A Beginners Guide To Eye Brushes
By devoting an entire post to eye brushes, you might be thinking I'm some sort of eye makeup connoisseur. Don't be fooled, I'm a one wash wonder kind of girl with maybe something in the inner corner or even the crease if I'm really feeling adventurous. I've lost count of how many of those rubbish foam applicators I used in my teen years and it took me a long time to delve into the world of brushes. There is so much choice out there that it's difficult to filter your way through to find what is suitable for what you need. So here is a little guide to eye brushes and which ones I think are truly awesome for application.
LID & CREASE
When I'm using shadows that tend to have fallout I like to use quite a dense brush so that I can pack the colour onto the lid. The Zoeva 234 Luxe Smoky Shader* and the No7 Eye Colour Brush are perfect for doing just that. If I could go back and use any brush when I first started using eyeshadow it would be one of these. I find that they get the best out of cheaper shadows as they really grip the product. A brush that is perfect for all over colour application and running a shade through the crease is the Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer. By favourite the best brush that I own, it makes light work of anything you might want and is pretty much fool-proof.
A brush for your inner corner colour application isn't completely necessary, you can just use your finger, but I do prefer brushes. The Zoeva 231 Luxe Petite Crease is the perfect size for that pop of colour in the inner corner. It's easy to go overboard in this area as it's so small and there is such a thing as too much highlighter. You can also use this along your brow bone too if you're really putting the effort in that day.
I find a good brow brush seriously hard to come by. It's all about the density and flexibility when it comes to brows. If a brush is too stiff then it's far too easy to go overboard on product application and no one intentionally goes for the Sharpie look. Then if the brush is too soft then it's pretty much useless, it's a dilemma. Real Techniques have come up top with my brow brush hunt, it's got that perfect combination of denseness and the ability to create hair-like strokes. Another item that is key for my sad brow syndrome is a spoolie to brush them up into place. ELF is my go to, but you could probably use an old clean mascara wand if you really wanted to.