Hey Beauties! Happy Tuesday.
I’ve talked about Makeup quite a bit on my blog, but I never talked about the brushes that I use.
Brushes play an important role in how your makeup looks. Yes, you can use your fingers to blend to a certain extent, but brushes definitely take your makeup look to the next level.
Let’s get into this!!
My current favorite foundation brush is the Bare Mineral’s Beautiful Finish Foundation Brush. This brush is priced at $32, but it is so worth it. The brush is super dense, so it gives really good coverage and takes half the time of a regular brush to blend your foundation. Although this brush was designed for loose mineral powders, it works fantastic with foundation as well.
I currently use the It Cosmetics Must-Have-Multi-Powder Brush. I purchased a set of brushes from IT Cosmetics and I fell in love with this brush! It’s SOOOO soft! I’ve had this brush for 5 years and it’s still going strong. It hasn’t even lost a bristle. The brush is so fluffy and picks up the right amount of powder. I used this brush with loose powder as well as pressed powder and I was not disappointed. It left my face looking flawless and not cakey!
For Blush, I’m not too picky on the type of brush. I typically just go for a brush that is not very dense because dense brushes pick up a lot of product and I’d rather not look like a clown. 🙂 Any stippling brush works great for this. The E.L.F Stippling Brush is only $3 which is insane and it is actually really great. This brush is also great if you’re trying to achieve a very natural foundation look.
I prefer using a powder brush for bronzer because as you guys know, I don’t contour on an everyday basis. A powder brush gives me a very natural sun-kissed look. The powder brush that I currently use is from a set on Amazon. It’s really pretty and the brushes are pretty soft as well. Check it out Here.
I’m very particular when it comes to a highlight brush. I personally don’t like the look of one streak of unblended highlighter. I like a natural glow that’s slightly blinding, but not too in-your-face. Ya, I know that didn’t make sense at all. Haha. One of my favorite brushes to give me the look described above is the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Double-Ended Brush. This brush is perfect because with the angled side, I can apply my highlighter precisely and the stippled side can be used to blend it out. It works very well for me and I highly recommend using this technique if you have trouble applying highlighter!
These are my favorite brushes because it makes all the difference when creating eye looks. I currently have 3 favorite brushes for my eye. The same IT cosmetics set that had the powder brush, has a lid brush called No-Tug-All-Over-Eyeshadow Brush. This brush is great for applying shadows to the lid and it makes it POP! Sometimes when I’m lazy and I don’t want to use an eyeshadow primer, this brush allows me to be lazy while still being able to achieve a gorgeous eye look.
The second brush is from the same set as well and it’s a crease brush called No-Tug Crease Brush. This brush fits in your crease perfectly and blends your crease color beautifully. I not only use this on my crease, but I also clean it off and blend any harsh edges to create a beautiful blended look.
Finally, the third brush is the brush that’s in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette.
I don’t ever end up loving brushes that come in eyeshadow palettes because most of the time they’re super cheap, but this one is an exception! It’s a dual-ended brush that has a definer brush on one end and a fluffy blending brush on the other. It’s the perfect two for one. I use the definer brush on the outer V of my eye and the other side of the brush to blend it out. I also use the definer brush on my lower lash line because it allows me to be very precise with my application.
For a brow brush, I’m not too picky because a mascara wand works perfectly fine. I love using this to brush my brows before I apply any product to my brows. I currently use a very old Brow Brush from Mary Kay, but like I said, an old, clean mascara wand works just fine.
I really hope you guys enjoyed this post! I know I should have done this post a while ago, but now when I post my Makeup Of The Days, you can finally use the brushes and products that I use to achieve the looks! What is your favorite brush? Have you tried any of these brushes in this post? What are your thoughts? Make sure to leave a comment letting me know.
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