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Beauty School'd Series | 103. The Lowdown on Brushes

When discussing beauty basics, it's pretty safe to say that brushes are top on that list, am I right? It's also safe to say that all makeup brushes are not created equal. But have no fear - there are a BUNCH of high quality, affordable makeup brushes out there! In today's post, I'll be sharing with you my five fave eyeshadow brushes and a quick tutorial with how to use them. They're all you need to create every kind of look imaginable!

Let's brush up on our brushes.

Personally, I feel like you can use these five brushes for just about any look! Also, remember you can use the brushes for multiple actions (I do this alllllll the time) and that you do not need to break the bank for great, high quality brushes. Real Techniques, ColourPop, E.L.F. and Sigma are just a few of brands you can get wonderful brushes from.
  • 1. Shader Brush - A shader brush is the brush you use to pat the "main" shadow onto your lid with. The bristles are firm and works well with creams and powders alike.
  • 2. Blending Brush - A blending brush is key in your collection. The fluffiness of the brush help blend out any harsh lines on your lid.
  • 3. Tapered Blending Brush - Is this different than a normal blending brush? Yes and no. It helps blend, yes, but the tapered end helps create a more detailed blend, if that makes sense. The blending brush above is great for blending out your crease. This brush is better for blending shades into each other without blending all the color away.
  • 4. Detail Brush - Or inner corner brush. A small brush is great for getting into the inner corner  to highlight as well as on the brow bone, down the bridge of your nose, etc. The list goes on and on!
  • 5. Small Shader Brush - A small shader is wonderful for when you want to pack a shadow into a small spot (like your outer v). This can also work as an inner corner brush as well.
  • 6. Pencil Brush -  This brush has been the latest addition to my arsenal and I don't know how I did without it.

Let's see them in action!

{Crease: Tapered Blending Brush | Lid: Shader Brush | Outer V: Small Shader | Blending: Blending Brush | Lower Lash: Pnecil Brush | Inner Corner: Detail Brush }


PS. If you're looking to finish off your eyeshadow look, check out my winged liner tutorial and don't forget to wash your brushes. Check out how I do mine here!

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