June 5, 2013

Sephora Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Sephora Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush Summer 2013

Look mom I can tight line now thanks to the Sephora Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush #220! The new Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush is a whooping $18 bucks and so tiny I cringed a little when I thought about dishing out $20 for it (thankfully I didn’t have to but STILL!).

I mean I have no problems paying big $$$ for good brushes. I think spending money on good brushes is quite important as they’ll serve you well through your application.

But this is such a tiny brush I was a little worried about the cost!

But I promise that $18 is well worth it.

YOU NEED this!

Sephora Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush #220

So I can’t technically tight line. I find it challenging to do so and if it wasn’t for It Cosmetics Tight Line Mascara I’d probably never even attempt it.

In steps the new Sephora Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush and my life changes!

This is an itty bitty tiny little baby fan brush with synthetic bristles. You can use it in any number of ways. For example, if your mascara clumps up you can wriggle this little guy between lashes to separate them or just comb it through your lashes to create more volume and flutter.

Sephora Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush

But the real joy is using it for tight lining. Simply dip it into your favorite cream liner, I like L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner, and coat the bristles with a coating of the liner. Now gently wriggle under your upper lash line…..it’ll tickle a little but it won’t be as irritating or difficult to use as a straight more pointed liner brush. As you wriggle it’ll apply a thin coating of cream liner to the spaces in between lashes and under your upper water line. Presto! You’ve just tightlined!

SO freaking easy a monkey can do it. Seriously, if I can use it anyone can!

I tried taking photos of the results but I’m not really great at photographer. Hopefully you get the idea.

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YOU need to try this brush. It’s brilliant! I’m so excited that I’m some sort of professional tight liner now. Do I get a major award?

Muse Approved.

Check out the Sephora Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush at Sephora or Sephora.com now.

I believe MAC makes a similar brush but I haven’t personally tried that one.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Kathleen

    Ooh! Looks promising!I really like the look I get when I tightline, but not the process. Also like the idea of using it to unclump mascara.

  • crotchfairy

    This is an interesting design. I might pick it up if it’s in store next time. Speaking of brushes, what do you think of the new Illamasqua blush one? I saw it in a display video on Illamasqua’s site. It’s called the Blush-up blush. New technique or way they’re putting on blush. It caught my attention because although I love blush, I’m never sure where to put it on my chipmunk face.

    • the Muse

      ha same here…chipmunk cheeks here and a fuller face. I haven’t tried, little skeptical of it to be honest seems like a brush that would work on a slimmer face….I could picture myself swiping it on my cheeks line a window wiper lol!

  • Lore

    Hello Muse! I saw this brush recently but, given the length and shape of the bristles, I assumed it was very soft and bendy. Is it a stiff tight line brush, or do you need to be very careful and light of hand?

    • the Muse

      the bristles aren’t really all that stiff, they have a soft feel but aren’t floppy. hope that makes sense?! I was quite heavy handed with it and didn’t have a problem. I’m always heavy handed though 🙂

  • Laci

    I love tightlining since I don’t have a lot of lidspace to work with — and the easiest way I’ve found (thanks Marlena @ Makeup Geek!) is to use a pencil liner, dip it into the gel/cream liner and use the pencil as the tool. Now I finally have a use for all of those UD Zero liners that I don’t like! 😉

  • Lauren

    I might have to get this! I’m a complete klutz at using eyeliner, so this might actually make it look like I know what the heck I’m doing!

  • Lulubelle

    “SO freaking easy a monkey can do it”

    Ha, thanks for that visual!

  • Nadia Guizani

    I’ve never attempted to tight line because i am scared of getting the brush in my eye lol but if you say a monkey could do it with this brush I’ll give it a try!!

  • Alanna

    I must try this! I have twitchy eyes and not much lidspace, so this sounds perfect for me~

  • amy

    I just bought a *ton* of brushes last weekend (several Real Techniques brushes, and the Sonia Kashuk 6-piece Summer 2013 set), and I really thought I was done buying brushes for a while… Now, I need to check this one out!

  • Nat

    God damn I love me some tightlining. My lashes are sparse and pale, so tightlining and mascara make a world of difference. Guess who’s going to Sephora this weekend?! ;D

  • Linda

    Hi Muse, you gorgeous woman you!!! I went ahead and ordered this today. It’s way expensive, but I am SO done with drawing hard lines of liquid eyeliner and this might be a way to get a softer more modern look. I was thinking I could take my liquid liners and apply them to this fan brush, rather than dip the brush in creme liner. Probably won’t work but I’m going to try it. Thanks for all your reviews, you’ve been on a roll lately!

    • the Muse

      yay linda happy to hear it chica 🙂 <3! Enjoy! I hope it serves you well!

      • Linda

        My brush came yesterday — it’s AMAZING. It’s so good that even crappy creme shadows like ELF can be used to tightline. Thanks, Muse! Well worth the $18.

  • Malia

    Hi, I’m wondering if there is a dupe? It’s like Mac 205, not available…nosephora in my country either 🙁 I am considering bdellium one. I’ve read your blog for couple of years but dont think I ever commented, I also love Asian products so I like your perspectives 🙂

    • the Muse

      don’t really know of a dupe for this one malia sorry but maybe someone else will reply with suggestions 🙂 thanks so much for commenting today 🙂 and thanks for reading <3! hugs!

      • krutika

        A good dupe, that I just came across is from Bdellium Tools and the brush is from their studio line.. and the number is 731.

        It costs about 8 bucks! 🙂

          • Krutika

            Aww no problem! Quick question now that we are on the topic of fan brushes.. Lol. Have you ever used a face fan brush? Is it useful/necessary? I have been looking at the one by Tarte but cringing a little at the price haha

          • Isabella Muse

            mmm depends…I have several but don’t use them often. Typically they are nice for applying shimmer or highlighters to your face or even if you have a deep, richly pigmented blush that you want to apply lighting a fan brush helps! 🙂 You really don’t need an expensive one though imho! as it isn’t a brush you’ll use often! Coastal Scents has some high quality, inexpensive ones if you really want one 🙂

          • Krutika

            Checked the CS one… I also found one by EcoTools… Have you heard anything about that one?