ELF Small Smudge Brush (top in photo): I love this brush for using eyeshadow to set eyeliner when I use a pencil. I use it most often to set my waterline. Sometimes I like to use a colorful eyeliner to line my eyes and I will use this brush to add a similar colored eyeshadow over the top to brighten the color. (Usually Exotic Tara from Bare Minerals over MAC Surf Baby Blue Noon lately, as I am loving the teal liners.) It would also work for smudging eyeshadow underneath your lower lash line. It is $3.00 from ELF if purchased individually, or you can buy the Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection which includes it.
ELF Small Angled Brush (second from top): I use this brush with my gel or cream eyeliners. Lately that is al I have been using, specifically the ELF Cream Liner in Black. I love using an angled liner brush because I feel like I have better control with the product. This one a great option for not too much money. It is $3.00 individually, but also included in the ELF Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection.
MAC 266 Small Angle Brush (third from top): For years I used this brush and MAC Black Tied eyeshadow as eyeliner. I would get my brush damp, get the powder on it and paint it on. It worked great for me, and I still use it occasionally. I don't use this brush with my gel or cream liners, but specifically for the eyeshadow applied wet method. I love this brush though, it is the only MAC brush I have ever purchased and I have probably had it for almost 6 years. It has held up well, given I didn't know you were supposed to shampoo your brushes for the first several years I had it. (It is much better taken care of now.) This brush retails for $19.50.
Target Up & Up Brand Crease Brush (fourth from top): Who knew that Target had their own brand of makeup brushes? And who knew that this one is so awesome? I do now! This has become my absolute favorite eyeshadow brush. I use it for applying eyeshadow to my inner corner, crease and brow bone. I also use it for blending. The bristles are nice and soft, they pick up product well, they don't fall out and it just works great! All for $1.99. Yes, under two dollars for this amazing brush. If you have a Target nearby, I suggest you check this one out! At my Target, the Up & Up brushes are in the same area as the nail tools and false eyelashes at the very bottom.
ELF Essentials Eyeshadow Brush (fifth from top): This is a great firmer brush you can use for detail like the outer "v" or lining a little eyeshadow underneath your lower lashes. I mostly use this to add a darker color to my crease area before blending it with the Target Crease Brush. It is $1.00 from ELF.
ELF Mineral All-Over Eyeshadow Brush (last in photo): This brush is great for packing on color. The bristles are softer so you can lightly blend the eyeshadow too. I use this brush to add color to my lid and to slightly blend it into my crease. It is $5 from ELF but I got mine in a kit that came with 2 ELF Mineral Eyeshadows and the brush for $5. I have seen these eyeshadow sets at Target before, but they are no longer on the ELF website.
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