Hey friends, welcome to today’s video. Today’s video is dedicated to the hooded eye or the smaller eye. I’m going to be sharing with you guys my favorite brushes to use on hooded or smaller eyes. People are always asking what brushes are best for small or hooded eyes and I have answered this email so many times I thought, Why don’t I make a video to reference and send to people and really explain the why behind it? So I’m going to be sharing with you guys the five BK Beauty brushes that I would recommend. I really want this video to be educational! You know, obviously, if you don’t have these BK Beauty brushes, you might have something like this already. So I’m going to explain why these brushes are good. And then you can decide what you need, what you don’t, what you already have, or what you might be shopping for.
The first brush that I’m going to share with you guys is the BK Beauty 202 just because I always start with the crease, but certainly might not start with the crease. This is the brush that I would recommend from BK beauty for the crease, we also have the 201 which you can see is much larger and rounder. The 202 is more tapered. So it’s going to have more control which is going to be better for a smaller or a hooded eye. So I’m going to go in and create my crease I like to use the tip of the brush and I’ll pick up product first with the tip. I don’t really swirl the whole brush in there because again, I want control. You’re going to want to look for a brush that is smaller in size for crease brush and something that has a tapered tip is ideal. Get the product on the tip of the brush. We are just picking up the product from the tip and I’m using the new Natasha denote a glam palette. And I always like to kind of tap off with my finger avoid tapping on a plastic product or a palette or anything like that because you can damage the ferrel or the handle. Just use your hand to tap and then I’m going to use that tip to build my transition or my crease. Now, I have slightly hooded eyes and it has definitely fallen as I’ve gotten older like you know it does for all of us. But my I used to have a lot more lid space, now I have less. I use the tip and work the color this into the crease. Because this brush does have that tip it is going to really allow you to control application but because it’s still a soft fluffy brush, it’s going to blend, you want to avoid getting something that’s too stiff. If your brushes are too stiff and pointy, it’s not going to give a soft a blend. Now that might be a great tool for a more cut crease or creating more definition. But if you want something that’s going to blend and soften, you want something that’s fluffy.
The next brush that I’m going to recommend is the BK Beauty 207. This is a smaller, more precise brushes. It’s basically a pencil brush, but it’s got a rounded tip so it’s still fluffy. So this is going to do a great job of packing color on in a particular area. But also having that rounded tip is going to help give a softer edge to it. This actually would be great for someone that has really small eyes or very small lids or your eyes completely hooded and you kind of have to lift up to apply product, you could use this for an eye lid brush not just to smoke out or to put in the inner outer corner. This brush could be used for your actual lid. I know that’s not typically what you see in a pencil brush as you would usually see a pencil brush being used for this outer corner which I show you guys. So I’m going to go in and grab a slightly darker shade and we’re going to pop that in the outer corner. But again, for really small or hooded eyes, you can use this as an eyelid brush, so use this to actually pack on your lid color.
Even though the 207 is a pencil brush, it’s slightly larger than your than some other pencil brushes like the Sigma Pencil Brush, the E 30. You can see they’re kind of similar in length but they’re very different in shape. This sigma would be really great for lower lash line or outer corner but it’s not really going to be the best for your eyelid because this is going to give more coverage and give a more like even application where this wouldn’t really work great for your eyelids. The BK Beauty 207 is a truly kind of unique type of pencil brush.
The next brush that I showed you is the BK Beauty 204 Smudge It brush. It’s very small, short, and dense. This brush would be really great for lower lash line. It is also great for all eyes for lower lash line doesn’t necessarily have to be a hooded eye. You could also use this for the outer corner. Again, if the eye is really small or really hooded, you could use this in the outer corner.
The other brush that you can use for lid if you have hooded eyes is the BK Beauty 203 Shader brush. This is your typical basic shader. I recommend a couple other shades from MAC – the 213 and the 239. Their sizes are comparable, the shape is comparable, but the BK Beauty 203 is a little fluffier at the tip. It’s going to kind of give a softer edge to your shadow. This brush would be really great for your basic lid, you could also use this for all over. You could also use this brush on your brow, you could use it just to kind of put your basic all over color. Or you can of course pack it on the lid!
The last brush that I want to share is our 208 and it is the tiniest angle brush you might ever find. I love this brush. This brush makes eyebrows really easy. It also gives winged liner a really precise line. If you you know the thing with the hooded eye is typically it’s hard to get your eyeliner to either not take up all the real estate that shows on your lid or it’s just easy for that liner to look too thick so you want to have a very controlled and defined eyeliner. This will help you achieve that. If you like to use shadow or gel if you like a pencil or a pen, obviously you know you wouldn’t need this brush. But if you are someone that likes to use a gel liner or a shadow, I’m going to use the shade lash line Actually, I’m going to load this up. Now you do definitely want to tap this off again, just use your finger so we don’t get any dented barrels or handles. And you’re just going to press it into the lash line. Because it’s so dense, it’s going to pick up that shadow and make it look like a rich cream liner. I also like to use it to give a little bit of a wing it makes a subtle wing liner so easy, I really think it’s impossible to mess this up.
I wanted this video to be educational so you guys could take a look at your current brushes. See if you have something that’ll already work. Or if you’re interested in BK Beauty maybe this will help you kind of make your final selection!