My first introduction to eyeliner was my mum. As young as I was I stood on my tippy toes stretching my chin out onto her vanity table. Every morning I would watch her apply black liquid eyeliner with such precision. The most perfect line and a curve that made the wings of a butterfly flutter. I don't think she took a breath during this procedure. At least, I didn't when I watched her. I was in total awe!
Fast forward to high school when I was a freshman I bought my first liquid eyeliner, I tried to do what she did and I might as well have been writing Asian calligraphy on my eyes. I could not draw a straight line even if I had a ruler; I threw away the eyeliner. That was the moment I admitted to myself I sucked at eyelining! Of course, back then eyeliner pretty much sucked. Pencils were hard as a rock and had to be melted with a lighter to get them soft enough. Yeah, use a lighter early in the morning when your brain is half asleep. Fire!
Then came my first make up brush set. A sophomore in high school with an allowance and I blow it on an 8 piece Jerome Alexander brush set for $25. That really was equivalent to an arm, leg, and embryo! In it was an eyeliner brush, that was the equivalent of finding a Willy Wonka golden ticket for me! My life changed. I learned to line my eyes with a brush. Did I look good? No, I just traced my lashline like a little kid tracing the outline of picture in a coloring book.
From top to bottom:
Becca Eye Smudge #37-There is a more in depth post of it here.
The hair is sable allowing it to be used with creams as well as other formulas.
Squirrel hair brushed used mostly for powders but can be used on liquids.
Brush Up Kolinsky Sable Brush-See more about it and a short blurb on eyelining with it here.
$7 and well worth it.
Cinema Secrets Filbert Kolinsky #2-See a blurb about it here. This is my holy grail eyeliner brush. Angels sing when I use this brush.
Smashbox-this is a dual ended push liner brush that I got in a palette. I could buy a full size one but this works out fine for me.
See the various sizes in the brush heads? Each has its own unique function. More will be covered in the upcoming posts. Stay tuned.