Laura Mercier • Flat Eyeliner Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My favorite tightlining brush ever! I wish I hadn't resisted buying it for so long. I have dozens of flat eyeliner brushes, from high end ones to cheap art store ones. Don't believe that the art store brushes do as good a job as this one. They don't. Some of the other brushes I own are too stiff and scratch my eyelids. Others have bristles that are too long, flimsy or bendy. This one is just right to push waterproof gel eyeliner Into the lash roots, just below the lash line, on my upper eyelid. It's just sturdy enough too, but not stiff. And it's tapered just enough too.. Plus the tip of the bristles seem to be rounded, because they feel gentle when I push them into my tightline, even when I wiggle them to fill in the gaps, they never irritate. The tip isn't too wide either (The Smashbox flat eyelining brush was okay to line the top of the lashline, but too wide for below, as my upper tightline is not straight, but very curvy). You can sometimes get this Laura Mercier brush on eBay for a great price. That is where I got mine. :) I hope this helped.
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!