Thursday, June 10, 2021

Westman Atelier Eye Shadow II Brush Review

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Westman Atelier Eye Shadow II Brush is the most recent ultra-luxe eco-friendly, and cruelty-free brush that I purchased from this extraordinary brand. Celebrated makeup artist, Gucci Westman, really outdid herself with her thoughtful range of vegan makeup brushes, and neither the efficacy, nor the tactile effects are in any way diminished when one compares these synthetic bristles to natural hair brushes. These brushes are handcrafted in Kumano, Japan, and they are a revelation in high quality sustainably made luxury makeup brushes.

While this brush is exquisite for seamless blending, it also does an exemplary job applying cream, liquid and powder shadows. While the gently rounded shape lends itself to blending, the fluffy bristles are firm enough to pick up and deposit shadows with precision and efficacy. The short brush allows for maximum control and maneuverability, and the well-balanced handle and ferrule make this ergonomic masterpiece very comfortable in the hand. I have used this brush every single day since it arrived, and after multiple washes it has not shed a single bristle. This is the fifth brush that I have purchased from Westman Atelier (I just ordered the Westman Atelier Lip Brush that will be arriving shortly), and I am thoroughly impressed by each one of them.

According to Westman Atelier,

Sumptuous fluffy bristles and a soft rounded shape make this eye shadow brush a blending essential. Diffuses and refines color for a seamless finishIdeal for working in short strokes to diffuse shadow, soften edges, and give rich shades an easy lived-in look.

Gucci's Notes: "Brushes are my most important tool. For the eyes, I focused on two favorites in my kit: A flat tapered brush that makes color glide on flawlessly and a rounder, denser one for the most beautiful blend.

Gucci Westman's Tip: Select "a cool taupe or sheer brown shadow that's one to two shades deeper than your natural skin tone creates an instant eye contouring effect when blended into the crease of the lid."


- Made with cruelty-free, super soft nylon fibers.

- Artisan Design: Handmade in Kumano, Japan using traditional techniques from the most prestigious brush maker in the world. 

- Lacquered Handles: Crafted with the finest sustainable hardwood birch from a Forest Stewardship Council certified forest in Eastern Europe. 

- High Performance: Luxurious and durable. Cruelty-free nylon fibers feel ultra-smooth with optimal density, softness and function. 

- Our brush-making process is cruelty-free.

While the gently rounded shape lends itself to blending, the fluffy bristles are firm enough to pick up and deposit shadows with precision and efficacy.
Size comparison top to bottom: Westman Atelier Blender Brush, Westman Atelier Baby Blender Brush, Westman Atelier Eye Shadow II Brush and Westman Atelier Eye Shadow I Brush.
The short brush allows for maximum control and maneuverability, and the well-balanced handle and ferrule make this ergonomic masterpiece very comfortable in the hand.
Overall Assessment: This is unquestionably one of the very best eyeshadow brushes that I own. If it wasn't so expensive, I would buy a backup to use while the other one is being washed. It's that good! A+

$62.00 from Sephora, Credo Beauty, Violet Grey, Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, Cos Beauty, The WebsterHarrods and Cult Beauty (Affiliate Links).

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  1. I'm so glad you blogged about this! I've been very curious about the Westman Atelier brand. Those brushes look great.

    1. I am pretty obsessed with their cruelty-free vegan makeup brushes, and I keep buying more. There are quite a few makeup items that I want to try as well, but I will need more Sephora points to cash in, and am likely going to have to wait for the next VIB sale. Gucci has an excellent curated collection, but since this is an ultra-luxe eco brand the price tag is quite high! Pretty obsession-worthy, though!

  2. I would certainly expect top quality from such a luxe brand! now that im shopping sephora more this brand catches my eye.

    1. You definitely get top quality with Westman Atelier, and you also have to pay for it! I am thrilled that it's sold at Sephora since I can use my points and their VIB sales to collect covet-worthy products from this brand! I am completely obsessed with her brushes.

  3. How beautiful! The Westman Atelier brushes almost look like calligraphy brushes. What a useful splurge!

    1. They really do, Allison! I use these brushes every single time that I war makeup, and I am so completely obsessed with the quality, the joy I feel using these ultra-luxe gems and their extraordinary efficacy. I want all of them! Fortunately she doesn't make many brushes!

  4. Very good brush! The craftmanship is great and love the shorter handle, I find it easier to work with. Soft and allows me to blend shadows easily.

    1. I completely agree! The quality of the brush is outstanding and the shorter handle makes it so easy to maneuver! It is soft and blends effortlessly. I am really enjoying her brushes, and reach for them every day!


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