I’m going to repeat myself a little as a follow up from my last post about what types of FACE makeup brushes you need. Here’s the thing - unless you’re a professional makeup artist like myself, you don’t really need a collection of 50+ makeup brushes! Today, I'm focusing on the 3 eye makeup brushes you need.
These brushes are are an extremely important part of your nailing your makeup routine and making sure that your makeup products perform at peak potential! No foam cheap shadow applicators welcome!
For today’s post, it is going to be part two of two. (In case you missed it, you can check out the 4 face makeup brushes you need, here.) And we are talking just about EYE makeup brushes.
You’re probably going to be shocked when I say that you really probably only NEED 3 brushes. Yep, 3.
When it comes to applying eye makeup on the eye bed, most women I come across aren’t doing a 7-10 step eye makeup look (I mean, I’m game for that but that’s the makeup artist in me!). Most women I know rarely do more than 2-4 different shades of shadow on their eyelids… at the most!
So for the EYES, here are the 3 types of brushes you could try that would cover most of your bases for creating a complete eye look.
Today, Jennifer is showing us the 3 eye makeup brushes you need
For each brush type, Jennifer gives us 2 picks to choose from, shoppable inline below
This would be the fluffiest brush with the widest amount of bristles in your trio. I keep this one on hand to do the largest all over area of the eyelid in one color, but also to blend out any harsh edges left on the eyelid after applying multiple shades. Remember, the fluffier the brush, the more easily diffused/dispersed it does with color!
This will be the brush whose bristles are more tightly packed together and smaller in size than your fluffy blending brush. I prefer one that has a rounded/dome like shape - like a bullet. This will allow you to add color just from lash to crease if you prefer. It’s also great for smaller spaces like the crease area, that you can easily use to create depth and dimension - yet not getting too much darker shadow all over your eye bed!
If you’re a big fan of dual-purpose brushes, there is this two-sided brush option that covers your fluffy and more tapered side in one brush on Amazon for only $15.
I will always advocate for using a liner brush!! It’s one of the best ways to ensure that your pencil eyeliner looks smooth and not jagged after application! Get one that is pointed or angled (your choice really) but thin tight bristles are key! You want something that is going to mimic literally the size of an eyeliner pencil or liquid liner tip. Run it immediately over your pencil liner with a matching shadow to smudge and set liner OR you can create your own eyeliner with just this brush and some makeup setting spray and your favorite eyeshadow!
There you have it! The trio of brushes you need to create pretty much any eyeshadow look you want.
Before I finish, I wanted to share a sort of honorable mention. It’s not a brush, but an eye tool I think is so very important for completing any eye look, especially if you have super straight eyelashes.
Use an eyelash curler my friends! You’ll be amazed how it finishes off your eye makeup look and immediately opens up the eye bed. The lash curler of all lash curlers is this one by Shiseido.