About Sonia G. Builder Three
Builder Three is more than just a classic laydown brush. It packs on all types of powder eyeshadow—from matte to shimmer to metallic—with an even finish no matter how you angle it. The size and density is perfectly calibrated to apply, smudge, and buff with ease and precision, allowing you to control the intensity of your eye looks.
“Every little detail matters, from the way the bristles are layered to the thick shape and steady surface.” — Sonia G.
Why It’s Special
- The plush natural bristles glide over sensitive skin around the eyes, evenly dispersing even the trickiest powder pigments
- Each brush is handbound by master artisans in Japan using traditional brushmaking techniques for unparalleled performance and craftsmanship
- The sturdy handle is made from dense, sustainably harvested maple wood and coated with four layers of pigment and lacquer for a rich, dimensional finish
How to Use
Work pigment into targeted areas using small wiggle strokes.
- Total Length: 150 mm
- Hair Length: 10 mm
- Ferrule Width: 10 x 5 mm
- Hair Type: Dyed Saikoho Goat Hair
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ReviewsTeamLixia L. Jul 20, 2019
Best Packing Brush
I was more than excited when Sonia G first came out with this brush due to the shape being almost the same as that of the Mac 239. I started collecting Mac brushes in college and amassed a full set that I had been working on replacing with artisan made Japanese brushes. The Mac 239 was the last hold out that I could not find a better alternative or replacement for until the arrival of the Builder Three! While this brush is similar shape wise, the quality of the bristles is night and day when compared with the Mac brush. These dyed Saikoho goat bristles are ultra soft, never tug on the lid or feel scratchy in any way. While I did adore the Mac 239, the experience I get while applying my shadow with the Builder Three is luxurious by comparison. I never understood when my professor told me that while both a BMW and Honda will get you from point A to point B, the driving experience is quite different. I now see what he means but with brushes and not a car.
In comparison with the Builder Pro, the bristles are shorter on the Builder Three. The shape of the brush is also squared off instead of the Builder Pro, which is tapered. I do believe the shorter bristle length contributes to a firmer brush that packs on the lid shade like nobody’s business! The brush also works with smudging out shadow on the lower lash line. This really is an essential brush in my collection that if you asked me to keep only 5 for the rest of my life, this would be one of them!49 found this helpful.Bren O. Feb 27, 2019
This brush is such an all in 1 brush, you can use this any way you can think of! I like to use this with shadows that are somewhat hard panned, this brush works thru hard pan quickly and effortlessly, it also picks up metallic shades the same, you can really load this brush up if you want to, or, can pick up a smaller amount as well in the areas that need to small and dense, like the outer corner. It also blends out the crease if you turn it on its side too, crease work isn't work with this one! I think it mimics your finger better than most as it is flat and has a square design. This brush feels so balanced in your hand, just a pleasure to use like all of her brushes. Builder One brush has a more pinched design, Builder Two a thicker design. Builder Three is right in the middle of those 2, thicker than 1, but slimmer than 2, so that is why it seems more like a finger to me. My Natasha Denona Tropic palette comes to mind and has a few shades that are extremely hard to pick up, almost hard panned the first time you used them, Builder 3 picks it up and goes thru all that easily and packs a lot of the color on the brush, making it so easy to apply to your eyes, just wiggle the brush in a zig zag motion and apply! If you already have 1 and 2, this will be a great addition, if you don't have either this is a perfect place to start!49 found this helpful.Kristine L. Mar 18, 2019
Amazing brush for shimmer shades and no fall out!!
This brush is very soft and versatile but I love using it to pack on shimmer shades across the lids. The brush picks up products perfectly and does not cause any fall out even if you go back and forth.13 found this helpful.R S. May 30, 2019
Unexpectedly, this has to be one of my very favourite brushes from Sonia. It has a more classic shape but this is no ordinary brush! I love it for shimmers, satin and matte eyeshadow alike, and I absolutely love to use the tip for undereye shadow application. It's the perfect blend of softness and stiffness, it's directional but never pokey. Don't overlook this beautiful gem!9 found this helpful.Sabana H. Mar 09, 2019
This brush is amazing.. it is very soft .. perfect brush for packing eyeshadow on lid.. it picks up the color very nicely .. I use this brush with ND tropic palette .. I can’t believe how well it works with those hard to pick up metallic shades.. I highly recommend it.. awesome brush.. Sonia g thank you so much .. you did it again... 😘😘😘9 found this helpful.SHEREEN R. Mar 06, 2019
I love this brush
Love is all Sonia g brushes In the industry The use is enormous Love is diversity and evolution Everything in the brushes is very, very beautiful Sonia g very very beautiful bought brushes builder three very very beautiful everything is ok With all the shadows eyes The matte the metalic Use it with MAC Extra Dimension gorgeous Use it with NATASH DANONA metalic gorgeous thank you Sonia g manufacturing builder three I've been waiting for this release LOVE Sonia g LOVE beautylish I wish you more success8 found this helpful.Linda K. Apr 04, 2019
Love Sonia G
I have a new found fondness for this woman's products. I purchased this product based on other expert reviewers' analysis. It lays down the product expertly. Minimizes fallout which seemed to be a constant issue with other makers brushes. I will be back for more.6 found this helpful.Lesley Y. Dec 18, 2019
This is the best 239-style laydown brush in the entire universe, and yes, this is the hill I'll die on and I will fight you if you disagree. Even though the specs appear identical to the 239, Builder 3 seems larger than that brush in practice. There's something about the rigidity and inflexibility of the brush (thanks to its ultra density) that allows me to utilize more surface area from ferrule to tip than the 239. Goat hair fibres that has been treated with dye also becomes more porous through that process, which gives dyed goat the advantage of having better grip with powder products and thus, superior pigmentation with minimal fallout.5 found this helpful.Isabelle G. Mar 03, 2020
Some will say that if you are not makeup artist, then it is wasting your money to spend it on such luxurious objects. I'm not makeup artist. I hesitated very (too) long before embarking on this acquisition. After a few days of use, I know, on the contrary, that if you are not makeup artist, and you are in love with nice results, then it is better to invest in real good tools such as those of Sonia G or Wayne Goss. Indeed, these objects are so well made that they guide you. Their use is very intuitive and the results impressive. You can't imagine the frustration-coupled dissatisfaction that could have dialled me after 20 to 25 minutes of makeup without getting what I want to get. Since I received these brushes, my makeup has been transformed. Actually. Oh, really. I manage to position the color accurately, exactly where I want, which was not the case with my other tools. A real treat.
Builder Three: A little thinner than the Builder Two, this one has the same capabilities, while being a little bit more accurate4 found this helpful.Teri B. Nov 05, 2019
great for packing on lid color
this is my second Sonia eye brush; I have the worker one and the crease one; I like both those brushes but I mostly use them to diffuse out color I have already deposited; neither one of those brushes i use to lay down color on the lid; after researching various brushes I finally landed on this one and I am so happy I did! Its small enough for my small lids; it picks up color and deposits it well and its soft as can be. I might need to get a second one!2 found this helpful.