If you love makeup just as much as I do, then you will probably have just as much as an obsession with the makeup brushes. It is vital to use good, quality makeup brushes that do the job they were designed to do. Below is a list of my current favourite brushes that I use for makeup application.
Illamasqua Angled Brush
At the start of my makeup career, I loved using this brush and still use it now, as I love how blunt the bristles are which allows a fair amount of product to be picked up. This brush allows me to 'glide' the product over my eyebrow creating a nicely shaped defined brow. I tend to use this brush to create a more thicker and bolder brow. I recently purchased another one of these brushes as it also works wonders for applying gel eyeliner.
I only purchased this brush a couple of weeks ago and it is quite different compared to the Illamasqua brush with regards to application. The bristles are not as blunt and are much thinner. I love using this brush if I want to create a softer, lighter more natural look to my eyebrow rather than a more defined and bold look.
#212 Mac Cosmetics
I love using this brush to apply eyeshadow to the lower line of of my eye. It is very precise as the bristles are so blunt. This brush is also useful for applying shadow to the waterline. For example, once my eyeliner is applied, I use this brush to then apply 'Blackout' by Urban Decay over it to emphasise and define the eye.
#217 Mac Cosmetics
This brush is my go-to brush every time. I have used multiple blending brushes and this is by far the best. It picks up just the right amount of product and blends beautifully.
#219 Mac Cosmetics
I have only just began to use the #219 brush by MAC and it is perfect if you need to be precise about where you need to apply your makeup. I used to use a pencil brush by crown however I found it a bit too thick and was not as precise as I would of liked. However, this brush is perfect, especially when applying colour to the crease.
#224 Mac Cosmetics
I use this brush to buff out colour around my eyes and to blow out any sharp edges.
Beau Belle - Rose Gold Setting Brush
I use this brush to apply and buff out my concealer. It is incredibly soft and has a groove in the handle to make your application precise.
Beau Belle - Rose Gold Arched Powder Brush
Although it sounds a little strange, I actually use this powder brush to apply my foundation. Rather than sweep, I use a patting motion. I find applying foundation using this technique, makes the skin absorb the foundation and creates an airbrush and matte effect. (plus, leaves you with no lines from a foundation brush) some people may love this, some people may hate it but I absolutely love it on my skin!
Contour Cosmetics - Blending Brush
I use a contour brush from Contour Cosmetics to apply my contour as it blends easily into the skin and is precise, quick and easy. It is currently on sale for £5.00 on the Contour Cosmetics website. RRP £21.00.
I hope this blog has been useful in some way when it comes to deciding what makeup brushes to buy and use. Just make sure that before you purchase any brush, make sure they are good quality and always do your research.