Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday [b]RUSH hour: My Favorite Brushes, Part 2 (Eyes)

Hellooooo friends and welcome to another rendition of "Monday [b]RUSH Hour."  On today's post, as you probably could have guessed by the title, we are tackling the best brushes for your eye balls! I personally feel that quality of brushes matters MOST when it comes to eyes because if you use a crap brush, especially with super bougie products, it's going to be exceedingly difficult to get a flawless blend and you've probably wasted some expensive stuff. No bueno!

So below, I have listed my favorite eye brushes and the good news?! They're all under $12

Morphe M433
1. Morphe M433 Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush - this is my holy grail, can't live without it, use it every single day blending brush.  I have three on my vanity and I keep one in my kit that comes with me for special event makeup.  If you buy only one thing today after reading this post, let it be this brush. I use it to lay down the first few colors in the crease and it is perfection.

2. Morphe M441 Pro Firm Blending Crease Brush - similar to the M433, but a tad longer and slightly less dense, another must-have in your collection. This is great for blending out any edges or further diffusing color if you went in a little heavy-handed.

3. Luxie #299 Rose Gold Tapered Blending Brush - This is smaller and denser than the M433, but it is perfect for layering darker colors into the crease when you need a more exact application. TIP: too much darkness all over the lid tends to make eyes look smaller, so keeping the darkest colors on the outside edge or focused in the crease creates dimension and depth while not closing off the eye.

4. e.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Precise Dual-sided Eyebrow Brush - Inexpensive and effective, a perfect dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil. I also love buying from e.l.f.'s website because they almost always have some sort of gift with purchase when you spend $20-$30!
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Notice the blending on BOTH top and bottom lids?
Picture courtesy of LustreLux!

5. e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyeshadow "C" Brush - perfect for smudging colors underneath your bottom lash line! I use it every time I want a smoky eye or a smudgy/edgy eyeliner look.

6. Morphe M506 Tapered Mini Blender Brush - I love this brush for its ability to diffuse and blend colors under your lash line flawlessly! The pointed, yet fluffy shape allows you to buff out colors for a beautiful, seamless blend.  TIP: when creating the perfect smoky eye, you should replicate the same blending of colors you did on your top lid, on your bottom lid as well.

7. Morphe E18 Round Crease Brush - I use this brush for two purposes: 1. to further and more precisely blend colors into the bottom lid and 2. to apply inner corner highlight.  The shape is perfect - it isn't overpowering and the super-soft bristles don't feel abrasive near my sensitive tear ducts!

For more easily accessible eye brushes, I also LOVE this brush duo from Real Techniques, which can be found in drugstores and Ulta.  A great starter pack for beginners new to eyeshadow! High-quality, super soft, and affordable!

** I hope you enjoyed this mini review of my favorite eye brushes! If you're interested in reading my original brush post about face brushes, CLICK HERE! Have any questions? Leave them in the comments below! XOXO **

DISCLAIMER: Yes, a lot of these brushes are from Morphe. Yes, Morphe private labels through Crown Brushes and yes, those are even more affordable.  If you want to try to find these brush twins over there, by all means!  I also know there is A LOT of drama surrounding Morphe right now but I personally have brushes that are over a year old and have never had a single problem with any of them, ever. I truly love them and think they're great quality for the price you pay.

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