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.
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!