This brush has synthetic black bristles, capped with a black ferrule and like the other studio brushes, a solid black handle.
First, I have to admit something. I'm prejudice against synthetic eyeshadow brushes. I am. Doesn't matter how soft they are, I just really prefer natural hair brushes to apply and blend powder eye shadows.
|C brush on top, the $1 brush on bottom|
The good thing is that this brush doesn't shed, it's pretty sturdy. Though when I wash it, I always feel like it isn't rinsing cleanly, no matter what I use to wash it. It takes a long longer to dry than my other eye brushes (even denser, bigger ones).
In short, while I know that many others love this brush and that it's a good value at $3, I've got to say that I'd much rather have 3 $1 brushes from e.l.f.!
Special thanks to my friend Mae for giving me this brush!