Favorite brushes from IT Cosmetics and Eddie Funkhouser

If you read my recent Guilty Pleasures article then you know I’m an eyeshadow geek. The more the merrier. Well that’s how I feel about makeup brushes. I have a great collection of brushes with my eye brushes getting the most use. Today I’m sharing two brushes from IT Cosmetics and 3 from Eddie Funkhouser that you should know about.

IT Cosmetics eyebrow and eyeliner brushes, Eddie Funkhouser eyeshadow brushes

IT Cosmetics eyebrow and eyeliner brushes, Eddie Funkhouser eyeshadow brushes

Both IT Cosmetics and Eddie Funkhouser are cruelty free companies that are high up on the list of companies that I like to buy from. All of these (except 1 EF brush that was sent) are purchases that I made and use all the time.

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Build A Brow and It Cosmetics Tightlining 10-in-1 Dual Ended brush

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Build A Brow and It Cosmetics Tightlining 10-in-1 Dual Ended brush

When I saw that IT Cosmetics had created gel eyeliner, Liner Love, I absolutely had to have it. I ordered it in Silk Taupe from Ulta and also ordered their Tightliner 10-in-1 Dual Ended Brush ($24). I’d been looking for a new gel eyeliner brush and this is so different that I knew I needed it in my life. Little did I know that if I’d bought these two at QVC I’d have saved a lot of money since the duo is $29 (right now $26.48) there. That’s the only mistake I made since both of these are wonderful. This Dual Ended Brush has one end that has grooves in it. This is meant to be used for tightlining since you start at the root of your lashes and wiggle it, sweeping through to the tips of your lashes. It’s pretty amazing. Since Liner Love is waterproof it’s a great, long lasting look for me. The rounded tip is used to create a line along either lashline. The reason it’s called 1o-in-1 is that it comes with a brochure that shows 10 eye looks with the brush.

top left IT Cosmetics Build A Brow, top right and bottom left Tightlining eyeliner brush

top left IT Cosmetics Build A Brow, top right and bottom left Tightlining eyeliner brush

I learned my lesson when I saw that one of my Makeup Wars sister blogs had bought IT Cosmetics Build A Brow along with their Build A Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Gel Stain at QVC. This duo is $30 (now $27.36) which is almost half the price of buying each separately. I bought the set in Dark Brown and then went back and bought it in Universal Taupe since they are both amazing. I use my IT Build a Brow brush with any powder or cream eyebrow product. What I love about this brush is that you really get to the roots of your brows. My brows are very sparse and have lost most of their fullness. I no longer can just touch up, I need to build up and the amazing comb like bristles do that job without mess. The spoolie on the opposite end is the cherry on top.

Eddie Funkhouser Tapered Shadow Brush, Contour Eye Brush, All Over Eye Brush

Eddie Funkhouser Tapered Shadow Brush, Contour Eye Brush, All Over Eye Brush

I’ve written about Eddie Funkhouser brushes previously. I had bought three brushes and even though I’d paid for all three, I didn’t realize until later that they either didn’t send the Contour Eye Brush or I’d tossed it in error. When Eddie Funkhouser found out he didn’t want me to be upset so he kindly sent me one to complete my trio. I know I’m just one of his many girlfriends but I can tell I’m as special in his life as he is in mine.

All Eddie Funkhouser brushes are “Artisanal quality crafted brush, featuring hand-scored premium hair, expertly-sculpted head integrated with premium aluminum ferrule and hardwood handles painted with hard-as-nails, multi-layered high-gloss black lacquer.”  The three I have aren’t small brushes, the heads are larger than I expected them to be but the quality is perfect.

left Eddie Funkhouser Contour Eye Brush and All Over Eye Brush, top right Contour, bottom right Tapered Shadow

left Eddie Funkhouser Contour Eye Brush and All Over Eye Brush, top right Contour, bottom right Tapered Shadow

The Contour Eye Brush ($10.49*) and the All Over Eye Brush ($8.99) are very similar. The Contour is angled while the All Over is perfectly rounded. The heads of these are 1/2 inch in length and just a little bit wider. These are amazingly soft and have the right amount of firmness to them. The Eye Contour brush is the angled one, it’s softly rounded and is a great tool for the crease of your lid plus it helps blend shadows out when you want a smokey eye. Eddie Funkhouser calls the All Over Eye Brush a medium size brush that helps distribute color evenly with its fluffy head. It can be used on your face too to add highlight. I’m not sure you need both brushes but I don’t know which one you shouldn’t get because they are both so nice to use. I’m happy to have them both.

The Tapered Shadow Brush is much bigger in size than I expected. It’s too big for me to be precise with it but it’s great for blending on my smaller eyes. I also use this under my eyes for a light coat of powder to set my concealer and it’s perfect for me there. The tapering is slight and it feels more rounded to me. It’s looser than the other two brushes so it’s better for me for blending. I think the brush is $10.99 but it’s currently sold out.

Two great companies and five excellent brushes help make my obsession with eye products more complete. If you are looking for some perfection in your life, check these out. If you have these, let me know what you think. — Marcia

*nothing to disclose except that Eddie Funkhouser replaced my missing brush without charge

Comments

  1. You know what a brush fantastic I am, you are just doing this to tempt me! LOL! These look like great brushes, and I want them all, Marcia!

  2. Linda M says:

    The angled eyeliner brush looks intriguing. Looks like it would make the job a lot easier.

  3. I really need to get on the IT Cosmetics train. I’ve only tried one thing from them (their gel pencil eyeliner) which I absolutely loved, and I’ve heard nothing but positive things about their brushes! I’m going to have to check that Build a Brow brush out.

  4. I hate a dual ended brush with a velvet passion but I’d be willing to put up with that IT tight lining brush. That baby looks amazing! I am a rabid tight liner and any brush that could make that job easier… Sign me on! The Eddie Funkhauser brushes would be right up my alley. I love natural hair shadow brushes and I have a lot of lid space so I like ’em big. 😉

  5. Those Eddie Funkhouser brushes look amazing! Need!

  6. I only have Eddie’s lip brush, and it’s fantastic!

  7. I need those IT Cosmetics brushes! I haven’t seen any brushes with grooves like that!

  8. I need to check out more of Eddie’s brushes! I love the IT ones. They’re addicting!

  9. Oh gosh, I just want every IT Cosmetics brush ever. They’re SOOO soft and amazing!

  10. I’m a huge fan of the IT brushes!

  11. I need to add these to my list, you can never have too many brushes! I have a few from IT, and they are so soft it’s insane!

  12. I love the IT brushes that I own. I haven’t tried the IT tightlining brush but I have the Too Faced 3 in 1 eyeliner that has that contraption on one end. I’ll have to give it another go coz I think it’s easier just to use a pencil lol but it could just be me 😉

  13. I haven’t seen that bent IT brush, I think I need it!

  14. The It brushes are so soft and blend product out beautifully!

  15. These look so nice! It Cosmetics face brushes always look so soft and fluffy. I’ll be sure to use your tip about QVC if I buy any though!

  16. I have soooo many brushes. I want to try them all. And eye brushes are my weakness. I want to try that IT Cosmetics 10-1 brush, and I didn’t even know your boyfriend, Eddie, had brushes! He’s such a playa, but he does know his makeup. lol! You’re such an enabler; now I want to go shopping!

  17. I neeeeed more brushes! These look great 🙂

  18. I really want to try the eddie brushes!

  19. I’m going to buy EF brushes, they look nice and quite affordable too!

  20. I absolutely love IT brushes. They are definitely some of my favorites.

  21. Olivia S. says:

    I own just 2 of these brushes but they are incredible I will be ordering more soon!! Recommend these to everyone the man is a genius

  22. I am so interested in those Build A Brow brushes, I’m going to have to try them out. 🙂

  23. I officially need that tightlining brush! I ave a few It brushes and love the quality (they’re so soft!)

  24. Really want to check out the Build A Brow brushes!