Review: Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush

7 December 2014

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If you read my eyeliner post a few months ago, you’ll know I swear by this winning duo. However, my liner life of late has been turned upside down with this purchase – the Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush. Take a look. You might be thinking ‘Er…I think it’s broken, you blind old bat’ but its bent shape makes it unlike anything else I’ve ever used.

Getting a thin line close to my lash line has always been impossible. You know that eyeliner meme with the eyes not matching? That is literally my life. Doing my left eye is always a traumatic experience and I usually have to set aside 10 minutes of my makeup routine if I dare decide to wear winged liner.

I’d heard that using a bent eyeliner brush makes the winged liner process a bit less time-greedy and allows you to get a better view of what’s going on. Needless to say I was keen to get my hands on one. A few brands do a similar brush (Smashbox, Elf and Coastal Scents to name a few) but for me, Laura Mercier is the easiest brand to get hold of in real life…but also the most expensive. It did take me several attempts to get hold of this brush as most places were sold out but I finally tracked it down in Space NK in Battersea – it was the last one in the store so there seems to be some kind of national shortage. Or you could just cut to the chase and get it online – you won’t be disappointed.

The Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush is made from synthetic fibres so it’s perfect for gel liners. I’m still using the Maybelline one (review here) every day and they are a match made in winged liner heaven. The handle is quite short too which you might feel will give you better control. I love that the tip is super fine and if you apply more pressure, you get a thicker line – ideal for creating the perfect outer flick. The bend in the brush somehow just works – I can’t explain it but it makes it impossible to mess up your eye look.

I’m LOVING life with this brush and get my eyeliner perfect in less than a minute. If you’ve ever struggled with eyeliner, I URGE you to pick this up. It will truly make the process a little less frustrating.

The Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush is available at Space NK, Selfridges and other Laura Mercier stockists and costs £16.

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  • your winged liner looks so nice! Thanks for the review :)
    Ana Céline Labod

    • Bee

      Thanks Ana! Glad you liked it x

  • Oh wow this is such a fab brush, I definitely need it xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Bee

      Honestly, I’m not a massive brush hype person but this is definitely worth getting x

  • Grace Denny

    I’ve always been so sceptical of trying these out but I think you may have twisted my arm! Haha. Usually I use the MAC angled brush!

    XO, G from grace’d

    • Bee

      I was the same, I thought they were a bit gimmicky they’re not! Let me know if you go for it x

  • I did actually think it was broken to start with and was expecting to read a bad review, then I caught on aha! It does sound like it makes applying eyeliner sooo much easier!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Bee

      Ha! Trust me – eyeliner is a much less traumatic experience these days! x