Monday, July 11, 2011

My Favorite Brushes: Face

Pictured above are the 5 face brushes I use the most. In fact, I use most of them every day. Somehow they all ended up being ELF Studio Line brushes. These each retail for $3 but I got 4 of the 5 in a set. The Stipple brush is the only one pictured that was not included in the brush set. The ELF Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection is $30 regular price and includes 10 brushes and a black zip case. When I purchased it I used a 50% off Studio coupon code and got it for $15. 

ELF Complexion Brush (top in photo): I use this for pressed powder and bronzers. It is really big and fluffy with soft bristles. It doesn't pick up too much or too little product, I feel like I get just the right amount for a light dusting of powder over my foundation. 

ELF Stipple Brush (second from top): This one I don't use every day, but I use often. It is great for loose powder foundations or setting powders. The bristles are super soft, especially the feathery white ones. When I do use it, it is with my MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder. I think it would work great with the ELF Studio HD Powder too, which I have but have not tried this brush with yet. 

ELF Blush Brush (middle in photo): My favorite brush lately is Benefit Bella Bamba, and I love to use this blush brush to apply it. Again, the soft bristles pick up just the perfect amount of product. I brush it over the blush once or twice, then apply it to my cheeks. No need to go back for seconds unless you want a really heavy application.

ELF Angled Foundation Brush (second from bottom): I use this every day to apply my Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation. The bristles are firm enough to pick up and apply the product but they are not scratchy. I also like the angled shape so that I can get all the corners and small areas of my face. I am able to achieve a very even application using this brush.

ELF Concealer Brush (bottom in photo): After applying my foundation, I use this brush to apply concealer. I have been using Benefit's Erase Paste lately and this applies it well. It is small enough for tiny blemishes and big enough to use under your eye. It blends out the product well for an even look.

The only face brush I use often that I forgot to include in this photo is my kabuki brush. I will have to do a separate post on kabukis. I have tried several now so I can go over all of those. Stay tuned for that. :)

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