Eye Makeup Brush Cheat Sheet

July 24, 2014

Ever wondered why your eyeshadow won’t blend or even how your brows won’t hold their shape throughout the day? Using the correct makeup brushes will automatically transform your entire look, but will help makeup set naturally on the skin. Here are the essential brushes you will need to recreate any look and where to buy them from.

Brow brush

How could we forget our brows? Not only are these brushes easy to use if you’re just a beginner at filling in your eyebrows, but they are angled to achieve a natural finish. Just dip into a pressed powder and apply lightly to define brows.

We recommend: MAC Cosmetics 208 Angled Brow Brush, $39

Blending brush

This brush is mostly used to blend in any shadow across the entire eyelid. Bristles are usually quite long which help to cover a larger area across the eye. Don’t forgot to blend out your eyeshadow to achieve a natural makeup look.

We recommend: Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40, $16

Angled eye brush

Angled brushes are used to apply gel eyeliner and define the eyes. Much easier to use than other straight brushes, since the angled bristles help to create a neat and precise line.

We recommend: Benefit Hard Angle Definer Brush, $28

Eyeshadow brush

An eyeshadow brush can be used to apply any type of shadow onto the base of the lid. The bristles are usually short and fat which easily helps to distribute product evenly. Make sure to have a few of these in your collection – some for light colours and some for dark.

We recommend: INIKA Shadow Brush, $29

Smudge brush

A smudge brush should definitely be on your radar if you want to recreate the classic smokey eye. The soft bristles help to gently create drama and blend colours from the bottom of the eyelid.

We recommend: e.l.f Essential Smudge Brush, $3

Shading brush

For a dramatic makeup look, try using a shading brush which helps to easily smooth out any harsh lines and create high-definition results. Made from synthetic bristles which are soft on the skin and won’t shed every time you use them.

We recommend: Real Techniques Shading Brush, $14

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