A couple of months ago I held an open thread about makeup brushes and one reader commented that the Luxury Eye Brush from Edward Bess' line is so good it makes a drugstore eye shadow look like a million dollar. I know what she meant. The thickness, density and shape of this brush coerces even the most questionably-textured eye shadows (Lancome, in my case) to spread and apply evenly. It's excellent for smooth blending that looks professional and for doing a wash of color over the lid.
This brush is made of natural bristles, so it's intended for powder eye shadows. It's as soft as they come and feels great against delicate skin in the eye area. The thick and round head is too big for contouring or for delicate crease work, so I'd be delighted if Edward Bess comes up with a second eye brush in a smaller size/tapered shape. But since no brush can do it all, the Luxury Eye Brush is among the most fabulous options out there. It comes in a sleek and sturdy box, making it a great gift idea (and easy to wrap!). Just keep it out of your pets reach- my Josephine was quite certain it's a small furry animal that should come and play with her.
Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush ($40) is available from Bergdorf Goodman in store and online, select Neiman Marcus locations as well as their online store and edwardbess.com.
All photos and kittens are mine.