Brush Up.

Let’s talk makeup brushes!

 

When I was just getting started in the beauty industry I really wanted to be able to do people’s hair and makeup.  I worked in a salon during the week, and then spent my weekends making house calls for my clients that were attending special events.

my collection

my collection

I would show up to someone’s house, set up my immaculate makeup artillery, and then I was soon horrified when they would insist on using their *favorite product*- pulling it from a makeup stash that was riddled with cracked cases, dirty brushes, and expired products.  All I could think was, “You’re gonna put that on your face?”  

 

Along the way, I stopped doing makeup on the side.  I still get loads of questions about makeup from my friends and clients.  The most frequently asked is, “What kind of brushes do you use?”  In my opinion, anyone can make a Wet ‘n Wild shadow look like it’s Chanel with the right brushes.

 

Here are my favorite go-to brushes in my personal collection:

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MAC 208

 

MAC #208 Angled Brush for powder, paste or liquid liner. MAC #224 Tapered Brush for shading.

MAC 224

MAC 224

MAC #242 Shader for highlighting.  Bobbi Brown Brow Brush for filling in and shaping brows.

MAC 224

MAC 242

Bobbi Brown Brow

Bobbi Brown Brow

All my face brushes are from Bare Minerals.  Heavenly Face Brush for full coverage powder.

Bare Minerals Heavenly

Bare Minerals Heavenly

Tapered Blush Brush for bronzer and blush.

Bare Minerals Tapered

Bare Minerals Tapered

Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush is amazing for covering up blemishes and spots.

Bare Minerals Concealer

Bare Minerals Concealer

I use them everyday. I clean them once a month.  And they would make it on to my list of “what to save in a fire.”