I wear eyeliner every single time I wear makeup, and have done since I was a teenager. Whenever I try and do my makeup without any eyeliner, I always feel like I look weird and my makeup isn’t finished as I’m so used to wearing some sort of liner. I have such short, fine lashes which are barely visible so I’ve always used eyeliner to give my eyes some much needed definition and as weird as it sounds, eyeliner gives me confidence.
I obviously don’t wear liner on the days I don’t wear makeup, but I like to use some type of eyeliner whenever I do and I like using all types of liner; liquid, gel, pencil, pen or powder. For everyday makeup I tend to prefer an eyeliner pen such as the Soap and Glory Supercat Skinny Eyeliner as it’s super quick and easy to use, but for when I want a more intense liner I prefer using a gel liner such as the bareMinerals Must Have Eyes Silky Cream Eyeliner. The bareMinerals liner does come with an amazing eyeliner brush within the box, but for me it’s not precise enough.
I like my liner to be relatively thin across my lashline, and then slightly thickening out towards the wing as I find it to be more flattering for my round eye shape. I have quite a few eyeliner brushes within my collection which I like but I’ve been on the hunt for the ‘perfect’ eyeliner brush and I’ve finally found it with the Tarte Etch and Sketch Double Ended Bamboo Liner Brush.
I never planned to even purchase the Tarte liner, but I was making a Sephora order and I had to spend another $10 in order to only pay $6 shipping fees so I decided to check out the eyeliner brushes and I noticed that the Tarte liner brush had really great reviews on Sephora so I decided to buy it. The Tarte Etch and Sketch Double Ended Bamboo Liner Brush is £15 on the Tarte website, and they do ship to the UK but it’s $15/£11 on the Sephora website.
“It’s time to wing it with tarte’s new etch & sketch double-ended bamboo liner brush. It features an ergonomic, angled tip that contours to the shape of the eye, along with a straight, precision liner tip for even more versatility in “sketching” on a perfectly crisp line that’s tight to the lashline.
Designed to complement tarte’s best-selling Amazonian clay waterproof liner, simply dip either end of the sustainably crafted bamboo brush into the velvety clay pot formula and glide it across lids to create a goofproof, bold cat eye or a soft, smoldering look with ease along the upper & lower lashline.”
The Tarte Etch and Sketch Double Ended Bamboo Liner Brush is a thin brush with a bamboo handle and two gold metal ferrules. One end of the brush has a straight ferrule with a slightly thicker liner brush, and the other end features an angled ferrule with a thinner liner brush but both end of the brush are very fine with the bristles being perfectly cut and precise with no splaying of the bristles.
I admit £15 is quite pricey for an eyeliner brush, but the Tarte Etch and Sketch Double Ended Bamboo Liner Brush is technically two brushes for the price of one which makes it a little more reasonable and it really is the best liner brush I’ve ever tried. It even works well if you use it with a liquid liner with a brush, as you can dip the Tarte Liner Brush into the eyeliner on the liner brush to then apply to the eyes.
I am worried I’m going to lose the brush as it’s so small and lightweight, but if I ever did lose it, I’d replace it immediately as it’s an incredible eyeliner brush which I’d recommend to everyone.
Have you tried any of the Tarte makeup brushes?