How To Use Eye Make Up Brushes
How To Use Eye Make Up Brushes
In this video, makeup artist Karla guides you through the correct usage of eye makeup brushes so you could expertly blend any product you choose.
Hello, my name is Karla Barchieri. I'm a freelance makeup artist, and today, I'm going to show you a few makeup tips. Now, I'm going to show you how to use your eye makeup brushes.
If you want to apply eye makeup, I would recommend you to invest in good brushes and it will make your job easier and most importantly, once you know how to use them, then you can apply makeup virtually on everyone else. We have a flat brush. This is a flat brush.
This is from the Academy of Freelance Makeup. They offer very good brushes so you can invest yours from them, and basically, this is a flat brush which you can apply eye shadow, powder eye shadow, or eye shadow base with it. It could be cream eye shadow.
Any type of eye shadow, you can use this flat brush. And the way we work with these is I'm going to ask my model to close her eyes, and literally you work upside down with this brush to meet the lash line. This is how you're going to dab the powder when you're using powder eye shadows.
So, you're going to dab it like so. Once you are happy with the coverage that you have on the eye, you turn it upside down again to the correct form and pretty much work inside the eye socket all the way back to the eyes so you fill the whole eye here, if it makes sense, because if you only do this, you're going to cover the eyelid and then you go all the way over the crease pretty much to where the eye socket is. It depends also what kind of look you are after.
But, let's say for the look that she's got at the moment, this is what I did. Pretty much, I just filled here all her eyelid, her whole eyelid, with this flat eye shadow brush and then back and her eye was covered. After that, you have this type of pen brush.
This is from Sephora and you can have it pretty much, there's a Mac version and AFM, again, have them. It's a pencil brush that you define the area which you're going to contour the eye. As my model closes her eyes, I will show you pretty much with this pencil eye shadow brush, you just go round this area of the eye socket and you're just going to work inside that socket, not outside because outside is the area where you're going to blend which I will show you later.
And so, you pretty much go with this brush like so and then if you have to sweep the product, try not to go quite outside the eye. Just keep working within your eye section. Then, you get your blending brush and this is a Mac 224.
And this brush, I find it very useful. It's a wonder. You can multitask with it.
But once you have the line defined on your contouring area on your eye, you're only going to sweep it very gently like so. So, it's just to get rid of the edge and this is going to help you to blend as many eye shadow colours as you want to and also extend the product because you should actually fade to nothing. So, this is what I did.
I applied the strongest of the colours right here on the lid inside the eye socket and then I blended it away above and as you can see, it looks as if it's smoking out completely until the point it disappears. Another brush you can use, I've got this combination from Sephora which is, again, the pencil brush and the eyeliner brush and this is a square slanted brush that you can use to apply gel eyeliner with. Pretty much, this is so good because you use the angle of this brush to the end of the eye or to the beginning of the eye, either way.
You can position it exactly where you want it and so as you press that down with the product, you can literally sweep very gently around the lash line and you'll find that this is one of the brushes that will do the effect very effectively. And that is my take on how to use eye shadow brushes. .