Brush Essentials – Eyes


I have to admit I am a bit of a brush addict, just like everything else involved in beauty I have to have them all!  So I thought I would share with you my eye brush essentials.  I can do any look I want with these brushes whether it be simple or a complicated smokey look.

To start off with its the most versatile brush of them all!  It’s the MAC 217 – the holy grail of the blending world, I use this every single day and every single look I do.  On a day to day basis I use this to deposit a a wash of eyeshadow over the entire lid and sometimes I just leave it at that.  I also use this to do a very diffused shading in the crease for an very natural look.  Next up is the Zoeva 224 Luxe Defined Crease – I use this little one for when I want a bit more of a defined crease, its a very little and soft brush that deposits are fair whack of colour in the crease, I can also really pinpoint where I want the colour to go.  The Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush – This solves all my blending issues, its a wonder tool in my eyes.  I mainly use this brush in two ways, firstly I sweep across a transition shade in the crease or secondly to blend everything seamlessly once I have finished an eye look.  This brush just makes both of these things so incredibly easy.  Next up is the Zoeva 231 Luxe Petit Crease Brush – I use this brush to really define my crease, if I want to use a dark shade to just add a bit more definition in the crease this is my go to brush.  I also use this for any colour that’s going on my lower lash line and it makes blending under there a synch!  This is perfect for highlighting the tear duct as well.  The Nars Smudge Brush – does exactly what it is called, smudges the hell out of everything!  I use this to smudge any eyeliner that I put on my top lash line with just a few sweeps of this brush you get the perfect ‘lived in’ eyeliner look.  It’s also perfect for the same thing on the lower lash line.  Finally the brush that we all need for the perfect winged liner, the Sigma E65 Small Angle Brush – I really love this small liner brush, its nice and fine which allows me to have a lot more precision when I’m doing my liner.  Its quite a stiff brush as well so there is very little bending or movement from the brush which can be detrimental to any liner look!

So there you have it my essential eye brushes.  Can you suggest any brushes I may need to add to my collection?

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MAC 217 here

Zoeva 224 Luxe Defined Crease here

Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush here

Zoeva 231 Luxe Petit Crease Brush here

Nars Smudge Brush here

Sigma E65 Small Angle Brush here



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