Precise application results are consistently to be had with this eye brush. Particularly effective at corner application. A keeper.
Great! I use the Bobbi Brown gel e/l's and wondered why they "skipped" and I could not create a wing very easily. I was using a slanted/angled brush by Studio Gear, not really cheap ($16) but not as expensive as this. Well, the reason I now know is that the brush was just not thick enough, the bristles were too sparse, and yet again I learn the hard way you get what you pay for. Now my BB gel e/l's are fine and I can make a bit thicker, which I wanted, line. It is not thick, though you could do that with this brush, just thicker of course as it is not skipping skin on the lid as I apply. This was a great investment and so glad I bought it as I thought the problem was with the e/l.
This is such a great eyeliner brush! The bristles are natural hair and the brush washes beautifully. It is not too long and is very well balanced. The pointy shape makes it easy to draw anything from a fine line to very dramatic shapes. I use this with gel liner and eyeshadow and it just performs.
THE perfect eyeliner for tightlining, VERY precise, yet VERY gentle for the undereyes, AWESOME for smudging makes eye detailing a cinch! Especially if you don't have very large eyes.
It is damn pricy for $30 and I made a mental note that I will return it if it sucked. This brush is worth the price and definitely delivered.
I was on a brush voyage before getting my hands on this baby. I bought MAC #209, 211 & the 219 pencil brush but somehow I couldn't achieve that perfect, smudgy, under eye liner look. All the brushes either feel clumsy or rough when used on the under eye.
For amateurs who wants pro results, this is the brush to get.
This is THE best brush for lining with gel or cream liners- even liner-newbies can achieve a perfect result without effort with this.
I absolutely LOVE this brush! It is expensive, but I think it's worth the money. I use it with my gel- liners. It makes a quick and easy line (thin or thick) My second brush from LM and I am very happy with her products.
The best of the best. Extremely versatile, as others have mentioned. Soft, pliable enough to not affect your eye area but stiff enough to control. The tip is extremely fine which makes it possible to create a cat eye and finely wing out my eyeliner. Works well as a smudger brush too. Extremely well constructed, as all LM products have a meticulous attention to detail. Wish this has a better cap as opposed to the plastic. You need this brush.
What an interesting brush. This works very well for all types of eyeliner. It's strange ... for each of the ways I can use it individually, I would give it a 4, because there's always a different tool that I like slightly more, but because I can use it in so many ways, it gets a 5 overall because it's a real multi-tasker, which means it's great for traveling when you're trying to function with a limited number of brushes, or if your first-choice brush is dirty or missing, or if you'd just rather not buy 3 (or more) different brushes!
For liquid or cake eyeliner, I technically prefer a very thin flat eyeliner brush (I usually use the Laura Mercier flat eyeliner brush) or a slightly curved one like the Paula Dorf Eye Transformer brush. If I want to draw a wing, or a supremely thin line, I like a very fine pointed brush, like the LM pointed eye liner brush. However, this smoky eye liner brush does a great job with liquid or cake liners. It's really easy if you want a thicker line, but if you want a fine line you can manage it with this brush by using just the tip and a delicate touch.
For gel eyeliner, my first choice is a very small semi-flat tipped brush, I like the Shu Uemura natural brush 4f (sable), I think Bobbi Brown offers a similar brush, but I have not used that one. However, this Smoky Eye Liner brush works great with gel as well. It picks up the product well, and similarly to with a liquid or a cake, you can determine the thickness of the line by how heavily or delicately you use the brush. A bonus of using this brush with gel eyeliner is that if you want to smoke it out, you've got the absolute ideal tool. It's much easier to go smoky with this brush than other eyeliner brushes (where without this brush I might switch to a smudger brush for the smoky effect).
For using an eyeshadow as an eyeliner, or for smudging a pencil eyeliner, I usually reach for my smudger brush (I use the LM, but I am coveting the NARS smudger brush as well). However, this brush does a great job at smudging a pencil line or applying a dark powder eyeshadow near the lash-line. Provided you're not wanting to use the brush to create a gradation far up onto the lid you've got all your smudging needs covered. (If you do want to go for that gradation, use a smudger brush, or switch to a larger eyeshadow brush or blending brush to save time. This brush will blend smoothly in a small area like along the lash-line, but it gets a bit complicated to blend with it in a larger area like on the lid.)
Ingenuis design. Precise application and smudging all in one high quality brush.
I am so happy to see the positive reviews on this brush. I was disappointed at first, but then realized I was looking at the wrong brush. This brush is great for flatlining and also for working in the waterline. I really like this. I bought it as a gift for one of my friends too. Love, love it and would purchase again, but probably will not have to.