Easy Guide to Eyeshadow Brushes and Eye Makeup Brushes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Back again for round two or our makeup brushes run down. Last week, I posted a quick and easy guide to makeup brushes for the face. Now, we are on to the eyes:)

I know… the eyes are ON the face. But I promise, all makeup brushes are NOT created equal.

say-guide-toEyeshadow is my favorite part to any makeup look, because there are so many different looks you can achieve just by changing your eyeshadow! Having a good brush for these looks is key.

Guide to Eyeshadow Brushes

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3751″ img_size=”400×500″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”appear”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3752″ img_size=”500×400″][vc_column_text]Brushes like this that are tapered at the ends are the perfect brushes to use in your crease. The larger one, which is the Sigma E45, is an amazing brush for applying color to the crease and creating a deep, opaque crease look or blending it to be a more blown-out look.

The smaller one is the crease brush by Makeup Geek and it is amazing for creating a cut crease or any precise eyeshadow detail. It is also amazing for smoking out/adding color to the lower lash-line because it is smaller and it has that point at the end.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3754″ img_size=”600×300″][vc_column_text]The top brush is the Morphe S27. This is a more dense version of the brush below it. It is great for adding in transition colors our for blending out the crease.

The bottom brush is the Morphe MB23. The MB line is one of my favorites from Morphe and this brush does not disappoint. The fluffy and soft bristles of this brush pick up a perfect amount of product. Fluffy blending brushes like this are excellent for putting color all over the lid or going back in to blend out any harsh lines.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3753″ img_size=”400×500″][vc_column_text]Flat brushes like the bottom brush shown here, the Sigma E52, are made for lightly shading your lids, or applying a lighter amount of color to the entire lid. They are not made to pack on a ton of color or blend things out.

The top brush is a brush that I got years and years ago off of Amazon. It’s just a really flat, synthetic brush that was made to pack color on the lid. They are also great to use with cream colors and loose pigments as well, like the Colourpop eyeshadows that I love so much. Let me know if you would like a post on some of their products:)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3755″ img_size=”600×270″][vc_column_text]This is the Sigma E25. This is my go-to brush for pretty much everything. It is slightly dense and firm while still having some give to it. It can be used to blend out anything, apply color to the lid, all over, or use on of the edges to apply color right in the crease.

I love brushes like this for multi-use purposes:) You need at least one brush like this in your collection.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3756″ img_size=”300×400″][vc_column_text]This is a double ended brush is from Crown Brush. The large, fluffy end is great for applying product all over the eyes for a one-two shadow look.

The pencil brush on the other end is great for smudging out liner, blending out the lower lash-line, or applying eyeshadow really precisely in the out “v” of your eyes. When looking for a pencilΒ  brush, you want one that has soft bristles but is densely packed with a good “pencil” tip on the end.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3750″ img_size=”600×273″][vc_column_text]This angled eyeliner brush, the Sigma E65,Β  is the only brush that I will use for gel liner. It gives you the perfect wing. Brushes like this have an angle at the end which allows you to draw on your wing and still get a thin line across your lid. It’s thin but precise. If you use gel liner, you need a good brush like this!

You can also use brushes that are this shape to fill in your brows with powder or brow gel.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can’t go wrong with any of these makeup brushes. Most of them are extremely affordable but high quality, which is right up my alley!

If I had to choose only one brush to have for eyeshadow, it would be the Sigma E25 above. It really could do it all! Thankfully… I don’t have to make that choice;)

*Cheers to eyeshadow looks that are blended to perfection*

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18 comments

  1. I am so glad I came across this! I have so many brushes i’ve accumulated over time and don’t even know what I’m doing with them.

    xo,
    Stephanie – The Tangerine Desert

  2. I LOVE this guide!!! I have many of these brushes but I’m not using them the way I should be! It just goes to show – you can have the tools but you need to know how to use them.

  3. i’ve really slacked on make-up since quitting my job. if only i can have a make-up artist come to my house a few times a week. any volunteers???? πŸ˜‰

  4. I am so clueless when it comes to eyeshadow, but girl, you have inspired me. I already have all the brushes and at least one of those big makeup/tote eyeshadow kit things from Ulta on my Christmas list. I can’t wait to have Joanna eyes someday. Although, I may just look like the after picture in a meth commercial for a while here. I’ll get there someday!
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  5. Finally getting a chance to read this post! Thanks for sharing! I love my brushes from Glominerals and Sephora! I’ll have to try some of your suggestions! Stay away from Target brand – they stink! haha!

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