Monday, February 16, 2015

Back to Basics: Eye Brushes

So you want to build a table? Well, there are a few basic tools you are going to need before you can get started. You will need lumber, a saw, a hammer, a drill/driver, screws, nails, a pencil, a measure, and a square. Sure, you can walk into Lowe's, pick up some basic stock lumber, have them cut it for you, take it home and nail it together. That table won't look very nice, or be very sturdy, will it?

Lets look at makeup the same way. Yeah, you can go to Walmart, buy a $3 shadow palette, go home and slap that bad boy on, but you're makeup isn't going to blend very well using those cheap little applicators that came with your pretty shadows. No, you will need to use at least a few basic brushes to get a decent look. The most important part of applying eyeshadow is blending. I can not stress this enough. If you don't blend your shadows, even Snooki will think you look cheap. Hehe

So, here is a list of my top 5 most essential eye brushes:

1 Flat Shader Brush:
Used to lay down, or pack on, a concentration of pigmented shadow, usually used primarily on the mobile lid.

2. Fluffy Blending Brush
Used to diffuse shading and contour in the crease. Necessary for a smokey eye or a soft feminine look.

3. Stiff Domed Crease brush/ Pencil Brush:
Used to apply more concentrated color in the crease, or on the lower lash line. 

4. Angled Liner Brush:
Used to apply either eyeshadow or gel/cream liner to upper and lower lash lines, also used to fill in brows with a powder or pomade. 

5. Eyebrow Brush/Lash Comb Duo:
Used to brush the brows into place and comb through lashes either before or after applying mascara. 

So here you go, My top 5 eye brushes that I just couldn't live without! And you can refer to my previous post about how and where to get brushes that don't cost a fortune!