Bobbi Brown • Ultra Fine Eye liner brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I tried to branch out a little from pencil and thought gel might be a little easier than liquid so I got the Violet Ink gel eyeliner and this brush from Bobbi Brown.
It has taken me a really long time to figure out ways to apply the eyeliner well and I persisted with this brush because it was so expensive and I thought it MUST work well or they wouldn't be selling it.
It seemed very easy to use and very precise when I practiced on the back of my hand but on my eyes I had trouble getting an even line, getting a dark enough line (going over a line just seemed to take off the colour that was there leaving me with a grey smudge), applying the line close enough to my lashes....
I eventually gave up and used a (very cheap) flat, angled brush from Ruby & Millie. It worked great and rescued the gel eyeliner for me (which was also expensive but the colour looked so good against green eyes). The only problems I have with gel eyeliner now are a matter of practice.
On a good note, my Bobbi Brown brush retained its shape very well through quite a lot of washing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I think this brush is a perfect combination with gel eyeliner, I use it with both Bobbi Brown and MAC gel eyeliner. It is very easy to use, it's almost like a small pen. This also come in standard size and travel size. I just use the travel size even for everyday use. The only different in their size are just the length of the handle, the brush tip are the same. The travel size also come with a brush cap, so it's very useful to protect the hair in my make up bag.
Overtime the brush hair does fray which make it difficult to use, I try solve it by carefully trim out the fray hair but it won't be perfect. This happens to mine about after 2 years of use, so I don't mine. This brush is usually include in most of Bobbi Brown brush kit anyway so I always end up with extra one somehow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really have a mix feeling about this brush. It does apply the eyeliner thinly as I wanted, but the brush sometimes split up after I finish one eye and I'll have to clean the brush to get a precise line for the other eye.
Overall this is still a good brush, but if you really want to do an ultra fine line, it doesn't do the job right. Besides, you can always find similar eyeliner brush on the market for cheaper price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was very poorly thought out. It is impossible to put the gel liner on with this. The brush splays badly even with careful washing. The MAC slanted brush #266 is the one for the job if you want a thin line. But the best, the absolute best for gel liners is the one that comes with L'Oreal gel liner. It is short and wide and a little rough but man, this gets a perfect line quickly. It looks like a spent a lot of time getting it so perfect. I don't believe the BB brushes are very good. MAC and Trish McEvoy are much better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Very difficult to use for a thin line. The bristles tend to splay after a few washes and renders the brush useless. I expected better from BB :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This has been my eyeliner brush since high school and I'm currently 24. I've repeated it three times...! back in high school, only Bobbi Brown sold decent gel eye liner brushes..! well that's what I thought in those days..! This brush is quiet good.... ummm yeah not bad. But I won't pay $50 (AU) just for a small brush like this! not anymore!
Also, many Japanese eyeliners (eg. Kate and even Maybelline in Asia sells gel-liners 'with' a brush together) and its like $15!!! soo... now I won't repurchase Bobbi Brown.. but in summary..
-It's a good brush because its quiet easy to use (its like a thin pen)
But that's it! nothing more- and it's expensive!!! not worth the money- sorry ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm so glad I got this brush in a swap because I found it to be the worst eyeliner brush I've ever used in all the yrs. I've been wearing makeup. First, it's not worth spending your money on. Second, it's hard to achieve perfect lines. The only thing I found a great use for is lining my lower lash line, but I can use any eyeliner brush for that. Btw, I found, like some reviewers mentioned, that the brush hairs fray. It just seems more like a drugstore brush. Heck, even drugstore brushes are better than this piece of junk. Not worth to spend $25 on IMO.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've tried and tried to use this brush and get decent results with the gel eyeliner (which is great by the way), but I simply can not get a smooth line with this brush.
I went back to using my Trish McEvoy No. 11 with the gel and the results were fantastic.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: This really works for some.
CONS: It made my application very messy. I think it's hard to use. Got messy and worn quickly.
[[[ For gel eyeliner, I prefer Trish McEvoy #11 "Precise Eye Lining" brush. For gel or cake, I like the Trish McEvoy #11 for tightlining and for a softer brush, Laura Mercier's Pointed Eyeliner brush. ]]]
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Great brush, as it allows for ultra-precise application. I use it after every use to prevent dried-up paint build-up. I agree with a previous reviewer that it's very expensive and should come with a cap for that price.