Review: Shu Uemura 10n brush

I think it's safe to say this Shu Uemura brush is a cult favorite - ask any makeup chat board about must-haves from this brand, and you will inevitably get people writing "10N!!!!!!". I fell for this crowd fervor myself and ordered one a few months back during a sale. The 10N is an eye brush made of sable. It's fairly stiff, and the bristles dome. People tout it as a do anything brush, but to me the bristle stiffness and shape suggest most utility as a laydown brush with perhaps some creasework thrown in.  But you know what? I don't really love it for any purpose at all. I've tried, but every single time I use it, something goes wrong. Even for simply laying down color, I get shadow where I don't want it or uneven patches. I think it's the size - the brush is simply too large for my lids, which I've never thought of as particularly small, but I guess I have child-sized lids. In any case, those who love this brush, more power to you - for me, it's a miss.


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