Monday, 28 March 2011

Review: Essence Gel Eyeliner Brush

Hi guys,
Well, after you just saw my THANK YOU POST *click*, here's today's "real" post:

Today's review is about another brush by Essence, their new Gel Eyeliner Brush.
I already introduced you to the Smokey Eyes Brush *click* a couple of days ago. The gel eyeliner brush has a black handle and blue hair, with the Essence logo in blue on the handle. With the bristles the brush is about 16 cm long and it costs 1.45 Euros at most drugstores. The brush is angled, or slanted, depending on how you wanna call it ;).
The bristles are about 7 mm wide and 5 mm to 7 mm long. You're supposed to apply gel eyeliner with it, but it also works for eyeshadows. You can also apply thicker lines with the wide side of it.
I personally prefer to apply my gel eyeliner with a small brush like the one by Alverde, and not slanted ones, but it works okay for me with this one. I also use it to fill in my brows. Doing an eyeshadow liner with this is okay, but it works better with gel eyeliner. The lines might not get too thin on the back of my hand, but they get opaque for sure, so that's great!
It's easy to clean, it didn't lose any hair and all of the leftover liner got out of it.
I compared it to my TheBodyShop slanted brush, and the Essence one is way smaller.
left: TheBodyShop
right: Essence
I personally prefer the one by TheBodyShop a little over the Essence one, because the bristles are here more dense apply the shadows/liner better. But the one by TheBodyShop also costs about 4 times more than the Essence one.

Do I recommend it? Yes, I do. You're not gonna get the best quality ever, but for the money you have to pay it's more than appropriate. I like it a lot!
What do you think of it?
xoxo, Misch


  1. I will test it when I come back home from Italy and I will let you know. Now I feel more confident doing the eye lines (at the beginning the result was a disaster), so I am sure it will work for me. Thanks for the great review ;-)

  2. @Salander: okay, cool :) It was hard for me in the beginning, but I got better with practice :)
    sure :)

  3. I think I want to give this brush a try, it's not easy to find a good cheap brush but this sounds like it could be one

  4. @Kelly: yeah, it's definitely worth trying! :)

  5. love this brush. <3

  6. I Love this eyeliner brush.Nice review.


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