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Smashbox Arced Liner Brush #21
Smashbox Always Sharp 3D Eye Liner
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on 5/1/2010 9:57:00 PM
More reviews by NYC22
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Like many ladies, I bought this brush to apply the Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner as that is the brush recommended by Smashbox and I had seen it used on QVC. Sadly, the brush was garbage - absolute garbage for $20.To be fair, the first time I used the brush/liner I was in awe. It was fairly easy to use and my eyes popped. I thought to myself, "I am going to wear this liner every-single-day!" But that was not meant to be. After using the brush only a few times, I found that the fine point the bristles came to was gone. After a few more times using the brush, I found that the bristles splayed more and more. I tried in vain to reshape the brush but could not get it back to its original self. When I tried to use it with the splayed bristles I got an untidy line around my eyes at best. Frustrated, I returned the brush to Sephora and bought three more brushes by the Sephora brand as they were less expensive. I am currently using brush #17. It's not great but it gets the job done - and for only $11.
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on 7/7/2009 5:10:00 PM
More reviews by mcr29
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
It's ok for a fine line, but the tip is a bit hairy, i.e. bristles poke out on all sides. Also, maybe I'm doing it wrong, but boy does this itch/sting/hurt when i tightline or do my waterline with this. A flat brush like NARS smudge brush is more comfortable for this. So its ok, not great. There are likely better bent eyeliner brushes out there.
on 1/5/2013 3:55:00 PM
More reviews by SickSexFix
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
I got this brush in a Smashbox eyeliner palette so I can't comment on the price or the packaging. I wouldn't buy this only because the bristles splayed and I find even before that happened I had trouble getting a very thin line with this brush. It's pretty floppy. Although it might be my technique, I don't think it is. That said, this is my favorite eyeliner brush currently in my collection only because it's slanted. I'm so glad I got to try out one like this because it's made me want to buy others in this same style - it makes applying cream eyeliners SO easy! So yeah, I can't complain!If my review helped you, click yes below!
on 8/23/2011 10:22:00 AM
More reviews by riamaynes
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I'm having a hard time applying lash line and got to watch a youtube video using an arched liner brush. It seemed to make application easy so I was convinced I need to buy one.This is the best liner brush for me. It made application so easy.It allows you to control the strokes well and reach corners of your inner eye w/o obstructing vision :) That way, you can see if you're lining correctly. Plus, I love the fine pointed bristles. I clean it with a brush cleaner. Just spray the cleaner, wipe it with paper/cloth towel then it's good to store.The only thing I don't like is the price. It's expensive. So I am expecting it will last long so it will be worth it.
on 7/16/2011 7:41:00 AM
More reviews by jellybaby21
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Okso I only used the brush for the first time today and I know some reviews say the brush doesn't work so well after a few uses, so I will update in the future. However, for now, this is the BEST eyeliner brush I have ever used, it is so great for doing thin lines (which I have never been able to do on myself before). I used this with liquid liner which I have sitting in my drawer barely used as I have never been able to apply it properly before, but now I can!
on 6/25/2011 11:28:00 PM
More reviews by casamia
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Other
If you want to have thin line, stay away from this brush. It applies thick eye liner well. Overall, I don't like it that much. Will not recommend it.
on 4/17/2010 2:40:00 AM
More reviews by ascopes
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
i do like this brush and it is very precise however, you can buy the same brush from coastal scents for less than half the cost.
on 4/3/2010 1:29:00 PM
More reviews by Kathryn89
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
You have to wash this brush after every use. I have had it for a couple of months now. Even though I don't use it everyday, the tip of the brush is no longer sharp. I'll stick with an angled liner brush.
on 6/22/2009 1:10:00 PM
More reviews by PsykoBitch
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I absolutely love this brush. Itīs perfect for lining my upper eye lid. The quality is good and itīs not that expensive.
on 6/22/2009 12:35:00 AM
More reviews by angelflutter
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Awesome brush, its my favourite eyeline brush. Makes lining a breeze. You can choose to point the arc down or up, depending on your comfort. Has held up well so far for the past year. I use it with BB and Smashbox gel liner. (Sidenote: Don't like the Smashbox gel liner tho, its too dry.)
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