Several weeks ago, I discovered that Quo had come out with a new kabuki brush. Quo is a cosmetics company that is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM). If you ask me, I've always had this suspicion that it was a company that often tried to imitate MAC. But my only evidence was that because it has a 3-letter name, like it's "competition" lol.
Well... see for yourself -- Quo's new kabuki brush is an exact replica of MAC's 180 brush. The moment I saw it, I wanted to give it a try, but it's retailed at $22... so I didn't want to risk it. This week SDM is having a 40% sale off of all Quo brushes, so I took the opportunity to finally give this knock-off a try (I wanted to get the circular foundation brush too, but they didn't have it at my location). I have to admit, even thought the handle isn't as sleek as MAC's (perhaps I'm being biased), nor are the bristles cut as neatly as MAC's... it certainly is just as soft, so I wouldn't be surprised if it performs just as well. Upon closer inspection though, there was one major difference that I found: it's not as dense as the 180. It's not really a big deal, because it IS really dense -- just the 180 is even MORE dense. Since I've only just had it for a few hours, I can't tell you guys how much it sheds... we'll see...
For $13.50, it was worth the investment, because it is a good quality brush.
Plus, I can go rough with this one and I won't feel bad if I were to lose or damage this one =P