I used to always use the little applicators in the eyeshadow boxes, but have since bought myself some brushes. I like using them but I feel like powder gets into my eyes and really irritates them, am I doing something wrong?
try just using a bit at a time, and build up gradually. Tap the brush to knock off an excess to stop it going in your eyes. Also how often do you wash your brushes. Wash them at least every other week if you wear make up every day to stop infection or irritation.
I always wet the brush a little bit before dipping it into the eye shadow. I find the application turns out better and it stops the eye shadow from falling onto your cheeks and eyes while you are applying it. I got this tip years ago from a make up artist at SpaceNK.