9 Must Have Makeup Brushes

9 Must Have Makeup Brushes


– What’s up guys? Welcome back. Today’s video
is a highly requested video. I recently asked you guys on Snapchat if you wanted to see
a must have brushes type video, because I think there are about seven to eight must
have brushes that I think every girl needs in their makeup bag, and so many of you guys
said yes, which I was really excited about ’cause I think it’s a really important video.
And if you guys are not part of my Snapchat family, the way I do this is, I ask you guys
what you want to see, and I usually give you about two to three options, and the most amount
of screenshots is the winner, and that’s what I go ahead and film. So if you guys want to
request looks, that’s a great way to do it. Be sure to follow me on Snapchat. So anyway,
I hope you guys enjoy this video, and let’s get started. Number one, I think every girl
needs some sort of a foundation brush, and there are so many different ones out there,
but my absolute favorite one is some sort of a kabuki brush. Now, I have two favorites
at the moment, and the first one is this It Cosmetics double ended brush, and I love this
because the bristles are very soft. They’re not as dense as my second favorite brush,
which I’ll get into in a minute, and I think this makes a really good everyday brush, especially
if you’re on the go and you just want something that will blend your foundation in quickly.
I think this is the brush to have. I love it because it’s also double-ended so I don’t
have to dig in and find a separate brush for my concealer. I just flip it around and then
go ahead and use the other end for my concealer, so I think this makes a great brush. I think
that for a medium, actually from light to medium coverage, it makes a really good brush.
Now, if you want to get into more of a heavy coverage, then I recommend something a little
bit more dense, which is what I’ll get into in a minute. But for everyday, soft, natural,
easy to use, this is definitely a must have. So the second foundation brush that I like
is this dense kabuki brush by Sigma. It is called F80. Now, I don’t recommend you buying
both. The reason why I’m talking about both is because you can determine what kind of
coverage you want, and go with the type of kabuki brush that you would need. So this
one is more for heavy coverage. Even though it’s not necessarily what it’s marketed for,
you can totally achieve a light coverage with this as well. I just find that whenever I
want my foundation to be very, sort of heavy, and really photo-ready, then I go into more
of a dense kabuki brush, which is when this guy comes in. So this next brush is an absolute
must have in my opinion, and it is the Sigma F35 brush. I think it’s wonderful for setting
your foundation in place, for highlighting. Although they call this the Tapered Highlighter
Brush, I do so much more with this brush than just highlighting. So my favorite thing to
do with this is to set my under eye area, and because it’s so tapered, it just gets
in the right areas. It really presses the foundation in place using a translucent power.
You also get into the corners of, you know, like your nose, your Cupid’s bow area, your
chin. Just, it’s really nice and tapered, and so setting your foundation in place is
so easy with this brush. So this is my absolute favorite one, and after I’m done setting my
foundation in place with a translucent powder, I then go into my face highlighter, and then
I use this on the high points of my cheeks to really give it the beautiful glow, and
then I use it on the tip of my nose, in between my brows, my forehead, my Cupid’s bow, wherever
I want to highlight. Again, it is so tapered that it just works beautifully for highlighting.
So this next brush is by Sigma again, and just so you guys know, I do have a discount
code from them in the description box. This one is number F05, and I like this for contouring
because it’s really dense and sort of tapered at the same time. It’s like, really nice and
short, the bristles are short, and so it gets into the hollows of my cheeks, blends the
product while applying it, and I love that. I don’t like seeing harsh edges, and I love
that this is so dense that it kind of just blends everything in place as well. So this
is my absolute favorite contour brush when it comes to powder contouring of course. Next,
we’re gonna talk about my favorite blush brushes, and one of them is by Bare Minerals, and the
second one is by e.l.f. Cosmetics. They almost look identical, so this is definitely a great
dupe for that, and I absolutely love them. So the Bare Minerals one is called the Dual-Finish
Blush & Contour brush, and I personally like using this just for my blush, and I like to
apply the blush on the apples of my cheeks, and I think the placement of just using this
brush just makes it so easy. You just place it directly on the apples of your cheeks,
and then you kind of blend it upwards. Now, you can use this brush to contour as they
say. I have tried it, but it’s a little bit softer. So if you want a soft contour, then
you can totally do that, but if you want it to be kind of harsh so that you slim down
your features, then of course I recommend something a little bit more dense. So the
dupe for the Bare Minerals one is the e.l.f. Cosmetics Blush Brush. I swear to God, it
is like almost identical. The only difference is is that the e.l.f. one kind of tapers up
a little bit more, and it’s more pointy, and so contouring with this won’t be as easy,
but it’s still a great blush brush, and I think it just makes it really easy, like I
said, to apply the product on the apples of your cheeks and then kind of blend it up.
It’s very very soft. The bristles just are very similar, so if you are looking for a
drugstore or sort of a dupe for the Bare Minerals one, then I totally recommend the e.l.f. Cosmetics
one. Moving on to eye brushes. So the first one that I think every girl needs, like everyone,
is some sort of a blending brush. Now, MAC has a famous one. I believe it’s called 217
and I used to use that for the longest time, until I came across the Sigma E25 one, which
I think is a total dupe and it’s obviously cheaper than the MAC one. And then another
one that I really like is by Smith, and it is number 232. So any blending brush that’s
kind of tapered and kind of dense at the same time will do the trick. So I think this is
a great brush to apply your product on the crease, and blend it at the same time, so
I use this a lot for transitional colors, to smoke out the crease, to really define
my eye shape, so it’s just a great brush for so many different reasons. You can also use
this to apply your concealer. I like using this on the crease, and then I also like using
this on the outer corners to kind of build the product. And then I like to go into my
second favorite eye brush, and a must have again. It is number E40 by Sigma, and again,
a lot of different brands have the same type of brush, but I like this ’cause it’s big
and fluffy, it does the job, and it’s somewhat inexpensive. So, what I like to do with this
is, after I’ve applied my eye makeup, I like to go back into a fluffy brush like this one,
that’s completely clean, no product added, and then really blend the harsh edges out.
I think this makes a really big difference in blending your eye shadow, and a lot of
times when you see harsh edges, that’s all you’re missing, is a fluffy brush that you
can blend out all those harsh edges with. So I think this is definitely another must
have, and with this brush, you can totally change your eye shadow game, because you can
just completely blend all the harsh edges, and make it look very professional. So this
next brush is a must have because you need some sort of a flat brush to apply highlight
on the inner corners of your eyes, your brow bone, your entire eyelids. You can do so many
different things with this. And so, the number for Sigma is E60, and it’s a complete dupe
of this one brush that I love by MAC, and unfortunately I’ve had this for years, so
the number is completely gone, but I’ll try to find it and maybe write it somewhere over
here. It’s just a great dense flat brush. So what I like to do with this is pick up
the product, apply it on the inner corners of my eyes, and then take it to my brow bone,
and then lastly, I like to apply an entire color on my lids because it just presses the
product in. The pigments show up better. So if you use something like this, like a fluffy
brush, you’re not gonna get the intensity of the pigments and the intensity and the
coverage that you want, whereas if you use a dense flat brush, you really are pressing
that product in. So absolute must have. Another way I like to use these kinds of brushes is
to apply highlight on the inner corners of my eyes, because it’s so tiny. You can just
get in there, press the product in, and then kind of dab it with your fingers, and then
you’ve got yourself a nice and bright inner corner. All right, so my favorite eyeliner
brush is a really big, angled brush, and this is the Sigma E68 brush. I absolutely love
this because it’s really nice and big, so it kind of makes it easier to apply cat eye
with. I used to like the MAC angled brush. I’ve stopped using that because it’s a little
too small and too thin for my taste. I like my cat eye to be thin, but not like too thin,
if you know what I mean. So I just like this one the most when it comes to eyeliner. It
just wings it out easily. It’s very, just user-friendly. So this is definitely my favorite
one, and I don’t have another one that I can recommend as like a dupe or another brand,
but this is just absolutely amazing for a cat eye. Last but not least, I do recommend
a pencil brush if you like creating smoky eyes and playing out with like the bottom
lash line, smoking that out as well. So for that, I recommend either the Sigma E34 brush
or any pencil brush that’s nice and big. Again, Smith makes amazing brushes as well. The other
one that I recommend is the Naked. The Naked Smoky palette came out with this brush, which
is double-ended, and their pencil brush is amazing. So if you own a Naked palette, maybe
look in there first and see if you have it before purchasing a new one, but it’s a really
good one as well. So with this, I like to just smoke out my bottom lash line, apply
it from the outer corners, taking it all the way to the inner corners, and as you can see,
it just really blends it so beautifully. It’s just perfect for this reason. Another way
you can use this is to create a very cut crease on your crease. So just apply this on your
entire crease, and kind of lightly blend it in place. So again, you can use this for multiple
reasons, or multiple ways, and for that reason, I love this. So that’s it for this video.
I hope you guys enjoyed my 8 Must Have Brushes. If you have a must have that I didn’t cover,
leave it in the comments below, and of course let me know realistically how many of these
brushes you would use on a daily basis. So, I hope you guys enjoyed it, and I’ll see you
guys in the next one. Muah! Before you leave, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if
you haven’t already, because I do upload two brand new videos every single week. Bye guys.

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