Sephora • Professionnel Platinum Angled Eyeliner Brush #23 • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I was lucky and bought this while it was on sale at Sephora. I don't know how I put on eyeliner without this brush! I typically would use my angled eyeliner brush and was finally convinced I should try a bent eyeliner brush. Now I think, why didn't I get this sooner? Makes it so easy to line eyes and even get between lashes. I would always have difficulty doing the perfect cat eye with an angled eyeliner brush, now this makes it so much easier.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm in love with bent handle eyeliner brushes, and this is a great quality brush. I started out with a few of the Sonia Kashuk brushes, and while they're decent and a good price, the bristles do start to splay after repeated washings(I think mine really started to be a problem after about 2-3 months of use). I also wanted to see if I could get a thinner line with a smaller brush head.
The Sephora brush is still reasonably priced - more expensive than what you'll find at the drugstore, but less than super high-end brands. I've owned this brush for over a year now, and all of the bristles are still intact and in place. I've only used it with gel liners, and it picks up and holds product well. With patience and a steady hand, I can get a nice thin line (I suck at eyeliner in general, so I imagine someone with better eyeliner skills would have no problems.)
Bent handle brushes are great for getting a nice wing, good for newbies trying to perfect their technique (the bend in the handle lets you see what you're doing without your hand getting in the way), and if you've got long eyelashes (again, the bend lets you hold your hand up higher, and you can get behind your lash line without the brush getting tangled in your lashes and getting liner everywhere - this was a huge problem for me). The Sephora brush is a nice upgrade from the cheaper versions, and is definitely a worthwhile purchase!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Thank you to the Sephora MUA who recomended this brush for easier application of winged eyeliner look. I had so many problems before but this brush (and a youtube video recomending the use of clear tape or paper on the side of your eyes for a cleaner line) really worked!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I've stopped doing my angled up cat eye in favor of just a crisp line that extends out maybe a millimeter or two past my lashline. I use my Revlon Colorstay black-brown liquid felt tip to create the base line since that one is easy-peasy to use (same with the Almay liquid in black) and then go over the line either with my MAC B&G or Blacktrack. I layer b/c I am indecisive and like a brown for a base and if I want I can take it up to a black. For work, nothing beats my Almay in the a.m. for ease and speed of application, plus to take with me w/o worrying about brushes, but I will go over the line to ensure it stays on during my +12 hr rounds. This brush is the closest I've come to resembling the beloved felt tips of aforementioned liquid e/l. Lovely, soft texture, no splaying, crisp line that is easier to make that all the other brushes I've used. I do this at 5 am so anything that helps is wonderful. Very thin precise line and the brush doesn't shift, move or create bald patches.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am disabled, with the use of only one hand, but I neurotically persist in wearing gel eyeliner. Since I must use my right hand to line my left eye, I need all the help I can get from my brush!
This one works the best of any brush I've tried so far, including both tapered and angle brushes.
The #23 affords good control, allowing you to make that much-desired thin line right along and into the lashline.
Mine hasn't splayed, even after several washings.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I needed a more precise type of eyeliner brush for my favorite gel eyeliner (MAC's dipdown) and though this was a bit expensive, it was an amazing investment. This brush is perfect. It does exactly what it is supposed to do without getting in the way and fast! I will never go without this type brush again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The price may ward off a lot of people, it certainly did me at first. $20!
It is one of my best investments because I use it every day coupled with MACís Blacktrack fluid line. Makes application so quick and simple, with the brush it takes me less than a minute to line both eyes. Perfect for those of us who donít have a lot of time in the morning to get ready.
If you like gel liners this is a MUST HAVE.
The brush quality is amazing, mine is still going strong after one years worth of daily use. The tip is still very pointed.
All in all, I love this brush, totally worth the expense.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I'm new to gel liner, and this brush makes it all possible. If line is uneven because I've picked up different amounts of product for each eye, I smooth out with short Bobbi Brown EL brush I got for $3 on ebay. But this brush gets it on my eye, in the right place, so beautifully and effortlessly. Another happy customer!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Was kind of miffed at how pricey this tiny little brush was but realized it was sooo worth the money when I used it with my Buxom lashliner. It holds just the right amount of product and distributes evenly. Best of all, it's thin enough to define just what you want, but juuust sightly "weighty" enough to not make a shaky hand's work that noticeable. It works way better than the bent one from Coastal Scents and it's a step above the one featured by Buxom. Will prob use this one until I absolutely can't anymore, prob will wait for the next F&F to re-purchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This right here is simply the best for gel liner application. A bit pricey (20 cad at sephora) but sooo worth the money. I'm new to gel liner but this makes my mac blacktrack a breeze to put on. Go buy it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love it. I can finally wear gel eyeliner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
APPLICATION: With the precise tapered shape of the bristles, and the bent ferrule, this brush offers amazing ease of use and precision. I own MAC's 266 (small angled eyeliner brush) and 209 (precise pointed eyeliner brush) and have had reasonable success with both, but buying this brush on a whim at Sephora changed everything. The key to this brush's success is the bent ferrule. It allows you to hold the brush comfortably while applying, steadying your hand on your cheek/jaw if you need, to get an extremely smooth eyeliner application. It's GREAT for fluidline or other gel liners, and for creating a winged liner look.
PRICE: $15 at your local Sephora or Sephora.com
BUY AGAIN?: I would definitely buy this again. It's cheaper than the MAC ones I've tried ($17.50 for the 209, $19.50 for the 266) and serves its purpose very well. For a cheaper version, I have heard Sonia Kashuk's Bent Eyeliner brush ($5.99 at Target) is amazing as well, though I haven't been able to find it at any Target around here!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Just as good as the Smashbox angled brush. It applies a consistant line of cream eyeliner, and is easy to control. The packaging isn't great, it was near impossible to get the plastic protector off the bristles, and the price tag bar code sticker left sticky residue all over the handle. Those aren't deal breakers. This brush is great.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
If you use gel or liquid eyeliner this brush is a must ! First time I have ever been able to apply a good fine line ! Well worth the purchase!
Amazing how the angle of the brush makes it so much easier !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this brush. Eyeliner brushes usually freak me out. I'm always so scared of stabbing my eye with it. But not this brush. It's perfect! Applying eyeliner couldn't be easier with this brush!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
just picked this up today and it's amazing!! i use it with my wet n wild creme eyeliner which i adore but because it's so pigmented and soft(?) it takes pretty precise application and a super steady hand in order to avoid wayward black lines, but this brush makes it a breeze to apply. i can even tightline and do my waterline in half the amount of time. awesome brush! do wish it was cheaper though, saw a similar product on coastal scents for only $2-$3 but i didn't want to wait and spent too much money, but i'm pretty satisfied.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
One of the easiest and all around best eyeliner brushes I have ever used to get a natural looking line with minimal effort. Bought this to use with Stila Smudgepots. Much quicker and more precise than my flatliner brush and I am able to get a much thinner and more natural line for daytime than with a regular angled brush. I don't know how long these have been around but I wish I had one a long time ago.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This bent eyeliner brush is the best! So easy to control and to wing out your liner. I love this. It's pretty precise and can line right above your lashline for a really thin line.
This is my new favourite eyeliner brush.
I previously used the Mac 266 and the 209, but this is definitely my new favourite and go-to liner brush.
It is a little pricey, but i used my 20% off VIB code to give it a try, and it is awesome. If i ever had to replace it, i would for full price, in a heart beat.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I originally bought this brush before I was into gel liners, as a way to apply my MAC Liquidlasts with a little more precision and to keep them from getting all over my lashes (those of you who have experience with this product, know what a PITA it can be when it comes to removal). It was long, LONG before Sonia Kashuk released a similar version. Anyway, I am INCREDIBLY happy with the results I get with this brush so I never felt the need to change. It's hard to describe in words what technique I use but here are a couple pointers:
- When applying the liner, the brush is to be pointed toward the inner corner of the eye you are working on, using the side and pointed tip of the brush to apply in tiny strokes and NOT one continuous motion (can not stress that last part enough). Doing that will almost guarantee mistakes - I learned the hard way through tons of trial and error. You want to do the liner in small sections, to check your work as you go along and to figure out any spots that need fixing.
- I always start the liner from the inner 1/3 of the eye. I start it off VERY thin and gradually increase the width as I get to the wing. This allows for the liner to look like it is part of the upper lash line, so it naturally blends with it instead of looking like an entity all it's own sitting on top of your lashes. LOL
- I apply with my eyes open. I realize not everyone can do this, but if you can get used to it, it makes for a much easier application because you can actually see what it looks like as you go along.
Using these tips and figuring out some of your own through trial and error, you'll be on your way to applying your liner like a pro. If there was only one liner brush I could recommend to people, it would be this one. It does everything the flat or angled ones do and MORE.
Now the pictures I've included are to illustrate different variations of the winged look, achieved with this brush. Depending on my mood sometimes I'll go thicker toward the wing, make the wing longer, etc.