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Putting on makeup can be like a movie production, even if you’re only applying a few products. We mostly remember the colorful performances of star players and forget about the behind-the-scene hard workers. They’re important! After all, could you imagine if Jack Sparrow’s vest were hot pink (he’d still be drool-worthy)? Or what if The King’s Speech was done at a voice-editing level of an English-dubbed anime?
We give credit where credit is due when it comes to pretty eyeshadows, lip colors and awesome blushes. But what about the brushes? They play such a big part in applying makeup! Have you ever tried Crown brushes? I first experimented with them from IMATS last year and really liked the quality for the price.
Today I’ll be reviewing Crown Luna BK14 Deluxe Oval Shadow. I purchased this during a shopping spree online at Crown. I was actually looking to buy back-ups of this awesome shadow brush I got at IMATS, but I couldn’t find it. Too bad for me. 🙁 Come see why.
Crown Luna BK14 Deluxe Oval Shadow Pictures & Photos
- √ High grade
√ Densely packed bristles
- Name: Crown Luna BK14 Deluxe Oval Shadow
- What I Paid: $2.87 CAD
- Price Per Unit: $2.87 CAD, $5.98 US, £2.76 UK
- Where to Buy: Crown CA, Crown US, Crown UK
Crown Luna Deluxe Oval Shadow Brush Review
The sable hair on Crown Luna Deluxe Oval Shadow Brush is incredibly soft, but they’re not so pliable that they just flop around and fluff up shadow everywhere. It has just enough stiffness to allow even application.
Holy moly. Crown BK 14 Deluxe Oval Shadow has a lot of bristles. It’s jam-packed with bristles that pick up a good amount of product for smooth application.
The original brush I got from IMATS is from the same Luna Series, but it’s much smaller. It wasn’t available on the Crown CA website, so I got Crown Deluxe Oval Shadow instead. Mistake for me. I don’t have large lid space, and this deluxe brush’s size is way too overwhelming for my eyes. It’s really hard to get into and apply shadows to the corners. I’m not sure if anyone’s lid space could be big enough to handle this brush though.
A similar situation goes for the thickness of the brush head. It’s way too thick for me, making precise application difficult. And I’m really not sure if anyone has that much lid space to allow for such a huge brush!
If your eyes can handle the size of Luna Deluxe Oval Eye Shadow Brush by Crown, then it’s actually a really good tool. I haven’t experienced much bristle shedding. A few bristles have shed when I was washing it. It wasn’t made my lids look like they’re randomly growing extra hair because of shed brush bristles.
I think this Crown sable oval eyeshadow brush looks sleek and chic. It’s glossy black all over from the handle to the ferrule.
Final Verdict: 6.9/10
I would definitely stand behind this brush if it were useful to me. As it is, it’s not. It doesn’t fit my lid at all! Have you seen a brush head this big?
Which brush is your trust eyeshadow tool? Do you have a favorite brand of brushes you use?