“ Type: Eye Liner Brush / Brand: Ruby & Millie / Brush / Subcategory: Eyeliner / Suitable for: Eye „
I really like wearing some eyeliner - I even prefer it to mascara (I am lucky enough to have naturally quite long eyelashes) so when I was collecting a set of brushes, I could not stop myself from buying Ruby & Millie Eye Liner Brush. To be perfectly honest with you, I normally use a pencil eye liner so I do not need a brush but I just decided to buy this one anyway (yes, woman can be irrational at times!).
It came in a transparent pouch with zip at the top so if you want to keep there, you can re-use it and the pouch looks quite decent. I prefer to have all of my brushes together in a special make-up bag. Inside you will also find a little leaflet telling you how you can use this brush.
The brush itself is an around 15-cm ling, shiny silver stick with a flat hairy bit at the end that is of brown colour. It is cut unevenly which I believe makes applying eye liner much easier (our eyes are not in straight lines either!). To me, it looks very classy and professional - I hate it when things simply 'look' cheap.
I wasn't sure how to use especially that I have a pencil eye liner which means I don't need a brush but I decided to use it with an eye shadow. I put some lighter shade of eye shadow on my eye lids and then I applied some darker eye shadow. I must say it look like eye liner! You could not tell the difference at all which really impressed me. Another time, I tried using it to apply some eye shadow and then blend it with the lighter eye shadow on my eye lids which also looked lovely.
The brush is reasonably soft (i.e. not too soft but not very hard either) and even after I have washed it with war water and soap a couple of times, it did not become harder.
Overall, I think that this is a decent brush for a reasonable price - £6.00 (which means only a pound if you have a voucher!).
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I have tried many eye liner brushes and have to say that i really rate the ruby & millie brush. The handle is long and easy to hold making it easy to control when using it. The brush is flat and is soft to touch, yet strong and flexible.
World famous make up artist Ruby Hammer and Beauty PR expert Millie Kendall are behind this specially created range for Boots. The range is aimed at both make up professionals and joe public and provides a wide range of make up tools as well as an extensive make up range, all at very reasonable prices.
The eye liner brush is easy to use and provides a good strong, definite line, as I said the brush is strong but yet flexible enough to keep your eye liner in check. I use it with bobbi brown mahogany eyeshadow as my eye liner which can be used either as a shadow or in a more liquid format, the brush copes with both easily and creates a good line, which is particularly important as I often in the past haven't got the strong line I desire and it has ended up more shaky and not very professional looking. After all we all want make up that looks professional and easy without being too made up and this brush provides great results!
I love this brush and it is now an essential in my make up bag, I can't do without it particularly as it is so reasonably priced at only £5.50 and it is available from most large Boots. It has made me go on a purchase some of the other brushes from this range and I can't recommend them highly enough.
An excellent eye line brush!
The one thing I really do struggle to get looking right make up wise is eyeliner. I tend to get panda eyes more often than not! So when I spotted this eye liner brush I just had to have it! Already knowing I was spending a lot of money on other tools from this range at £5.50 for this I thought oh well! What's it matter now! lol.
The brush comes in a clear plastic, long pouch with a zip on it. I'm told what it is and who it's by and the on the back of it I'm told a bit about it's uses and stuff like that. I do like the zip up wallets because after spending alot on the brushes you do want to keep them nice eh ladies?! lol.
The Brush And Using It:
This brush is totally fabulous! Appearance wise it's not very long, silver in colour has a yellow coloured brush to the end of of that is rather thin and incredibly soft but not to flexible to one end of it. On the other end of it I'm told it is Ruby & Millie 'Eyes'. Now I had a choice when I bought this. Whether to buy an angled brush or completely flat and straight one and in the end I got the angled so my brush graduates slightly in size. It's a nice looking very robust brush and the handle of it isn't very thick and it's not at all heavy meaning it's easy to use.
What can't you do with this handy brush! Ok lets start off for what's it's designed for shall we? You can use this to apply liquid eyeliners. I own a few pots of moist one's and and I can use this to apply that which it does with ease. You can use it for smudging eyeliner and blended it into your 'hairline' thus not getting that horrible white skin I'm always far to familiar with showing (prior to owning this brush of course lol). Another use is to use normal eyeshadow as an eyeliner whether it be liquid or powder or whatever.
As this brush isn't too flexible you get no colour flicking anywhere it shouldn't and what this brush really offers is precision. It's soft enough to rim the waterline of your eyes with and never do I find this to irritate my skin or eyes. I like to use this for all the above types of application but as this brush is small I also like to use it as a normal eyeshadow brush so I can take eyeshadow right into the inner corner of my eye.
When using all types of different products on it of course you do need to keep this brush clean. It wipes clean easy but it's robust enough to be washed (with mild shampoo or soap) regularly and cos it's small it dries out quickly (usually in seconds lol).
Do I Recommend This Brush?
Certainly! Now I've got one I couldn't be without this type of brush in my kit and I don't know how I managed without one. It really does give a professional look to the eyes with ease and minimal input from you! I've never really used normal eyeshadow as an eyeliner before and now see why I'd need a brush like this! Excellent I have perfectly framed peepers nowadays!
I purchased mine in Boots but do look about online as they can usually be found alot cheaper than I paid!
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****Ruby & Millie Eye Liner Brush****
Due to an offer that boots has on frequently where you can get £5 off ruby and millie i have acquired most of the brushes in the line. With my voucher i paid a very expensive 50p for this one!!!
**About the brand**
Ruby and Millie offer make up brushes for both the average person and make up artists. I cant speak for professionals but they quality of the brushes in general are quite good and i think of them as great for the price.
This can be bought either in a big size (longer than a pencil/pen) or a shorter version to put in a holiday kit.
"You can use this Ruby & Millie thin fine-tipped eye liner brush to turn your eye shadow into an eyeliner or smudge an eye liner to add emphasis to your eyes.
The line on this brush is great. Its not to thin that it is barely noticeable but not too thick either so that it looks like you have panda eyes. I use this when i want to use my eye shadow as a liner and i think that it works great!!
This is another great brush and i think this is the best value make up brushes i have ever tried.
I've never really used Rubie and Millie products before, but Boots gave me a 5 pound Rubie and Millie voucher, so I felt that I'd have a browse and see what I could get with this discount voucher.
I saw that they had a few make up brushes available that ranged from 5 to 12 pounds and I was actually in need of some good brushes. The only brushes I owned were quite cheapy and felt quite hard and synthetic, but being on a budget at the time, I had no choice really.
I saw the 5 pound eye liner brush and seemed quite impressed that I'd be able to use my voucher for this. So I actually got my first ever Rubie and Millie brush absolutely free! When I tried it out with some dark eye shadow powder, I found that it kept the powder on there nicely and it worked really well as an eye liner brush. The rigid hairs kept the powder on and drew lines on nicely, with no mess or fuss.
I've since gone back and used more vouchers on other eye shadow and face brushes and am very pleased with them as well. I think the vouchers are only brought out every so often, but when you find them, I'd suggest to try out one of these, as you won't have to pay for it.
I think that for a fiver, this is an excellent eye liner brush!
I have a lot of Ruby and Millie brushes, one of them being the eye liner brush. I don't wear eyeliner very often, but when I do, one of my favourite ways to apply it, is by dipping a damp liner brush into shadow and then drawing a line along my lashes. One of the good things about this, is that you can be experimental and use bright colours as liners, if you so wish.
~About the brush~
This brush is made by cosmetics brand Ruby and Millie. It has a solid wood handle which is silver in colour to give it a slightly classier look. It has a fairly short, quite thick handle, which makes it easy to grip, therefore less likely that you will make a mistake during application. The bristles of the brush are square and very flat, making a precise line easier to achieve. The bristles are quite firm, but at the same time, soft to the touch.
Like all Ruby and Millie brushes, this comes in a resealable pouch, which has tips for use on the back of it.
The pouch suggests that this can either be used to blend pencil liner, or apply powder eye shadow. I rarely use pencil liner these days, so tend to use it to apply eye shadow along my lash line.
To use the brush, I first dampen it on a baby wipe. I don't know if that's something that is advisable - it's possible it may ruin the brush in the long term, I'm not sure, but that's how I do it. Once the brush is damp, I dip it into a powder eye shadow - either a grey/black or a dark blue colour. I use the brush to draw a line near to the base of my lashes, and depending on how adventurous I'm feeling sometimes add a little flick at the edge.
I find the results I get with this brush are a lot better than when I apply pencil or liquid liners. Because of the flat edge on the brush, I can get right to the base of the lash line, so it never looks like there is a gap between my lashes and my eyeliner.
I do find that if you want to create flicks with this brush, it can be difficult, because the edge of the brush is so big, it can sometimes be hard to twist it in the right way.
This brush costs £5 from Boots.
This is a really useful brush to have. I've had mine a couple of years now, and its still on the go now, and in fab condition - you wouldn't think it had been used. It's great for creating all sorts of looks, and at just £5 I think it is well worth the money.
Fine tipped brush to emphasize your eyes /