Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Make Up For Ever Angled Eyeliner Brush 262: Review

Disclaimer: This product was provided for review.
262 used to apply Maybelline Studio Eye Gel Eyeliner
Today I have a special product to feature on the site. I rarely review beauty tools so this quite an occasion. Make Up For Ever recently released an impressive 76 piece Artisan Brush Collection and I have here the 262 Angled Eyeliner Brush ($24 USD or $28 CAD). Impressively, the collection took five years to develop and test and each brush is constructed in 25 stages by 30 people. To read more, click......
Here is the info about the 262 Angled Eyeliner Brush from the Make Up For Ever catalogue for the collection (in both French and English). The brush is made of synthetic fiber that mimics the feel of natural hair.
Basically, the product is an everyday eye liner brush that can be used to create various looks. When I put on eyeliner, I usually do a cat eye with a black or brown gel liner. In the past I have tried many smaller sized angled eyeliner brush to apply the liner because I want to get that sharp flick, so I was really excited to see how this slightly larger brush performed.
The tip of the brush is quite wide; its is 1cm long (compared to the 0.7cm regular angled eyeliner brush). When I used it for the first time, I was not very used to the bigger size. However as I practiced a few more times, I noticed that this brush makes drawing on the flick at the end of the eye a lot easier. I just angle the brush where I want the flick, bring it down to my eyelid, pull it towards the middle of my lid while applying increasing pressure and voila, done!
The brush, without a doubt, feels very high quality, even the wooden handle adds that special feel to it. The bristles do not shed, the fibers feel very soft but hold their shape. Overall, I think it is a great product, the bigger size may be intimidating to novices but I think with some practice, you will find that this brush outperforms most angled eye liner brushes and makes cat eyes a breeze to achieve.