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Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush
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on 12/5/2016 10:49:00 PM
More reviews by shi1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I finally took the plunge and purchased this brush. I wasn't convinced a silicone tip would be ideal for applying eyeliner, but I really can't be bothered to wash a traditional eyeliner brush everyday so I gave it a shot. To be fair, I have to tell you that I've been wearing eyeliner for many years now, and I'm fairly good with a brush. It was actually quite easy for me to draw my winged liner with this - faster than with a regular brush. The tip is silicone, so the tip always stays pointed and it doesn't hold any product so you can't apply too much product. I suggest picking up a small blob of your eyeliner (enough to line both eyes) and putting it on the back of your hand. Use the back of your hand like an artist's palette, roll the tip of the brush into the product and against your hand so that it coats it evenly, and then apply to the eyes. When the brush is freshly dipped, apply it to the areas that require more product or precision first (i.e. thicker part of your liner, drawing the edge of your wing). I'm able to achieve a very clean edge, and sharp wing without needing to clean up the edges too much with a cotton bud. The best part about this product is the cleanup. I can just wipe the tip clean with some micellar water on a cotton bud, and it will be ready to use again. I'm very happy I took the plunge and would recommend it! If you're having trouble with it, just practice a bit. Eyeliner is pretty daunting and it can take some getting used to a new tool!
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on 6/15/2016 9:06:00 AM
More reviews by EmmaNoelle
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
For me, this brush was kind of awful. I'm a bit of an eyeliner connoisseur, but this made it near impossible to get a consistent line. It picked up way too much product, and then when excess was dabbed off there was too little and the line was patchy. The silicone also dragged the skin on my eyelids a lot. I initially tried it with gel eyeliner and was unimpressed, so I tried it with liquid to pretty much the same results. The liquid dried really quickly onto the silicone, making the product unworkable. In theory this brush is amazingly innovative, but in practice just didn't deliver.
on 2/15/2016 10:26:00 PM
More reviews by joleneg
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
When I bought this brush I actually thought it was a brush with bristles, not just a silicone tip. I have only used this with a liquid liner so far so I can't say how it will work with others.Pros - nice stiff point to get super close to your lashes and get a nice defined line with a little work, I can get a very thin line with it. It's also super easy to clean.Cons - You have to dip your brush like 20 times because it doesn't hold the product. It sort of pushes the product around and rubs it off at the same time your putting on, hard to explain but can be annoying.I won't keep using this, I'm looking for something much better. But I will try it with Mac Fluidline and see if it works better with a cream and update.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 1/19/2016 7:30:00 AM
More reviews by daz4
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have to agree with the negative reviews on this one. The silicone tip is too hard and pokes at the Geo liner instead of gliding along the top of the product. It picks up the product in clumps and applies it unevenly even with the lightest pressure. You would have to have the steadiness of a surgeon to get an even smooth line with the number of passes across the lid. I'll stick with my face secrets liner/concealer brush from Sally's.
on 10/1/2015 7:02:00 AM
More reviews by PlaGrimm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
It works really well with Maybelline gel liner. It gives me the precise point and sharp wing. Love it.
on 8/8/2015 2:47:00 PM
More reviews by k10573
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I have to say, I love this brush and would not be without it. I know the reviews are mixed - but I consider this an absolute staple and would encourage everyone that uses gel or liquid liner to have it in their stash. Sometimes a product doesn't have to be "everything" or perfect in every way to be essential. That's what this brush is. Pros: It's precise. No splayed hairs on your eyeliner brush to give that off edge line. You can get that tip in wherever you want. You can pick up as much or as little of product as you want. I end up using less product with this brush because everything I grab goes on my eyes. There is no brush holding on to excess product here. Cons/Differences from a brush: Depending on your liner, it can take some practice to get a solid line. Or rather, it can take some repeated lining. Imagine the way that when you press heavy on a ball point pen, it will draw two fine lines with a clear line down the center. That's what this silicone brush can do with your liner. It's going to take practice with amounts and pressures of application. I can get a softer line from a traditional brush.Cleaning is a breeze, but again, it's going to take a different technique depending on your liner. I keep mine clean with a microfiber and sometimes need to gently use my nails to get residue off. You've got to be careful with the tip, as I have snapped mine off with aggressive cleaning. Honestly, I wish we could see more alternative applicators for makeup like this one. Especially for eye detailing. Most often - this silicone brush is the only one I use for liner and I wouldn't go back.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 6/20/2015 2:13:00 PM
More reviews by yuwannano
Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse
This is not a good brush for gel liners IMO. It doesn't hold much product, it skips and it's damn near impossible to create a thin line if that's your preference. However, if you like the look of a thick cat eye and prefer liquid liner, you can probably work with this brush.
on 3/28/2015 8:32:00 AM
More reviews by Skatax2
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
OMG I can't believe how this amazing brush has such a low score! I have been using liquid eyeliners since I started experimenting with makeup and recently I switched for gel liners because they give more product at a lower price (I am currently loving Rimmel's Scandaleyes gel eye liner). I have been applying gel liners with my classic angled brushes I got from Mac and Coastal Scents which I bought twice because sometimes I get a little lazy and don't wash them as often as needed ( I know it's not the most hygienic thing to do by I get sooo bored from time to time). I was experiencing all that fuss until I came across this brush which proved to be a time (and life) saver. None of the brushes I used before could draw such a pointy wing and with such precision. The tip is firm but flexible so it's soo easy to handle and make small corrections if needed. PLUS it grabs the amount of product I need to apply each time so it really saves you the amount of product that attaches on bristles and stays there until you are in the mood for washing off all those little clumps that are created by regular use. Cleaning this silicon brush is the best part and what makes it sooo good and worth buying. I just add a drop of olive oil on a cottom pad, wrap it around the tip end, swirl in once and in less than 30sec the brush is ready to be used again!! I wash it with soap and just like magic it's as good as new!! It's a keeper!! <3333
on 2/14/2015 5:23:00 PM
More reviews by csquared14
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I actually really like this eyeliner brush. I think that to make it work, though, you have to think about it for a few minutes before you apply. I've seen a lot of reviews complaining that it does not pick up enough product, it skips, etc., but you sort of have to realize that of course it's not going to pick up a lot of product - it doesn't have individual bristles to store whatever pigment you are using on. One single silicone surface is obviously going to pick up less than many individual hairs bunched together.What this is meant to do is give you a stiff, thin nib with which to apply liner. Just accept that you are going to have to dip it back in the liner a few times to coat it again (also, most people apply gel liner in small strokes anyway, so this probably isn't too different from your technique). I have found that this is really easy to use with gel liner (I use NYX) - I love that it remains stiff and that there aren't any bristles to spread out and go rogue when you're trying to do a straight line. It creates a clean, straight line on my lid, and is easy to control when filling in a cat eye. Plus, it's super cheap. If you're frustrated with bristled brushes for applying eyeliner, I highly recommend this.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 1/22/2015 4:39:00 PM
More reviews by BeccahH
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This brush was a waste of $6, if I would have seen it in person I would not have purchased it. I can't get a decent line out of it, it skips too much.
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