The trick to applying makeup effortless and flawlessly is having the right tools, my brush collection a year or two ago couldn’t even be called a collection, but with a bit of work (and money), I now have some great brushes which make applying makeup a breeze.
First up, an old favourite – the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush, this is still one of my most used brushes for applying foundation. It’s quite a sturdy brush, the bristles are densely packed and I think this helps to really buff in cream foundations for a flawless finish.
Next up is another buffing brush (the best for foundations, in my opinion), this is the Real Techniques Buffing Brush which comes in the Core Collection. I usually use this with BB creams or lighter foundations, I apply the product roughly with my fingers and then go over with the Buffing brush for a more natural finish. This is a great starter set of brushes for those who want to try out a set and build up their collection.
The Topshop Blush brush is one I’ve had for a while now and although I don’t use it every day, I get a lot of use out of this one. I tend to use this for powder blushers and highlighters, it’s really soft and great for those with a heavy hand as it gives a light finish. This is the only brush I’ve tried from Topshop but I’m really impressed!
The Real Techniques Setting Brush is great for touching up small areas with powder, I use this mainly for concealing powders under my eyes, like the Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit. It really sets makeup and means product doesn’t cake.
Another couple of Real Techniques favourites are the Blush Brush and Expert Face Brush – I use the blush brush for powder blushers for a sculpted finish and the Expert Face brush is perfect for cream blushers. I just dot a bit of product on with my fingers and buff it in with the brush, it’s definitely my favourite brush for cream based blushers.
Lastly, this Smashbox Tapered Shadow brush is my go to eyeshadow brush. I’ve had it for a while now and it’s my favourite one for applying eyeshadow. The product goes on perfectly and doesn’t fall, and shades can be blended together perfectly. I definitely want to try a few more from Smashbox as they’re a great brand and always leave me happy!
What are your favourite makeup brushes?
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