5 favorite basic eyeshadow brushes

5 favorite basic eyeshadow brushes

A good set of basic eyeshadow brushes can make or break your make up look. By this time, I have quite a few brushes and I have a few that I really like. There is no need to have tons of brushes if you don’t want to. You can make do with just a flat shadow brush and a blending brush if all you’re looking for is a basic eyeshadow look. I already showed you my favorite blush brushes in this post, and today I’ll be showing you my 5 favorite eyeshadow brushes for applying the basics.

Sigma Tapered Blending E40
Zoeva 224 Luxe Defined Crease
Sigma Small Tapered Blending E45
Sigma Eye Shading E55
Hema Fluffy Eyeshadow

By basic eyeshadow brushes I do not mean: if you have these 5 brushes you can do anything and everything. No these are eyeshadows for applying the basics: a brow highlight, an overall lid shade, and blending colors or applying them in the crease. I will have separate posts on my favorite brushes for detailed application and my favorite brushes for applying eye liner. If you’d like to gauge how big these brushes are: I show you the brush against the tip of my index finger.

Sigma Tapered Blending E40

Let’s start off with my favorite blending brush. I used a Hema blending brush for a long time and I think it’s easy to compare that to this one. This one is a little lighter and fluffier and holds together better when washing. The Hema one will lose its color over time and is a tad more tapered. This is great for giving your eye look a final sweep and you’re done.

Zoeva 224 Luxe Defined Crease

If you want to go for a more precise brush that is not only great at blending colors, but also applying them in your crease area, then this little brush is fabulous. I love this if I want a darker, yet nicely blended color in my crease. This thing is tiny, which is why it’s precise, but because of its tapered shape this also blends the color straight away.

Sigma Small Tapered Blending E45

My favorite crease brush, that I use pretty much every day, is this small tapered blending brush. This runs more into a point then the other two, which I find handy. The tip fits right into my crease. The brush is big enough to also immediately apply color to the rest of the surrounding area. This is a great brush is you have little time and still want to have a defined crease. It’s almost a two-in-one: it applies color, but also blends it out at the same time.

Sigma Eye Shading E55

For the longest time I used a very basic eyeshadow brush from Hema or Sephora to apply my lid color. When I bought this, those brushes quickly ended up in the back of my collection. This brush has the perfect shape to cover my lid, is great for sweeping on or patting on color and picks up color like no other. The bristles are a tad stiff which makes this brush perfect for just applying color.

Hema Fluffy Eyeshadow

Today’s final brush is this very fluffy brush from Hema. I’ve had this for the longest time and it’s falling apart, but I love it so much and haven’t found anything that works better. I use this for applying my brow bone highlight. Because the brush is light and fluffy you never apply too much. In fact, this will give you just the right amount of color under your brow to lift your entire eye. Plus it’s cheap!

What are your favorite basic brushes for eyeshadow application?

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8 thoughts on “5 favorite basic eyeshadow brushes

  1. Jaaaaaa heel handig artikel dit 😊😊 Zelf heb ik inmiddels een aantal ecotools oogschaduw kwasten aangeschaft en ben er heel blij mee.

      1. Klopt ze komen alleen in setjes. Ik heb de travel eye set en de duo eye enhancing set gekocht. Heel handig want het heeft alle basis kwasten die ik nodig had. Maar ik snap dat voor iemand die al oogschaduw kwasten heeft het misschien zonde is. Ze zijn super zacht en fijne prijs, ik heb ze wel uit Amerika besteld.

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