Makeup Brush School: The Right Brushes for Smokey Eyes

A flawless makeup application starts with the right tools. Here’s how to choose the correct makeup brushes for that classic smokey eye look!

1. The Double Ended Eye Shadow Brush (E02)
The eye shadow brush has short bristles on one side and an applicator on the ther side. Start by using the brush side - which is soft and won’t create any harsh lines - to apply a dark eye shadow color to the whole eye lid. Switch to the applicator side and trace the lashline under your eyes to frame your eyes.

2. The Angled Eyeliner Brush (E05)
This brush’s precision tip makes it perfect for creating a thin, smooth stroke along the lash line, it even has a little bend to help create an even more precis application for that the perfect line. Start from the midle of your lash line and use small soft strokes to find your precisioned line. Finish with a small flick for that extra edge.

3. The Brow and Lash Comb (E04)
After you have applied mascara it’s time for the final step. This double sided brush has a stiff brow brush and a comb. Use the comb side to separate mascara-darkened lashes and remove any clumps. Finish by using the bristle side to shape and groom the eyebrows!

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Words by: Photographs by: John Buddee / Crosby