Beauty gurus and vloggers may make it look easy, but nailing your eye makeup game takes effort. It’s not just a matter of picking the right eyeshadows, but also brushes. New to this and don’t know where to start? Here are five brushes every girl looking to up her eyeshadow needs.
Add definition to your eyes by applying a deeper tone to the crease of your lids, and then blending out using this brush. It’s similar to a blending brush, but more dense and is designed to fit the area where your crease is.
A pencil brush is great for adding definition on your lashline, be it your top or bottom lashline. You can also use this brush to blend in colours in the outer corner of your eyes for the smokey look.
As the name would suggest, this is great for drawing on the lashline. Whether you’re using a gel liner or simply drawing with an eye shadow, this affords you precise application. If you don’t know how to control your wing liner, “stamp” the outer corner of your eye with this brush, and then fill it in for an easy winged effect.
Try: Dior Eyeliner Brush, $45
Flat eyeshadow brush
This is the most basic brush you need and is great for all-over application, to get that wash of colours on your lids. Pick one that’s slightly dense without being scratchy so it picks up and deposits just the right amount of pigments.
The basic rule of applying eyeshadows: blend, blend, blend! When picking a blending brush, pick one that’s fluffy to blur out the lines for the soft-focus effect. Getting rid of harsh lines make your eye makeup look more natural and put together, and this brush can help you achieve that.
Angled liner brush
Similar to an eyeliner, this helps you create precise lines on your lids. It’s smaller, which makes it perfect to use if you want to do a tightline. In fact, you can even use it as a lip brush when you need that perfect red-stained pout.
Try: Real Techniques 202 Angled Liner, $39