I LOVE makeup brushes, not only are they fantastic at their job of applying products, they’re also so pretty, hence why I enjoy having a good collection.
Your finished makeup really is determined by your tools so investing in good brushes is worth while.
I have a few staple brushes that I reach for everyday and I know I can rely on to apply my products exactly how I want it.
I thought I’d share with you my top makeup brushes that I think are worth the money.
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS DIRTY MAKEUP BRUSHES!
Corrector – Isabella Scott, this brush doesn’t have a name on it but it came in an eye brush trio. I like to use this to apply cream correctors like the Bobbi Brown one under my eyes as it is small and I can get right in the corner of my eyes.
Concealer – Real techniques Setting Brush, the best for under eye concealer, I use my sponge to blend concealer on blemishes.
Powder – The Vintage Cosmetic Company Dusting and Powder Brush, this brush is massive but it applies a light layer of powder and is great for blending and smoothing base makeup
Applying Cream Contour – Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer, I feel this brush gives me good precision and control when applying the cream contour without being too thin
Blending Cream Contour – Zoeva 110 Face Shape Brush, as well as using my sponge to blend, I like to buff the cream contour out to blend it with this brush to keep it natural
Bronzer – Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush, I love this angled brush for bronzer, it is just the right size for my face and applies it evenly.
Highlighter – Primark Angled Face Brush, again this brush doesn’t have a name on it but it is an angled face brush, I find it perfect for applying highlighter to my face, however I do also like fan brushes for this.
Blusher – Real techniques Stippling Brush, this brush isn’t in the pictures as I don’t often wear blush, but when I do, I find this brush applies it the best for me.
Brow and Eye Brushes
Brows – MAC 208 Brush, this small angled brush is really well known for being great for brows and I can see why, it is really precise and easy to use.
Applying Brow Concealer – The Vintage Cosmetic Company Concealer Brush, I often have to neaten my brows with a MAC concealer, and I find this small pointed brush the best way to do that neatly.
Blending Brow Concealer – Real Techniques Deluxe Concealer Brush, this small dense brush is ideal for blending small areas of concealer like around the brows, it gives a really airbrushed finish.
Brow Bone and Inner Eye Highlight– Barbara Daly Shadow Brush, I have no idea the name of this brush as it is so old and nasty, but it is my favourite brush for this job, I am sure there are others on the market similar to this in shape and size.
Base Shadow – Real techniques Base Shadow Brush, I have so many of these brushes, they’re ideal for the job of applying shadow evenly across the lid and you can even do a bit of blending with it.
Shadow Blending – Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer, this brush is really similar to the MAC 217 which I also love, both are just really good for getting a seamless blend without rubbing away all the pigmentation of the shadow.
If I need a harsher blend and those brushes aren’t cutting it, maybe if my shadow has gone too high on my brow bone, I find a clean(ish) Real techniques Deluxe Crease Brush does the job perfectly.
So, those are my everyday/ favourite makeup brushes, they’re all linked throughout the post so if you like the sound of them, you know where to find them.