Hakuhodo G5527 Eye Shadow Brush is shaped like any pointed pencil brush, but this Canada squirrel brush from Hakuhodo's G series is considerably bigger and thicker than the most; It is, in fact, more of a crease brush and is excellent for lightly applying a very dark color to the crease or lid without overdoing it. The size and softness of the Hakuhodo G5527 Eye Shadow Brush makes it an almost-blending brush and I use it to fix and soften dramatic situations.
The brush is densely packed and tightly shaped but extremely soft, making it as luxurious as it is effective. The photos bellow show you how the G5527 compares in size to a big blending brush (Edward Bess) as well as to a small precision domed brush (Hourglass #9). You can see that the G5527 is truly unique. Also, the comparison to its companion regular Hakuhodo crease brush, G5528, stresses the thickness and heft of the G5527. It feels wonderful in my hand and I think it will be easy to use even for beginners because the size ensures your hand can't go astray.
Bottom Line: Love.
Hakuhodo G5527 Eye Shadow Brush ($58) is available from Hakuhodousa.com. They ship worldwide.