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best brushes for eyeshadow

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for best brushes for eyeshadow.

Eyeshadow is a vital part of any makeup routine, and a good eyeshadow brush is essential to getting the job done right. You can a variety of brushes to help you. Whether you want a brush to blend out your crease, pack on lid color, smudge out your lower lash line, or fill in your brows.


Lovely plush brush that is great for all over eyeshadow. I prefer this to the actual all-over shadow brush in this collection....I think people are really sleeping on this brush. It’s one of the best all over eye shadow brushes in my option....Great all over shadow brush!

What it is: An ultra-plush, fluffy eyeshadow brush designed for easy, all-over application and flawless blending.

What Else You Need to Know: The Plush Eyeshadow Brush 240 was made to quickly sweep across your entire lid and blend shadows for a soft-focus effect. Designed with soft, synthetic bristles, this brush evenly lays down and diffuses pigments with a loose, full tip that washes color over your entire lid and blends bold eye looks.


i love this brush!...I’ll say it again: I love this brush!...Or just as a crease brush! One of my favourite brushes currently.

What it is: A paddle-shaped eyeshadow brush cut for precision: Pack it on for targeted eyeshadow application then buff it out for controlled crease blending.

What Else You Need to Know: Precision Blending Brush 230 was born for all-around precision and ease: The soft, synthetic bristles are custom cut into a tapered paddle that effortlessly builds and blends color for any look—from a subtle wash to a fully contoured eye. Pat on and blend out shadows to a pro-level finish.


This brush is definitely worth the price. Although it is a little expensive for one brush alone. ...I can be using some cheap eyeshadow but when I put it on with this brush my eyeshadow just appears so much more polished and high-end.

What it is: A fluffy shadow brush that gently tapers to a soft dome, perfect for blending shadow into the crease and diffusing all over the lid.

What Else You Need to Know: This brush’s cruelty-free synthetic fibers are crimped and treated to mimic the product pick-up of natural hair. Its dome shape allows for the most natural, seamless application.

Made with 100 percent cruelty-free synthetic bristles.


Holy grail eyeshadow brush...The most perfect eyeshadow brush! Super versatile and its honestly all you need if you’re working with a solid color or two....This brush is perfect size for throwing in my pocketbook.

What it is: A vegan eyeshadow brush with a flat, tapered head that is designed to pick up just the right amount of product to apply and build eyelid color.

Brush Formulation:
All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type:

Ingredient Callouts: It is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This eyeshadow brush is designed to precisely apply and blend eyeshadow across the eyelid. The soft, synthetic, cruelty-free fibers work best with cream, powder, or loose pigments.


Cute brush...As you go over the eyeliner w a black eyeshadow for a powdery effect. I only used once so I’m not sure how brush stands up to washing. ...It’s a great brush for smudging eyeliner or eyeshadow. It works great.

What it is: A vegan, smudge brush shaped to easily and precisely blend and diffuse eyeshadow or eyeliner onto the upper and lower lash lines.

What Else You Need to Know: This smudge brush is designed with a short, rounded brush head with dense fibers to easily apply, blend, and diffuse product with maximum control. Soft, synthetic, cruelty-free fibers work best with cream or powder formulas.


Love using this brush for blending the eyeshadows. It really smooths out the harsh edges where I always tend to mess up...I was told that this brush was meant for cream shadows, and so far, it has been great with my cream shadows.

What it is: An eyeshadow brush with sumptuous fluffy bristles and a soft rounded shape to diffuse and refine color for a seamless finish—making it a blending essential.

What Else You Need to Know: Luxurious and durable, each brush is handmade in Japan by the most prestigious brush maker in the world, using cruelty-free, super-soft nylon fibers and sustainably sourced birch. Thoughtfully designed shorter handles make for easy, effortless application.


I use this brush to apply the eyeshadow on my eyelids. I also love how the end is tapered so if you want to use the shadows as subtle eyeliner you can do so with this brush...highly recommend WA brushes!

What it is: A multitasking eyeshadow brush with tapered, flat bristles made for effortless eyelid or lash-line application.

What Else You Need to Know: Luxurious and durable, each brush is handmade in Japan by the most prestigious brush maker in the world, using cruelty-free, super-soft nylon fibers and sustainably sourced birch. Thoughtfully designed shorter handles make for easy, effortless application.


I only had cheap eye brushes before and wasn't aware of how pigmented eyeshadows can be with one dab until I used this brush. ...great all-over eyeshadow brush...Perfect all-over lid eyeshadow brush! Exactly what I was looking for to replace my old brush (also Sephora).

What it is: A soft, wide-tapered, densely packed eyeshadow brush ideal for all-over shadow application.

What Else You Need to Know: Pick up product and evenly lay down eyeshadow with ease using this fanned-out, tapered shadow brush. The soft synthetic bristles are ideal for powder formulas and all eye shapes.

PRO Brush Collection, thirty brushes with the highest-quality, hand-shaped vegan synthetic bristles. The tapered artistry handles help offer ultimate control in makeup application to help you create any makeup look you desire. This brush and its holder have been developed responsibly: The paper of the packaging and the wood of the handle are made of sustainably managed forests.


I used to use drug store makeup brushes. I never understood why anyone would buy expensive brushes because a brush is a brush and they’re all going to do the same thing. ...Perfect for lower lash line eyeshadow...Use this anytime I’m putting on eyeshadow for underneath my lower lash line. The brush is so little, perfect size to accentuate that area without going full-raccoon.

What it is:
A small, precision eyeshadow brush.

What it does:
The short, dense bristles of this brush allow eyeshadow colors to be applied, blended, and diffused with maximum control. Expect polished, professional results every time. All Hourglass brushes boast weighted metal handles and high-grade, PETA-friendly Takelon bristles that ensure optimal application of product.

What else you need to know:
Takelon bristles harbor less bacteria than animal hair, are an excellent alternative for those with allergies to animal hair, and are easily washed with alcohol or mild soap and water.

Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.


it's a really good crease brush if you're on a budget! Especially a must if you use a lot of eyeshadows!...A nice soft, fluffy brush good for blending especially for beginners who are starting to use eyeshadow and are new to brushes (like me).

What it is: A vegan brush with a slightly tapered head to easily apply powder or cream eyeshadows to eyelid creases and contours.

Brush Formulation:
All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Brush Handle Length:
5.9 inches

Bristle Type:

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: With its slightly tapered head, this brush delivers targeted application and blending for a defined, contoured crease. The soft, synthetic fibers accommodate all formula types—from cream to powder.

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