Monday, April 11, 2011

Inside My Make-up Bag - Blending Brush

One particular make-up brush that I use every single time I apply eye shadow is the MAC Tapered Blending Brush, #224. This brush is great for an all over sweep of shadow or to dust a highlight under the brow, but I mainly use it for the crease.

When applying eye make-up, I almost always apply some color in my crease. I use the brush in a back and forth sweeping motion, starting from the outer portion of my eye (think windshield wiper), and you can go over as little or many times as needed.

I usually work in colors of 3 when applying eye shadow ranging from light to medium to dark. The medium color is the one that I sweep into the crease. I will brush on the eye shadow a bit above the actual crease to help pull the eye “up”. When I’m wanting a softer, natural look, I will use a light tan to nude color for the crease.

MAC Tapered Blending Brush #224, $29.00
 The brush is a little pricey, but I have had some of my MAC brushes for 7+ years, and they are still in great condition.