A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post giving you a little glimpse into my slightly scattered and trivial morning musings. Today I welcome you to part two of said musings. Deciding on one brush for my base was by far the hardest task and today I am going to shift swiftly on to the easiest. I have never really been an eyeshadow kind of girl. I do wear it but a lack of coordination paired with minimal blending patience doesn't make for very complex eye looks. I usually just go for a simple wash of colour- if I'm feeling fancy I might stretch to a crease colour and if I'm feeling crazy I might stick on some lopsided lashes (tweezers are tricky, fingers are tricky- I can't win!).

I am happiest using my fingers as a tool, and for longer than I care to admit I was that girl who used the miniature sponges that come with drugstore quads. It was a good few years before I realised you could buy separate eye brushes and a good few more before I realised what you pay for is what you get. The game changer in question? The MAC 217 Blending Brush (£19).

It's a small oval shaped brush with quite fine densely packed bristles. It's dense enough to pick up product well, but it also has just the right amount of movement to make for the ideal blending experience. It's large enough to be used to apply an initial wash of colour over the lid, small enough to add an inner corner highlight, but most importantly, functional enough to make cack-handed eye shadow application almost effortless. And if you need that little bit extra to sway you- it washes well and dries quickly. A pretty decent all rounder.

So if you're looking to buy your first eye brush or just wanted to add a fail-safe to your collection this is definitely one to check out.

What would you choose if you could only use one eye brush?