Some great things have happened over the past weekend, which makes that week offically “the best week for my blog by far!”. Other than getting two glorious blog links/reviews for my blog at Temptalia and ThunderLove, I have crossed 11000+ views in my first month! This by my standards is unbelievable, given how short my span has been in the blogging community! I am thrilled and excited beyond comprehension! Thank you everyone who has seen, commented, liked and followed my blog! You have made all the hard work worth it! :D
Getting back to the subject of this post, a handful of brushes, which I use everyday and any day, which make makeup application and beautification that much easier and enjoyable for me. My Mum wanted me to do this post for the longest time as she finds all my “makeup-cum-paint” brushes very amusing!
I have been one of those people who deemed, investing in such “ridiculously” priced brushes is a waste of money when you can instead get that pretty blush or that sexy eye shadow! But dear “my-old-silly-self” how did you ever think you’d put all that on your face eh?
After stashing away completely good quality eye shadows and blushes for lack of good brushes to apply them and getting completely frustrated with badly done eye makeup, I finally decided it was time to take the plunge! After going through multiple reviews for “good” brushes, MAC came up as the obvious choice, so I diligently picked up the infamous MAC 217 $24, and MAC 239 $25. MAC 219 $25 is a new addition to my kit and I have covered it here.
Post an eyebrow-threading session gone bad, it was time to get hold of some eye brow grooming tools and while shopping in Korea I picked up quite a few things from Bobbi Brown, one of which was the Eye brow brush $27 along with their matte eye shadow in Mahogany. The eye brow brush is just perfectly slanted, perfectly dense and perfectly stiff to apply eye brow powder perfectly! Well a perfect moment to applaud this perfect brush! :P Eyes Sorted!
For cheeks, my preferred tool is the MAC 116 $35 , which won over MAC 129 $35 in the “battle of the blush brush”! 116 is rounded at the top and flattened on the sides, which makes it great at applying and blending blushes.
With more and more makeup artists filling up my YouTube subscription box, I was completely gripped with the idea of owning a few Real Techniques gems, so I went ahead and picked up the Core Collection $18. They seemed so much more reasonably priced compared to MAC brushes and with SO many people raving about them I had no reason to not get them!
Of the 4 brushes I got as part of the collection, I get the most use out of the Buffing brush, not for foundation but for powders! It applies face powders like a dream, just the right amount. I sometimes also use it for old blushes which have gone a bit stiff, as the dense bristles of this brush pick up pigment really well!
For foundation or any liquid products I prefer my fingers! I normally use baby shampoo for cleaning my brushes at the end of the week (hence those sparkling white MAC brushes in the picture :D), and have been avoiding indulging in more expensive options (hopefully that will last).
I am a minimalist at heart, and when I find something that works I just sit back, relax and enjoy till it gives up on me!
What are your favorite brushes please let me know in the comments! Thank you so very much for reading! If you like my posts and blog in general and want updates, please join me on Bloglovin’ or Twitter!