Battle of the Eyeliner Brushes

10 May

Eyeliner brushes, how much can you really say about them?  Pencil eyeliners don’t need them.  Liquid eyeliners come with their own applicators.  So, why do you need an eyeliner brush?

The answer: gel eyeliner.  You have the control of the pencil eyeliner, but the precision and lasting power of liquid liner.  However, gel liner comes in a pot therefore you need to get a brush to apply it to your lids.

Cue, our next smack down:

Two brave contenders are in the ring today.

We have the Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush ($5.99) versus the MAC 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush ($18.00).

Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush, My thoughts: The tip is very thin which makes it easy to create a thin, precise line.  The fact that the brush is bent at the end makes it easy to wing out your eyeliner on the outer corners of your eye.  A very solid 6 dollar investment.

MAC 210, My thoughts: This brush creates a very thin line.  When purchasing this brush from the MAC store, the associated suggested for the MAC 209 Eyeliner Brush, but I opted for the 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush because I thought,  if I wanted to make the line thicker, I could just make it thicker by applying more product instead of using a different brush.  Even though the fibres are thin, they are tapered to the perfect length at the end.  It takes a steady hand, but it’s nice to have the option to create a very thin line or a thick line with one brush.

The winner:  Both brushes do what they’re supposed to do, but the winner today is the Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush.  The bent end makes it almost effortless to wing out your eyeliner.  The Sonia Kashuk does create a thicker line than the MAC 210, but with the $12.00 price difference, I think it’s a small price to pay.

Swatched with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Glitter rating for Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush: 4.5 / 5

Glitter rating for MAC 210: 4 / 5

You can purchase Sonia Kashuk Products at Target.  MAC Cosmetics are available online or at any MAC counter or store.

I really hope you guys are feeling beautiful today, because you deserve it!

XO Kayla

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4 Responses to “Battle of the Eyeliner Brushes”

  1. i♥makeupart May 10, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    I love bent eyeliner brushes! It definitely makes for an easier application.

  2. tam0rama May 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I didn’t know what the angle liner brushes were good for…I always look at them and scratch my head.. good to know, fun post.

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