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The Best Eyeliner Brush

Makeup Brush Breakdown: The Angled Eyeliner Brush

Angled eye brushes are favored by many makeup artists because they help achieve depth, definition, precision, and blendability along your upper lash lines. While seemingly frivolous, these brushes are actually a key tool to have in your collection. Discover everything you need to know about angled liner brushes, along with some of our top product picks, when you read more.

What It's Used For: An angled liner brush is ideal for tightlining your lashes and for creating a dramatic, sweeping cat eye.

What It Looks Like: You'll be able to recognize an angled liner brush immediately thanks to its short, flat bristles that cascade into a slight angle. Pick something with bristles that are stiff with a touch of movement to them. This will keep your line precise, while still allowing for range of motion.

Why You Need It: Liner brushes work well with both powder and pot liners. They're also wonderful for on the go, especially when you're caught without your liquid or pencil liners and you only have some shadow. To use with a powder, dampen the tip of your brush and dip it into your powder. Gently pull your eyelid taught and in small, flicking strokes, drag the brush across your lash line.

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Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 9 years
Great post, fab! Another great brush for eyes is the "smudge brush" it's perfect for creating the perfect smoky eye. A makeup artist friend gave me one of these after I told her that I had a hard time achieving the perfect smoky eye (i.e. when I tried "smoky" I ended up looking like I had been punched ;-))It helps me target the right amount of dark shadow just along the lash line and then use an angled brush with a light shadow to blend it and contour.
VJ626 VJ626 9 years
I have the Sephora angled shadow brush...I like it for loose powder shadows and contouring.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
I literally can't live without my angle brush for my eye make-up.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
ooo the lauramaurcier brush looks really good! ~*~Life was Simpler back then~*~
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Ill keep that in mind since the eyes are my area I need to work with, Ive actually been using whats supposed to be a miniature blush brush that came with my wallet. :( ------------------ Kiss my cucumber, or lick my arse, Im grouchy.
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 9 years
I LOVE angle brushes!!! U can achieve so much with them...they are must-haves!
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