5 Types Of Eyeliner Brushes And Their Uses

Written by Jyotsana Rao

Eyeliner brushes are one of the trickiest things to take care of when applying eye makeup. Most of us go with the provided or attached brush. But to achieve a certain line or shape, different eyeliner brushes come to the rescue.
For a straight, close to the lash line one can use the provided brush. But to achieve a Cat eye liner or winged eyeliner, it is necessary to use an Angled Brush for that perfect line.

Let us look at the different types of Eyeliner brushes and how to use eyeliner brush:

Eyeliner Brush types:

1. Eyeliner Brush:

Eyeliner Brush is a slim, and sparse tipped brush which is useful to draw fine lines. 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.

[ Read: How To Apply Eyeliner ]

3. Angled Bent Eyeliner Brush:

The Angled Bent Eyeliner Brush is used to draw a precisely thin line 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.

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.

[ Read: Makeup Brushes Uses ]

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.

Here is 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.

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She is passionate about writing about everything related to beauty - makeup, fashion, hairstyles, skin care, or hair care. When this social media junkie isn't stalking the world of fashion and glamour, she loves spending her time traveling.