Brush up on your makeup tools for beautiful eye makeup looks
Makeup brushes are an absolute staple in any makeup bag. And when it comes to your eye makeup, brushes are an essential for applying and blending eyeshadow, applying eyeliner, and filling in your brows.
But this seemingly simple makeup tool can actually be quite a complex purchase, because there are SO many makeup brushes to choose from! Crease brushes, pencil brushes, blender brushes, stamp brushes, eyeliner brushes, eyebrow brushes – how are you supposed to know what to use when? Never fear, because Sephora has the answer!
There are a whole bunch of brushes you can use to apply eyeshadow. Shading brushes are often smaller and angular, so you can get right into the folds around your eye, while blending brushes are softer and wider, making it easier to combine shades together. A stamp brush is stubby and compact, so it’s ideal for picking up loads of product for an intense sweep across the lid.
Meanwhile, crease brushes usually have tapered tips to add depth and definition to your lid creases, and pencil brushes are ultra-thin to soften the look of eyeshadow in your creases or under your lower lash line. Whether you’re a fan of the natural look, or prefer lashings of dramatic smokey eyeshadow, a proper set of eyeshadow brushes will help you to create the eye makeup style you’re after. Don’t go without these essential makeup tools!
Brow brushes come in a range of different shapes and sizes, but they’re all created with one thing in mind: perfectly shaped arches. Choosing the right brow line brush is all about your personal style! A smaller, narrower and stiffer brush is ideal if you want extra precision and super-structured brows. A thin eyeliner brush is useful if you have sparse brows and want to fill in the gaps. And thicker, rounded brow line brushes can help you to create thick, Instagram-worthy brows!
Applying eyeliner in that perfect cat-eyed winged shape can be pretty tricky. A decent brush will certainly make the job easier! Choose from natural and synthetic brushes, and ultra-fine and thick tips, to get the right brush for you.