Sunday, December 18, 2011

ELF Angled Eyeliner Brush

Hello there! I am terrible when it comes to lining my eyes. When it comes to lining my upper lash line I make such a mess, and I get impatient with my clumsy hands. Liquid liner looks great, but I just can't use it unless it's in a felt tip pen. I don't like pencil liner on my lids because it gets too smudgy. The perfect formula for my eyes is gel or cream eyeliner. It lasts through heat, glides on my lids easily, and is just overall easier for me to apply. What makes applying gel liner easier is the brush that you choose. I've always used my EcoTools bamboo angles brush. But for some reason, it went all wonky on me! Some of the bristles strayed out of line, so I tried to cut them off, but failed. The brush is still functional, but not as nice as it was. I plan to pick a new one up soon. Until then, I decided to give the Elf Angled eyeliner brush a try. Here's what it looks like:

I feel like the amount of brush from the bend is slightly shorter on this brush than other bent angled brushes I've seen. But for the most part, I feel like I can really control how I line my eyes with this brush. With my EcoTools, I felt like I wasn't controlling the precision of my line as well as the Elf brush. I feel like the Elf brush takes a bit longer to line with, but you get a very precise line.

Here is what my EcoTools brush currently looks like:

You can see the short, chopped off bristles on the top of the brush. I will be repurchasing another one of these brushes for lining my eyes, and I'll use this brush for filling in my eyebrows.

Here are what the brush strokes look like from the brushes:

Physicians Formula Gel Liner Trio for Brown Eyes- Espresso Brown
Left: 2 lines using Elf brush
Right: 1 line using EcoTools brush

As you can see, the Elf brush leaves a less concentrated line, so it's best to go back over it either with more liner, or an eye shadow. Which, I always top my eyeliner with eye shadow anyways to give a less shiny look. The EcoTools brush leaves a wide, messy line.

The gel eyeliner I'm currently using is the Physician's Formula Gel Liner Trio for Brown eyes. It comes with an espresso brown, eggplant purple, and a black with purple glitter. I'm considering purchasing the Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner because I've heard it's comparable to Bobby Brown or Mac eyeliner. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the Ecotools brush for filling in my brows! My aunt borrowed mine for her brows one time, and she liked it so much she asked me to get her one too =]