Tuesday, 6 November 2012
A SELECTION OF GREAT EYE BRUSHES
It has taken me some time to build up my makeup collection. Trying to whittle down my favourite eye brushes has been a bit of a mission as I have accumulated quite a few over the years. It may surprise some of you to know that not all my favourite brushes are that expensive - quite the opposite in fact! This is a list of my current top 5 eye brushes which make applying makeup that bit simpler;
1. Eyebrow Double Sided Comb/Brush Duo - I have no idea of the make of this particular brush but you can get them everywhere. And they all do the same job! I use the comb side to separate my eyelashes after applying mascara or to brush in-between each coat application. These will spread out you lashes and give you a nice wide-eyed effect. I use the brush side on my eyebrows whenever I'm in a rush and just want to give my brows a quick once-over to put them in place.
2. Eyeshadow Brush for Base Colour - Apologies again as I don't know the particular brand of this brush! You will find these at you local chemist, usually as a small set for about £3.99 (definitely easy to get coming up to christmas). This is best for applying you eyeshadow base to your eyelid, or for packing on pigments and heavier products.
3. No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Pencil in Brown - I purchased this with my Boots Card points meaning I didn't pay anything for it! It usually costs about £6.50 and considering you get a stool brush on the other end, is great value for money. This is great for taking away with you on holiday as it's nice and compact and is so easy to use. It comes in a variety of colours which means you will definitely find a good suit for you.
4. Mac 217 Brush - This is a cult product for a reason! It is magical at blending out eyeshadows and creating a lovely smokey effect. This is an investment brush to have for your collection as it will last years and doesn't shed. I use this to blend out the colours along the cease of my eye, the outer corners, under the brow line and even under the lower lash line. You may want to get 2 of these; now for natural makeup and one for darker shades.
5. Ecotools Bamboo Angled Eyeliner Brush - I got this from Boots for around the £6.99 mark and feel it is great value for money. These shape brushes are usually meant for applying colour to your eyebrows and to shape them - which it does wonderfully as well - but I use this for eyeliner. I damped the brush with some water and use it on any powder eyeshadow I like and it creates like a fine paste which will glide onto you lash line evenly and leave a nice texture. By using this method you can build up on the colour and intensity and get a really precise finish. If you don't like eyeliner liquid or gel then this may just be the product for you.