Saturday, May 28, 2011

My 5 Favorite Eye Make Up Brushes

I got a request from my reader Ana: ''...Just wanted to request an overview of makeup brushes you use. Your eye makeup application is simply flawless!'' Why, thank you Ana!

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!


  1. Jaz bi te namesto za makeup uporabila za slikanje na platno hehe :P

  2. Ooh, nice post! Thank you for showing that brushes don't have to cost a fortune to be good. :) My most loved brushes are the ones I spent hardly anything on. ELF, for example.

  3. nice post i have just 3 brushes one for powder ( bronzer) one for eyeshadow one for my lips

  4. haha zakon, jaz enostavno obožujem ta čopič z Müllerja mam kar 4 doma, ker ga enostavno uporabljam all the time :D pa sem mislila da sem edina :$

    sicer nisem še imela možnosti uporabiti kakšnih high end čopičev, vendar se mi zdi da za tako ceno je ta prav fajn kvaliteten :D

  5. I'm always looking for a new brush. I have so many but find I use certain ones over and over. I have a couple of Coastal Scents. They are really nice.


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