price, this brush is pretty decent as a blending brush. Patience is required for a proper blended look though. For beginners who just want a universal blending brush, I recommend this as it is affordable and soft (so you don't injure yourself while going all gung-ho on your eyes! It will take time for you to find what is the right pressure to apply for blending so a soft brush is always good for learning and practising!).

Rating: 3/5

Hope this review helped some of you out there! Thanks for reading!
Have a great makeup day ahead loves! XO.

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