- Head: 1.3 cm H x 0.7 cm W x 0.7 cm D (0.5 in H x 0.3 in W x 0.3 in D)
- Handle: 14.5 cm L (5.7 in L)
Review & Usage
I was a little confused when I first saw this brush in person because it doesn't look like a traditional blending brush that I am used to that is usually bigger in size and has loose and fluffy bristles. According to Chanel, the purpose of their Large Tapered Blending Brush #19 is actually for “blending eyeshadow with precision” which now makes a lot more sense. You know sometimes when you just want something small to blend out the very edge of your eyeshadow without disturbing the rest of your eye look, this tool is perfect for that.
The other confusing part is the word “large” because to me, this brush is very small. It looks like a combination of a pencil brush and a smudge brush. It's definitely not large, although the “tapered” part is true. The soft bristles — made of natural- and synthetic-hair — are slightly tapered to form a pointy tip so this tool is ideal for applying contouring colors to the crease area as well as adding definition to the outer corner of the eyes to achieve precise results (this is what I mainly use this brush for; it fits perfectly in the outer corners of my small eyes!). It is also a great little tool to smoke or smudge the shadow along the upper and lower lash lines as well as adding highlighting colors to the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes.
I find the quality of the brush excellent. The matte black handle is lightweight and of perfect length making it easy to maneuver. The bristles are soft but dense enough to maintain their shape during application. I have not had any shedding issue with this brush so far and it has retained its tapered tip beautifully even after a few years of use.
A couple things worth mentioning: (1) on the handle it says “19 Eyeshadow Blender” instead of its official name Large Tapered Blending Brush #19 and (2) this brush is now considered the older version (although it is still widely available for purchase); the new version now has white bristles and appears to be slightly more fluffy.