Ever since I bought my first MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, I had always used an angled liner brush for all my lining needs.
Of course I’d heard of pointed liner brushes, but I always shy away from them because they seemed tricky to me. Because no matter how good I get at applying my own makeup, every now and then I still find myself in a mascara-wand-in-the-eye situation. (Tell me I’m not alone.)
I bought the Sonia Kashuk Bent Liner Brush (US$5.39) after reading many positive reviews. And I agree — this brush is an essential tool, especially for makeup novices.
There are two things that make the bent liner brush fool-proof. First, the brush bristles. Unlike the flimsy brush that comes in most liquid liners, this brush is firm. It’s not a poke-your-eye-out firm, but firm enough to create different line weights. So whether you like your lines thin or thick, this will let you do that easily.
Second, what seems like an awkward bend is there for a purpose: it let’s you hold the handle farther down without sacrificing control. I was really surprised when I first used this. Being able to hold the handle farther lets me see what the heck I am lining, instead of crowding my mirror.
Lining with angled liner
Lining with Sonia Kashuk bent liner
I really adore this brush. If you are in Canada and can’t get to Target easily, the Quo from Shoppers Drug Mart does just as fine. Rating: A+.
So Hot in Herre!
See that shine on my face? That’s my heat wave skin! Toronto has been scorching hot and humid these past couple of days and well, my oily skin just got oilier. So pardon the oilies! How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?