The Ultimate Makeup Brush Guide - Part 3 | Beginners Beauty Guide

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Hello Dolls and Gents, 

In my last makeup brush post, I discussed the essential face brushes and their uses. Now, keep in mind that you do not have to follow what I wrote about. In makeup there are no rules, it all about creative expression. Now, I am going to discussed eye brushes. This is important because it helps create a flawless eye look. This is the final installment of the The Ultimate Makeup Guide, hope you enjoyed this mini series. If you like to learn more about eye brush, just keep on reading... 

Eye Makeup Brushes
Eye makeup brushes are as important as face makeup brushes. Eye makeup brushes help creates a flawless eye look.

Eyeshadow 'C' Brush

Large, flat, and short with bristles for excellent coverage. The bristles have a beveled edge for smooth application without dragging the eyelid.
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  • Sigma E55 Eye Shading - $14
  • Morphe B77 Oval Shadow - $2.99
  • e.l.f Studio Eyeshadow 'C' Brush - $3
  • Real Techniques Shading Brush - $7.36

Angled Eyeshadow Brush

Long, round and tapered brush perfect for shading the eye socket.
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  • Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading - $14
  • Morphe BK48 Angle Fluff - $1.99
  • e.l.f Studio Angled Contoured brush - $3

Blending Eyeshadow Brush

Use this brush to blend eye colour and highlight brow bone. Also can be used for transition colour for eye look. 
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  • Sigma E25 Blending Brush -$14
  • Morphe MB13 Deluxe Blending Bush - $5.99
  • e.l.f Studio Blending Brush - $3
  • Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush (included in eye starter set) - $22.08

Fine Point Eyeliner Brush

This extra fine is help deliver precise liquid and gel eyeliner application.
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  • Sigma E05 Eye Liner - $14
  • Real Techniques fine liner - $7.36
  • Morphe M443 Pointed Liner -$3.99

Flat Eyeliner Brush

This allows eyeliner to be applied deep into lash line for a rich and distinct eye. 
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  • Sigma E65 Small Angle - $14
  • Morphe B75 Flat Liner - $2.99
  • e.l.f Studio Small Angled Liner - $3
  • Real Techniques 202 Angled Liner - $19.63

Smudge Brush

This brush helps soften the harsh line of a pencil giving you a smoldering finish.
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  • Sigma E21 Smudge Brush - $14
  • Morphe M408 Chisel Shader -$3.99
  • e.l.f Studio Smudge Brush - $3
  • Real Techniques accent brush (included in eye starter set) - $22.08

Slanted Liner Brush

This is used to help define and fill browns for a beauty symmetrical appearance. Bristles are stiff angled for precise control . Also, it can be used for eyeliner and can be used with powder, cream, pomade, and liquid.
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  • Sigma E75 Angled Brow - $14
  • Morphe BK11 Angle Eyeliner - $1.99
  • e.l.f Studio Small Angled Brush- $3
  • Real Techniques Brow Brush (included in eye starter set) - $22.08

Spoolie Brush

This is ideal to tame unruly hair, the stiff bristles comb and smooth eyebrows into form.
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  • Sigma E80 Brow and Lash -$14
  • Morphe BK23 Mascara Spoolie - $1.99
  • e.l.f Essential Brow and Lash Wand - $1

Lip Brush

The sculpted tip is perfect for getting a flawless line. The bristles are short and form for perfect application. 
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  • Sigma L05 Lip - $14
  • Morphe BK44 Lip Line - $1.99
  • e.l.f Studio Small Precision Brush - $3
  • Real Techniques Retractable Lip Brush - $7.36

Pencil Brush

The perfect brush for very precise application of colour. They work as blending small area or applying shadow to your inner tear duct.
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  • Sigma E30 Pencil - $14
  • Morphe M431 Precision Pencil Crease - $4.99
  • e.l.f studio Contour Brush - $3

Crease Brush

This brush is larger than the pencil brush, but it is softer and the perfect shape for adding depth to the eye. Help apply crease colours with ease.
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  • Sigma E48 Pointed Crease - $19
  • Morphe B72 Round Crease - $3.99
  • e.l.f studio Crease Brush - $3
  • Real Techniques 201 Pointed Crease -$19.63

Flat Tipped Liner

This brush has stiff bristles to help create a line. Ideally used for pushing liner or eyeshadow down in lash line. Can be used with gel, cream or powder. It can also be used for your brows.
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  • Sigma E15 Flat Definer - $14
  • Morphe M432 Flat Liner Definer  -$3.99
  • e.l.f Studio Flat Liner Brush  -$3

Bent Liner Brush

This liner brush has a little bend in the handle to help create the perfect line.
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  • e.l.f Studio Angled Eyeliner Brush - $3
  • Morphe M217 Bent Liner - $2.99

Mascara Comb

This double sided brush has a thick and stiff brow brush and a comb to comb through lash to remove clumps in between coats of mascara.
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  • Morphe M414 Deluxe Brow Groomer - $2.99
  • e.l.f Studio Lash and Brow Comb - $3
  • Real Techniques Lash-Brow Groomer -$7.36

I hope this Ultimate Makeup Guide was helpful to many beginners and answered some questions that you may have had about makeup brushes. 

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  1. This mini series is so helpful to choosing the right makeup brush. I love how you gave a high end option and low end option. I was thinking about purchasing the Sigma Premium Kit, is it a good brush set and is there an even a cheaper alternative??? Love your blog

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    2. I have heard that is an amazing brush set, but I personally do not own it. I do know of a cheaper alternative, I will be talking about it in an upcoming post, so watch out for that :)

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  4. I wish I saw this 2 years ago as it would have saved me a lot of time and confusion, these are great articles for understanding the basics of brushes. Sigma is out of my budget and I haven't tried Morphe yet but I have a few from elf (cheap but good quality) and the Expert Face Brush from RT so it was fantastic to see those brands as examples throughout, not everyone can afford to blow £20 on a Mac brush! Keep up the good work :D