Lately I’ve been hell bent on finding a new eyeliner brush, one that gives good cat eyeliner flicks and costs less than the MAC 209 ($17.50) and Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brushes ($25) I’ve been using for a while.
They’ve been fine brushes for lining my lash and water lines, but I’ve never been completely happy with either of them (for one, they’re kinda expensive).
Enter Sonia Kashuk’s $6 Bent Eyeliner Brush.
I picked it up from Target last week, and I’m already hooked.
Turns out this bad boy’s all that and a bag of baked Cheetos! — an affordable, all-purpose eyeliner brush (part clouds; insert heavenly music *here*) with a pointed brush head (soft synthetic fibers), an angled barrel and long handle.
I REALLY like how it handles my upper lash line and the base of my upper lashes along the waterline.
Sonia gets gold stars from me for how soft yet firm the bristles feel. They’re firm enough to create precise lines with but not so firm as to scratch the skin — totally perfect for creating a little winged cat eye flick.
Maybe it’s the bent barrel, or perhaps it’s the firm brush head — whatever mojo’s going on here, it’s working, because those little cat eye flicks suddenly got A LOT easier when this brush entered my life. The difference is like night and day.
For a $6 brush, it’s hard to do better than this. And if it disappears one day, it won’t hurt as much as it hurts to lose a $25 brush. I’m serious — if you don’t give it a try, you’ll make baby angels cry black tears of disappointment. Well… not really, but they will be sad. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,