Best Brush for Blending Eyeshadow

What's the best Brush for Blending Eyeshadow that you've tried?

I’m probably the odd one out, but I usually use crease brushes for blending. I don’t have one specific one I favor, but I rotate through crease brushes from Wayne Goss, Tom Ford, and Hakuhodo (J143, G5522).

— Christine

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My favorite blending brushes that I own are my Morphe E17 and my Urban Decay Tapered Blending Brush (E209). I have other blending brushes from Morphe and Eco Tools, but I find that I like a particular density. If they are to fluffy and not dense enough, it takes forever to blend and I don’t have time for that! I like the UD tapered blending brush because it is perfect for blending into my nonexistent partial monolid crease. I don’t have a lot of eyelid space so I tend to stick to smaller brushes or precision brushes. The Morphe E17 is a rounded precision blending brush that is perfect for the space that I have and has the perfect density that I like. I’m wary of buying eye brush sets because a lot of the brushes are usually to large for me to use!

Does anyone still love the MAC 217 brush?
I don’t experiment with new brushes often lol!!
I will definitely check everyone’s favorites out =)

Hand waving here – me! Yes! I still love the 217 and it’s the first one I listed in my selection (I narrowed it down to 3 but the 217 is #1)

I use a mix of mac’s 217, real techniques eye buffing brush, and the brush from the ABH MR palette!

Whichever one of those is clean, I’ll use.

Most days I use abh’s brush to blend the crease out, and then the 217 to buff out aNY harsh lines!

I like the ABH MR brush also. I use the fluffy end for creases and then also for blending. I was worries I’d wear it out so recently bought I think an It brush (from Ulta) for blending but still rely first on ABH brush. This whole area of specialized brushes is new to me but am starting to get it.

I like a lot of my eye brushes for blending but the one I use for application, then dust off to blend is the Wayne Goss 19. Of all the brushes I have, I reach for that one all the time,

I have a bunch of hand made Japanese brushes, from Wayne Goss, Hakuhodo, Chikuhodo, etc, but the 19 is still probably my favorite for crease blending as well. It sits perfectly in my small asian eye crease!

Sedona Lace Synthetic Blender EB13 is my current favorite. I really like the e.l.f. Blending Brush; I own a few of them at only $3 a pop. I also like my Revlon blending brushes, from the old line (I’m not sure whether Revlon still makes these).

I have 3 of those elf brushes lol…they are great to dip slightly in pressed powder and blur edges. Also work well softening edges of blush or bronzer of you went to ham. Good cheap little mutitaskers!

I like my Real Techniques #203 tapered shadow brush from their metals collection. It’s fluffy but not too fluffy, and perfect for blending my transition color and crease color. Just small, circular motions to buff and blend and I always have a flawless eye! Of all the blending brushes I’ve ever tried it’s my favorite, hands down.

(Though allow me to lurk this thread to see what others suggest! I love new brushes!)

MAC 217, an un-numbered Sonia Kashuk crease brush (white handle, black hairs) and the fluffy side of an IT Cosmetics brush called “No Tug Heavenly Luxe Eyeshadow Brush” – it’s really lovely.

For the longest time, it has been those $1 e.l.f. Blending brushes for me. But now, I am seriously loving an Elizabeth Mott Blending Brush I received in an Ipsy Bag! Also, the ColourPop Blending Brush is pretty darn awesome for getting a blown out look, too!

Either Zoeva 225, 228 or 231 in terms of the ones I’ve tried. I do still have two MAC 217 brushes I also use regularly but Zoeva has usurped pretty much every brush category for me.

I really like them. I’d say they’re most worth it when you buy them in sets as then it’s about the price of a drugstore brush each (or less). I have two of their sets- the Rose Golden Complete Eye Set Volume 1 and the Rose Golden Luxury Set Volume 1 (mostly face brushes in that one). I did get one singular brush from them as it wasn’t in any sets at the time (I think it was a highlight/contour brush) but I tend to stick to the sets as it’s more worth it to save up and go for a larger order because of the VAT and shipping. I have some of their palettes as well (Cocoa Blend and En Taupe) and they are excellent. So yeah, definitely recommend trying them out if it doesn’t strain your finances.

I have different blending brushes that I use for different eye areas. The one I use for blending the area between my browbone highlight and transition shades is a Smashbox #11, it is labeled “Contour” and looks like a slanted horse hoof. I have no idea where it came from but it blends that area like a dream. I alternate a Sigma E-40, a Beauty Junkee Tapered Blending, and a Crown C-307 Flat Shadow (another funny looking brush) to blend out the crease. Many times I also use the same brush I used for application once I have cleaned it in the color switch.
I have quite the assortment of eye brushes, most are not high end, and I find that sometimes I will just grab for different brushes until I find one in my hand that is doing what I want it to do.;-)

It cosmetics blending crease brush has worked great for me….i have recently gotten an angled crease brush from them.. they’re very soft and work well on my hooded eyes.

MAC 217. I know people think it’s scratchy but I’m convinced a brush doesn’t work if it’s soft…as in it doesn’t pick up or distribute product evenly, blend etc lol

Yes, crease brushes! I always thought I was the only one. Fluffy brushes don’t have the right density, but crease brushes do and are much more precise.

I use crease brushes too! I’m not overly picky so my Wet n’ Wild crease brushes suit me just fine. I have a few that I use as they are, and a few that I use (unused!) rubber bands for braces on to change the shape.

I tend to forget to use my brushes and start applying with my clean finger then I blend with any drugstore brush I don’t mind WetnWilds sift one also many u have found at TJ Max have been great. I do have tons. But forget! Lol!

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