Here it is babes: my most treasured brushes that are BETTER than those “beloved” MAC brushes that will not break the bank. I use these babies on the daily and love them because they blend like a dream leaving my makeup looking flawless and they hold up through wash after wash!
First things first: foundation! I love using a dense buffing brush to blend out my foundation and the e.l.f. ‘Ultimate Blending Brush’ is my bff for life. It’s only $6 and although it may leave brush marks every once and awhile I just pat the brush into those areas of build up and it blends out beautifully! I love a beauty sponge for everyday and have even learned that with the right foundation I can get BETTER coverage with it. My favorite sponge (even over the ACTUAL beauty blender!!) is from Amazon and for just $9 it’s a steal of a deal. I love it because it is more dense and bounces beautifully over the skin for flawless application!
Now: concealer. The beauty sponge will do a great job at blending out concealers under the eyes too, but I just looooooooove the e.l.f. Blush Brush because it fits perfectly right under the eye area, blends beautifully and gives you COVERAGE. That’s all a tired girl wants?! Coverage!!
Can’t forget: bronzer! I love a small brush for contour/bronzer because you can really get precise with your application and create beautiful angles on the face without much thought or effort. For that I love the Real Techniques Contour Brush *I could only find it in a set, so sorry*! It gets right into the hallows of the cheek and works perfectly for slimming out the nose too. For those who love a fuller brush, I cannot get over the Morphe M527! It is a beautiful fluffy brush that comes to a tip so you can get a precise line with ULTIMATE blending power. This has become my daily favorite for sure!
And: blush! I own FIVE e.l.f. Small Stipple Brushes because it is my FAVORITE for blush and I gotta have one for every blush I’ve got 😘 jk jk, but seriously. This brush is like no other – it provides you just the right amount of color for even your most pigmented blush so that you don’t look like a clown, but blends out product seamlessly!
Last, but certainly not least: highlight. These babes are two of my favorites to use!! Both the Morphe M500 and M501 become favorites of my clients too because it allows a pin point application of highlight with incredible blending capacity!
Used those brushes this morning for THIS LOOK!!
Foundation: Image Skincare iConceal in Neutral
Concealer: The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer in ‘O1’
Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in ‘medium/deep’
Blush: Wet n’ Wild Ombre Blush in ‘In A Purple Haze’
Highlight: Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette in Solstice color ‘Hemisphere’
Did I miss any that YOU love??
xo – K