Best Brush for Packing on Eyeshadow

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

MAC 239 for sure! It’s still my all-time favorite for applying eyeshadow to the lid. I also like Chikuhodo’s GSN-09, but it’s very, very soft so it doesn’t work as well as firmer/denser textures. I use Smith’s 253 all the time, as the triangular edge makes for great precision for the inner and outer lid.

— Christine

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I use the Sephora #18 pro shader brush at the moment for packing on eyeshadow. I want to try the Mac 239 too.

Because Target pulled out of Canada, I can no longer get SK “anything” but as they were closing, things got marked down more and more and more as the final days approached and I think I got them (I bought 3 or 4 of them plus a few other SK brushes) for 3 bucks or so. They are surprisingly good.

That same ol’ cheap double ended Mirraq brush I got in a set of 5-6 brushes YEARS ago! That shader end is downright irreplaceable. These were fairly inexpensive, but they’ve lasted through countless washings and continuous use. Another one I’ve loved is the shader ends of UD brushes they include in their palettes.

An eye brush kit from real techniques! Love the brushes. The overall shadow brush is a little too fluffy, wish it was more densely packed.

The name rubbed off, but Its a thin, straight, stiff brush from elf I’m pretty sure. It’s amazing for packing on colour imo.

I also like to use my pinky finger!

A Wet n Wild brush, not their new line, I found on clearance for 74 cents. I gravitate towards it more than anything more high end

In general, I don’t like MAC brushes. I find their quality to be very poor. That being said, the best packing brush I’ve ever owned has been the MAC 239. Nowadays I seldom “pack” eyeshadow so the MAC is somewhere at the bottom of my brush box.

I prefer the MAC 239 also. I do have a random brush that I picked up about 15 years ago and can’t remember where. It doesn’t have a name on it but it works just as well as the 239 and I can’t imagine I paid more than $2-3 for it.

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