Back in January of this year Real Techniques released four new brushes to their collection; three of which were retractable brushes (I reviewed two of the three brushes here) and a Silicone Liner Brush. When I first saw that Real Techniques were releasing the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush, I was instantly intrigued however I saw a couple of negative reviews which put me off purchasing it. Last month curiosity got the better of me when Feelunique had 15% off site-wide and I managed to snap it up for just £5.09.
The Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush is part of the Real Techniques ‘Your Eyes’ range and the handle is purple in colour like the rest of the range. I already own the Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush (reviewed here) which is a great eyeliner brush except it’s a touch too long for my preference.
The Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush has a small, tapered silicone tip which is really quite flexible which makes liner application incredibly effortless as it glides across the eyelid. The tip is sharp enough to offer fantastic precision, especially when creating winged eyeliner.
I’ve tried this ‘brush’ to apply liquid, cream and gel liner and it’s effective with all types of liner.. however the only downside is that because of how smooth the silicone is, the liner transfers to the lid very easily so I find that I have to go back and apply more liner as it doesn’t hold enough product to be able to line my eye in one go.
I find that I have to dip back into my liner at least 2-3 times per eye which is a little time consuming so I prefer to use this brush when I have a little more time to perfect my liner.. although this actually works in its favour too as the brush can be wiped clean in seconds.
I really like how precisely I can apply my eyeliner when I use this brush even if it does take a little longer than a brush with bristles would. I think £5.99 is a great price for this brush and I’m glad I decided to give it a try.