This odd little alien of an eye liner brush is all around the internet lately. Some love it, some hate it, where did PrettyPandaMakeup fall on the love/hate spectrum with the Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush ($5.99).
All this is is a tiny pointed silicone tip attached to a brush handle. Gimmicky? Maybe...but the premise is interesting. It is supposed to provide tug-free application of liner.
The tip is decently long and is very very flexible.
I decided to test it with the IT Cosmetics Liner Love liner, and here is the silicone brush loaded up with liner.
These liner swatches show the bendy-ness of the brush, but also show that application on the flat surface of the back of my hand is a little patchy. At this point, I was concerned about how it would fare on my eyes.
I was able to get a dense, thick line that was relatively smooth by using this brush. However, thin lines are a no-go here. Because the brush holds so much product and doesn't soak any of it up, this is a tool better suited for thicker cat eyes or more dramatic looks. I did find the fine point useful in making the little eye-liner flick, and I like that it is very easy to clean, but I still prefer a traditional eyeliner brush.
Have you tried this weird, new beauty tool? Thoughts?