Beginners Guide to Brushes: Eyes Edition
Hopefully, you guys found the first part of the series helpful. We started off with base brushes, in today's post, I will be talking about all the basic eye brushes you need to start your makeup journey off!
Tapered Blending Brush
The first two are a tapered blending brush. (I should've taken separate photos!)
- Tapered in shape
- The best for blending eyeshadows in the crease
- Very versatile - you can use for blending or applying eyeshadow
- It's fluffy so it makes blending a dream!
I like my tapered brushes from Sigma. Try the Sigma E25 which is pretty much the most popular amongst their eye brushes.
I also like the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush as well for beginners.
Eye Blending Brush
The far right.
So just to not confuse you, it's basically the non-tapered version. It's more rounded in shape.
- Really great for the blending out eyeshadows so they don't look muddy
- I usually like to use this with no colour and just to help blend any harsh edges
Flat Shader Brush
- Best to be used when applying colour straight to the lid
- Comes in a range of sizes, you can get a small, medium and large depending on how much cover on the lid you want to cover
Pro tip: Spray your brush with setting spray to amplify the shadow on your lid
- This type of brush is really great for smudging eyeshadow on your bottom lash line to make it look smokey
Domed Blending Brush
- This is great a brush to use when you want to apply shadow concentrated in the "outer v" of your eyes