Best Budget-Friendly Eyeshadow Brushes

best budget-friendly eyeshadow brushes

Today I’m sharing with you the Best Budget-Friendly Eyeshadow Brushes,which is Part 2 of my makeup brush series. In case you missed it, I covered the Best Budget-Friendly Face Brushes last week.

When it comes to eyeshadow brushes, I often get asked the question “Which ones do I really need?” Well the answer to that really depends on what type of makeup looks you regularly create.

If you are more of a sweep on one color all over the eyes gal, then you won’t necessarily need the same tools as someone who blends 5 colors on the lid.

Of course you can also be someone who does a little bit of both and that’s why this list is so great, because these brushes are amazing quality, yet in purchasing them they won’t break the bank.

angled eyeliner brush

Angled Eyeliner Brush- $2.99 (Avon)

Personally, I think everyone should have an angled eyeliner brush in their collection. Simply put, it can be tricky to apply liquid eyeliners and gel eyeliner to the eyes, and it takes practice.

But if you’ve ever used an angled eyeliner brush in applying your eyeliner, then you’ll know how incredibly easy and precise it is in applying everyday liner looks or more dramatic winged and cat eye looks.

I highly recommend that anyone who loves to wear eyeliner purchase an angled eyeliner brush, as the application is so much easier and less time consuming. This specific one by Avon is great, and the stiff brush provides very precise results.

I use my angled eyeliner brush with black or brown eyeshadow, and it is so easy and fail-proof in applying eyeliner. You simply dip the brush in the product and starting at the inside corner of your eye, carefully drag the brush along the upper or lower lash line.

elf eyeshadow c brush

e.l.f. Eyeshadow “C” Brush- $3 (e.l.f.)

I love this brush so much that I re-order a new one almost every time I place an order with e.l.f. (which if I’m being honest is a lot). It’s just a great, highly versatile eyeshadow brush to have in your collection.

The brush is perfect for an easy sweep of product all-over the lid, can be used for blending out product in the crease, and can even be used in applying further definition on the outer corner of the lid.

wet n wild eyeshadow brush

Wet n’ Wild Eyeshadow Brush $0.99 (Wet n’ Wild)

I picked this brush up on the whim one day when Walgreens was having a 50% off sale on all Wet n’ Wild products (making it only 49 cents!) I must say that was the best decision I made, as this eyeshadow brush is awesome!

The short bristles on this brush are so soft and it is great in applying pigmented shadows to the eyelid. This brush is highly versatile in that it can be used in creating heavier smokey eye looks, or can be used for blending in the crease.

You can find this brush at any drugstore and I’m pretty sure both Wal-mart and Target sell this as well.

elf contour brush

e.l.f. Contour Brush- $3 (e.l.f.)

Unlike the “C” Brush mentioned above which is more for blending, the contour brush has dome shaped bristles which is amazing in picking up a lot of color for bold and smokey eyeshadow looks.

I’m a huge fan of this brush due to the fact that it can create such defined looks and is able to really apply concentrated colors wherever you want on the lid.

For all you ladies out there who like to create dramatic eyeshadow looks (like myself), this brush is a definite must-have.

avon rounded brush

Avon Rounded Shadow Brush- $4.99 (Avon)

I received this brush a few years back as a gift, and it has been one of my absolute favorite brushes in creating smokey eyeshadow looks.

If you like creating definition on the outer corner of your eyes, this brush is perfect. I also really like the way the handle on this brush is shaped, as it is very easy to hold onto.

Unfortunately, when I checked the website they no longer sell this product, but I found a similar one that e.l.f. sells here.

A rounded shadow brush is a great tool to have in your collection, and it really helps you control where the product is applied on the lid.


So there you have it- The Best Budget-Friendly Eyeshadow Brushes that will help you create countless, gorgeous makeup looks. I hope you enjoyed today’s post and be sure and let me know in the comments if you have found other amazing eyeshadow brushes out there!

Also, if you’re not already following me on bloglovin, I would love to have you follow along with me. ( I’m only 1 away from 100 followers, so maybe you can help push me over the hump ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!- Cara

Linking up with  Wonderful Wednesday, Wednesday Blog HopLadies Collective LinkupThursday Favorite Things, and Think Tank Thursday

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56 Comments

  1. jessica wrote:

    If I actually wore eye shadow this would be great!! Maybe I should invest!!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Totally! You would look great with eyeshadow!

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  2. Lisa Sharp wrote:

    EcoTools are my favorite brushes, affordable and good quality. I also like that they use eco-friendly materials. Ulta seems to have them on sale all the time too.

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I love ecotools as well and own several of them! Thanks for the Ulta sale tip ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  3. Pinky wrote:

    These are all great brushes, lady! The black ELF brushes do really well for me, I’ve lost a few of the white/pink ones because of glue. :(!

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Good point! I agree the black ones seem to be a little bit better quality than the white ones that are just $1. At least that’s what I’ve noticed.

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  4. Melissa wrote:

    What fun options! I recently ordered some budget friendly brush options on Amazon and have been happy with those as well. I’ll have to look into these ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Amazon has some great affordable brush set options. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  5. ellesees.net wrote:

    love the contour brush–great for small eyes too.

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree! It’s one of my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  6. Anita wrote:

    This is great! Thanks for sharing. Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Think Tank Thursday.

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hey Anita! Glad you stopped by! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  7. Bella B wrote:

    What awesome tips!
    I can’t really use makeup but this brush tips works for me!

    http://xoxobella.com

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Glad it was helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  8. Amanda Butler wrote:

    I’m in need for some new eye brushes! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 1.14.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  9. Erin wrote:

    Cara, this is so helpful! I’m pretty sure that Avon rounded brush is my go-to brush nearly every day! I’m glad you posted the Elf brush – I’ve wondered about them when I see them in the store! Thanks for this! Btw, I looove your blog!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw, thank-you! I realize hardly anyone uses Avon anymore, but that brush is seriously one of my favorites! Glad you enjoy yours as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  10. Jillian wrote:

    Kara, this post was very helpful โ€ฆ especially since I don’t even have a clue on where to begin when it comes to doing my eye makeup and electing brushes. I definitely have to go through my current brush set and make sure I have your recommendations. Great post!

    XO Jillian
    Cup of Charisma

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you, glad it was helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.14.16 Reply
  11. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    Your eye makeup always looks amazing! I’m all about the ELF brushes, they’re such great brushes for the price and I love that I can get them at Target <3

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw, thank-you! That’s what I love about them too is that you can pick them up easily at the store.

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  12. Jennifer wrote:

    SUCH an awesome guide for brushes. I need to check out the Elf brand ones because they are definitely a good deal! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Hope you’ve had a great day!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  13. Kerry wrote:

    I have the ELF contour brush and love it. Congrats on 100 followers.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s one of my favorites. Thank-you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  14. Erica @ Coming Up Roses wrote:

    Budget friendly brushes are where it’s AT! I’m on the hunt for more, so thank you so much for this list. I’ve heard good things about some Elf ones, so this solidifies my thoughts.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! They are great! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  15. Jenn wrote:

    Elf definitely has my heart when it comes to eyeshadow brushes. I can’t tell much of a difference when it comes to the brushes-its the makeup that I can tell! Love these picks!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree, I don’t think you can get much better than elf brushes! Thank-you!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  16. Nadine wrote:

    I dont have any of these eye shadow brushes. Truth be told, the ones I have are really old. Like maybe around 8 years old! They are two bare minerals ones and a Sonia Kashuk. I love them! If I need to replace any of them I am going to look back at this post!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Hope these help!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  17. Sarah @ Bows and Clothes wrote:

    These are some really great finds! I have been wanting and needing some more makeup brushes so your timing on this post is perfect. I love the angled brush!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! An angled brush is great for both beginners and pros in that you have so much more control in applying eyeliner.

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  18. Mistle wrote:

    Love your picks! I have not yet tried any of these but I am always up for trying out new makeup brushes.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! They are all great, inexpensive options!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  19. Danielle wrote:

    ELF is so awesome! Their makeup and brushes are great for the price point.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree! One of my favorite brands for sure!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  20. Summer @ Coffee With Summer wrote:

    I have a blending brush from elf and I LOVE it! I have been meaning to grab more of their brushes!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      The C brush works great for blending in the crease as well. I love it!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  21. Andrea Nine wrote:

    I forgot about good old Avon! Looks like they have some great brushes too! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I feel like no one hardly uses Avon anymore, but they still have some great inexpensive products. Thank-you, hope your day is going great as well!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  22. Rebekah wrote:

    I have a couple of E.L.F. brushes and I love them! I found a couple for $1 at Walmart and it was totally worth getting them so that I could learn which ones I like.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      They are great! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  23. SMD @ Life According to Steph wrote:

    I’ve never used any makeup on my eyebrows.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I hadn’t either until a few years ago, but I think shaped eyebrows look so great!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  24. Julia wrote:

    I love elf products and think I have to pick up that C brush! I’ve been on the hunt for a good crease brush and it’s so cheap I might as well check it out!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It works really well for blending in the crease! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  25. Kim wrote:

    I have the c brush from e.l.f. and that wet n’ wild brush and I absolutely love both! That Avon brush sounds really interesting. Amazon and Ebay also tend to do great deals on brush sets that are just as good as any other I’ve used. Great post Cara, I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! XO -Kim

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks for the tip! I love browsing Amazon for brush set deals! Hope you’ve had a great day!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  26. Lauren Jane wrote:

    I was shocked to see the brushes I use(the elf ones!) on here. I’ll have to grab the other two next time I’m at the store

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Elf brushes are my jam! Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  27. Greta wrote:

    I need an angled eyeliner brush! Thanks for recommending the brand!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! I love using angled eyeliner brushes, it’s so much easier!

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  28. Meghan wrote:

    The contour brush from e.l.f. looks really cool! I will have to pick it up the next time I am at Target!

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It is great! One of my favorites! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply