My New Favourite Brush and Green Eyeshadow Look

I got Sephora’s brush no 23 (all over shadow small) for Christmas and I’ve been rather enjoying applying makeup with it. Although it’s called ‘all over shadow brush’ it’s more of a small crease brush. It’s perfect for getting into the small spaces of the eye: the corners and the creases.

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Simple day-time look

The brush has a rounded, tapered tip. It’s fluffy and slightly flattened. The bristles are soft and dense. I use it to apply colour onto small areas of the eye such as the outer eyelid. As it’s quite small, it’s really easy to contour and define the eye with it. Below are some photos of no 23 and Sigma’s E40 tapered blending brush just to give you an idea of the size and shape.

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Sephora no 23 and Sigma E40

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Sephora no 23 and Sigma E40 – side view

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I used this brush to create two versions of a green eyeshadow look. The first one is a day-time look with a bit of contouring. The second is the same look but more smoked-out. Sephora’s 23 brush is perfect for applying just the right amount of colour into the crease, as well as for creating more dramatic looks and bring eyeshadows out in the corners. I have been looking for a similar brush for quite a while.

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Day- time look

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Smokey look

The shadows I used for this are Miners’ eyeshadow trio in Goddess (MI3592). I got this in the December She Said Beauty subscription box. These eyeshadows aren’t very pigmented and the payoff isn’t that great but they have a nice shine to them and are good for everyday wear.

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Miners eyeshadow trio

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Smokey look with Miners eyeshadow trio

Coming up:

Tomorrow: Winter Blues

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pearlsandparis
    Feb 09, 2013 @ 16:18:00

    great color combo

    Reply

  2. thebeautynary
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 11:07:59

    This looks amazing on brown eyes! 🙂
    ~ Hannelore

    Reply

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