Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush Review, Photos

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Real Techniques has a few new products this year, and I was sent a couple of them, including the Silicone Liner Brush* ($8.99). This brush, as the name implies, has a silicone brush head instead of traditional bristles, meant for a more precise application.

The reviews I've read of this brush tend to be mixed, but I'm actually really enjoying it. I am by no means an expert on gel liner-application (and have only really started using it again since testing this brush), and I think the Silicone Liner Brush really helps me achieve a better line.

I have to coat the entire silicone end in liner and then go back a few times per eye. This is obviously more time-consuming than using a traditional brush, in which you might have to re-dip it once or twice per eye, but I don't mind it. I have never used up an entire pot of liner before, but it is something to keep in mind if you want to preserve as much product as possible. 

The Silicone Liner brush allows me to take my time to get even lines, and for me the longer application time is a boon for my novice liner skills. If you already have a favourite bristle brush, and/or have Jasmine-level skillz, you might find this brush more of a hassle than it's worth.

What I also like about this brush is that the head allows both wide and thinner lines. I use the side for the outer corners and the tip to get in to the inner corner. It's also super-easy to clean -- for spot cleaning, I just use a tissue and makeup remover, and there's no dry time at all.

The brush also has a the usual RT colour-coordination (purple for eyes, orange for face, and pink for finishing touches), and name printed on the handle. 

Overall, while the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush may not be for everybody, I think it's useful for beginners and those who don't mind spending a few extra minutes and product on their eyeliner application.

You can purchase this brush through Farleyco, or at Walmart, Lawtons, select Familiprix, and select Pharmasave.

Have you tried the Silicone Liner Brush? What's your favourite brush for gel liner?

*Product sent for consideration. No monetary compensation given. All opinions are my own.

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