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Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes (with video)

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Enjoy our guide to eye makeup brushes.

*Updated June 2020 

How do you choose the right brushes for your eye makeup?

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 powders, cremes and liquids 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  

One of the most universal eyeshadow brushes is our Eyeshading Brush which 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 and 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 and 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 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. 

Perfect for filling in at the base of your lashes in order to create that lush full lash line look. 

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes

Smudging & Creasing

Crease and Smudge Brush  

The Crease and Smudge 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.

Gotta love that. 

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.

Simple Beauty Minerals - Guide To Eye Makeup Brushes  

Eye Makeup Brushes - How to Choose & How to Use 

*Double Sided Angle Brush has been Discontinued 


Product Grid

Eyeshading Brush Mini Fluff Brush Fluffy Eyeshading Brush Fine Angle Brush Fine Point Eyeliner Brush  Crease and Smudge Eyeshadow Brush




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. 

Lisa's Notes: These are the exact brushes that we use for ourselves, daily.