Hey y’all! Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone has wonderful plans for this long weekend. This holiday is sort of the last hurrah for the summer, isn’t it?
Just wanted to make a quick post about my favorite makeup brushes. The majority of brushes in my collection are inexpensive odds and ends I’ve somehow ended up with over the years. Most of my eyeshadow brushes are from Coastal Scents. They have a huge variety of synthetic brushes averaging around $2.50 per brush. The rest of my brushes are mostly from ELF. Believe it or not, I do not own any brushes from Sigma, let alone MAC. Oh my!
The three in this post are the exceptions. They are a bit pricey, but I think they are well worth the money for the results they produce. Of course, I ADORE my pink Beautyblender sponge. I think it’s praises have been sung in many a beauty blog, so we’ll just consider that a given.
Number 1: The Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush ($30.00):
This is a synthetic fiber brush. It is only 4.5 inches long. I think the compact size makes it perfect for foundation application. It is verry easy to control. The bristles are very dense and cut at an angle. This allows precise application and effortless blending. You also use less foundation because the brush is so effective. It gives you a perfect, flawless finish. A closeup of the bristles:
Number 2: The Hakuhodo Powder Brush J206 ($60.00):
This is a glorious goat hair and synthetic brush. It is super-duper soft, and I love it. I use it for finishing powder, but it is great for any powder cosmetic application. I wish I could replace all of my brushes with Hakuhodos, but this one will have to do. Closeup of the bristles:
Number 3: NARS Ita Brush ($39.00):
Oh, this brush (*sigh*)!!! It is all goat hair. It is an unusual kabuki hybrid. I find it to be the perfect brush for contouring. I am a bit of a spaz when it comes to contouring, but this little guy makes it fool-proof. It can deposit loads of color where you need it, then turn it on it’s side, and it can apply to the smallest area with surgical precision. Closeup of the bristles:
It is no longer available on the NARS website. I purchased mine from Nordstrom, when Ebates was 8% cash back. I promise you, I am not paid by Ebates. However, if you live in the US, and you shop online, you need to read my post on it. If you time it right, you can get high-end products at a great savings.
What are your must-have brushes?
Thanks for reading! kxoxo