Smudging Brushes

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A smudging brush is a must-have for anyone who wants to create a more dramatic look with their makeup. It's used to set the eyes and crease, blend out harsh lines, and create smokey eye effects. Here are the top smudging brushes on the market.


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. ...I have several of the Hourglass makeup brushes. I was reluctant as to whether this type of brush would retain its shape over time since it is so compact. ...Another great Hourglass brush

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.


Smudges so well under eye lids...I also want to buy the small round shader brush too for more precise upper lid smudging....Excellent Smudge Brush...This is a great brush and I can't complain about the price, especially for such a high quality brush.

What it is:
A classic brush used to blend and smudge any eyeshadow.

What it does:
This smudge brush has a medium, rounded, and tapered tip that allows for precise application. The softness of the wavy fibers allows the brush to reach the smallest areas of the eyes for a very concise result. It can be used with loose and pressed powders.

What else you need to know:
After five years in development with makeup artists and fiber experts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes are a revolution in brush craftsmanship. The 100-percent fiber brushes are available in a range of 76 handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs.


great lil brush!...this brush is awesome for smudging and putting colour close to the lash line! ...Great brush to smudge eyeliner. Love the pointed tip and the color is pretty too.

What it is: A precision eyeshadow brush, featuring a unique flattened, tapered tip, perfect for effortless smudging.

What Else You Need to Know: The Precise Definition Brush 220 makes it easy smudge out your smoky eye perfectly. Made with soft synthetic bristles in the shape of a flattened dome, the unique brush tip was designed to deliver intense color pay off with minimal fallout and define your lash line, diffuse pencils, and gel eyeliners.


Beautiful smudge brush...This smudge brush is beautifully made. I use it for smudging and blending my eyeshadow; this holds eyeshadow very well and blends in according to my liking onto my eyelids. ...Amazing brush to use for smudging. I really like the flared out winged liner look.

What it is: A short, domed, and densely packed eyeshadow brush ideal for smudging or applying shadow to outer corners to create shape and define eyes.

What Else You Need to Know: Create a high-impact look by using this brush to manipulate both shadow and eyeliner along the lash line. The densely packed brush head expertly lays down shadow for strong pay off, and the domed shaped of the brush allows for diffusing pigment onto the lash line and into the outer corners with ease. It’s perfect for any eye shape and size.

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.


Absolutely the best eye shadow brush. I use it to apply a pop of color deep into the crease and also as a smudge brush for my lower lash line. ...fave new dome brush...I always thought one of those half moon smudge brushes would be best for under eye smoke out, but this is equally good.

What it is:
A small precision eyeshadow brush.

What it does:
The densely packed, domed-shaped bristles of this brush guarantee exquisite definition when applying eyeshadow. 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.


Does everything it should. Easily smudges eyeshadow or pencil eyeliner. Perfect smudge brush....amazing brush !...One of the best brushes I own :) I absolutely love using it smudge on the crease.

What it is:
An eyeshadow and eyeliner brush with soft, synthetic bristles.

What it does:
The Eye Smudger Brush is great for applying color to add definition in the eye socket area, or for creating a more smoky eye look. It works well with the darker shades of any eyeshadow to add color to more targeted areas—even along the lash line. It’s the perfect brush for detail work anywhere on the eye.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates

What else you need to know:
The sustainable wooden handle is designed to be easy to use, and is faceted so it won’t roll off of your vanity table.


Every single girl should have this brush! I use this brush to apply the Gel Eyeliner of Bobbi's, but I also use this to smudge pencil eyeliner as well. ...A Great Brush for clean lines!...The brush gave very clean lines and looked very professional for work.

What it is:
A slim, finely tapered brush with firm bristles for flawless and precise lining of the eyes.

What it does:
Designed to be used with Bobbi Brown's bestselling Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and powder shadow formulas, this lightweight brush features a slim, tapered design and finely pointed brush hairs. It provides maximum control and precise application for gorgeous eye looks.


Love this brush! I use the brush side for smudging liner or shadow to get close to my lash line and the spoolie works great for powders, blending pencils/pens, and the brow wax (also soap because I use that for a more natural feathery look!) ...Best Eyebrow Brush I Own...This is the perfect eyebrow brush.

What it is: A dual-ended tool made from 100 percent cruelty-free synthetic bristles for perfecting your brows.

What Else You Need to Know: One end is a soft spoolie for grooming and shaping and the other is an angled brush for creating precise, hair-like strokes and filling in with a powder or pomade of your choice. This brush is made with 100 percent cruelty-free synthetic bristles.


I'm pretty new to Morphe brushes, this being my second brush. I'm happy with this purchase. ...i probably wouldn't like this as an brow brush, but i use this to smudge out the eyeliner for my upper waterline so for my purposes this is perfect: dense and not too angled

What it is: An angle brush designed to create clean brows and sharp lines.

What Else You Need to Know: Keep it sculpted naturally with a brush that knows a thing or two about clean brows and sharp liner looks.


I've felt like the standard bronzer brush shapes smudge it around a bit too much, while this design seems to delicately blur the placement of my bronzer. ...Love this brush for cream bronzer...I have a healthy sized collection of brushes and was struggling with my cream bronzer building up within 3 days on the stipple style brushes I was using - leading to heavier application of bronzer on day 4 and beyond for the brushes I tried (Real Techniques brand, Makeup Geek brand, and Sephora brand stipple style brushes).

What it is: A dual-fiber brush designed for buffing and stippling cream bronzer onto the complexion with ease.

Brush Formulation:

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type:

What Else You Need to Know: Soft, extended bristles are custom designed to do the work for you, eliminating streaks for a seamlessly blended finish. This brush delivers optimal application of Solar Infusion Soft-Focus Cream Bronzer (sold separately).

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“Also, compared to other liquid eyeliners and pens, the brush has always been long, stiff and durable allowing me to create a precision cat-eye”
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“I love this brush! It's perfect for blending with medium coverage”
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“The size is perfect to get precision lines exactly where you want them! No matter what you would have to use a brush or sponge to blend it out- but that is the magic of this product”
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“I love the shape of this brush! It’s a bit smaller than my other crease brushes, so I can get really precise application and I can also pinch it and use it on my waterline”