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L-R MAC 242, Sigma E25, Sigma F75, Sigma E30, Sigma E40

If you could see my dressing table you would notice my massive collection of brushes which always continues to grow. Having the correct tools to create a makeup look helps tremendously, so today I am letting you know my TOP 5 MUST HAVE eyeshadow brushes which I use in every eyeshadow look I create. Gone are the days of sponge applicators!

  1. MAC 242 Shader Brush – this synthetic brush is to apply cream or powder products from concealer to eyeshadow. I find it applies eyeshadow to the base of my lid perfectly, helping the eyeshadow to remain as pigmented as possible because of its soft yet compact bristles. The shape of the brush helps keep your precision perfect and follows the base of the lid perfectly.
  2. Sigma E25 Blending Brush – This blending brush is great for applying product to the crease as it blends but because its not a large blending brush it keeps the product nearer to where you want it whilst smoothing out any harsh lines. I also like using this brush to add eyeshadow to the outer corner of the eye and blending shades under the lower lash line after using the pencil brush.
  3. Sigma F75 Concealer Brush – Despite this brush technically being a concealer brush I use it to apply inner corner (tear duct area) eyeshadows and for brow bone highlight shades. The bristles are compact and flat so obviously works well with cream products too – similarly to the MAC 242 but a lot larger.
  4. Sigma E30 Pencil Brush – The perfect brush for applying eyeshadows to the lower lash line. This pencil brush is the perfect size, as its not to large, so you can add a small amount of product keeping quite close to the lash line or you can bring the eyeshadow as low as you like. As this brush is tapered it helps with precision of the product. This brush is also great at smudging out pencil liner for a smokey look.
  5. Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush – This is the best blending brush in my opinion. It seamlessly blends all of the shadows so perfectly. This brush is a lot larger than the E25 so works great for transition shades higher up the crease. This is the brush which everyone needs for the perfect eyeshadow look. The E35 brush comes a close 2nd but the E40 can’t be beaten in my opinion.






  1. September 22, 2015 / 2:42 am

    I absolutely LOVE makeup… but I had no idea there were so many eye-shadow brushes!!! LOL You are a mastermind, woman! 😀

    • September 22, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you! Haha, yep they’re definitely needed…especially a good blending brush! Xx

  2. October 18, 2015 / 3:48 am

    Thank you for making this post! I want to get eyeshadow brushes for Christmas and I wasn’t sure which brushes to get!

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