Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! A few weeks back I shared my five favorite face brushes for a full face (here). To follow up on that post, today I’m sharing my five favorite eye brushes. The best part? They’re all under $7. YAAASSS!
As usual, I’m linking up with with the ladies at Carolina Charm, Meet At The Barre, A Cup of Tea ,The Slaughters sand September Farm for today’s Five on Friday. Make sure to check out their Five’s on the links above.
Morphe E22 Pointed Blender Brush – $6.99
This is the most expensive brush I’m discussing today. Can you believe that?
This is a tapered blending brush about the width of my pinky pinger. Because it’s soft, but tapered, it’s a great crease brush. Regardless of what eye look I create, I ALWAYS define my crease using this brush. I can create a really soft blended crease, or use the tapered portion to be more precise. Since the bristles are synthetic, they don’t pick up as much product as a natural hair brush. So, if you tend to have a heavy hand, this is a good brush for you.
Elf Blending Eye Brush– $1
Although this brush is called a blending brush, it’s really more like a large pencil brush. It has a dome shape and isn’t very tapered. You can use this as a crease brush if you’re eyes are on the smaller side. Or if you just want to be very precise with your application. If you’re going for a smudgy eye, you can also use it along the lower lash line. Just keep in mind it’s on the larger side to use for the lower lash line so if you have very small eyes, you may prefer the Elf Crease Brush which is a baby version of the blending brush.
Wet N Wild Large Concealer Brush – $0.99
I guess you could use this Wet N Wild brush for concealer. However, I mostly use it for cream shadows, or to bake. I explain the baking situation in this post.
This is a slightly tapered flat brush so you can use the flat sides to pack on eye shadow on the lid, or the tip for very strategic eye shadow or powder placement. Further, since this brush is pretty dense & made out of synthetic bristles, it’s perfect for cream eye shadows. I tend to use it with Colour Pop eye shadows when I’m just doing a wash of color on the lid.
Morphe E18 Round Crease Brush – $5.99
Now this is a true pencil brush – i.e. the shape is like the eraser of a pencil. The bristles are really soft and packed together so it’s perfect to apply eye shadow on the lower lash line. Since the tip is tapered, your eyeshadow won’t go all over your under eye area. Also, since it’s small you can also use it to apply dark shadows to the outer portion of your eye lid. If you have trouble creating defined eye looks (or it feels like you are just mixing a bunch of colors together on your eye) try smaller brushes like this one.
Morphe G14 Oval Shadow Brush – $5.99
The Morphe G14 is essentially a flat shader brush. It’s not too fluffy or dense so it’s perfect for packing eye shadow on the lid. It’s also smaller in size than the Wet N Wild large concealer brush so it would be better if you have smaller eyes or want to be more precise. I tend to use it exclusively for powder eye shadow, but the bristles are synthetic so you could use this with cream eye shadows.
Left to Right: Morphe G14 Oval, Elf Blending Eye Brush, Wet N Wild Large Concealer, Morphe E18, Morphe E22
Morphe M218 Blending Fluff – $2.99
I know, I always cheat a little with my lists, but it’s hard to narrow this down. This particular brush is a more recent acquisition. As you can see above, most of my brushes are synthetic bristles. This is because I try to avoid using animal products, and synthetic bristles pick up less product and are easier to clean. I just gravitate towards them.
But, I had been on the look out for a fluffier sable brush that I could use to blend. And that’s how the M218 came into my life. This brush is the width of my middle finger so a little larger than all the other brushes I discussed today. The tip is rounded and fluffy which makes it perfect for blending. You can use this for a very light sweep of transition color along your crease, or without any shadow to blend other colors together/remove harsh edges.
Those are my
five six favorite eye brushes. What are your favorites? Do you tend to invest in more expensive brushes?