Thursday, 27 October 2011

Top 5 Eye Brushes...

I own SO many brushes and out of the lot these are the ones I use everyday and night for a flawless application of my eye makeup!


Now, don't necessarily look at the brands of the brushes, look at the SHAPE instead.


For a typical look these are the brushes I use in order

  1. MAC 242 - This is a flat synthetic brush which I use to pack colour onto my eyelid, I may even use the tip to add precise crease definition. This is the only type of brush that I can use to reflect the true colour of an eyeshadow, a fluffy e/s brush just doesn't give you the same effect.
  2. SMASHBOX #30 - This is a great pencil brush with just enough softness to blend out the colour in the crease or outer corner. Mac or Sigma's pencil brush doesn't blend out as well in my opinion.
  3. MAC 217 - This is the perfect brush to blend an array of colours into the crease, you can even use it to apply a wash of colour onto the eyelid and as a concealer brush. A must have for sure!
  4. ELF LIP DEFINER - I use this brush to highlight the inner corers of my eyes and under my eyebrow, it's tiny and soft to help achieve a perfect blended look.
  5. SMASHBOX #10 - The most amazing blending brush ever, I don't use this to lay down any colour unless I want subtle colour payoff, I use this to blend blend blend. This is the secret to the blended looks I achieve, no look is complete without a "swish swish" from this brush!!

What are your top 5 eye brushes?

26 comments:

senn said...

i have been using nvey eco brushes and they are very good as well

Kerrymarie said...

that smashbox number 10 blending brush looks amazing!! i have a brush from avon, no clue what it is but i couldn't live without it!! xx

nicole(: said...

I've never tried smashbox brushes before but I'm defiantly looking forward in trying some!(:

Jenn A. said...

The MAC 217 is definitely on my top 5 list as well. It's so great for so many things! Blending, lid colour, crease colour, highlight, whatever you want really.

Tali said...

I love my mac fluff brush and I have one blending brush from elf I use almost every day. Otherwise.. im fickle! I change favourites all the time! x

Computergirl said...

I really want some smashbox brushes! Just catching up on your blog, Esra looks beautiful and those blankets- I am very jealous! Glad you are doing well and that your family are safe xx

Vida said...

I have really want to try a big fluffy blending brush like the smashbox 10, but I have small eyes and I feel like it wouldn't do much different than the 217 would for me.

floral beauty blog said...

thank you so much for sharing this! i'm always wondering what brushes to use and i think i'm definitely going to try out a mac 217 :)

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MrAJBx3 said...

217 wins every time the best blending brush ever!

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beautylogicblog said...

I use the Mac 224 to blend. I do have the mac 217 too, but find i like the way the 224 works better with my eyes. But I may have to look into the smashbox. Ezra is gorgeous, but of course she would be with such a beautiful mama. Hugs, Milly

MakeupandMeg said...

Oh, thanks for the scoop on the Smashbox brushes. Good to know. I love Mac 239... I had no idea I'd like it so much!

Curly Fry said...

I quite like Bobbi brown eye liner brushes, very precise, and perfect for someone like me who uses eyeliner a lot!

Sd said...

Mac 217 for sho'



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Sharon said...

Love the MAC 217! PERFECT blending brush

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Glitterish Allsorts said...

I really like smashbox brushes but don't have either of those two - I think I'll need to rectify that asap! :)

I'm currently really enjoying my eco tools face brushes. I really want to get my hands on the sigma HD set though!

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Kathryn said...

I love Ecotools brushes and Body Shop brushes since they're both soft and dense, but just now I'm on the lookout for a new blending brush since mine has seen better days.

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windyar said...

I like the eco toold brushes. Good quality and they're a favourite choice of many make up artists!:)

Diane, www.SoTanned.co.uk said...

My new fave is my Vani-T 2 piece Lip Brush, which we stock: it's crystal encrusted and so glam, now I'm always doing my lipstick in public!

Mimi said...

i like how you said to look at the shape and not at the brand, that is a really good point! :)

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