Take a look at Pinterest or Instagram these days and you will be bombarded with images of beautiful, intricately designed eyeshadow looks. Yes some of them have probably been photoshopped, but some have not. How do these artists create such fabulous work? It’s all in the brushes.
When it comes to eyeshadow brushes there are so many different options that it can get overwhelming figuring out what to get. Well I’m here to help! I’ve put together the 4 eyeshadow brushes you’ll need in your collection for finer detailing.
Louise Young Ultra Fine Liner LY24B brush. Ever seen those precisely lined eyes and wondered how they got the line so thin? It’s the brush. You need a tiny brush to create such perfect lines. I don’t use this particular brand, I got mine at a local arts supply store, but I have heard good things about Louise Young brushes.
MAC 209 brush. This one I’ve had in my collection for a very, very long time as it is perfect for smudging out any liner around the eyes to give you that beautifully blended smokey look. Pro tip- use a liner brush to apply the shadow or gel and then smudge out with this brush.
MAC 231 brush. I love this brush for creating that cut crease Arabic eyeshadow look. You can use it to apply the gel/shadow liner into the crease as it allows for great precision but then you can smudge it out nicely too using this brush. For smudging it will leave you with a stronger look than the 209 will.
MAC 214 brush. This shader brush I use religiously as my brow highlight brush. I like it because it really packs the color on which makes your highlight stronger, thereby making your brow shape even more prominent.
What are your favorite eye brushes for detailed work?