Friday, November 7, 2008

Review: Sonia Kashuk Bent Liner Brush

Every woman knows how difficult liner can be to apply. There are many types of liner brushes that have been developed to make the process easier, but do they really do the trick? Sonia Kashuk offers this Bent Liner Brush, claiming to make the application of gel/liquid liners a lot simpler than you think. Many makeup gurus swear by this brush, such as Youtube's Makeup Geek. So does it pass the test? I picked one up at my local Target and tried it out. Here are my thoughts.

LOVE: The price is very appealing, as the brush costs a mere $5.99, so I felt it was definitely worth trying, even if it didn't work like I'd hoped. The hairs are very thin, so the brush is ideal for gel liners, which tend to be heavier, thus giving the brush some weight and control. I love the fact that it is bent, so you can hold it diagonally to your face and apply the liner in a much more comfortable, thus more accurate, fashion. 

DON'T LOVE: If you're looking to apply your liner really heavily and quickly, this brush may not be right for you. It takes a few coats to get the liner looking intense, so if you're in a hurry, you won't be happy. Additionally, the brush feels very cheap, which is probably why it's $5.99. It's made of really bad quality plastic that feels like it's going to snap or fall apart if I put it in a makeup bag with other cosmetics that are sloshing around. Finally, I wish this brush was sold online, but alas is only available at Target stores. 

OVERALL SCORE: 3 out of 5
Innovative and effective for lighter looks, for others, stick with your old liner brushes. 

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