So I asked on my Facebook page last week what would you like to read about next in my blog and I got a huge response requesting my favourite brushes. I am a massive brush fan - some people like to use there fingers to apply makeup, some only use a one or two brushes but me....
well I have one for everything.
Obviously I have a full makeup brush belt that is bursting at the seems with every type (and price) of brush for work but these are the ones I use everyday to apply my own makeup.
And because I use so many I have broken it down into 2 separate blogs...
This one is all about my base brushes and the next one will be my favourite eye & concealer brushes.
Hope you enjoy!!!
I have tested so many brushes over the past 15 years but these are definitely my all time favourite.
There are so many different brushes out there it can be difficult to know what to use. My collection consists of some highend brushes but mainly more affordable brands such as Real Techniques (which I love because they were designed by makeup artists Sam & Nic Chapman) and Blank Canvas which is a brilliant Irish company. Anyhoo on to the brushes!!!!
The first two I use for applying foundation and both of them I have bought in the 18 months.
First up is the Hot Pink F20 Flat Buffer Brush (HD Face Collection) from Blank Canvas. I picked these up at the last beauty show and have used pretty much nothing else to apply my own and my clients foundation since. This can be used with all liquid, cream and powder products and has the softest bristles of any brush I have used. I simply buff the foundation all over my skin and it leaves me with a beautiful flawless HD finish. And the best bit...Not only is it made by an Irish company but it only costs €13. Bargain for such an amazing brush. Check out their website here http://www.blankcanvascosmetics.com
My other favourite foundation brush is this Stipple Brush from E.L.F cosmetics. I have had this for about 18 months and use it when I want a airbrushed finish to my makeup. To explain it a little better I generally use this for tinted moisturiser or lighter foundations such as my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. My "No Makeup" makeup days!!! And like the Blank Cosmetics brush above it washes brilliantly, never sheds its bristles and dries perfectly back into it's original shape.
I got it on iHerb.com for an AMAZING €2.58. Check out the website http://www.iherb.com.
For powder, bronzer and blush I use both of these brushes equally (which ever my hands lands on first). The top picture is the Real Techniques Blush Brush. This have a beautiful tapered head and super soft bristles. It washes brilliantly and I have 3 of these in my kit. It is a great all rounder brush. You can pick them up in pharmacies nationwide and it costs €12.99
The second one is from Lancome and I have had this since I worked in my first full time job back in 2000. I don't think they make it anymore but I still had to include it in my all time favourites.
It has lasted the test of time even after all the washing and years of use - it just goes to show that if you pay for quality it will last you a lifetime.
Another fairly new brush to my collection is the Blank Canvas F15 Small Tapered Brush. This is THE PERFECT brush for contouring as it fits beautifully into the hollows of your cheeks and I also use it for selective powdering i.e. under the eyes, around the nose etc. I don't know what I done without it. It is available from Blank Canvas and is €13.99
Actually before my Blank Canvas F15 I used the MAC 168. This is a beautiful angled contour brush and I still use it most days for apply blush/contour. It is available from all MAC stores for €37.50.
So that's pretty much it for my foundation/powder/contour/blush brushes. Stay tuned for my next blog which will be all about my favourite eye & concealer brushes.
Until next time...Be Happy!!!!
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!