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Best Eye Makeup Tools for Flawless Eye makeup
We’d all like to achieve flawless eye makeup every time, but that’s often not what happens. The key to achieving the perfect look all depends on you having the best possible tools for the job. Whether you are a fan of the natural look or like to go all-out glam with bright colors, having the best eye makeup tools can make the difference between an okay result and a truly flawless look. But with so many to choose from, which tools are really going to help?
A set of essential eyeshadow brushes
First things first: If you’re going to apply makeup to your eyes, you’ll need a high-quality set of eye makeup brushes. This is going to be the most important thing to get right in your quest for flawless eye makeup. There are a great many of these brushes available, each designed for a different purpose. However, there are a few key eyeshadow brushes to have in your toolkit that will help you achieve that perfect eye makeup look.
Some people like to keep it simple and just have one brush for applying shadow to their lids. There are many different eyeshadow brushes available, each designed for a specific job. Some of these will make getting your eye makeup to look how you’d like a lot easier.
The flat eyeshadow brush is a must-have basic tool for smoothly applying shadow to your lids. It’s perfect for laying down base color on the main part of your lid or when creating a simple look.
Perfect for applying a light highlighting shadow under the brow, the angled eyeshadow brush helps to lift the eye area. It can also be used for adding color to the corner of the eye and for applying a contrasting color to the crease.
When working with eyeshadow, it always looks better and more professional if you can blend out the color to achieve a really seamless look. That’s why an eyeshadow blending brush can be an indispensable tool in your kit if you want fabulous results. The blending brush can also double up as a general shadow applicator brush for adding a wash of color to lids.
There are a couple more eyeshadow brushes that you might need, depending on the look you want to achieve. For example, if you want a smoky eye, a smudger is probably going to make it easier to perfect the smoky line you need. Perhaps you’re using several different colors and need to really target a certain part of the eye. For that, a precision brush will really help to make the result look more professional. Finally, don't forget an eyebrow brush - the perfect eye makeup is not complete until the brows are neatly brushed into place.
Eyeshadow shields to keep it clean
When you’re working with brighter or darker colors of eyeshadow in particular, you’re going to want to stop the shadow from ending up on your under-eye area. If it does make its way there, the darker pigmentation in your eyeshadow can be messy to clean up and easily spoil the flawless finish that you’re hoping for.
Eyeshadow shields are widely available in large packs of soft, disposable shields and can even be used as stencils to help you create some eyeshadow effects.
An eraser pen is your secret weapon
We’ve all been there: just when you’re adding that perfect line to your beautifully made-up lid, you slip. Trying to clean up a mistake like this, at that stage, can ruin all your hard work in seconds. This is when a makeup eraser pen can really help out.
Some pens, such as the Boi-Bye Makeup Removing Pen, will remove waterproof makeup and are even safe for lash extensions. They can be used to erase any mistakes or smudges without disturbing too much of your eye makeup. This can mean the difference between completing your makeup and going right back to the start. It is good to keep these in your toolkit as their precision tip can be used to sculpt the perfect shaped eyeliner line when working on some trickier winged looks.
Stay sharp with a good pencil sharpener
If you use eye pencils, a good-quality sharpener that is the correct size for your pencil is a must-have item. Trying to create the perfect line and the perfect point with a blunt pencil is a surefire way to mess up your look. Additionally, you are going to want to make sure that your sharpener isn’t going to damage your favorite eyeliner pencils.