Brush comparison: RMK eyeshadow E vs Suqqu eyeshadow S and M

I am a fan of good quality Japanese brushes but by no means an expert (if you’re looking for expert advice, look no further than Sweet Makeup Temptations – her posts are encyclopaedic!). Being in the UK, I was lucky enough to nab the final two specimens of Suqqu’s unicorn, the eyeshadow brush S, at Selfridges in Manchester after the brand discontinued it and it remains one of my most favourite brushes.

Yesterday I checked out RMK’s new range of brushes, which includes one that is remarkably similar in shape and density to the Suqqu S – the eyeshadow brush E. The type of hair is different (the RMK brush uses a mix of squirrel and raccoon hair while the Suqqu is pure grey squirrel) and the shape is also not identical (the RMK is a bit more tapered than the Suqqu), but they are remarkably close otherwise. The RMK brush has a matte black handle while the Suqqu’s is lacquered.



The close-up below showcases the difference in shape well, with the RMK being ever-so-slightly more tapered.


In the next two pictures you can see the hairs on both brushes are quite densely packed.



For the sake of completion, I have also added the Suqqu eyeshadow brush M to the mix so you can see the difference in size.

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Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with the RMK brush – it costs a bargainous £22 and is quite versatile, even if not quite as soft and round as the Suqqu S. I certainly don’t regret getting it!

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Comments: 2

  1. Kendra Roe February 9, 2015 at 11:12 pm Reply

    Hello! I am super interested in the RMK E brush but is it scratchy or poky at all? I already own the Chikuhodo Z10 and I am wondering if I need to add the RMK E brush to my collection. I am just worried that since the RMK E brush isn’t all squirrel hair, perhaps it will be a little scratchy. Also, can you let me know how this brush is holding up for you now that you have had it for awhile? Thank you for any help with this decision!

    • Nicole May 2, 2015 at 4:46 pm Reply

      Hi there and apologies for the delay in replying. I don’t find it scratchy but it’s definitely not anywhere as soft as the Chikuhodo squirrel brushes, so you will probably find quite a difference between them. You probably don’t really need it if you’re happy with the Z10. :)

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