Eye makeup brushes are the best way to achieve any look you could possibly want. They allow you to blend, contour and highlight to create looks that’ll make your friends think you got your makeup professionally done. Getting a set of makeup brushes is the most cost effective way to start your collection. Here are some must have eye makeup brushes that will help you create hundreds of looks.
Real Techniques Starter Kit
These are some of the best eye brushes out there. In this set, you get a base shadow brush, deluxe crease brush, accent brush, fine liner brush, brow brush, and a 2-in-1 case and stand.
Each brush has it’s own special function that will help you create infinite looks, and all of the brushes are highly versatile and can be used for many different things. If you’re stumped on what to do with each one, there is a huge collection of videos tailored specifically to this set to help you create different looks and learn how to use each brush.
Use the base shadow brush to add a foundation of color. The brush is soft and fluffy, so application is effortless. Then use the crease brush for contouring and blending. It’s very dense, so it’s perfect for all sorts of blending work. The accent brush is perfect for detailing, highlighting and smudging. It’s really small and stiff, but still soft. The eyeliner brush that comes with this set is the fine liner, which has replaced the pixel-point eyeliner brush that used to be included. That’s probably because of the many complaints at how bad that brush was at applying eyeliner. The new brush, however, is perfect for precise application of liquid or cream liner. Finally, you can complete your look using the brow brush to fill and define the shape of your brows.
These brushes are wonderful for daily use because they keep their shape, even after washing. These are certainly something that you’ll get a lot of use out of each and every day. [Buy it here]
Sigma Basic Eyes Kit
The Sigma Basic Eyes kit is the best eyeshadow brush set and it’s worth every penny, especially if you love doing eye makeup. The set includes seven brushes that are dense, soft and perfectly shaped for applying, shading and blending eye makeup.
With this set you get an eye liner brush, pencil brush, tapered brush, eye shading brush, large shader brush, small angled brush, and medium angled shading brush.
The eye liner brush can be used for creating lines with liquid or gel liner. The pencil brush is perfect for adding details and highlights or for softening liner. The tapered brush is for adding shadow to the crease of the eye and blending. The eye shader brush will create an even coating of color across the entire lid. The large shader is also great for covering the entire lid with product and it’s great for using with cream shadow. When it’s time for precise lining with gel, cream, or powder products, use the small angled brush. Finally, the medium angled brush will create a soft application of color. You can use it to blend the crease or highlight the brow area. [Buy it here]
Eco Tools Essential Eye Brush Set
These are the best brushes for eye makeup if you’re looking for an inexpensive option. Eco Tools offer some of the best budget brushes around. All of the brushes have very soft, hand cut bristles. The brushes included in this set are the large eye brush, angled crease brush, petite eye shading brush, highlighting brush, smudge brush, and a bag to keep your brushes neat and organized.
The large brush is for applying shadows to the lid or for blending. The crease brush is for adding definition to the outer crease of the eye. The petite shading brush is great for adding accents and details to your look. The highlighting brush can be used to highlight the brow bone or the inner eye corners. Last, the smudge brush can be used for smudging shadows or liner along the lash line. It’s a great tool to use for creating a smokey look.
Unfortunately, this set doesn’t include a brush for applying eyeliner, however, because it’s so inexpensive, you can easily buy one separately. [Buy it here]
Too Faced Shadow Brushes Set
Sometimes you don’t need a lot to do a lot, and that’s true with this set of makeup brushes for eyes. The Shadow Brush trio from Too Faced includes only 3 brushes made from super soft teddy bear, each with a dual purpose. All of the brushes are equipped with super dense bristles.
One brush can be used as a liner/smudger, another as a lid/smoker brush, and the last as a crease/blending brush.
The liner brush is especially good at applying shadows as liner and filling the brows. The crease brush is a definite favorite because of how great it is with blending. The set even includes a sheet that will tell you how to use each of the brushes. If you want something that isn’t going to overwhelm you with choices, but still give you versatility needed to do a lot of things, this is a great eye brush set. [Buy it here]
Bdellium Tools Bambu Series Smoky Eyes Set
These are vegan brushes for eyeshadow. Each brush is made from synthetic bristles and sustainable bamboo handles. These brushes are amazing on sensitive skin and they won’t wear down over time or with use.
he brushes included in the set are the dome crease brush, basic shadow brush, angled contour brush, angled liner brush, and a smokey eyeliner brush.
The basic shadow brush is good for packing tons of color onto the lid. The dome crease brush will aid in creating definition on the eyelid crease, and it can also be used for blending. The angled contour brush is great for smudging and adding highlights. The liner brush can be used for lining and creating a winged look. You can even use it for filling in the brows. Last is the smokey eyeliner brush, which is used for smoking out eyeliner. [Buy it here]