I've been meaning to post about my eye make up brushes for a long time... I think I promised it to some other readers as well. Better late than never, right?
We all know that good brushes are the base for good make up. I tried to ignore that fact for a couple of years, but then I realized it's for the best. Investing in good brushes is a must for all beauty junkies. That doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune on brushes and it doesn't mean they need to have a brand name printed on them. Well, at least not for all of us. ;) A good look at the bristles can tell you a lot about the brush and you'll get better at it in time. I suggest you buy individual brushes and not sets, because they often include brushes you'll never use.
Here are my 5 favorite eye make up brushes (I'll post about my face brushes some other time). These brushes are pretty much everything I use for all my eye make up looks.
Body & Soul Eyeshadow Brush - This is my favorite basic eyeshadow brush. I use it all the time. I got it in Müller store (Body & Soul is their brand) and it costs ~ 2.00 €.
Coastal Scents Chisel Fluff Medium Brush - I use this one for inner eye corner, for wet eyeshadow application, for my lower lid, sometimes even for my crease. This is a great and very useful brush. I got it at Coastal Scents for $2.75.
Coastal Scents Round Crease Brush - As the name says, I use this one for my crease. It does a great job, but if you're on a low budget, you can also skip this one and use Chisel Medium Fluff Brush instead. It works just fine once you get a hang of it. I got this one at Coastal Scents but I can't find it on their site anymore. I guess they stopped selling it. There are some other crease brushes on the site though.
Coastal Scents Divine Large Eyeshadow Brush - You might think this one is great for full lid coverage because of it's size... but I don't use it that way. I find it too stiff for that. I use Divine Large Brush for highlighting my browbone and for blending in the eyeshadow line. I know it doesn't look like a blender brush, but it does the job. I got it at Coastal Scents for $2.49.
Coastal Scents Taklon Angle Liner - This one is just great. Everyone should own it. I use it for smudging the eye pencil line, for my lower lash line and for filling in my brows. It's my favorite of all the brushes. I have three different angled liner brushes, but none is as good as this. This one is simply perfect. I got it at Coastal Scents for $1.95. You have no excuse for not getting it. And if it happens you don't like it, send it to me. I'll love it until it falls apart and beyond. :D
So, let's sum it up. You need 4 basic brushes: one for your eyeshadow, a smaller eyeshadow brush for lower lid and details, blender and liner brush. If you like to make your eyes appear deeper add a crease brush. That's about it.
I hope you find this post useful. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me by posting your question in the comment section.
Thanks for looking!