As someone who loves eyeshadows, it’s easy to see why I’m drawn to eye brushes. While sponge applicators are usable and in some cases, they are the perfect thing to use, they don’t always work for me. And in those cases, eye brushes are my go-to tools.
If you’ve followed this blog for some time, you might have seen my reviews of the brush sets in my collection. While I do have a collection, there are certain eye brushes that I find myself gravitating toward every time I put on eye makeup. In this post, I will share to you my top three favorite eye brushes.
3. Tapered Blending Brush 224
If you’ve ever browsed eBay for affordable makeup brushes, I’m sure you’re no stranger to this brush. Modeled after a popular brush from a certain makeup brand, the tapered blending brush is ideal for blending transition shades on the crease. The brush hair is soft and I haven’t had any issues using these.
I bought this for around $1 on eBay and while I admit the quality can be hit or miss on these, mine has performed quite well. I own about 7 of these and none of those has shed too much even after several washes.
2. Eyeliner Brush
This is another brush that has obviously been modeled after one of the brushes from another widely-known brand. This brush may be tiny, but its size is its biggest appeal to me. I’ve mentioned several times that I have very limited lid space because of my hooded eyes and this allows me to create a thin line on that limited real estate.
I find that this brush works so well with a gel liner. As you can see, the tip isn’t as perfectly sharp as it should be, but when dipped into a gel liner, the product coats the hairs and glues them together. That will then create a sharper tip that is ideal for applying gel liner to the lids.
1. Ecotools Angled Brush
I have several angled brushes in my collection, but this one from Ecotools is my absolute favorite. As far as brushes are concerned, this one made it possible for me to create the ever-so-popular cat eye – and in the easiest way possible, too. After creating a thin line on my lids, I dip this brush lightly into my gel liner and stamp it in an angle on the corner of my eyes. The only thing left to do after that is to connect the tip of the line to the existing line on the lids and fill the space with more gel liner.
The appeal of this brush comes from the fact that it’s so thin. It’s the thinnest angled brush I have in my collection and that makes it possible to create an ideal wing for me. It’s also the reason why this is so unique in my collection that if I were ever to lose this, I would absolutely have no brush in my collection that could replicate the level of perfection that this could do.
So there you have it – my top three favorite eye brushes. What are you top picks in this category? Share them in the comment section below. 🙂