We are talking about all things Stilazzi today! I have a lot of brushes from their two collections, their gel liner pots, as well as their blush palette and I’ve put them all to the test for the past few months and I am ready to share my review for EVERYTHING! Let’s get into it!
Update: After making this review I became part of Stilazzi’s affiliate program. Yay! So I’ve updated all the links and I also have a discount code with them, too, if you want to use it! It IS an affiliate code, but if you use the code KATIE at checkout you will get 15% off your purchase. Plus if you order over $50 you get free shipping. Lots of ways to save! Yay!!
Before we get into the review, I want to explain how I am breaking everything down. If you just want to see my review for the majority of the brushes, gel liners, and blush palette in a “get ready with me” style video…watch the video below that I’ve uploaded to my Youtube channel! 😀 I am also going to be reviewing the gel liner, blush palette, and brushes — all the brushes, I missed a few in the video — along with sharing other brushes in my collection that are similar to the Stilazzi brush I am reviewing. I hope that all makes sense — feel free to share how I could improve brush reviews or these one brand reviews in the future! <3
One Brand Chit Chat GRWM Video
I love this type of very small, angled liner brush for creating wings — it makes it a lot easier to achieve than the traditional liner brush. And this brush performed and worked for me just as beautifully and easily as my holy grail E06 from Sigma. It’s a touch bigger than that one, but not enough to make a difference. And for the price — I highly recommend!
Nearly double the size of the previous S203 brush, this brush performs the same as that one…it’s just a bigger. Because of that, I don’t prefer it for creating my winged eyeliner, but if you’re someone who likes a very small wing or none at all — this brush will do the job beautifully. And might take less time, too, since the brush is bigger. Quality-wise, it’s great! I’ve washed it several times and never have had an issue with the bristles.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: BH Cosmetics Illuminate 8 Brush.
This is a fantastic brush — I love the cut and feel of this brush on my eyes. My preference is to use it to apply my inner corner highlighter, but it also applies shadow to my lower lash line really well, too. If you need a brush for detail work, this is a good one! Never have any issues with the bristles or when I washed it.
This brush works really well to get a more focused blend in my crease area, reminding me of the E25 from Sigma. The quality is fantastic — no issues with bristles falling out, deformed bristles, or the brush handle feeling insecure. I wish it had a bit more of a taper to the sides, like the E25, but it still gets the job done very nicely.
This blender brush reminds me of the E40 so much, but my bristles are a little bit flattened…and I don’t know why. It was shaped that way when I received it because of the plastic it was wrapped in, but I’ve washed it so many times since then and it always returns to that odd flattened fluffy blending brush state. I don’t know if it was meant to be this way, but part of me things it’s not because the ferrule of the brush isn’t pinched at all. So, not sure about that — and because of that I have a hard time recommending it. If the brush came perfectly fluffy on all sides, I think it’s a fantastic brush. Not scratchy at all and no bristles fall out. And it gets the blending job done very well.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush.
The quality of this duo fibre brush can’t be denied — like with all of the brushes from this line I have not experienced any bristles fall out or feel loose. My issue with this brush is…I’m not really sure what ot use it for! I used it a few times to blend out concealer, but it took too long since it’s so small. It’s a bit too large to blend out shadows in my crease. I used it a few times for highlight, and it did a decent job…but I feel like my other highlighter brushes work better. So if you have any recommendations or ideas on how to use this in my makeup routine…I’m all ears!
Other Brushes That Are Similar: None.
This brush reminds me a lot of the ELF small stipple brush. If you are a cream cheek wearer…this is a brush you need to have in your brush collection! Per usual, quality is fantastic. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but the feel of the brushes in this Studio Series is really nice, but not heavy-duty or especially luxe. Feeling it, they remind me of the IT Brushes for ULTA brushes when I hold them.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: ELF Small Stipple Brush.
This brush blends out contour beautifully, the bristles are all so soft and the taper is perfect to blend out any powder product. I have never had any issues at all with this brush and if you’ve never tried a duo-fibre brush to blend out your contour or bronzer…pick this brush up and give it a try! Your (makeup)life will be forever changed! 😀
Other Brushes That Are Similar: LUXIE 516 Duo Fibre Powder Brush.
This performs just as well as the S305 brush…it’s just bigger! I reach for this when I want to bronze up the perimeters of my face and it gets the job done in record time. The blending is beautiful with this brush and I’ve never had any issues with the bristles getting rough or deformed from repeat washes. This is a very unique brush to my collection and one I am really glad to have!
Other Brushes That Are Similar: None.
Another brush you can use to blend out concealer — either on your eyes or under your eyes — it gets the job done nicely. It’s not my preference, but it does blend well. I am not the biggest fan of how firm the bristles feel on your face as you use it, so I think you’re better going with the Real Techniques dupe below, but it gets the job done.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.
While this has the nice shape of the cult-favorite F80 from Sigma, it’s bristles are too firm to make it enjoyable to use. There wasn’t enough give to the bristles when I pressed it against my face, so every time I tried to stipple the product into my skin I felt like I was hitting myself. And if I tried to buff the foundation in, the bristles were so stiff it was basically taking the foundation off as I went. Overall, this brush was just a big dud for me. Seems like nice quality and soft bristles, but just too firm and tight.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush. IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Brush #6
I love using these types of brushes to either cut out my crease or pack on the shimmer or metallic shadow onto my lid. And this brush performed beautifully — the bristles feel soft and didn’t loose their shape after washing and it picks up shadows easily. It’s not a super unique brush, but if you don’t have it in your brush arsenal and you are wanting to try some brushes from Stilazzi…this is a great one!
One of my favorite brushes from the ones Stilazzi sent me, this is like a mini flat foundation brush that has enough girth and taper to the bristles on either side that it blends out my concealer on my eyes almost instantly. It quickly became my preference to use when putting concealer on my eyes because I don’t have to get my fingers dirty and it blends it in so quickly and effortlessly. And it’s also great at precise work around the brows, too. Highly recommend!
Other Brushes That Are Similar: None.
The bristles of this brush feel nice, but there isn’t a lot of taper to the sides — when comparing it against other popular domed highlighter brushes. The bristles are soft, but they lay pretty straight. It blends in a highlight nicely, though, and if you want a compact and intense highlight…this brush can give it to you. It really packs the color on!
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush.
The quality of this brush is really, really nice — the bristles are soft and nicely tapered. None of the bristles have fallen out and it washes really well. I tend to use this large of a cheek brush just to set my under eyes, face, or wipe away any bake I might’ve put on — and it works really well! I’ve also tested it out a few times as a blush brush and while it is a bit large for my preference, it blended the product in beautifully.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: IT Brushes for ULTA 313 Velvet Luxe Plush Brush (larger). ELF Blush Brush (smaller).
The picture they show for this brush on their website looks like it comes to much more of a point than mine does. And maybe it looked like that when it first arrived — but since washing it several times…the bristles have loosened from their point and now are too thick and straight to make it useful as a liner brush. So I’ve been using it as a detail brush to smoke out my lower lash line…but even though it works well for that, I can’t really recommend it because it’s rather scratchy-feeling. Overall, I’ve
This brush is difficult for me to review — since all duo brow brushes seem to perform the same to me — but I can say that the bristles on the brush side are really nice. They didn’t shed and come to a decent point, making it easy to do detail work in the brows. And the spoolie end is really nice!
I never used this brush for my gel liner, as I don’t feel that it’s thin enough for my preference…but with that said it works really nicely for a variety of other jobs. It can cut the crease really easily, pack on shadow and blend very nicely, and also (of course) apply powder to the brows. The bristles aren’t very soft, so that can be a con, but besides that I found this a really nice brush.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: BH Cosmetics Illuminate 8 Brush.
This brush has a nice cut to it, with enough bristles to give it some body. I like using it to clean up the shadow right below my browbone. It’s also nice to use to cut the crease or apply powder to your brows. I wouldn’t recommend it for lower lash line work, however, because the bristles feel a bit scratchy there. Overall, a nice brush if you find yourself needing one.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: None.
I like a good smudge brush for my lower lash line, but I find that it can be tricky to find a good one that doesn’t feel too harsh on my lower lash line. And, unfortunately, this one didn’t blow me away for being gentle to my lash line. It isn’t super harsh and definitely doesn’t hurt when I use it (like some brushes I’ve tried in the past) but it’s not as soft as my E20 from Sigma…with that said, though, it feels nicery than the IT Brushes for ULTA #221!
This brush is a really nice one to have in my collection — I like it a bit more than my Sigma E25 because it’s bristles are shorter and I just find it easy to get really precise blending done in my crease area. I do find that when I wash this brush I have to be really gentle and make sure I lay it out nicely to try…otherwise the bristles came end up drying and looking a bit crazy/dried out. But even with that con…I love this brush!
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Sigma E25 Blending Brush.
This brush had a few bristles come out the first time I washed it, but after that I never notice any more falling out. Like the previous brush, I have to be extra careful/attentive when I wash this brush to ensure it doesn’t dry weirdly. And this is another brush that I LOVE having in my makeup brush collection. In comparison to the brush I just mentioned above, this one is a bit fluffier and larger than that one, so I find both necessary and really nice to have!
A nice, large fluffy brush for warming up the crease! It’s not the softest brush I own, but for the price I would say it’s softer/nicer after prolonged us than the Morphe brushes I’ve tried in the past. While it has a bit of roughness to the bristles, it does a great job blending out a look and I’ve never had to work long at an eyeshadow when I’m using this.
Very much like the L215 brush, except a little smaller and comes to more of a point with the tapered edges. I’ve really grown to like this brush — it’s a unique mix of a large fluffy brush and a more precise pencil-type brush. I enjoy using it on my outer corner to both pack and blend out the color. It has about the same amount of “scratch” to it that the previous brush has, but it still gets the job done without any struggle.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Sephora Pro Featherweight Crease Brush. Morphe M412 Brush. IT Brushes for ULTA #105 Airbrush Blending Crease Brush.
I think everyone needs to have a brush like this in their brush collection. It’s definitely a unique brush that isn’t typically thought of, but it’s great to just to very light work bring a color back to life if you blended a bit too much. This brush has stood up well to washing and always returns back to its
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Sigma E36 Blending Brush.
I haven’t experienced any bristles falling out and it washes well, but the tapered edges give this brush a bit of an unpleasant scratch to it as you use it. Is it painful? No. And if you are on a budget it can get the job done — but with that said, the ELF brush listed below is cheaper and softer to use. And if you want to splurge and get a higher quality, you can’t go wrong with Sigma.
I definitely would say to purchase either of the similar brushes listed below instead of this brush. While I didn’t experience any bristles falling out, the point that this brush comes to is pretty darn painful if you use it on your lower lash line. If you want it for detailed work in the crease or on the outer corner, it isn’t so bad. But especially if you want a brush like this for your lower lash line, there are other brushes I would say to splurge on and purchase instead.
A favorite brush of mine — I have come to prefer this brush over the similar brushes that I used to use before I got this brush! It’s just so perfect for packing on the shadow in a precise way. It has a lovely taper to the sides so it picks up shadow easily, but it doesn’t feel scratchy at all when you press it onto the lid. No bristles fall out, it easily returns to its shape…all around I really love this brush and recommend it!
The softest of the eye brushes in this line, I really love this brush for setting my eyeshadow primer or putting down a flesh-color shadow under my brows before I start my look. It’s a bit too large to use under my brows after my eye look is complete, but it works nicely for the start, when precision isn’t needed yet. If you are someone who sticks to mostly simple matte looks — only 2 to 3 shadows — I can see you getting a LOT of use out of this brush! I’ve washed this brush many, many times since I got it and the bristles have never fallen out, it retains its shape well, and it’s still very soft.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Smashbox All Over Shadow Brush (more compact).
This is a really nice highlighter brush, if you like a larger brush for your highlighter. The taper on the sides is perfect for picking up the product and blending it
If you want a nice chisel, this brush will give it to you! I have several brushes that come close (as you can see below) but each one is just a little bit different…making this a unique brush to my collection. It fits into the hollow of my cheek really nicely and blends out my contour on days I want a very sculpted look. The taper to the brush is nice and I haven’t seen any brushes come out when I wash it. The bristles aren’t the softest, but they get the job done well and don’t feel bad on the face.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: BH Cosmetics Studio Pro 3 Brush (larger). Smashbox Cream Cheek (smaller). Real Techniques Contour Brush (more tapered down the sides).
I find that this brush works better as a contour brush than a blush brush, because it has a lot of bristles and it almost rounds to a point at the center of the bristles…making blush application a little too heavily in one spot when I use it on my cheeks. If that is confusing you…please watch my video above to see a live demo of why I don’t like this to apply blush. I experienced a few bristles fall out the first couple times I used it, but none since. Overall, this brush was just so-so for me. When it comes to angled brushes, I tend to reach for any of the brushes listed below, before this one.
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Smashbox Angled Blush Brush (not as tight and tapered). BH Cosmetics Illuminate 4 Brush. Wet n Wild Angled Brush (smaller, not as tapered).
I really like how soft the bristles are on this brush and how well it blends in my foundation to my skin…but I can not get this brush to stop shedding. And it drives me crazy! I’ve washed this brush about 6-8 times and it still looses several bristles every time I use it. You can see how many fell out during the demo video up above. And they’re white — so hard to see on my skin. Annoying! For that reason, I recommend any of the brushes below over this one — it’s not worth the struggle!
Other Brushes That Are Similar: Sigma F80. IT Cosmetics #6 Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush. Real Techniques Buffing Brush.
I’ve tried a lot of fan brushes available, and most I hate. The only two fan brushes I have in my collection is a tiny strobing one from Sigma, the F42 and a ginormous fan brush from BH Cosmetics Pro line. All other fan brushes this size I tend to hate because there isn’t enough bristles and the bristles aren’t soft so it feels like I am spitting the highlighter all over my face. Not the case with this fan brush! It has a lot of bristles, a lot of bulk to the brush, and the bristles feel soft on my face. It blends in my highlighter very effortlessly and it washes beautifully. Definitely a Stilazzi brush I can recommend and am so glad I own!
Other Brushes That Are Similar: No other fan brushes in my collection are this large or full.
Borderline Gel Liners
These have quickly become my holy grail gel liner! The formula is outstanding and I can’t recommend them enough! The texture of the gel liner is very thin and soft, yet when you use it on your eyes it’s extremely pigmented — which is rare in such a thin formula! Typically when a gel liner pot has such a thin formula, it ends up looking sheer on the eyes. But not this one! Add to that, it lasts really well on my eyes and I’ve never had issues with it fading, creasing, smearing, or transferring. It dries down matte and it stays. Seriously, such a good gel liner!
Bahama Blush Palette
This is a tricky one to review because while I can’t fault the quality of this palette, it isn’t a product I personally get excited for. So for this I would say it’s really up to you. if you like a blush palette that has a mix of shimmer and mattes — I don’t think you will be disappointed in this palette. The shadows are very pigmented, so going in with a light hand is a must! But it will deliver the pigment no matter what — and it blends into your skin so easily! So yeah, if you really love blush and like having different options, I think you would really enjoy the Stilazzi blush palette. But if you’re like me — someone who doesn’t get super into blush…I think you can save your money on this one.
And There You Have My Review!
I hope you found these reviews helpful, and enjoyed watching the GRWM review style video! I don’t do these types of one brand reviews often…but I kinda want to! What do you think…should I? Or stick to doing smaller reviews on just one product at a time?
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