Effortlessly build color and intensity with the Builder Pro eye shadow brush from Sonia G. Designed for packing on pigment, this brush allows you to gradually and effortlessly deepen eye color, giving you more control over the opacity and intensity of powders, creams, and pencils.
“The Builders are packing brushes. The difference compared to Builder One and Builder Two is that the Pro version builds the intensity more progressively, allowing you to layer and control the opacity with more finesse.” — Sonia G., beauty blogger & makeup brush expert
Load up the brush and pack color onto the lid. You can also use Builder Pro to intensify the outer V, diffuse color for a smoky effect with the tip, or soften and blend transition shades.
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I have most of the brushes in Chikuhodo's GSN line, so I didn't think I would get much use out of this brush. Boy, was I wrong! The bristles are shorter and denser in Sonia's brush, which equates to a more precise application of shimmers on the lid. It seems to hold product better than my Chikuhodo, which means I am getting more efficient and saving time on my routine. Truly lovely (and, yes, I have the Pro Eye set).
This brush is a hero, let's just say this. I recently bought a Pat Mcgrath Palette (Mothership V) and there is one Shade (Gilty Pleasure) that I could not use at all. No brush of mine picked it up, not even my finger, it was just a little fine shimmer with almost no color to it. It had developed hard pan because I had tried with a wet brush a few times, so it was practically useless. The Builder Pro worked through it in no time and made this shade look opaque and beautiful. It works wonderfully with the other glitter shades in the palette too, which I could use only with fingers before. In conclusion, it's amazing! I highly recommend getting this.
This brush has got to be the best brush out there for placing product on the lid and putting it exactly where you want it to go. Many shimmer products I would have to use my little finger to get it right on the middle of the lid, but not any more. Want to place product on the outer corner, this is the brush, want to create a perfect line across the crease without the shadow skipping, again, this is the brush. I love all the brushes in the pro set but this to me is the stand out and I will be purchasing more singles. I take my hat off to Sonia g. Stellar job.
This brush picks up and places color so much better than any lid brush I own. I have tried dozens Mac, Sigma, WG, Tom Ford. This brush is different. I dont know what it is, maybe the taper. Just get it if you need a brush to apply your lid colors. It applies mattes, shimmers. Cream to powder, everything amazingly!
So I have several Sonja G eye brushes & wasn’t sure if I needed this one - I am so glad I got it! What a versatile little brush! It can be used for packing pigment on lid, detailing the outerV when creating an eye look - or detailing the inner corner as well because the precision taper on it is so beautiful! It picks up and distributes shadows beautifully! Love it!!!!
I purchased my first set of Sonia G (the Pro Eye Set) back in late January/February 2019. I really liked the idea of the Pro Builder being tapered. It isn't. You can see the photo of my brush from that set on the left. I purchased the individual Pro Builder that just arrived 30 minutes ago. (Pictured on the right, still in the package.) Yet again, it's just as round as the first one. Where is the taper at the tip of the brush?! There is none. That was the only thing that made this brush different. Not worth it.
I was hesitant to get this brush because in the pictures it looks very similar to the Worker Pro, just a bit shorter. But I have them both and I can say they are completely different. From the side the Builder Pro comes to a very nice tapered point, whereas the Worker Pro splays out and is fluffy. The Worker Pro is definitely a blending brush whereas the builder is perfect for packing on shadow. I love the size of this brush, I have small eyelids and it's perfect for packing shadow precisely on the outer corner of my lid without getting it into my crease, a problem I have with my other flat packing-type brushes. It's also the prefect shape for applying eyeshadow to the lower lash line. I'm very glad I added this brush to my collection. Every brush so far in the Pro line has been nothing like anything I own so far, and I find them all to be essential now for applying my eye makeup. They've quickly replaced all my other brushes.
I've had this brush for a while now and unfortunately, I do not really like it. I wanted to use it to "packing on pigment" (taken from the product description) but it takes forever and I never get the intensity I want, not with hard-pressed drier eyeshadows or softer creamier ones. There isn't a tapered tip as another reviewer pointed out and added a photo to the review. Pros about the brush: soft bristles, beautiful handle and overall well made (just not a "builder").
So, if you want a brush that really packs on the pigment with a similar shape to the real Builder Pro (so without a tip, it's a rounded shape in my case): - Hakuhodo B 5507 (horse hair so not as soft as SG, very slightly wider ferrule, more bristles so denser, picks up color beautifully and applies it just as well) - Hakuhodo B 004G (goat, overall a bit bigger but thinner in thickness so less bristles, picks up more than the Builder Pro but not as much as the B 5507, very close to the softness of the SG) - Hakuhodo J 242 (goat & synthetic, slightly smaller overall than the SG, thinner in thickness due to less bruistles, better at picking up color than the SG but not as much as the B 5507, not as soft as the SG but not rough by any means) - Hakuhodo S 149 Bk (horse, lot smaller than the SG and also thinner, lovely for very precise application) (I didn't realise that I love Hakuhodo shader brushes as much :) )
I’ve been slowly building my brush collection, and this was my first Sonia G. brush. I couldn’t be happier with how it lays product down on my kids! I will definitely be adding more from this line!
It's an ok brush. The craftsmanship is nice.
I bought it to complete the pro eye set I had been gradually buying up piece by piece.
I much prefer the builder 3 over this one.
If you're looking for a tapered packer the Smith brushes have an arrowhead lay down packing brush.
I'd try those until.the restock of builder 3 which btw is also not tapered but it does pack on product really well.
This pro brush is too thin and flimsy for my taste. It's the brush I reach for the least and honestly I would return it if I wasn't such a completionist. I don't find anything to be too particularly magical or unique about how it supposedly digs in and applies "hardpanned" product either.
Builder 3 otoh does the trick
However good luck actually scoring one during a restock bc Beautylish will not place household purchasing limits on hoarders ...er "customers" during an anticipated restock 😒😒