Hi everyone! I recently received a few requests to write a blog post about my favorite makeup brushes. I don’t have a HUGE makeup brush collection but I LOVE all of the brushes in my collection. This is probably because I did a ton of research as to which brushes are the “best” before I purchased any of them. The brushes below are ones that I think are must-haves. I couldn’t live without these in my collection (so dramatic, right?).
Just a disclaimer: a lot of these brushes happen to be from Sigma. These were all purchased by me and I am in no way affiliated with them (I actually applied to be a member of their affiliate program because I love their brushes so much but they actually rejected me). I have linked all of the products for your convenience but none of these are not affiliate links 🙂
SIGMA F80 FLAT KABUKI BRUSH – I am absolutely obsessed with the Sigma F80 brush for buffing in my foundation (I even bought a backup). It is very dense so it provides full coverage and does not waste a lot of product. I personally am a fan of full coverage so I like this brush over every other foundation brush that I have tried.
BEAUTY BLENDER – I know a lot of people use their beauty blenders to apply their foundation but for me that just takes WAY too long. I love to use my damp beauty blender to apply my under-eye concealer and I’ve even started using it to apply loose powders. It makes applying loose powders not so messy! PS I personally like the black one the best because I have had issues with the pink one “bleeding” pink dye everywhere.
ELF BLENDING BRUSH – This brush is so inexpensive and is great for contouring. I am still on the hunt for the perfect bronzer brush for adding warmth to the face, but this is my favorite for contouring.
SIGMA F30 LARGE POWDER BRUSH – I use this brush everyday to apply pressed powder because it is very large and dense so it makes the process super quick.
SIGMA TAPERED HIGHLIGHT BRUSH – This is the perfect brush for applying highlight. I won’t ever use anything else. You can also use this for setting your concealer – it is the perfect shape for that as well. I love a brush that you can use for multiple purposes.
REAL TECHNIQUES SETTING BRUSH – This brush is under $10 and is perfect for setting your concealer.
SIGMA E25 BLENDING BRUSH – This is by far my favorite eyeshadow brush. It is perfect for blending out your transition shade. It is supposedly a dupe for the MAC 217 brush but I honestly think it is so much better than the MAC brush.
MAKEUP GEEK OUTER V BRUSH – great for applying color in the outer corner of your eyelid.
TOO FACED RETRACTABLE KABUKI MAKEUP BRUSH – This brush is PERFECT for keeping in your purse/on-the-go makeup bag for touch-ups. I love that it is retractable – I can throw it in my purse and not have to worry about it getting dirty. Plus, the size and density make it perfect for touching up your face with pressed powder.
What are your must-have makeup brushes?! I have a few bronzer and blush brushes that I like, but I am still on the hunt for the perfect ones and would love any recommendations. I also think that the one type of brush DEFINITELY missing from my collection is a duo-fiber brush.