Monday, January 26, 2015

My Makeup Brush Collection: Face Brushes

Meet my babies!!! Haha 
For this post I'll just be doing my face brushes so this isn't forever long. The little holder these brushes are in is from Target and it's actually meant to be for cotton balls and q-tips.. But it works even better for makeup brushes if I do say so myself :) 
So... Here we go. I just wanna mention that some of these brushes are dirty from using them so, I'm sorry!

This is an update to my foundation brush. I started using this Sedona Lace brush when my Sigma F80 brush got a little run down (after about a year). This is the FB 07 Flat Top Buffer, I love love this brush! It is so soft and applies foundation so beautifully. This brush is really dense, but not quite as dense as the Sigma F80.

I use this for liquid foundation every day. I press the foundation into my skin with this rather than buffing it in in a circular motion. This is great for liquid foundation because it is made with synthetic hairs so that the product is not completely absorbed back into the brush during use! 

This is $18.95 but I got it during a 1/2 off sale.






Here is my favorite brush to apply concealer with. This is the Sigma F86 Tapered Kabuki. I use this to apply concealer on my eyes, under my eyes, between my brows, and my chin. This brush is extremely dense.

This brush is also synthetic so it's ideal for applying cream and liquid products because it won't absorb too much of the product.

This brush is $24.00 and there are always numerous coupon codes available for this brand, they usually change every month. Just Google "Sigma coupon code" to find an active code (Retail Me Not is great)! 






I use this big fluffy tapered brush for setting my under eye area and other areas where I applied concealer. This brush is meant to use with powder products. 

This is the Sigma F25 Tapered Face brush. The recommended use for this brush is to contour with, but as I said I use it to set the under eye area with powder. This is great because the tapered shape of this brush fits right into the inner corner of the eye and other hard-to-reach areas of the face. 

This brush retails for $33.00 and I got it as a gift for Christmas. Again, be sure to Google coupon codes first! 



Okay, this gigantic brush is my favorite!! I use this all over my face to apply powder. Obviously, this brush makes it so easy because it's so huge. This brush is also incredibly soft, it literally feels like I'm petting my cat.. Okay not weird.

This is the It Brushes #211 All Over Powder Brush. This brush is synthetic brush hair and ideal for powder application. For the size of this brush being so large it is very lightweight. The hairs of this brush are so so dense and fluffy.

This brush is sold exclusively at Ulta stores online and in-stores. It retails for $40.00 What is great about this brush is that for every purchase IT Cosmetics will donate one brush to the Look Good, Feel Better program to help women face the effects of cancer treatments and gain more confidence! I thought that was very sweet. 



I use this brush on days when I want more of a harsh contour for my cheekbones. The shape of this brush allows for a very precise application and a straight line if you want your contour to be more noticeable. 

This is the Morphe M460 Flat Contour brush. This used to have the writing on it saying what brush it was but that quickly washed off, maybe they have changed how they do that since then but that's just something I noticed. However, I still love this brush and use it all the time.

This brush retails for $13.95. Morphe also has a few other great contour brushes available! 




I use this brush also for contouring/bronzing. I realize this brush isn't ideal for bronzing because it's flat and doesn't give a very natural bronze to your face. I am still searching for a good bronzer brush! I do love it for contouring though! This brush is also fairly dense!

This is the very very affordable e.l.f Studio Powder Brush and I get mine at WalMart or Target. This brush is really great because you can use it for liquid or powder products. It is an anti-bacterial, synthetic, Taklon brush.

This brush retails for $3.00!!! Seriously, I know. It's awesome. So, if you can't afford an expensive foundation brush I would recommend this one for that as well. 




This brush is perfect for applying blush, not to mention that it's super cute. I love the pink dip-dyed tip!

This brush is not available for individual sale because it only comes in a kit. This is from the BH Cosmetics 12 Piece Pink Brush set. I really love BH for their brush sets because they are so beyond affordable and good quality. 

This brush kit retails for $24.95 and is currently on sale for $7.95!!! For 12 brushes! This brand always does amazing sales so check out their other kits as well.







This is a brush I recently purchased and started to use to apply my blush. This is super soft and of course I love that it's pink! 

This is the Real Techniques Blush Brush. This brush would also be great for contouring. This is made with synthetic bristles and therefore is 100% cruelty-free. The handle of this brush is really comfortable to work with. 

This retails for $8.99 and I got mine at Ulta! Love this brush. 






This brush is one that I don't reach to so often. But, this is great for applying highlighter and ensuring that you can't be too heavy-handed with it. The shape makes it easy to highlight the cheekbones and bridge of the nose. This brush could also be used to contour the nose.

This brush is also from the BH Cosmetics 12 Piece Pink Brush Set and is the fan brush.

The kit is available now for $7.95!!








This brush right here is the reason I don't reach for that fan brush too often. I use this brush to highlight my cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin, and cupid's bow. The tapered shape again allows for easier application to those hard-to-reach areas.

This is the Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter. I know that some people also like to use this to set that under eye area as well. I just love to use it for highlighter :) 

This brush retails for $24.00, be sure to Google a coupon code before purchasing!





Lastly, here is a brush that I used to always use to apply my powder. I haven't reached for it as much since I purchased the IT Cosmetics #211 though. This brush is great for powder, liquid, or cream products and also for blush. 

This is the BH Cosmetics Duo Fiber Stippling Brush. This is one of the first "professional" brushes I ever purchased and I have always been in love with it. The duo fiber brush is made with both synthetic and natural hair fibers. So, this brush may absorb more than a purely synthetic brush. The white, longer hairs are synthetic and the black hairs come from the belly of a goat. This brush isn't particularly super dense. 

This retails for a whopping $3.95 right now on the BH Cosmetics Website!!

So that is my face makeup brush collection (the ones I actually use anyway)! Also, If you're wondering where the sticker on my brush holder is from, it came with a purchase I made through Time Los Angeles, which is a company that makes makeup-themed products. 

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