The Best Makeup Brushes For Small & Hooded Eyes


It was only when I started using the Zoeva Rose Gold Eye Set that I understood the importance of having quality makeup tools. My eyeshadow skills made such great progress using this set I couldn't quite believe it. I never expected to love the Zoeva brushes so much that I actually purchased back ups. The Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set is an eyeshadow set of 12 brushes, and in this post I want to share with you my top 4 most used brush picks that are excellent for those of you who have small or hooded eyes. I always thought that doing eyeshadow was something impossible to experiment with when having hooded eyes, let me tell you, as long as you're using the right gear it isn't!


From left to right:

317 Wing Liner Brush

When having small eyes, detail work is key if you truly want your eyes to stand out! This is a brush for precision work, meaning lining your upper and lower lash line with a dark eyeshadow (you can see me doing this live on my youtube channel here). I like using a really dark, chocolate brown for this step because those types of shades are smoother to work with. Over the years I've noticed black eyeshadows are often chalky and/or don't blend that easily so dark browns it is!

228 Luxe Crease Brush

This is the last brush I use when creating an eyeshadow look. It's very nice to polish everything up. I either use it to smoke out and blend out eyeshadow in and above the crease, or use it completely clean with no product, to blend out all the the edges and make the whole look appear flawless.

224 Luxe Defined Crease Brush

This is the ultimate crease brush for people with hooded or small eyes. The fact that it's so tiny keeps you from going completely overboard with a dark color when trying to bring depth and definition to your eyeshadow looks. It's brilliant, I love it and I highly recommend it!

234 Luxe Smokey Shader Brush

This is the best shader brush ever to apply eyeshadow all over the lid. My first shader brush was from a lower budget makeup brand and I hated it, this one opened up a whole new world for me. Not kidding. It's really good at picking up product and applying it evenly. However, if you don't shy away from using your fingertips when it comes to doing your eyeshadow, try using your ring finger instead. It's going to improve the look of the shadow and make it appear more pigmented than when you were to apply it with a bush. That pop of color in the middle of your lid is really going to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter.


I purchased these brushes from the Zoeva Website, but they are also available at Douglas!

The brushes are sold individually:

317 Wing Liner Brush €8.50
228 Luxe Crease Brush €9.50
224 Luxe Defined Crease Brush €9.50
234 Luxe Smokey Shader Brush €9.50

Or in a set of 12: Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Eye Set €75


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  1. Zoeva brushes are definitely, really appealing! The brushes look professional and luxurious (especially with rose gold handle). I only have 2 eye brushes from them - 230 Pencil and 231 Petite Crease and right now I'm planning to add more! :D
    ieyra h. | blog

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    1. They are definitely worth the money! I even find they work better than real techniques eyeshadow brushes, have you tried any of those? :)

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  3. Thank you very much for detailed review.I also have hooded eyes and having some hard time with eye maKeup :) I have one bdellium brush ( crease brush) but I definitely need those lovely zoeva brushes for precision. Especiallynfor using darker shades. ♡

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    1. You're welcome! They are great quality, I'm so happy I found this brand otherwise I still would be struggling today with my small/hooded eyes to create eyeshadow looks :)

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  4. Zoeva brushes are excellent quality for its price. Luxe Precise Shader is great for highlighting the inner corner of the eye since it is so tiny. :)

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    1. True, the reason why I don't ever talk about highlighting the inner corner is because my eyes have a little 'fold' in that area. Trying to makeup that part is a little tricky :D I try though! Xxx

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  5. Such a helpful post! Thank you for sharing your picks :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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