Three Smudge Brushes at Three Price Points

Monday, June 3, 2013
One of the types of brushes that I've recently been infatuated with is the smudging brush. Short and stout with a rounded shape, it gives the user a lot of control and the ability to really pack on color. They're also great for creating smokey eyes and smudging out liner. Here are three very differently priced smudge brushes.

Let's start with the most inexpensive. Made and sold by Rite Aid, $3.99. Synthetic hairs. It looks like a duo fiber brush but that's just the coloring. The bristles are not varying sizes like a real duo fiber, but they are very soft. The least dense of the three brushes. Slightly tapered plastic handle.

Next, the Sigma E20 Short Shader. $10, natural hair. Medium density and the hairs are a bit blunt so it can feel a bit rough when smudging out color.

NARS Smudge Brush, $26. Natural hairs. The most dense out of all the brushes, softer than the Sigma.

Out of the three, my favorite is the NARS followed by the Rite Aid brush because it is very soft. The Rite Aid brush has slightly longer bristles that are more pliable than the other two. Having these two, the Sigma I could do without. However, Sephora Collection has a Pro Smudge Brush #11 that I think is VERY comparable to the NARS brush, I would most certainly call it dupe worthy as it very similar and cheaper at $18.

Have any favorite smudger brushes? The next one I have my eye on is the Laura Mercier one, because it has a smaller head than the ones I have.

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