If you are a makeup enthusiast then you will no doubt have a plentiful brush collection. While it isn’t essential to have hundreds of brushes, it is useful to have a few in different sizes. Unless you enjoy washing them every day. I hate washing my brushes, so I am greedy and I have many. Which is pretty counter-productive if you think about it. I have lots so that I can get away with washing them less often, but consequently have more to wash. D’oh.
Anyway, I do have my favourites, and here they are.
Morphe M505 – Tapered Blender. I love this fluffy little guy. He is perfect for blending eyeshadows. My typical eye look – because of my eye shape – is a dark matte colour in the crease (and above, because my eyes are quite hooded) and a complimentary shimmery colour on the lid. This Morphe brush blends out the crease colour like a dream; it is SO soft, and there is no scratching whatsoever. I have a few Morphe brushes, and they are truly amazing. There are very affordable (here) and they also wash perfectly. There is nothing worse than a brush that loses its mojo after being washed.
Sedona Lace Eye Shading Brush 305 Speaking of not washing well…. I have a few Sedona Lace brushes, and with the exception of this one, and one other (the Small Round Dome – 217), they are awful to wash. I don’t know if I was unlucky – I don’t know much about Sedona Lace’s reputation – or if they are all terrible. However, this lovely Shader Brush is wonderful. It has very short bristles, so it is great for applying colour just where you want it, and it is super soft on the eye. Sedona Lace are not available in the UK, other than on Amazon for ridiculously inflated prices. However, the US based site (here) frequently offer huge discounts, and free shipping – even to the UK.
These Lamora brushes are a real treat. They were very inexpensive, I paid £9.95 for this set of seven on Amazon in September. They are really excellent brushes. These ones are vegan and synthetic. The Detailed Pencil, and the Blending Brush are my most-used of the set. They are all wonderfully soft, and they are a pleasure to wash (well, not really, but you know what I mean) The pencil brush is best used for the lower lash line, or for small areas (maybe the inner corner, if you choose to highlight there). It might also be good for a fancy cut-crease – I am the opposite of fancy so can’t tell for sure. The Blending brush is, again, soft and lovely to use for blending (what else?!).
Finally in my top 5, is the Real Techniques Detailer Brush I use this simply for highlighting my inner corner, which I don’t always do, but when I do I prefer a tiny brush do it with. Real Techniques are very popular, and are reasonably affordable. For the quality that you get, I do think they are worth every penny. This particular brush was part of the Core Collection (here) I also like to support the Pixiwoo girls, because they are so lovely, and some of the most down-to-earth people on YouTube, and in the beauty industry.
So, these are my top five brushes for eyeshadow. Make sure you check back soon for my top five face brushes.
Which brushes would make your top five? Do you have any of my favourites in your collection?*This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support of Joyful Things!*