Here is a quick post on another set of Louise Young brushes. I’ve had my eyes on her socket brushes for a while but held off. I was more intrigued with the mini brush, but got the others for comparison (and because I, at times, lack self-control). Hopefully you find the picture helpful.
The large socket brush (LY12) is indeed large. I can still use it in my crease but I have to make sure I concentrate the color on the tip of the brush and the surrounding hairs; otherwise the color will go all over the place. It’s a nice brush for me to use on outer corner to form a soft outer V. If you have large eyes or a large lid space, this is a brush to consider.
The medium crease brush (LY14) is a nice brush for medium to small eyes or lid spaces. For me, it will definitely provide a more defined crease color versus a splay of color because the brush is somewhat narrow. It isn’t as wide as the Hakuhodo brush and has a more tapered tip.
The small crease brush (LY13) is fun brush to have for all eye shapes. It is smaller than the Mac pencil brush, which for me was too big to place shadow below my lower lash line. It isn’t as compact or stiff like the Mac 219, which makes blending easier. It can also be used to add intricate detail to your eye look.
The price point is comparable to Mac $17 – $24 after the exchange rate. These brushes are a tad bit scratchier than the blending brushes from my earlier Louise Young post (LY38’s). For softness, the Hakuhodo takes the cake. All things considered, either one of these brushes will be a nice compliment to anyone’s existing collection. The brushes are very distinct from one another and aren’t easy dupes of your typical crease brushes from other makeup brush lines.