Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes (with video)

October 23, 2018

Eyemakeup Brushes -

Enjoy our guide to eye makeup brushes.

Having the right tools is one of the most important parts of creating beautiful mineral makeup masterpieces– especially when it comes to your eye makeup application.   We are proud to offer an extensive collection of nearly all the eye makeup brushes you could dream up – all perfectly suited to applying loose (& pressed for that matter) mineral pigments for easy and seamless eye makeup application.  

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes

Our Brushes: Plush. High Quality. Vegan. Cruelty-Free.

Did you know all of our brushes are made with gorgeous, plush, ultra-soft, high-quality vegan bristles and are 100% cruelty-free? Just one more reason to love them! (We also carry an amazing selection of brushes uniquely suited for mineral face makeup, concealer, and blush application which we covered in last week’s post right here!) 

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes

Coverage & Precision

Eyeshading Brush Double Sided Angled Brush One of the most universal eyeshadow brushes is our Eyeshading Brushwhich utilizes its flat, dense bristles to lay down the perfect amount of mineral eyeshadow whether you want to pack on the pigment or simply give a light, even layer of coverage over your lid. This is a staple in any brush collection for sure, and it is wonderful for applying shadow to your lid area. The larger end of the Double Sided Angle Brush is also a sure thing when it comes to laying down your color, both on your lid and in your crease - and I find myself reaching for it about half the time. Variety!

Pro Tip: Keep 2 Eyeshading brushes - one dedicated to light shades, and one to darker shades. 

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes

 Mini Fluff Brush

Blending Brushes - Soft, Gradient

Mini Fluff Brush Fluffy Eyeshading Brush Blending brushes like our Mini Fluff Brush and Fluffy Eyeshading Brush are another absolute must-have for every collection! They allow you to soften any look by blending out harsh lines, and they can also be used to sweep color over your lid area for an effortless soft look. Although they don’t provide the precision that the Eyeshading brush does, they are meant as a means of creating soft, blended out gradients of color rather than sharper lines or boundaries. They are a great option for days when you want to simply sweep one color over your lids and blend it out! Another big plus? It is hard to mess up a look with these extra-forgiving brushes as they create such a soft look and can always be used to blend out any mistakes in a few strokes. 

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes

Clean, Crisp Lines

Fine Angle Brush Double Sided Angle Brush Fine Point Eyeliner Brush Our Fine Angle Brush is the perfect match for mineral eyeliner and mineral brow powder! The extremely precise angled line of its bristles pick up just the right amount of loose mineral pigment and allow you to create a clean, crisp line wherever your heart desires! You will love how thin and precise it is, and that it will allow you to stick with it’s naturally fine and precise line, or build up to a thicker line with a couple extra strokes. Another great option in the angled brush department for eyeliner and brows is our Double Sided Angled Eye shadow Brushwhich boasts both an angled liner brush on one end and an angled eyeshadow brush on the other. This style of brush really holds onto your mineral shadow both before and during application for less fall out and more precision! Another great option for applying mineral eyeliner is our Fine Point Eyeliner Brush. This brush boasts a super fine pointed tip that is wonderful for both wet and dry mineral liner application and will allow you to easily create a thin, precise line with your mineral liner. 

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes

Smudging & Creasing

Crease Eyeshadow Brush Double Sided Angle Brush Last but not least is the Crease Eyeshadow Brush which (as the name suggests) is specifically formulated for perfectly applying mineral shadow in your eyelid crease– but this brush is also great for smudging out mineral liners, and even for spot cover up on blemishes or smile lines! The densely packed, rounded bristles on this brush do a great job of picking up loose mineral pigment and laying it down precisely in your crease with minimal fall out, and it also works beautifully with cream eyeshadows. Once again, the Double Sided Angle Brush also creates a nice crease, using the larger angled side.

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes  

Eye Makeup Brushes - How to Choose & How to Use



Abby is a photographer and blogger who never says no to a hot cup of tea or a new shade of lipstick. She lives in Monterey, CA with her husband where they enjoy hiking, cooking/eating everything vegan, and basically living the (neat and tidy) hippie dream. You can follow her on instagram.

Lisa's Notes: These are the exact brushes that we use for ourselves, daily. If you're just starting out, choose one from each category, making the Double Sided Angle Brush a top choice as it does double and triple duty!

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