Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush: Review

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Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush: Review
For Spring 2014, Real Techniques (from the talented Chapman sisters) released a new Silicone Liner Brush ($8.99 CAD) that promises smooth and precise application of liquid or gel eyeliners with no tugging or pulling. So how well does this non-traditional liner brush work, read more by clicking.......
Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush: Review
Design:
The brush has a nice and super light weight purple handle. The brush itself is made of one whole piece of silicone shaped into a tapered strip.

Application:
With the non-porous silicone, only the surface of the brush will be coated with your liquid or gel eyeliner. At first I had a bit of trouble with the brush because it does not pick up a lot of product and As soon as the liner "runs out", the bare silicone portion of the brush will start to tug on the skin. making uneven lines with jagged edges. It took me quite a few tries but I found that if I slowly rotate the brush as I drag it along my lid, I can achieve nice clean lines.
It is only possible to draw a fine winged tip with the brush only if very little product is on the brush and it requires quite a bit or practice (for me, at least). The big upside with this brush, though, is that it is super easy to clean and there is no drying time!
Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush: Review
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner applied using Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush
Overall:
Because this brush is so drastically different from the ordinary bristle brushes, it really does take some practice to master. This is good for drawing a simple line but for doing a more dramatic cat eye/winged liner, I still prefer a wide angled bristle liner brush. However, if you struggle with traditional eyeliner brushes, this one is definitely worth a try!

Availability:
Real Techniques is available online at Farleyco and in stores at London Drugs, Walmart, select Familiprix, Lawton Drugs, Pharmasave, and Value Drug Mart across Canada.

Have you tried a silicone eyeliner before? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!
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