Laura Mercier • Flat Eyeliner Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is an incredible brush. I have the travel-sized version, so I can get up super-close to the mirror. I use it for tightlining and for regular liner. Just get the brush wet, wiggle it around a bit in your favorite shadow, and apply to the base of the lashes. Build it up if you prefer a thicker line. Or use LM's cake liners for awesome tightlining. I suck at pencils, I can't keep my hand steady enough for a clean application. Same with gel liners. But this brush makes it pretty much foolproof to define my eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Green
I love this brush with the Laura Mercier Tightliner Cake. It is just the right size to get just where I want it. The bristles are just right, being stiff but not hard enough to hurt your eyes. It also hasn't frayed at all. The downfall is that the handle is a little to long, so you can't get super super close to the mirror, but I can work with it. It was a little more expensive than I would usually pay, but I really like it, so I am glad I bought it. If you buy the LM Cake Eyeliner, I would recommend this brush! I am actually thinking of buying another one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I absolutely love this brush. I couldn't get the hang of tightlining until I bought this brush. Yes, it's expensive, but it is totally worth the price. I tried to find an equivalent brush in the painting section at Michaels, but I couldn't find one that had the right balance of softness and stiffness. I use the LM Flat Eyeliner Brush to tightline with gel liners or with dampened powder shadows/liners. To tightline with this brush, I get some product on the brush, then hold it parallel to my lashes and wiggle the brush into the base of my lashes from the underside of them. It also works well to create a smoky line when brushed along the tops of the lashes with dry powder shadows/liners.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: Would be good for someone who wants a soft brush that is not too firm and doesn't mind that the line won't stay thin for long.
CONS: Well, the brush gets a little fluffy or expanded at the top pretty quickly, and because of that, it makes keeping the application line to a fine line difficult. Not firm enough for me, especially for tightlining purposes.
ALTERNATES: Sephora Professional Flat Eyeliner Brush #16 is better but may be too firm for some. I love the Trish McEvoy #11 brush for this purpose; it's firm but soft and has held it's shape a long time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm a sucker when it comes to eyelining, as my eyes are rather deep set, so I need to draw a super thin and precise line otherwise eyeliner just looks rubbish on me. THIS brush is a godsend. It allows for the most perfect application ever, you just push it against your lashline until you have covered it all. And it's incredibly easy to use! No smudging, no stains to remove with Q-tips, etc. It literally takes 20 seconds to do both eyes. I love to use it with Bobbi Brown gel liner or MAC fluidline, but it also turned out pretty good with liquid eyeliners when they have bad applicators. It's expensive, but worth it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
When new, this brush is fantastic. But, over time, it gradually becomes harder and harder to get an accurate line because the bristles don't remain completely flat at the end after repeated washing of the brush. I find that I have to replace the brush about every six months, which is annoying considering how expensive it is. I haven't found any other brush that comes close, which is why I continue to buy this one. It's that good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I didn't realize how much I use this brush until I started reading all of your reviews for it. I have used it everyday for probably 2 years (except if I'm feeling particularly lazy and forego makeup altogether). I don't know what I'd do if I lost it. Probably cry.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this brush! It is rather expensive, but I've used it everyday for almost a year (inc. washings) and it still seems brand new! I've used it for regular lining and for tightlining. I'd never used an eyeliner brush before and it was so easy to use - even the first time!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a very nice brush that does exactly what it was designed to do, but...it costs an arm and a leg. The only reason I have one is it comes with the Flawless Face Kit they sell at Sephora. I would never spend this kind of money on a brush. I spent many years as a buyer for an artists supply store, and you can easily get equivalent brushes at any art supply for less than one fifth the price. For everyday usage, I use a Loew-Cornell La Corneille Series 7000 #6 shader brush that I got at A.C. Moore for less than five dollars, which is a virtual duplicate of the Laura Mercier brush. The Loew-Cornell brush has a slightly longer handle which doesn't fit into the LM case that came with the set, so the LM brush is what I use on the road.
If you like synthetic brushes like this LM brush, or others in her line like the Secret Camouflage brush, go to your local art supply and pick up some of these Loew-Cornell brushes instead. You'll save a ton of money, and get exactly the same performance. I keep a #4 filbert at home to use instead of the Secret Camouflage brush, and a #2 round for when I want a pointed eyeliner brush. All three of these cost me about ten dollars.
My other brushes are all EcoTools, which are cheap and work like a dream!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
LM has the best brushes i have found on the market!
I use black caviar liner and have have have to have this brush. If i cant find it its gonna be a bad makeup day!
The design and quality is perfect!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
To be honest, I have never used an eyeliner brush before. I figured I am too clumsy to have any decent turn out with this method of eyeliner application. Surprisingly this brush was really easy to use. It holds eyeliner powder very well and is flat enough to get right along the lash line with ease. I am so glad I bought this brush. I feel I can get more creative with my eyeliner using a brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this! This is the only brush I can do tightlighing with.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It's a good brush for tighlining - when it's new. After a few washes it became fluffy. No good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Not impressed. Hair fell out right away. Rough. Didn't wash well (even with proper make-up soap). Just seems to be a cheap quality brush ostensibly for a product touted as high-end.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a great liner brush, especially if you're trying to create the "tight-lining" technique by lining the underside of your upper lashes. This works excellently in tandem with any of LM's cake liners. It's a high quality brush that will last you a long time if you take care of it properly.
I used to have the Paula Dorf transformer brush, which I used for tight-lining and cake liners etc. but when I eventually decided that it needed replacement, I bought the LM one instead because I really like the quality of her brushes - they're highly priced, but I think they're a great investment.
It's not completely necessary to have LM's brush to duplicate the tight-lining technique, but you do have to at least have a similarly shaped one of similarly high quality for it to really work.
This brush can also be used with other powder shadows or liquid eyeliners. It's a great brush for precision work, it lets you put color exactly where you want it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a great brush that allows you to get into the very roots of your lashes. It can give a fine line or you can build a thicker line. For doing the LM tight line, this is "the" brush. My problem with it is that it starts to fray out after much use which prevents me from forming that perfect line I love so. I guess for a brush that I've had for nearly 2 years and have used on myself as well as countless clients day in and day out, it's due for some fraying and I can cough up the money for a new one. It is the best of flat synthetic liner brushes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My first LM brush purchase! I now also have it in the travel size and can't imagine going without it. I used to use eye pencils for lining and HATED the tugging and pulling. I learned about this snazzy little brush and its technique when I went to a LM counter without knowing anything about LM..... It really didn't take too long to get the hang of this, but I admit I went back to the MUA a couple of times. It was very helpful to see more than one MUA's way of doing it and I'm still glad I bought the Flat Eyeliner Brush with my first LM makeup purchases. Even on weekends when I'm just shoving on a baseball cap and doing the bare minimum to get out the door, this is the tool that gets used. After I apply my eyeliner, I do a quick wash with a brush cleanser every single day, and leave it out to dry. Once a week I wash it with a very mild soap/shampoo (Puraderm.com) and rinse well. If there was an evacuation order for my neighbourhood, this would be the brush that got out the door with me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have asian eyes so eye liner can be a tricky thing. I see a lot of girls do really thick eye liner which doesn't really show up or they do one side thicker than the other when one eye is bigger. What I love about this brush is that it allows me to get the tightest line and darkens right along my lash line and it looks really clean and simple and defines my eyes perfectly. At first I was a bit afraid because I used to use a pencil and would occasionally attempt liquid liner... but this is FAAAR better than either because it really allows me to control how thick or thin I want my eyeliner. I love this brush!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I chose this one over MAC and NARS because it was the narrowest and therefore had easiest control for my small eyes. I have no problems with it at all, easy to tightline, thin as anything. It is a bit expensive compared to the other brushes but as said before, it has an advantage being narrower. The firmness is good enough to get a steady line whilst still having a bit of room for flow
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I don't think that you can properly tightline without this brush. I have tried many a brush with LM Marine Bleu with ok success, in that yes I've got a line, but by lunchtime it's into the crevices beneath my eyes and I look like Alice Cooper. What I like about this brush is that it picks up enough product, and deposits it correctly above and underneath the lash line and it doesn't budge at all, ever. My advice is if you are going to tightline especially with LM, take a deep breath and buy this brush.