Monday, September 20, 2010

Make-up Tools and Brushes

It's pretty obvious by now that I'm a make-up addict. I'm always in search for the best products out there so I know a thing or two about the must have tools and brushes you need.

 The Body Shop's Eyelash Curler

I think every girl needs a great eyelash curler. It's essential to invest in a good one since a bad one can damage your eyelashes. This eyelash curler has a rubber grip which makes it easier to use.

Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush

 Ok, I know this brush is suppose to be a foundation brush, but I use it to apply my primer and oil control lotion blends them well.  
Hint: After applying your moisturizer or primer always pat your face gently with a tissue paper to remove excess oil.

Beauty Blender Sponge

I have posted about the Beauty Blender weeks ago. This is not just a sponge but a miracle multi-tasking sponge. I run the sponge under water, it doubles in size, squeeze the water out, and I'm ready to go. Trust me no brush or sponge can do what this miracle sponge does. I apply my foundation and concealer with it.
check out my Beauty Blender post for more info =)

Make Up Forever 6N concealer brush

 I actually rarely use this brush after I got the beauty blender. But I usually used this brush to apply my concealer and to cover blemishes and marks.

Mac Powder Puff

 I apply powder foundation with this powder puff. I pat it gently all round my face. I use this puff when I have dry patches. If you have an oily skin (like me) use the brush below.

Makeup Forever Kabuki Brush

This brush is so soft and applies powder smoothly, so gentle on the face.

Bobbi Brown Eye Blender brush

I actually use this brush to apply powder under my eyes. It's so fluffy and soft it's perfect. I actually bought it years ago, the make-up artist suggested this for applying powder under the eyes even though it's for blending. I find it to soft to blend with.

Mac Brush in 189

I use this brush for sculpting and contouring it works really well.  It is made out of synthetic fibers, which makes it easy to use. It can be used with liquid foundation as well, but i have never tried it with foundation.

Mac Brush in 169

I love this brush one of my favz. This is a large angled contour brush is amazing I actually use it for both applying Blusher and contouring. This is one of the must have brushes.

Mac 187 and 188 Duo Fiber Brush

OK every girls should have at least one of those brushes. These fiber brushes are amazing for blending. After apply foundation and powder use this brush to blend them in. More importantly, I use it after applying bronzer and blusher, as well as after contouring. it makes it look more natural.

Bobbi Brown Blush Brush

I got this around a month ago. I love this Blush brush. It's so soft, I use mac angled brush 169 to contour my cheeks and then use this brush to apply blush on the apple of my cheeks. 

Make Up Forever in 2s

 This is the best Gel liner Brush out there. I have tried so many brushes and this one is the best. You can control the length and thickness you want easily. So smooth and soft.

Mac 219 Pencil Brush

This Brush is amazing I use it to define my crease as well as applying shadow in the inner corner of my eyes. You actually can use it for so many other things.

Mac Brush in 217

I use this brush for blending the eyeshadow. What I do first apply the eyeshadow/s then use this brush to blend them in.

Mac Brush in 224

This Brush is actually for blending too. It's a bit stiffer and longer not as soft as 217.

Mac Brush in 239

 I apply shadow on my eyelids and brow bone using this brush.. Love it..

Mac 212 Flat Definer Brush 

This brush is amazing for defining the eye. If you don't want to apply eyeliner you can use a dark eyeshadow with this brush, instead of sweeping it on your lash line, press it on. It will make your lashes look darker and fuller.

Bobbi Brown Eye Sweep Brush

I use this brush to contour my cheek bone, nose, and my cupid bow. There is a similar brush from Mac in 227.

Mac 318 Lip Brush

I love how this brush opens up. What I love about this brush, it can fit in your small make-up bag.

Mac Brush Roll

(My brush collection=D)
I loved the concept of this case and how I can lay this flat and see all my brushes. What I don't like about this bag is the lower slots get tight when you put your brushes in the first slot, so only small brushes can fit in the lower ones. Makeup Forever released a similar bag but with elastic holders instead of slots. It's not available here yet. Will get one when it is and i will blog about it and let you know what I think =)

I actually have so many Brushes I talked about the ones I use and benefit from the most. I think it's crucial to invest in good brushes, for they last longer and give you better results. Some of the brushes I mentioned I have had for years and they are still as good as new. Brushes will last long if you take good care of them.The best brushes I have used are from Mac, Bobbi Brown, makeup Forever and I have heard that The Body Shop has some good ones too. There are so many other brands with good brushes, but I prefer to by brushes from professional makeup brands. 
Hope my post helped and is a good guide to brushes =)

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