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Oh makeup brushes… they can be pricey (or just FEEL pricey because it’s that initial investment) but they’re SO imperative for beautiful looking makeup. I’d say a solid 50% of the time, people ask how I get my makeup to look a certain way even if they’re using the same products I use, but it’s because they’re using the wrong tools to get the job done and it affects the performance of the products. I finally had a chance to sit down in front of the camera and go over literally EVERY SINGLE one of my favorite makeup brushes for EVERYTHING you could possibly be applying to your face. Ready, set, let’s do this…
my favorite makeup brushes for everything
As you’ll find lately, this is a blog post that has a very helpful accompanying YouTube video. For those that prefer to actually see the brushes in action and how they compare, you can grab yourself a snack and sit back and watch here:
To review the brushes and their purposes mentioned in the video, I’ll list and link them below, but I did want to share with you all that I recently was asked to become a Sigma Beauty affiliate which was SO awesome since I’ve been using their brushes for nearly 10 years now.
That means you can use a code from me to get $$$ off your purchase if you order Sigma brushes online and I’ll get a little bit higher of a commission than I typically do using my regular affiliate links. I also get to try out their products at a bit of of a discount, which allows me to recommend the best of the best for you. Win/Win 🙂
*If there *ARE* any Sigma brand products I didn’t list here or that you’d like me to try out, please comment below and let me know so I can put together a wishlist.
You can use my code BRIGHTERDARLING at checkout on sigmabeauty.com to take advantage of that deal!
Of course, you don’t have to use my code, but I very much appreciate it
because it helps support my blog and my beauty habit 😉
When I first got into makeup, I tried to find brushes that were a happy balance between not-as-expensive as MAC or Sephora but not cheap that would fall apart in a month or two. Sigma was it and I’m happy to report all of the brushes I have purchased from them have held up just as well as the few MAC and Sephora brushes I also own.
As you’ll see though, not all of my favorite brushes are Sigma. Sometimes, you have to spend a little more to find something that works for you.
Sometimes, you just have to try a different shape/style of brush to get it done, too.
Overall, I hope this helps you find a better application method to improve your makeup skills.
EYESHADOW CREASE/BLENDER BRUSHES
EYESHADOW SHADER BRUSHES (FOR LID COLOR ONLY)
CONCENTRATED OUTER SHADER BRUSH (OUTER CORNER WORK)
Sigma E25 http://bit.ly/2YxFLkl
EYE PENCIL BRUSH/PRECISION DARK SHADOW BRUSH FOR SEMI HOOODED/HOODED LIDS
Sigma E30 http://bit.ly/2YGO51v
CREAM/GEL EYELINER BRUSH
MAC 236 http://bit.ly/2YzKMsB (only available at MAC)
BROW POWDER/POMADE BRUSH
Anastasia Beverly Hills #7 http://bit.ly/2MTvcBj
EYESHADOW BLENDER/DIFFUSER (TO GIVE A MORE SEAMLESS LOOK)
BareMinerals Shade/Diffuse Eye http://bit.ly/2M7e2R5
Sephora Pro 57 http://bit.ly/2L4QRHs
ALL OVER FACE POWDER
BareMinerals Supreme Finisher http://bit.ly/2ZLqN6M
Sephora Pro 49 http://bit.ly/2YxGT7z
(formerly Blush 131)
QUICK/INTENSE CONTOURING (FOR SERIOUS CHISELING/EVENTS)
Sigma F05 http://bit.ly/2MYLfhh
Sigma F40 http://bit.ly/2MNVK6Q
Sephora Pro 98 http://bit.ly/2KYIRHJ
BareMinerals Beautiful Finish Brush http://bit.ly/2ThyhMH
ALL OVER FINISHING/BLENDING BRUSH FOR FACE
Now that you have all of my secrets for brushes, I hope this list can help you improve your makeup game a little every day.
Do you have any favorite brushes I should know about? Let me know in the comments.
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