Sunday, 27 January 2013

Brushes 101 : Eye shadow brushes

This is the conclusion of the brushes 101 tutorial. Mind you, my brush 101 lectures is based on make-up brushes for personal use. I intentionally saved the tutorials on eye-shadow brushes for the last because it's quite vast.

Vast because there are different brushes in the eye-shadow brush family. You have the fluffy kind, the flat kind, the crease brush, the blending brush, the pencil brush, and the angled eye-shadow brush.

Like I've always said, each brush has it's purpose, and if you want your eye-shadow application or even your entire make-up to turn out well, use the right brushes for the right purpose. That is the reason for this know the right brushes for each step of make-up.


The fluffy shadow brush
 This particular brush has fluffy bristles,it's for the application of eye shadow to the lid area. It's best used to pack on color on the lids. This brush has a thick bundle of fibers arranged in a rounded shape.


The flat eye shadow brush

These brushes go from pan to lid, but they don’t necessarily work for blending colors together, but they’re designed to transfer the color from the pan onto the lid without losing the product in-between.


Blending brush
 Blending brushes are often fluffier and slightly tapered or domed. These brushes are used mostly to blend colors already applied to the lid.  They help to make colors blend seamlessly with each other and help fade the harsh lines of demarcation.


The crease brush

Crease brushes are often longer, slightly fluffy, and come to a tapered tip. These brushes can be used for both defining the crease as well as for blending out the crease color once it’s been applied.


The pencil brush

This is used for precision shading on lid, in eye crease or along lash line, or the outer 'v'. The soft, smooth fibers of this brush are gathered into a pencil-shaped tip. It is ideal for blending eyeliner into eye shadow to create a smoky looking eye.


The angled brush
 This angled shadow brush is perfect for applying and shaping the shadow at the corners of your eye.

Ok, now that i have concluded the tutorials on the make-up brushes (tools of the trade), I hope that now, you would have an idea of what these brushes are for and the purpose for which they are used. Some brands of make-up brushes are labelled so as to save you the trouble of racking your brain trying to figure out which is for what. Don't worry, as you continue using these brushes, You would get so used to them that you won't be confused anymore.....and whether they are labelled or not, you will do just fine.

Thanks for your time.

Mucho gracias.


  1. Thanks for d tutorial,I know soon ladies will appreciate dis blog more cus it's much easier to understand make-up...kisses...*Apapagal*

    1. Thanks Apapa Girl, and thanks also for visiting.


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