Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush and 16 Brow Definer Brush review and comparisons.

Rae Morris 15 and 16 Brush.

Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush and 16 Brow Definer Brush.

As you may already know, my brush collection is very edited.  My basic requirements when it comes to makeup brushes (natural or synthetic) are straight forward; they must be soft and exude remarkable craftsmanship.  So when my less than exquisite brow brush began falling apart, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and invest in Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush ($18 USD) and 16 Brow Definer Brush ($18 USD). These two brushes successfully fulfill my insatiable need for convenience, quality and functionality.  I hope you enjoy.

Rae Morris 15 and 16 Brush.

Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush and 16 Brow Definer Brush along with the 8 Medium Pointer Brush.

  • What sets Rae Morris brushes apart from any other brands is her signature magnetic base. Personally, this feature has made my makeup application faster and more pleasurable.  I simply attach the brushes to the metal base of my makeup mirror (as shown above) and easily reach for the brushes when needed–no more fumbling around my drawer looking for the appropriate brush.
Rae Morris 8, 15 and 16 Brush.

Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush and 16 Brow Definer Brush in my MAC palette.

  • Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush and 16 Brow Definer Brush have a slim design–perfect to store in any magnetic palette.  As you can imagine, such a convenient storage solution is ideal for traveling.
  • For the above photo, all three Rae Morris brushes (Rae Morris 8 Medium Blender reviewed here) are nestled perfectly in my MAC Palette and can easily be used to create and complete any look.  If only my Chikuhodo Z-5 Brush came with a magnetic base, then my life would truly be complete.  🙂
Laura Mercier vs. Rae Morris 15.

Bent-Liner Brush Comparison:
Laura Mercier vs. Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush.

Laura Mercier vs. Rae Morris 15.

Bent-Liner Brush Comparison:
Laura Mercier vs. Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush.

  • The Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush is composed entirely of synthetic fibers.  The long tapered brush tip is perfect for creating a straight line on the upper lash line.  When compared to the Laura Mercier Angled Liner Brush, the Rae Morris Brush is longer, has more tightly packed fibers and a finely tapered tip to create the perfect winged liner.
  • This brush is unique in that it possesses a certain amount of give without being too stiff or difficult to maneuver.  Gels, liquids and powders cling to the bristles beautifully, creating a seamless line.
  • The acutely bent angle is ideal for reaching the inner corners of the eye and drawing an extended line past the tear duct.  Personally, this brush works especially well for those of us with longer lashes–the bent tip is able to reach above the lashes, for a clear shot of the lash line.  This is also useful for false lash wears to hide the lash band without smudging any liner on the lashes themselves.
  • This brush also makes the perfect choice for makeup novices that are not yet skilled in eyeliner application–the bent angle does most of the work.
  • Based on Rae’s recommendation, I can verify the pointed tip is fantastic for filling in beauty spots that have been masked by foundation.  🙂
Rae Morris 16 Brow Definer Brush.

Rae Morris 16 Brow Definer Brush.

Rae Morris 16 Brow Definer Brush.

Rae Morris 16 Brow Definer Brush.

  • Rae Morris 16 Brow Definer Brush is a great brush–this little wonder is a true multitask(er).  The tightly packed fibers retain their composure despite the amount of scrubbing incurred after every use. Naturally, the soft synthetic fibers can easily handle a variety of products, from gels, to creams to powders.
  • The hairs are cut to a precise angle and the top of the brush can be manipulated (by dampening and pinching the upper part) so that it resembles the finest, sharpest edge, to deliver a paper-thin line–any powdered eyeshadow can easily be used as an eyeliner.
Angled Eye Brow Brush Comparisons

Angled Eye Brow Brush Comparisons L-R:
Estee Lauder 20, Sephora 15, Rae Morris 16, MAC 208, MEMEBOX, Billy B., Make Up For Ever.

Angled Eye Brow Brush Comparisons

Angled Eye Brow Brush Comparisons L-R:
Estee Lauder 20, Sephora 15, Rae Morris 16, MAC 208, MEMEBOX, Billy B., Make Up For Ever.

  • For my part, the 16 Brow Definer is used mostly to fill-in my brows and to line the upper waterline.  As you can tell from the above photos, all of my other angled brushes have issues not befitting of my needs at the present moment. Some have splayed hairs, some are lacking density and proper girth, and others simply are composed of coarse, stiff material that is too abrasive for my tastes (looking at you MUFE).
  • This Brow Definer is quite useful for drawing in the finest hairs–great for spars eyebrows.  On my naturally full brows, this brush deposits color on the skin and defuses the pigment nicely throughout the hairs.
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Eye look using the Rae Morris 16 Brow Definer Brush damp with powdered eyeshadow across the upper lash line and with a cream product on the brows.

Rae Morris 15 and 16 Brush.

Eye look using the Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush with gel liner and 16 Brow Definer Brush on the brows with a cream product (cloudy day).

Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush and 16 Brow Definer Brush.

Eye look using the Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush with liquid liner and 16 Brow Definer Brush on the brows with a cream product (sunny day).

**Rae Morris brushes are manufactured by hand in China and can be found at Beautylish.com**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Rae Morris 15 Precision Bent-Liner Brush and 16 Brow Definer Brush have become irreplaceable in my collection.  The thin handle design, tightly packed fibers, fantastic magnetic base, sleek appearance and multipurpose functionality are certainly present in these brushes.  Frankly, I have truly become accustomed to having my brushes so accessible at the base of my mirror, I have a feeling this will not be the last we see of Mrs. Morris’s line.  🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Makeup Details and Direct Links:

All Photos:

  • Inglot AMC Liner 90 is used on the upper waterline with MUFE M-510 on the brow bone (here and here).
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (reviewed here purchase here).
  • Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro in 2 Wedge Wood used on the brows (here).
  • Laura Mercier Rosegold Caviar Stick on the inner corners (here).

First photo:

  1. Laura Mercier Sandglow Caviar Stick all over the lid (in all photos) and waterline with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo in 5 Vulcano across the lash line and in the outer “v” (here and here).
  2. MAC Uninterrrupted in the crease (here).

Second photo:

  1. Kjaer Weis Magnetic in the crease and outer corners (here). 
  2. Bobbi Brown Gel liner in Black Scotch (here).
  3. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo in 4 Wood to deepen crease (here).
  4. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cocoa on the waterline and lower lash line with a little Cargo Bronzer lightly on top (here and here). 

Third Photo:

  1. MAC Uninterrupted in the crease and lower lash line with Cargo Bronzer lightly on top.
  2. MAC Sketch eyeshadow in the outer corner and slightly in the crease (here).
  3. Guerlain Liquid Liner (here).
  4. Laura Mercier Sandglow Caviar Stick on the waterline. 

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Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush Really Delivers.

Rae Morris

Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush.

Over the years, I have amassed some really lovely cosmetics brushes.  However, overtime tastes evolve and feelings change toward certain makeup products and tools.  As we age, skin becomes quite sensitive, especially around the eye area, and scratchy brushes become almost unbearable to use.  The search for a soft tapered blending brush lead me straight to Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush ($30 USD).  This remarkable little gem has become one of the most useful makeup tools in my collection–my eyelids are rejoicing.  What can I say–it is the little things in life that make me happy. 🙂 I hope you enjoy.

Rae Morris

Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush.

Rae Morris

Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush.

Rae Morris 8 Medium Brush.

Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush signature magnetic base.

The Pros to Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush:

  1. Amazing tapered head design fits the curves of the eye socket perfectly.
  2. Composed of blue squirrel hair that is animal cruelty free.
  3. Black bristles look sleek and will not show eyeshadow discoloration.
  4. Ultra soft bristles and airy design glides on the skin without any eyeshadow drag–great brush to blend-out darker eyeshadow colors.
  5. Ideal for more mature skin, sensitive skin and those with smaller lid space.
  6. Pointed head is specifically suited to define the crease line for the quintessential cut-crease look.
  7. Can be used to apply the lid color, crease color, lower lash line color and to define the outer “v” area.
  8. Patented magnetic base can attach itself to any surface that is made of iron, nickel, or cobalt–quite useful when drying the brush upside down from my closet rod…don’t judge.
  9. A signature metal plate can be purchased to neatly display and organize all Rae Morris Brushes.
  10. Slim handle design can fit beautifully in any custom-made palette.
  11. Brown mahogany colored handle is made out of “recycled bamboo” and the lettering does not come off in the presence of lotions, creams or oils.
  12. Shorter handle is more convenient for close-up makeup application.
  13. According to a lovely Beautylish representative, the brushes are “considered hand-crafted (in China), with some elements [that are] machine-made.”
  14. Instructional videos on each brush are available through www.beautylish.com or www.raemorris.com.

The Cons to Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush:

  1. In the spirit of full disclosure, my first #8 brush had some serious shedding issues.  **Beautylish graciously offered to ship a replacement hassle-free–a true testament of their amazing customer service.**
  2. The thinner handle does take some getting use to, especially if one is accustomed to using thicker handled Chikuhoho Brushes.
  3. Should you own more than one Rae Morris brush, and store them in a drawer or container, the magnetic base will attract the brushes to each other.
  4. Can only be used with powdered products–blue squirrel hair is too delicate to use with cream or gel products–be gentle peeps 🙂
Rae Morris Brush.

Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush used to apply my crease color, brow bone color and lower lash line color.

Rae Morris Brush.

Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush size in relation to the eye.

  • As you can tell by the above photos, this brush is quite compact and versatile–even for someone like me, with larger lid space.  Anyone can use this marvel to create an eye look from start to finish; IMHO, the smaller tapered head design suits a broader spectrum of people.  From the first moment I used the 8 Medium Point Shader, I knew it would be the one brush I did not want to be without.
Rae Morris Brush.

Comparison Brushes:
Smashbox #15 Brush, Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush, Rae Morris 8 Medium Pointer Shader, Trish McEvoy 29 Tapered Brush.

  • Smashbox #15 Eyeshadow Brush domed head design is really great for blending out pigmented colors, but the densely packed bristles create some drag on my skin.  In addition, the longer handle gets in my way every time I need to get up close and personal with my mirror 🙂
  • Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush (reviewed here) is a definite love of mine.  This brush is obviously larger and denser than the RM #8, but both brushes are composed of the same blue squirrel hair, which makes eyeshadow application an absolute pleasure.
  • Rae Morris #8 Medium Point Shader Brush is not overly dense and the airy quality deposits just the right amount of color on the skin, which in turn, blends out with the utmost of ease.
  • Trish McEvoy #29 Tapered Blending Brush feels like Brillo compared to Rae Morris or Chikuhodo.  Granted the tapered design is wonderful, but I could no longer tolerate the scratchy feel against my skin.
Rae Morris Brush.

Rae Morris 8 Medium Point Shader Brush packaging details.

Rae Morris brush.

Rae Morris 8 Medium Pointer Shader Brush sitting comfortably in my MAC metal based palette.

**See what Sonia from Sweet Makeup Temptation (aka: The Queen of Makeup Brushes) is saying about the entire Rae Morris Magnetic Brush Line (here).**

**Rae Morris Brushes are sold exclusively in the USA at Beautylish.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you if you are in the market for a tapered blending brush that feels heavenly and performs brilliantly, than set your sights on Rae Morris #8 Medium Point Shader Brush.  Despite the occasional stray hair that falls out, I would not hesitate for a moment to purchase another brush from the line.  Now, if only I could forgo my children’s summer wardrobe expense and buy more Rae Morris brushes–that would make me a happy lady indeed.  🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.