Ergonomics 1O1 with Sonia Kashuk Bent Liner Brush.

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? :)

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  • http://www.Fabulouslybroke.com FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com

    This makes me want that brush.. if I didn’t use pencils

    The heat wave has been KILLER here. I am literally melting. Even my waterproof mascara has been wilting in the humidity. So much for cute lashes. *grumble*

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Aww. I heard waterproof mascaras are worse in humidity because the oils on your lids break down the formula. So non-waterproof is the way to go, as long as it’s not going to rain or you’re not going to have a breakdown. :)

  • http://www.ilvoeshopping.blogspot.com Raech

    Coastal Scents have bent liner brush as well and very affordable. I got mine there.. You’re right, it does the job flawlessly.

    The weather here in Philippines is awful, in the afternoon its really really hot and its raining in the evening.

    Raech

    http://ilvoeshopping.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Damn I know the Philippine weather all too well. That sounds awful. What part of the Philippines are you from? I lived in Las Pinas until I was 13. :)

      I miss the monsoons though — back when I was in elementary school, the school would get flooded and we wouldn’t have classes for DAYS! :)

  • http://www.ilvoeshopping.blogspot.com Raech

    I used to live in Mandaluyong, but when I got married my hubby and I moved to Taguig (near Fort Bonifacio Global City)

    Youre so right! Kids get excited when its raining, more rain means no classes. :)

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Awesome! That and the kids can also play in the rain. ;)

  • http://pinchypea.ch Pinch

    Sounds like a great brush! And yes, I do poke myself in the eye still too – especially whenever I get a new mascara! :(

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      You should try it Pinch! It really does the job perfectly. :)

  • http://www.beautyscribbler.com Beauty Scribbler

    I have a bent brush like this too that I picked up from Sephora earlier this year. I always used to use a flat, slanted brush to line my eyes with eyeshadow or gel liner… but never again after using a bent liner brush! They’re amazing – perfectly drawn lines in seconds!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      That’s right — never again! My slanted brushes are now going to be used for brows. :P

  • http://www.hipurbangirl.com Lisa Ng

    $6 is an amazing price for a brush. I had a Sonia Kashuk blush brush, it lasted me forever and I think I paid under $10 for it!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Absolutely! I plan to pick up some more when I’m back in the States for sure. I am going to check out the blush brush. :)

  • http://www.ilvoeshopping.blogspot.com Raech

    Coastal scents bent liner brush costs only $2.19, its so affordable and does the job perfectly. i love it. :)

    You can check it out here:

    http://www.coastalscents.com/cfwebstore/index.cfm/product/1638_37/white-angled-liner-brush.cfm

    Raech
    http://ilvoeshopping.blogspot.com/

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com makeup morsels

    I friggn love this brush! Definite HG, I can actually get the lines on my right and left eye to look the same with this :D

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