Update | Makeup Brushes

posted on: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

While I was still in the midst of my Masters degree I took a lot of photos for my blog, but I could not find the motivation to go back and actually write content to go with the photos.  Now that I've had a break and feel a lot more relaxed and refreshed after the summer I'm finally starting to go back through some of my photos.

I wrote a post a while back about some of my favourite brushes, but since then I've added a few more to my collection that I am loving. I thought I would share the new editions.

This brush is an amazing multi-tasking brush. I use it for blush, contour and highlight. This brush is so soft and I love that it is rounded but also somewhat flat.

This brush is amazing for really defining the crease. I tend to gravitate towards some of my older crease brushes, but whenever I use this brush I love the result. I really need to use it more often.  Make Up For Ever recommends the 234 brush for beginners and professional alike. There also a video linked on the Sephora website that demos how to use this brush.

I grabbed this brush before the Target stores closed in Canada. I had my eye on it for a little while, but as soon as I heard that Target was closing I had to rush out and grab it. I love that it creates a really fine line and it works great with gel liner.

I came across this set at London Drugs. I love all my other Real Techniques brushes so I decided to try out these ones as well. I really like the the face brush and the contour brush, but the eye brush I could live without. The face brush I typically use for powder and often use it with my Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder, and the contour brush works great for setting under eye makeup.

I only use this brush with the Stila Contour Kit. It works really well with the kit and is great with cream products. I love that it is dual ended. You can use the larger brush for contouring areas like the cheekbones, and the smaller brush for the nose. I've been meaning to do a full review of the contour kit and the brush. If you are interested in this let me know!

Again this bush is meant to pair perfectly with the Stila Stay All Day Brown Gel, and again I only use this brush with the Stila Brow Gel. I would definitely try it out with other brow gels, but the Stila one is the only gel I own at the moment. The shape of the brush is concave, so its meant to fit nicely with the orbital bone. This combo had opened my mind to brow gels and it's become one of my favourite ways to do my brows. 

So those are my newest brushes. Have you tried any of these? 

xo Ashley

*This post includes PR samples sent for consideration


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