Affordable Eyeshadow Brushes to Buy at the DrugstoreSeptember 24, 2020
NYX Professional Makeup Pro Precision Buffing Brush, $13
Perfect for applying shadows all over the lid, the NYX Professional Makeup Pro Precision Buffing Brush has dense, flexible bristles. While we love to use it for packing on shadow, it’s also great for applying concealer.
Real Techniques Instapop Eye Duo, $7.99
If you like loose pigments and glitter shadows, we recommend using brushes that have densely-packed bristles and tapered ends.The Real Techniques Instapop Eye Duo features two brushes that meet this criteria and are designed to precisely place shadow and minimize fallout.
Essence Eye Blender Brush, $2.99
Small, fluffy brushes are essential for buffing out eyeshadow, especially in the crease. This affordable option from Essence has soft, synthetic bristles that diffuse harsh edges to ensure your colors are perfectly blended together.
NYX Professional Makeup Pro Crease Brush, $10
If you’re looking for a pro-level brush at a drugstore price, look no further than the NYX Professional Makeup Pro Crease Brush. It’s a round, domed brush designed to blend transition colors into your crease. The synthetic bristles will help you create depth, which is key for any type of eye look, from natural to bold and bright.
E.l.f. Cosmetics Fluffy Eye Blender Brush, $4
For a multi-use brush that will help you blur and set, reach for this option from E.l.f. Cosmetics. Not only can you use it to set a concealer under your eyes, but it’s soft bristles can also blend out the edges of your shadow for a soft-focus effect.
EcoTools Ultimate Shade Duo, $5.91
If you’re new to experimenting with eyeshadow, this is the perfect makeup brush set to get you started. The EcoTools Ultimate Shade Duo comes with a shading brush to apply color all over the lid and a blending brush with compact bristles to diffuse color in the crease.