By Sheila Arkee
Back in the day when I was working behind a cometics counter, I came across a wide variety of people. Some were makeup junkies and had to have the latest and everything ASAP. Some wanted simple, basic looks and tools they could easily use at home. And then there were those occasional makeup consumers that only wanted products they can just stick their fingers into, smear on their faces, and move on with their lives.
I was always fascinated by the last category of people – didn’t they need at least one brush in their life? At some point, I think everyone’s gotta be open to using brushes!
In cases like these, there’s one go-to brush I’ll recommend to everyone, the one and only brush you’ll need for basic eyeshadow application — a small, flat shadow brush. The key word being flat, and somewhat compact.
This allows you to reach little corners easily and to ensure that your shadow goes on smoothly. Your shadow colors will look a lot more vivid than if you use a fluffier brush. I’m using MAC’s 242 brush, but there are many similar on the market.
Small, flat shader brushes are so great for doing whatever you wish. I most commonly use this brush while applying the basic lid color, I’ll use the tip of the brush to blend the crease, then flat again for applying color to the browbone, and even for concealer application.
I’m curious, what kind of brush do you use to apply color on the lid?