As you all probably have guessed by now I am a huge fan of the brand that is Stila. I am fortunate enough to own most of the brushes from the brand now as lately I have been adding to my already large collection of make up brushes as I have to admit to having a bit of a fascination with them lol. I already owned a few Stila make up brushes before recently tripping across a local market stall selling loads of Stila products. I didn't buy this off him though this is one I already owned and I paid about a fiver for it before T.J Hughes closed down though on the market he was asking only £3.00 each for these ones which is a bit of a steal considering this brush usually retails at a whopping £21.00 per brush (on online sites such as feelunique.com).
The Brush Itself:
As you can see from the picture given at the top of this review page this is a double ended brush and to one end you get a thin tapered brush and to the other a thicker brush both attatched to a long black matt middle section with Stila Brush written on neatly in silver lettering and the number of the brush is given which in this case is brush number 28. Its a lovely looking professional brush from Stila this one with a lovely long length to it is a nice light weight.
This brush is meant to be used in conjunction with Stila Smudge Pots which is what I originally did do till I ran out. Now I use this with a pot of damp eyeliner similar but far cheaper to the Stila Smudge Pot.
So this is basically an eyelining double ended brush. The thinner of the brushes is to line eyes with and its a very thin brush that gives fine lines and is of exceptional good quality. I am not sure what the bristles are made from but all of Stila brushes are made from Sable, Pony or Goat hair and I am guessing this one is sable sat here comparing it to my other brushes. Its soft, slightly rigid and I have full control over it and can build the colour up as I choose. The other end is the smudging brush and again this is a slightly thicker more flexible brush and I simply use small and deft movements to flick out the eyeliner while its still on damp to give me that rock chick look...... well I did lol.
Although this is an easy brush to use I only really use the eyeliner brush opposed to smudging with it. I have done but at aged almost 39 I think it is a bit much for me though as I say it works perfectly well. To clean it out, I do as I do with my other Stila brushes and simply and gently wash them with some baby shampoo, rinse and allow them to dry naturally and I do this often with this brush and I've had no problems in doing so at all!
Its the usual good quality from Stila and if get the opportunity to grab it cheap and like the sound of it I would but pay full price? Not unless I was a millionairess I wouldn't I'm afraid I'd rather go buy a new pair of shoes lol.
A new double-ended brush designed specifically for applying Stila smudge pots!