Admittedly, I still have a lot to learn about makeup. Eye shadow in particular. One thing that I told myself upon buying Printcess is that I would need to become more of a makeup guru. Thankfully, my go to makeup-wise has always been eye shadow and mascara. Lippy if I am feeling a little peppier than usual. However, when I am rushing out the door all I generally have time for is eye shadow and mascara. With this said, I thought that I would share some must have eye shadow brushes.
To attain flawless eye makeup looks, you will need the right brushes. However, there seem to be dozens of different types available! If you are like me, it can be really easy to feel overwhelmed. So, after some research, I thought I would put together an easy guide to brushes you may want to have on hand. Not to mention, these brushes will work well with Printcess eye shadow!
Must Have Eye Shadow Brushes
1. Flat Shader Eye Shadow Brush
First on the list, and an absolute must, the flat shader brush. This brush has dense bristles that are slightly domed giving it a slightly squared-off shape. Because of the dense bristles, this brush will pick up a lot of color to provide a beautiful finish. Generally this brush is best for covering your lids with color and blending.
Tip: natural fibers work better for powder eye shadow.
2. Crease Eye Shadow Brush
Next, this smaller brush has more of a round end with dense bristles. Plus, it is a little softer allowing you to easily blend out lines seamlessly into the crease. The tapered tip is also great for contouring to add both definition and depth to your look.
3. Blending, or Fluffy, Eye Shadow Brush
With a cute name, this brush is very soft and flexible with not quite as dense of bristles. The fluffy brush is most often best for blending or softening a smokey-eye look.
4. Pencil Eye Shadow Brush
Similar to the crease eye shadow brush, just with a more tapered or pointy end. This brush will allow you to apply color on the lower lash line and do precision work. For example, the dense short bristles will help you apply eye shadow to the inner corners of the eyes.
5. Angled Eye Shadow Brush
Making it easy to create sharp, fine lines the angled eye shadow brush is very versatile. Using flat, slanted bristles you will be able to draw both thin and thick lines. A great look to try with this brush would be cat-eye looks! The shape of this brush will allow you to control both the shape and size of the line.
Which brushes are your favorite? Do you have any must have eye shadow brushes?