This is NOT a good brush, after trying all Sephora and high end retailers offer I tried Studio Gear and OH! what a brush. Packed tight, very think line, more of an arch to the body of the brush,etc. Not much less than this but a superior product that is not MORE.
The brush needs to be gently washed since the brush is considered a 'fine' brush. The brush is most likely too wet after washing if it tends to give you a wider line. I've had this brush for over 2yrs. and what I do is gently blot dry the brush on a paper towel so the fibers hold together better. I then shape it further while putting the liner product onto the brush. This should help you obtain a finer line. I hope this helped you.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Try reshaping it while wet to smooth the bristles back into a fine point. I have successfully washed my brush many times and that seems to work.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
I'm a painter and I love makeup, so I have to care for a lot of different kinds of brushes. when a brush does what you described, it usually indicates that it is a poorly-made brush. [I do not care for this Smashbox brush myself.] but try this: wash your brush, and take a bit of your hair conditioner, and apply it to the bristles. let it sit for about 10 minutes, then 'form' the brush with your fingers back into its original shape. let it sit again for about 30 minutes, then rinse. then, form the brush again into its original shape. if this does not work, try the tiniest bit of hair gel- very, very small amount- on the damp brush. again, form it into it's original shape, and let dry. these steps should give the bristles a new 'memory' and put them back into shape. if not, and you can't order a new brush online at Sephora, you can go to a local art supply store and ask to see the artificial bristle brushes. choose the same shape [it won't have a bent ferrule- the metal collar that holds the bristles- you can bend it yourself or leave it straight]. any good quality, artificial bristle brush should perform as well or better than this brush. I use a lot of art store brushes in my make up applications, and they work fine. if the handles are too long, I just snap them off at a good length, and file the end with a nail file. if your Smashbox brush won't re-form, you could try trimming away the splayed bristles as a last resort. just be careful and go very slowly if you do this- you can always take off more bristles, but once they're gone, they are gone. good luck, and I hope this helped you.
answered 7 years, 7 months ago
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