The brushes I can't live without!Friday, June 26, 2009
Once you find the chosen few brushes that you love, you can do makeup even with just 6 brushes.. or less!
SHU UEMURA 14H
This is a short handled brush but I still love the result this little brush gives! It's so easy to define the cheeks with this. It's natural pony hair is soft that it naturally glides on the face evenly and follows the contours of the face.
MAYBELLINE EYE SHADOW BRUSH
I have had this brush forever! Even before I started doing makeup professionally, this is the one brush that I've had as a staple in my dresser. I love how this contours the creases well! It's been getting a bit harder though to find this brush around so I have to have them bought in the US.
MAC #222 TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH
I used to just blend my eye shadows together with my fingers. But after I discovered MAC's tapered brush, I can't live without it now! Just use this to blend all the eye shadow colors you've applied with this blush and the result is flawless.
BOBBI BROWN FACE BLENDER
After I have applied the blush, I blend it some more with this brush. I just blend everything together by doing it in circular motions from the inside going towards the temples. This will remove any harsh lines and tone down your blush if you've put too much.
MAI SHANI #801 LARGE FAN BRUSH
I have had this fan brush since I started in 2004. This fan brush is amazing! It can do a little bit of contouring for the chin and temples too. I love using it for the neck though when I am applying loose powder. I fell in love with Makeup Forever's large fan brush which is exactly just like Mai Shani's but a fraction of the price!
LANCOME PRECISION CHEEK BRUSH #7
This is a wide, flat-bristled head precisely and evenly sweeps powder blush and cream-to-powder color for a professional blushing effect. What I do is start from the apples of the cheeks and brush in circular motions going toward the temples.
Product shots courtesy of Google Images.