Bobbi Brown • Ultra Fine Eye liner brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Okay, it took some practice, but the Bobbi Brown ultra fine liner brush does the sharpest winged line ever and the bristles are neither so soft that they splay or so hard that they hurt. I use this with MAC Fluidline and I'm always happy with the results.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got the mini version of this in a set of gel eyeliners. i used it for the first couple of months of purchasing and put it off to the side and started using other brushes, like MAC and coastal scents, etc... now i recently watched a youtube tutorial by jungsaemool, and she used a brush similar to this to tightline the upper lashline. I so wanted to try it with my gel liner, but didn't have a brush at hand to do so. [she uses an oval shaped brush for lining] so i gave this brush a try again, and i love it! it lines perfectly and doesn't irritate my eyes.
before i knew anything about makeup, i used to use this brush for lining and never washed the brush... so gross if i think about it now... i think that's why it started irritating my eyes everytime i used it, which was why i was looking for an alternative eyeliner brush. now i'm happy with this and am thinking of purchasing the full sized brush. it's quite expensive imo. MAC 231 is $17.50 and have also found prescriptive's brush to be $19, which are all much cheaper than this one, which costs $25... but overall, i still love it and am contemplating of purchasing another.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Easiest liner I've ever used, I used a thin pencil prior to this, smudged all over, no matter how much I spent $$$. This product is water-proof, great for contact wearers and easy to remove. Won't use any other.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have tried a bunch of fine eyeliner brushes, including three or four of MAC but I have to say this has changed my life, lol. The line is perfect, the brush is easy to use and I have to say both MAC's and BB's gel liners stay on better (and look neater) with this brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I normally wear eyeliner (MAC Fluidline). Before using this brush, I used MAC's 316, but the eyeliner always ended up smudging after a few hours. Once I switched to this Bobbi Brown one, I get a better line, faster, and the eyeliner stays put all day. So it's only fair I give it 5 lippies.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
well technically i aread did buy this again :P i thought i had left it in hong kong while i was on holiday there.
anyhoo, at first i was a bit peeved that the brush costed more than the actual gel eyeliner, and that was the reason why i put off getting the eyeliner in the first place.
But anyhoo, i love this, the control i get over this is amazing! i gaves me soo muc control over the liner and ive never had to redo my eyeline sine using this brush, i once strayed and used the MAC one and did not have the same awesomeness from this one!
if i lose this, i will not hesitate and buy a new one!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've been using this brush for 7 years to apply gel eyeliner, and couldn't ask for anything more. I can control the line to be thin or thick. Very durable brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I m almoste huppy with this brush.It's amoste impossible to line my upper lashes with this I only use it for the bottom line.Works good for this,but it's not a must have.All the Bobbi Brown brushes for me are very second class
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've had this brush now for at least two years and I'm very very happy with it. I think the reason why so many people are having trouble with their brushes splaying is they don't wash them enough, or they don't use baby shampoo. Another thing that causes splaying is when you're washing the brush, you use harsh digging motions, rather than a gentle side to side movement. I had one before that splayed and I think it was merely due to harsh treatment! As long as you wash it gently with baby shampoo every second day (at least) you're good to go.:)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this is not really my HG eyeliner brush, but it does a good job in creating a fine line.You can use this to create a harsh line, or just a thin line, It picks up product easily, and it's easy to clean.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Black
I have two of these so that I could avoid having to wash one every other day and because I use two colors most weeks. Keep in mind that I wipe off the brush after each use.
Here's a tip I got from a BB MA: she uses the eyeliner brush for the gel liner. Better control and better line. I tried it as well and she was spot on as usual (I love this MA who works at a Blue Mercury and does the Nordies BB thing for events). I would suggest trying th eye liner brush for the gel liner if you already have it and you'll see what I mean.
The trick to using the ultra fine line is to keep it clean. I have not had a problem with splaying either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
So despite the negative reviews about the eventual splaying of the bristles, I decided to get this. (*fingers crossed the brush stays nice*) I had the tiny travel sized one that came in a set along with BB gel liner, and I really liked it, then lost it. This brush is perfect for applying BB gel liner, MAC fluid liner and everything in between. Its just stiff enough that you have great control, but soft enough that it doesn't tug or pull or prickle your eye. After loosing my travel size brush, I was stuck using a push brush, which is nice, but kinda tricky to use and takes some amount of control/practice to use. Finally, I was couldn't take it anymore so I caved and replaced my BB brush. Hopefully with some obsessive compulsive attention, the brustles on my brush won't splay. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As long as the bristles are in good shape, this is a very good brush to use with the gel liner. However, I've owned several (why do I keep trying? it's like going back to the same boyfriend over and over). The SA showed me how to smooth the brush along the edges, similar to a reviewer said below. It splayed in one day. Just a few hairs. I wrote in to BB website about my previous brush and they said to pull the splayed hairs out. Love BB, intense dislike for this brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Started to splay after 2 washes. Impossible to use afterwards without making a mess. Will not purchase even if it was cheaper because it simply doesn't work.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I own two of these. It's without a doubt the best eyeliner brush for gel eyeliners. I have the short version. I've tried MAC eyeliner brushes as well but this one is still the best. You get the most control with this brush and you can create the thinnest lines. I just tissue off after each use. Never had a problem with it. Will definitely repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got the short travel brush with a 2-set of gel eyeliner. This brush is AWFUL. It started splaying after a few washes & it's now impossible for me to get a line less than half a cm thick no matter how long I spend on it! To top it all off, less than a year of non-daily use and the ferrule has given up meaning that the entire top half of the brush falls off at any given moment. I've had to stick it back on with sellotape! Ridiculous, won't repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm posting this as more of a tip that might help those of you who didn't like this product as much as for those of you who are on the fence about buying it. Size matters! (hee hee)
I started off using this brush in the short travel size, and found it to be ok. It took me longer to put the eyeliner on that I wanted or thought was necessary, and it made it hard to do a thin line consistently - like I would get a nice thin line on one eye, then it would be a little thicker on the other and then I had to go back and make the other one thicker, which defeated the point of an "ultra-thin" brush. So I was complaining about this to the MA at the counter when I went to buy the black mauve shimmer e/l (absolutely fabulous, btw) and she had me try the professional long handle one by myself. I could not believe the difference. With the short one it was like I was fighting the weight of my own hand to do the line, and with this one it is so easy and takes absolutely no time to make a thin or thicker line. The brush comes in three lengths - super short travel (like 4 inches), short, like 6 inches, and professional, maybe 8 inches. The longest one is so awesome. Get it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This brush is really expensive and yet does not hold up well. It started splaying after the 2nd wash. And now it makes it nearly impossible to draw a smooth line. I'm going to try to exchange it at the store. Definitely not worth it.
UPDATE: I was able to exchange it at Bloomingdales for a new one. The BB salesperson said it was very common and is practically bound to happen. WTH? If it's so common, then maybe BB should try to come out with a better brush! It's ridiculous to charge $22 for a brush that is so poorly made and does not last through a couple normal washings!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I know this product has had mixed reviews, but I actually really like it. I got it to use with with the long-wear gel liner, as recommended, and it is perfect for giving a really tight, precise line. My method is to stroke each edge of the brush in the liner, wipe off any excess, then use the side to apply.
I've had the brush for five months now and it's not showing any signs of splaying - I wipe it with brush cleanser after each use, and wash it properly every week. If I ever forget to clean it it is a bit of a nightmare - it has to be completely clean to give a precise line, because the bristles do have a tendency to get clogged up with product, but that's more to do with the consistency of the liner itself than the brush.
I really love this and I would repurchase if I lost it. I will update in another few months, because some reviews have suggested that it might start splaying prematurely, but so far I am really really happy with it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ultra Fine? I think not. I used this brush exclusively with my gel liners until I met the MAC 266. This just doesn't give me that thin line I'm looking for and it takes me forever if I take my sweet time. I now use it as a lip brush. Gotta get use out of it somehow.