Favorite Powder Eye Shadow Brushes

These are the seven eye shadow brushes that I primarily use for work. With the exception of one brush, these have been with me even before I turned PRO 11 Years ago. This age is evident on some of the brushes, the laquer from the wooden handle has fallen off/warped/melted. I know you think it’s time for me to buy a new one, but I cannot bear to let go of these.

Do take note that some of these brushes are made from natural hair, animal hair, natural fiber etc. This is why I consider my brushes to be very precious. I prefer to lose a piece of lipstick, blush or foundation, my heart breaks when I loose a brush.

I get really upset when I lose a brush. Not only are the expensive, but they are difficult to produce. I do take care of my brushes out of respect for anyone or anything involved in a brush making process.

I have a number of brushes on my kit, but these brushes are the ones that I keep coming back to when applying powder eye shadow.

 

The entire length of the brush is around 5.55 inches. The brush head is around 11 mm from the ferrule to the brush tip.

Crown Brush C135 Oval Shadow

I use this brush when I want a single full wash of color on the eyelid. This large brush is quite versatile, because it’s bristles are compact. Enabling me to deliver the color that I want, depending on the amount of product it picks up. The key is on how much products is picked up depends on the pressure exerted on the eye shadow product.

This brush is made from Natural Sable.

 

 

The entire length of the brush is around 6.6 inches. The brush head is 12 mm from the ferrule to the brush tip.

Laura Mercier Eye Colour Brush

This brush is one of the best brushes I have used. It is a medium-sized brush that pics up the right amount of product. I use this product primarily when I am applying the first wash of color.

This brush helps me shape the the eye. The flat tapered design helps me create a gradation of color when I am blending an eye makeup look.

This is made from Natural Hair.

 

The entire length of the brush is around 6.45 inches. The brush head is 9mm from the ferrule to the brush tip.

Crown Brush C124 Firm Shadow Brush

I use this brush when I am applying a specific color in a specific area on the eye. It is small enough to fit into the eyelid or at the brow bone.

Since it’s firm, it picks up more pigments and delivers a full impact of color.

This brush is made from Natural Sable.

 

 

 

The entire length of the brush around 6.6 inches. The brush head is 8mm from the ferrule to the brush tip.

Laura Mercier Corner Eye Colour Brush

Unfortunately, this brush is no longer listed on their website. Thus, this is no longer in production. So, this to me is a very precious brush.

I mainly use this when I would apply some minute detailing to the eye shadow look I am creating. Mostly enhancing/deepening the color on the crease or the outer corners of the eyes.

This is made from Natural Hair.

 

The entire length of the brush is around 6.3 inches. The brush head is 19mm from the ferrule to the brush tip.

Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush

I use this brush when I am blending colors on the eye lids. I also use this when I want to add a gentle amount of color unto the crease of the eye.

This brush tapers to a point, which enables me to pick up more color at that part and less product on the surrounding bristles. So upon application, the point on the brush applies the intensity of the color right on the crease and blends it at the same time.

This brush is made from Natural Hair.

 

The entire length of the brush it at 5.65 inches. The brush head is 15 mm from the ferrule to the brush tip.

Paula Dorf Eye Shadow Brush

I use this alone or in tandem with my Laura Mercier Pony Tail brush. This brush does not taper the way LM’s Pony tail does.

It’s more compact. If I’m going for a stronger eye color on the crease, I use this.  It picks up more color from the pot and releases the color generously on the lid.

The bristles are made from Blue Squirrel.

 

 

The entire length of the brush it at 6.5 inches. The brush head is 4 mm from the ferrule to the brush tip.

Laura Mercier Smudge Brush

I use this a lot when creating a smoky eye look. The bristles are very short and very compact. This is my go to brush when I want to soften pencil eyeliners or cake eyeliners. I place this brush on the lash line and smudge the product. Sometimes, I use this to apply eye shadow on the lower lash line. It’s fail safe and very easy to use.

This is made from Natural Hair.

 

 

See some of these brushes in action on my makeup videos 50’s Inspired Make-up Look and Red Carpet Inspired Glam Party Look.

I am currently not familiar how much these brushes cost individually. If you are interested, do click on the names of the brushes to be taken to that brand’s main website.

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Let me say that the products I am using has worked for me and it might not necessarily work for you. Always be discerning when purchasing makeup tools, cosmetics or skin care products. Always read the label and the literature! Always do a patch test before you purchase a product for the first time to see that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed.

This is not sponsored. The products that are shown here are the products that I always use, love and live by.

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