Every time my friends ask me about makeup tips, my first advice is always to have the right brushes! I myself have about 80 brushes that I’ve collected throughout the years and YES, I have used each one of them at one point #hoarder. However, there are 6 brushes that I use every day, and that I think are essential for a good makeup application. Most of my brushes are from Mac, Sigma, Morphe or real techniques, and even though my current favorites are from sigma any of these brands have great similar options for you to pick. I am breaking it down to the top brushes I use for my everyday makeup routine in case you are looking to start your collection 🙂
The only powder that I use in the Laura Mercier Translucent powder to go over my foundation and concealer, and using the right powder brush is key, in order for everything to stay in place. I LOVE the MAC 150 is full and dense and it is perfect to blend everything at the end of my makeup routine.
I use the Sigma F37 which is the perfect tapered brush. I’m not sure this brush is specifically for blush, but I’ve find it really easy to use because of the shape of it. I usually apply my blush after I contour and highlight, so this brush does a good job blending everything together.
I have different types of contouring brushes, but this brush seems to be my favorite. It is the Sigma F40 angled brush. it was one of my first Sigma brushes when I started experimenting with contouring, and it makes everything so much easier. I feel it is the perfect shape for my cheekbones 🙂
I go between tapered and fan brushes when playing with highlighters, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be my Sigma F35 tapered brush. It grabs the right amount of product so it gives the perfect glow.
I believe that blending is key- when applying eye makeup, so I use different types of blending brushes to achieve my everyday eye look. I use the Sigma E25 blending brush for my lid since the brush is dense, it applies the color more precisely than other blending brushes, but it is still soft enough to blend. I always go between this brush and my MAC 217.
BLENDING EYESHADOW BRUSH
Every time I do my eye makeup, I start with a transition color and the Morphe 441 is the perfect brush for this, since it is a fluffier brush used to blend out color in the crease. I use this brush to transition my lid color to my crease color. It’s also great for blending out a darker color when you want to lighten it up a bit.
I hope you liked this post and let me know if you get to try any of these brushes 🙂