Hi there! So this is a post I can be beyond proud of because I actually cleaned my makeup brushes for it. I’m not even ashamed to say I don’t clean them as regularly as I am supposed to, but who does? Today I’ll be talking about different kinds of brushes specifically for the face; my personal favorites. There are an endless amount of makeup brushes out there and they are not one size fits all.
I have a soft spot for Real Techniques brushes. The quality is amazing and they are so affordable. The Expert Face Brush [Ulta Beauty $8.99] is my go to for a lot of different things. I use it for liquid or powder foundation, and also to blend out a contour. This brush has lasted quite a while with no signs of shedding which is always a plus. A favorite I have discovered recently is the Mikasa Beauty F200 Duo Fiber Finishing Brush. My ideal way to use this is with a translucent powder or veil, especially an illuminating one, and just dust it across my skin. It is available on the Mikasa Beauty website for $18. You can use my code ‘ITSMARIBRI10’ to receive 25% off your order!Next up, is the It Cosmetics Flawless Blush Brush. It works great with powder or cream blushes. I even use it to blend out my Benefit Cosmetics cheek tints. It is only available at Ulta Beauty and retails for $28. This next brush is one I’ve always just let sit on my vanity but I recently picked it up and haven’t put it down. The Benefit Hoola Contour brush [Benefit Cosmetics $24] is perfect for bronzing. The brush is so soft and blends out products so easily. Benefit should really think about doing another line of brushes; that would be amazing! Along with a good bronzer brush you need a good highlighting brush. I use the It Cosmetics Radiance Fan Brush [Ulta.com $18]. It picks up just enough product to give you that perfect highlight without looking to cakey. The Real Techniques Setting Brush [Ulta $8.99] is what I use to highlight and set my under eyes. Lastly, I wanted to mention a few beauty sponges. How terrible is it that I have sponges I don’t use but only take pictures with? Oh well. I have to brag on the Mikasa Beauty Lemon Drop Sponge. [Mikasa Beauty $11] It has my Beauty Blender beat! The material is so soft and it blends out foundation so quickly! I have a few of these because I literally can not live without it! Second to that one is the Real Techniques Sponge [Ulta Beauty $6.99]. There is also a mini version of the Real Techniques sponge. I use it either to blend out my concealer or apply my setting powder under my eyes. I do the same thing with the Sculpting Sponge. You can get all of these in the Real Techniques Sponge Set at Ulta Beauty for $19.99. If you haven’t tried any of the brushes or sponges I have talked about, I would highly recommend it! If you have tried these let me know you’re thoughts in the comments. There will be a part two to this post where I talk about eye brushes. I didn’t want to have a three page post so I decided to do them separately. As always, thank you so much for reading!