Top 5: Brushes

Hey everyone!

Another top 5 is upon us! I figured that this post was something I wanted to share. I talk so often about makeup and skincare but forget to mention the brushes that help these lovely products make it to my face. I have a smallish collection of brushes (in beauty blogger/vlogger terms) with a few eye brushes and a few face brushes (counted 12 brushes total). I decided to share the ones that I do not travel without. These brushes are with me anytime I am doing makeup, without exception. They are mostly from one brand since I love the quality and price of this brand but I do have a couple ones to mention from other brands. This post will have an honourary brush that I only began using recently but has become a game changer.


First off is my Real Techniques Powder Brush. I love this brush. It is fluffy without being flimsy and it works perfectly at setting my face makeup with my Stay Matte powder. This brush retails for 12.49$ on which is where I purchased most of my Real Technique brushes.


Next is another Real Techniques brush. It is their Stippling brush. I love how many ways I can use this brush. I use it mainly to dust on bronzer, but I also use it to stipple cream blushes and highlighters. It is soft but still is sturdy enough to move around the product without disrupting the layers underneath. I love this brush and I do not know what I did before I bought it. This brush retails for 10.69$.


I think you are starting to see a pattern. My next must have brush is the Real Techniques Setting Brush. I use this to set my concealer under my eyes and sometimes to highlight on my cheekbones. I love how soft and dense this brush is. It is light and small which makes it easier to pack than the powder and the stippling brush. This brush retails for 9.66$.


Next is my go-to eye brush and the last one from this brand (I promise!). This is the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. I use two RT brushes for eye makeup and if I had to choose one it would be this one. I also use the Crease Brush to blend out the crease but in a pinch I can use this one to apply the colour and blend. This brush is soft just like the others and does not disappoint. This one came in a eye brush starter set which includes 5 brushes and retails for 21.74$.


The last official favourite is my BeautyBlender. I can’t talk about favourite makeup brushes without mentioning this magical sponge. I thought this was the weirdest thing to apply makeup with until I tried it. My BB creams, foundations, concealers and cream products have never blended so easily or looked so flawless until this came into my life. If you use makeup and you haven’t tried this yet, you need to! This guy retails for 26$ at Sephora.


My honourary brush is this oval foundation brush from Starlooks. I had this sitting with my other brushes for the longest time because I do not like these flat foundation brushes for applying foundation. It feels like I am caking on makeup instead of buffing or pushing it into my skin to blend. But I recently saw a video where someone was using a brush to apply a mask and it hit me. This is the perfect brush to slap on a mask! I used it with my SuperMud mask from Glam Glow and not only did it go on evenly I also needed less product (which if you read my previous favourite masks I am all for saving expensive masks). I can’t wait to see how it works for other non-clay masks. This brush retails for 34$ though i received it in a Starbox.

I hope you enjoyed this quick post of my favourite brushes. I keep all my brushes (which are almost all Real Techniques) in an old candle and wash them weekly with either the Starlooks wash (run out recently), hand soap or Solid Beauty Blender cleanser.

Thank you so much for reading!


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