7 Types Of Eyeliner Brushes And Their Uses

Because different brushes create different magic and you ought to experience them all.

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When it comes to drawing a snatched winged eye or any eyeliner look, the types of eyeliner brushes you use matter the most. It feels good to enjoy the privilege of free makeup brushes with your kit, but investing in good quality brushes is crucial to ensure that the bristles are sturdy and neat that do not turn brittle over time. For example, your regular straight strokes require a square-shaped brush, but an asymmetric brush usually does the job to achieve wings. So, take your pick below and get yours asap!

protip_icon Keep In Mind
  • Dot The Eyeliner: Dot The Eyeliner Make small dots using eyeliner very close to the lash line, then gently connect the dots to get that clean, perfectly winged look.
  • Prevent Eyeliner Smudging: Dot The Eyeliner After applying the eyeliner, pick an eyeshadow in a similar shade to dust over the eyeliner using an eyeliner brush.
  • Multipurpose: Dot The Eyeliner You can also use an angled bent eyeliner brush to outline your lips.

Eyeliner Brush Types

1. Eyeliner Brush

Eyeliner Brush is a slim, and sparse tipped brush which is useful to draw fine lines. It is tapered with a pointed tip. It is not useful to fill in or draw a thick line unless it is for layering lines above lines. One cannot draw winged or curved line with this type of eyeliner brush.

2. Dome Shaped Semi Flat Brush

This domed shaped semi flat brush is usually provided with Gel eyeliners which makes it easy for the user to take the desired product on the brush. The Brush is moderately dense, which makes it easy to make a moderately thick line or even help fill in the desired wings and angles.

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To make a uniform line with no gaps, gently press the color onto the lash line between the lashes. For an intense color payoff, use a damp brush to create a bold eyeliner look.

3. Angled Bent Eyeliner Brush

The Angled Bent Eyeliner Brush is used to draw a precisely thin line without a smudge that almost looks like No -Eyeliner look. The Angled Brush makes it perfect for winged eyeliner, since the bent side makes it possible to draw a curved line and wing.

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You may use this brush for applying powder liner precisely and for tightlining your eyes. Just press the powder onto your lashes with the curved tip.

4. Flat Angled Tip Brush

Flat Angled Tip Brush has angled shaped packed hair which is useful to draw slant lines or even tight lines. These Brushes come with a variety of Angles: Small Angled, Medium Angled and Large Angled Brushes.

It makes it the easiest Cat eyeliner brush, adding the Drama with dense lines.

5. Flat Tip Brush

The Brush is a flat and densely packed which makes it easy to hold the product and draw a finely accurate straight line. It is mostly used to apply eye shadow on the eyelid making a straight line, for softer and natural looking eyeliner.

6. Silicone Brush Liner

Silicone mascara brushes
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These brushes are suitable for bold or subtle looks, user-friendly, easy to clean, and ideal for makeup enthusiasts and professionals alike. The soft, flexible silicone bristles ensure each lash is coated with precision, providing a clump-free, voluminous finish. Whether you desire a natural flutter or dramatic flair, these brushes guarantee stunning, flawless lashes with minimal effort.

7. Smokey Brush Liner

Applying dark eyeshadow with a smokey brush liner
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The smokey brush liner with soft, densely packed bristles effortlessly blends the formula, creating a smoldering effect and a sultry, smokey eye. This technique adds depth and intensity to your eyes, making them appear larger and more alluring. The smokey brush liner is perfect for achieving a fascinating, modern look that accentuates your eyes with a touch of mysterious allure.

A Simple Guideline For Selecting The Brush Types

Simple Eye Defining Line: Eyeliner Brush Flat Tip Brush and Angled Bent Eyeliner Brush.
Cat Eye liner: Dome Shaped Semi Flat Brush, Angled Tip Brush and Angled Bent Eyeliner Brush.
Winged Eyeliner: Angled Tip Brush and Angled Bent Eyeliner Brush.

If you do not have any of these Brushes, you can simple outline your desired shape and then fill in with the same brush.

Benefits Of Using Eyeliner Brush

1. Eyeliner Brush helps draw a fine, chain free line. The Precision depends on the density of the brush.

2. It helps to pick up the desired content of the product and helps in avoiding wastage.

3. With an Eyeliner Brush, one can achieve desired eye liner shape.

4. It also avoids contamination of Eyeliners that come with a brush inserted at the top of the tube.

The type of eyeliner brush you use plays a very important part in how your overall eye makeup turns out. So does the quality. Cheap brushes do not have a good texture, and some even leave bristles sticking to your eyelids. Investing in good makeup brushes will save you time and patience. Follow this guide on different types of eyeliner brushes to learn more about the ones that will help you with your desired look. Do not forget to share these details with your friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply liquid eyeliner with a brush?

Yes. Many liquid eyeliners come with brush tip wands. If you are worried about contamination, you may use your own eyeliner brush. However, using a brush for eyeliner needs some practice. If you are a beginner, starting with felt-tip eyeliner pens would be better.

Which eyeliner brushes are best for daily use?

Felt-tip eyeliner brushes are good for daily use.

Can I use an eyebrow brush to apply eyeliner?

Yes. Certain eye-makeup looks that require a smudged eyeliner effect can be done using eyebrow brushes.

Key Takeaways

    • Eyeliner brushes help create specific shapes or perfect lines, which enhance the contours of your eyes.
    • Angles bent, flat angled tip, dome-shaped, and flat tip brushes are some popular eyeliner brush types.
    • A dome-shaped semi-flat brush helps you achieve a cat eye, while an angled-tip brush helps you get a winged shape.
    • The use of eyeliner brushes prevents wastage of the product and helps one operate only with the required amount.
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Pooja SethiyaProfessional Makeup Artist

Pooja Sethiya is a highly skilled and accomplished professional makeup artist with over eight years of experience in fashion, editorial, and bridal makeup. Her passion for her work is rooted in her belief in empowering women by helping them recognize and embrace their innate beauty.   Pooja is a graduate of the Cinema Makeup School, Los Angeles, and has contributed...read full bio

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