Building up your brush collection but not willing to invest on an entire set of brushes? We’ll let you in on the eye brushes you need in your arsenal to help your eyeshadows stay on fleek even when you’re a beginner! In this case, going for quality is the wiser option, that way the brushes will last you for a longer time.

You can check out the brushes that we have listed out in each category which has been tested and proven to be awesome by the beauty community.

1. Eyeshadow brush

Eye shader brush

This brush usually comes in the brush sets and most of us don’t really know how to utilize it. The shape and thickness of this brush will help you to pack on shadows on your lids. Some might even use it to apply concealer.

Try: MAC 239, Sigma E55, Zoeva 234

2. Blending brush


One of THE most important brush to have in your kit. If you can get more than 1 brush, get an extra so you can use one to blend the light and dark shade. This brush will help to blend those harsh lines out and mesh the different eyeshadow colours together.

Try: MAC 217, Sigma E40, Zoeva 221

3. Angled liner brush

Angled liner brush

It’s not just for gel eyeliner, you can use this to apply brow gel, shadow liner or even lipstick. The longer tip will help you get a precise application.

Try: MAC 266Sigma E65, Sephora Pro Angled Liner Brush #22

4. Smudge brush

Smudge brush

This brush is usually flat with short and dense bristles which are great for blending out your eyeliner for a smokey look.

Try: MAC 214, Sigma E20Laura Mercier Smudge Brush

Here’s an extra brush for your kit (if you want more options).

5. Spoolie brush

spoolie brush

This brush is your eyebrows best friend because it helps to blend your eyebrow powder or gel. If you get the brush that has a comb on one end, you can even use the comb to comb through your lashes after mascara to separate them.

Try: MAC 204Sigma E80, Sephora PRO Brow n°20

(Budget options: Get an eyebrow pencil with a spool end or clean up your old mascara wand to use as a spoolie.)

What eye brushes do you have in your kit?

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