Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pointed Crease Brushes

Pointed Crease Brushes 

Today's post is all about pointed crease brushes. If you are someone who likes to experiment with different eyeshadow looks, this style of brush is a useful one to have. Unlike a more fluffy crease brush, or blending brush (which are also important to have), this more tapered brush allows you to really get into the crease of the eye and blend color. For times when I want a very defined crease, I will always reach for a pointed crease brush, because it really helps push the color exactly where I want it and getting the shadow  into even the smallest of spaces on the eye. This brush is very important when doing a cut crease eye look.  

I chose brushes that I really like using at a variety of price points as I realize everyone is on a different budget.
The tapered tip of this style brush also allows you to easily take your eyeshadow color under the lower lash line.

 While there are many animal hair versions of this brush available, here are some synthetics that I personally love from my stash:

 Pictured Below: Left OCC #004 Tapered Blending Brush, Right Cozzette D200 Bullet Brush

As you can see the two brushes above look quite similar. They are. They both work very well for getting into the contour of the eye, and I would recommend either one. The main difference between the two, is the Cozzette brush is slightly more pointed, as you can see from the above photograph.  I am unsure of the price of the D200, as I purchased it as part of the Divinity Collection brush set. The D220 and S185 are similar in shape and cost $15-16.  The OCC brush is $22, and like the Cozzette brush, it is a professional grade high quality brush, meant to last for years.

Pictured Below: Left, Cozzette S175, Right Cozzette S165

These brushes are basically the same with the main difference being size. The S175 is a standard tapered eyeshadow crease brush, while the S165 is a larger version. If you were working on a larger eye, you should choose the one on the right.  While in the picture it may look like the head of each brush is rounded, they actually both come to a tapered/pointed tip. Since the S165 is larger, it also makes it a great choice for under eye concealer. Since the bristles are super soft, they won't irritate the delicate under eye area. The S175 is $17 and the S165 is $19.  Please note these are professional grade, high end brushes that are meant to last for years.

Pictured Below: Cozzette D330 Stylist Illustrator Brush

This is a very sleek detailer brush. It's not as fluffy as any of the others I mentioned.  This is great for very precise placement, or if you are doing a very defined cut crease.  I would use this to draw a gel or eyeliner into the crease or smudge it out.  These bristles are a different material than the others, so they are a bit firmer. This brush retails for $14.00 

Pictured Below: Coastal Scents BR-C-S09 Pointed Blender Synthetic 

As you can see the bristles on this brush are much shorter than any of the others I've mentioned. However, I felt it was worth showing as I think this is a great choice for defining the outer corner of the eye or "outer v."  Plus, this brush only costs $2.95!  Granted, it is certainly not the same quality of the brushes mentioned above (not even close), but this brush certainly has it's place. If you are new to eyeshadow, or just interested in experimenting with smokey eyes, this is a good choice to have. The tip is pointed so it will help with a cut crease like the others mentioned in this post. 

Pictured Below: Bdellium Tools #781 crease brush from the Pink Bambu line 

If you've read any of my other posts, you guys probably know by now that I am a big fan of Bdellium Tools. This particular brush is one that I have multiples of in my kit. I have it from their Yellow and Green Bambu lines, which are very similar, just with a shorter handle. This is an eco friendly brush made with soft vegan bristles. While the pink one is new to me, I've had the green version of this brush for a long time, and this is a brush that really lasts, and holds its shape. It's very similar to the first set of brushes I mentioned, just with much shorter bristles. If the Cozzette 220 and the Coastal Scents brush had a baby, this is what it might look like. This brush is $7.92 on and is eligible for 2 day free shipping for Amazon Prime members.

Pictured Below: Earth Diva Cosmetics Eyeshadow & Crease Brush* (sample sent for consideration)

This brush was created specifically for mineral makeup. However, it will work with any type of eyeshadow. I think you can really see how pointed this crease brush is from the above photo. This bamboo handled brush is available individually and as part of a set. The bristles on this brush are a bit longer than any of the others I've mentioned, and firmer, which make it great for really blending that color in the crease. The tip of this is more pointed than some of the others I've mentioned, and I find I can easily move from working the crease of the eye to the lower lash line with ease.This brush retails for $7.95 and is a nice mid-priced brush.

I hope you found this mini guide to synthetic pointed crease brushes helpful. If you are someone who likes the smokey eye look, or just really wants a defined eye crease, I highly suggest this type of brush. Whichever brand you choose is up to you, and your budget, but hopefully this guide will help you make a wise purchasing decision.

Let me know if you own any of these or plan on buying one! As always, thank you so much for reading!

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*The Earth Diva Cosmetics brush in this post was sent to me by the company for consideration. All other brushes were purchased by me. I only included brushes that I truly like, and would and have recommended to others because I think they are good brushes. I do not get paid to write reviews, and all opinions are my own.


  1. I think I may have to pick up the Pink Bambu crease brush because it looks great and I love Bdellium Tools too! And since they'll be at IMATS this weekend, I have a feeling I will be going crazy! :)

    I don't see much about the OCC brushes, but have always wondered if they were any good. Good to know that you like to crease brush. Maybe I'll check out their brushes this weekend as well! :)

    1. I highly recommend the #776 from the pink bambu line. LOVE it! OCC is really great too, the brushes are super nice. The picture on their website just doesn't do them justice. They are a bit pricey but really nice. The OCC Blush brush is a great one too. Hope to see you Sunday!

  2. I also love Bdellium Tools! They're great!

    1. Marina- Which ones do you have? Which are your favorites?

  3. I'm so glad you did this post. I have a pointed crease brush from Inglot that is lovely but I had thought it was synthetic and I realize now I think it's natural hair, so I'm not happy about that. I think both the OCC and Cozette may be good synthetic dupes as they look quite similar to the Inglot one.

  4. hello, just a quick question.

    Is Bdellium Tools bristle as soft as OCC and Cozzette or is it more the softness of EcoTools, Too Face or Real Technique?
    They all are soft, but EcoTools and Too Face still would irritate my skin...
    just curious.

    thank you


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