The Ultimate Eyeliner Brush Guide


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With all the different ways to apply eye makeup, it’s easy to get lost in the swirl of different brushes and brush types. Luckily, we’re here to help you and guide you through the next step in your morning routine with our easy eye brush guide. We’ll walk you through each brush, what it’s used for, and our recommendations for the best brush for the job!

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Our angled brushes offer extra control over your lashline, giving you the precision you need to create the perfect crisp cat eye with our small, sharply angled brush and your favorite gel or liquid eyeliner.


Our Favorites:

Our pick for the sharpest cat eye is our E65 Small Angle Brush, since it's able to provide a more dramatic flair than your traditional winged liner. If you’re looking for something more subtle, the E06 Winged Liner™ Brush is the best for perfecting small winged liner that requires more detail, and also doubles as a great brow brush for creating thin, hairlike strokes!

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For every fine line and tiny detail, we have our set of precision liners. They’re perfect for applying gel or liquid formulas to the eyeline and our SigmaTech® fibers easily glide along the lashline with no tugging. Getting the perfect eyeliner look has never been easier!


Our Favorites:

Our E05 Eyeliner brush is the best brush for graphic liner with a delicate point that makes for incredible precision application. The E11 Eyeliner brush is best for creating very thin or barely-there lines, perfect for hooded or monolid eyes. Or, for even easier lining, we have our B12 Bent Liner brush, which features an angled head for smoother application, great for makeup beginners or the Beauty on the go!

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Smokey Eye

To complete your eye look, we have several firm-tipped brushes designed to smudge out our liners, giving your lid the depth and definition to create the dramatic smokey eye you crave.


Our Favorites:

For this look, our E21 Smudge Brush is our go to brush. As its name suggests, it’s perfect for smudging out either the Wicked Gel Eyeliner or Wicked Long Wear Eyeliner Pencil to create a smokey eye. If you’re looking for more control, you can use the firm E30 Pencil Brush to brush out your line in a more measured area.

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And of course, we can’t forget the waterline. Applying color along the lashline is the cornerstone of every full eye look, and we have the flat and thin brushes that you need to complete your eye routine.


Our Favorite:

The only brush you’ll ever need to add flourish to your look is the E15 Flat Definer Brush. It is the number one pick for beginners and pros alike, and even our own global makeup PRO artist has it at the top of her list. It is our best brush for lining the lashes, especially the hard to reach upper waterline.