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Smashbox Arced Eyeliner Brush 21

Gently arched to conform to the shape of the eyes, this precision eyeliner brush defines the lash line with one, quick, easy stroke.
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Questions & Answers for Smashbox Arced Eyeliner Brush 21

Question
how do you wash brush?
how do you clean brush after each use? to maintain its original shape? so the bristles dont split or fan out?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Arced Eyeliner Brush 21
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
My original brush lasted over five years without fraying or breaking hair
. Make sure you use a mild or moisturizing makeup remover to clean the
brush after each use. Rinse cleaner from brush under Luke warm
water to insure bristles don't dry out. After cleaning gently wipe excess water from the
sides of the brush and bristles. Gently shape brush hairs back into point
and place in a brush up, handle down position ( in a small vase) to dry completely.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
stylist
(Chico , CA)
answer 2
Rubbing alcohol. Brush it on a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. Should keep its shape
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
bratcatlovesit
(fort collins, co)
answer 3
I swirl the brush around my palm with a brush shampoo and water to get the pigment off and reshape the bristles to a fine point while its wet. This keeps it in nice shape and I have not had any problems with the bristles fanning out.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kmsh
(Mount Pocono, PA)
answer 4
get a brush cleanser and rub the brush against your palm in a Side to side motion. dont be to harsh
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
littlecosmetic
(INDIANAPOLIS)
answer 5
I use make up remover for all my brushes--works like a charm without messing up the brushes.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
socal05
(Buena Park, CA)
answer 6
With this brush all you have to do to clean it is get a baby wipe and wipe it clean until you don't see any residue. If its good enough to wipe off baby poo, then its good enough to wipe off any junk from previous makeup application and any excess germs that go along with it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
keejoo
(East Stroudsburg, PA)
answer 7
I clean mine after each use with a mild cleanser and cold water. I wipe off the excess water with a tissue and pinch the bristles back into shape. I leave it to dry standing up. There has been some fan out of the bristles - it's been washed daily for a year now - but rolling in the cream liner will bring it right back to it's original point.
answered 4 years ago
bernicebb
(By The Sea, FL)
answer 8
I have a gentle cosmetic brush cleaner that I use on all my brushes. It does not dry them out and keeps them working like new. The brush cleaner is well worth the money. Think of the investment you have in your just perfect brushes and how long it took to find them.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
mari148
(Duncombe, Iowa)
answer 9
I wash the brush by putting a minimal amount of Clinique's purple bottle, "Take the Day Off" on a cotton pad and swirling the brush on the cotton pad. Then I rinse the brush hairs thoroughly in warm running water and dry it on a towel. My brush rests horizontally so any risidual water does not run down into the point where the metal binding secures to the brush handle.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
kiwood
(Nashville, TN)
Question
brush
Is the arched brush the best one for applying Smashbox's jet set eyeliner?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
kmoore
(Sunrse, FL)
on Arced Eyeliner Brush 21
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, and it is the best one! Takes about a couple times to get used to it, and then it is very easy!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
bratcatlovesit
(fort collins, co)
answer 2
This is the best brush I have used to apply an eyeliner. Makes application very easy.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
beautypup
(Barberton, OH)
answer 3
Only if you want it to fall apart. Not really happy with the brush. I read all the great reviews and I'm very disappointed. I was hoping for a fantastic brush since it was the first time using gel eyeliner. The first application could have been disastrous with the way the bristles were coming out while applying.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
jennbow2011
(Round Rock, TX)
answer 4
yes this brush is perfect for their jet set liner
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kmsh
(Mount Pocono, PA)
answer 5
I think so, that's what I use it for and it is GREAT!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
harmony6
(Camarillo, CA)
answer 6
I would say yes, but only because it's the best liner brush out there. I use this liner brush for all my gel, cream and liquid lining needs.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
knoxy
(Ottawa, Canada)
Question
Arched eyeline brush #21, wide bristles
I recently purchased this brush and when I washed it, the bristles widened. When I draw a line with the jet set liner, it is too wide. Is there anything I can do to fix it? FYI, I purchased this at Sephora in Las Vegas, but I currently live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where there is no Sephora nearby, so I am unable to return it to the store.
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
Denali
(Regina, SK, Canada)
on Arced Eyeliner Brush 21
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
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.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
dlgdcpa
(Lodi CA)
answer 2
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 2 years, 9 months ago
sandglass
answer 3
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 3 years, 6 months ago
kmsh
(Mount Pocono, PA)
answer 4
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 6 years, 2 months ago
productfiend
(4th generation native SF)
Question
Can I use the curved eyeliner with Smashbox cream eyeliner
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
florrie
(South Windham, CT)
on Arced Eyeliner Brush 21
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes! that is what I used with the brush and it looked wonderful. The beauty of the cream is that you can add as much as you want depending on how dramatic of a look that you want. I highly recomend the Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner in Bronze, it is such a beautiful color!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lamape
(Menomonee Falls, WI)
answer 2
this is the best brush for that!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kmsh
(Mount Pocono, PA)
answer 3
Yes. That's how I'm using it, and it works great.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
drmk
answer 4
Definitely.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
luckybones
(Philadelphia, PA)
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Waterline application?
Is this brush good for applying gel liner to the waterline? I'd love to hear about peoples' experiences, good and bad, using the brush to apply liners [please tell me which kind of liners (brands, consistencies, etc.) are more successfully applied to the waterline with this brush if they can be successfully applied with this brush] to the waterline. Also, any techniques would be appreciated. Thanks!
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Pasadena, CA)
on Arced Eyeliner Brush 21
4 answers
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answer 1
This brush will apply liner to water line. I have used smash box, tarte, and Bobbi Brown cosmetic gel liners with this brush and all applied well using this liner brush. It is a shorter brush and firm, so (as always) use cation not to poke your eye.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
stylist
(Chico , CA)
answer 2
I've used this brush along with Smashbox gel eyeliner for tightlining, and I thought it was great.
Using the brush was much easier and softer on my sensitive eyes and lids than using a pencil. And the gel stays on so well. I don't tightline daily, though, so not sure how this would hold up over time.
answered 3 years ago
keepingitnatural
(Phoenix, Arizona)
answer 3
yep
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
bratcatlovesit
(fort collins, co)
answer 4
I use this brush to apply the Smashbox creamliner and the Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof eye liner. The Jet Set liner far surpasses the cream liner for the waterline, and I have not found anything better in across any other brands either. I get the most precision by having the brush straight out (perpendicular to your face) with the point angled down towards your lid.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kmsh
(Mount Pocono, PA)
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