I created a makeup video to briefly go over the makeup brushes I use most of the time when applying eye makeup. I have used various brushes but these are definitely my go to brushes. Before going into any detailed videos on eye makeup application, I wanted to first go over the tools because without the right brushes, it is hard to really apply the techniques.
In this video, I talk about these eye makeup brushes:
- Makeup Designory #300 brush – I use this for applying eye shadow primer/base (cream based product).
- MAC #239 brush – This brush is specifically used for applying eye shadow (powder) onto the lids.
- MAC #224 – This brush is great for applying eye shadow highlighter under the brows. It is also a great multi-purpose brush and can be used for applying under eye concealer.
- MAC #217 – This is an absolute necessity when it comes to eye shadow blending into the crease. It is fluffy but also tight to really get into the crease area. I own at least 10 of these brushes! I recommend having at least two of these, one used in the entire crease and one to blend at the outer corners of the crease.
- Sephora #207 – This is a double ended brush serving different purposes. The angled side I like to use for filling in the brows (powder product) while the smudge side I like to use for applying eye shadow as bottom liner or for smudging the bottom liner for a more smokey effect.
- MAC #266 – This angled brush is best for applying a gel or liquid liner and is especially great for creating a winged eye liner.
Overall, as long as you can find brushes that are similar to the ones I mentioned in terms of the shape and size, then they should be sufficient. The only one I strongly recommend you get specifically is the MAC #217 brush, I find this to truly be the best eye shadow crease blending brush.