I have a couple of facebook pages that I frequent and it seems that a question that is asked a lot is regarding makeup brushes. Which ones to use? What are decent but inexpensive? So I thought I would share what brushes I couldn't live with out. This is just my opinion and what I have found that works for me. Keep in mind I am a cheapskate. :P
Top row: Abbamart flat edge eye liner brush
Second row: cheapie elf blending brush
Third Row Forever Female Ultimate flat top buffer
Fourth row: Forever female Ultimate Angled eye shadow brush
5th Row: EcoTools
Tiny brush on the right: AbbaMart
Far right: Fibre Optic blush brush
|Abbamart Flat Eye Defining Brush Retail $3.00|
This is my favorite eye liner brush because I can get the thinnest line with this brush and with the little lid space I have a think line is what I am looking for most of the time. Plus at $3.00, what a steal?
|Another view so you can see how thin the brush head is.|
|ELF Blending Brush Retail $1.00|
My cheapie ELF brush is a must have for blending for me and at a buck I always have a few back ups. I've tried other blending brushes but honestly this one works just as well.
|Ultimate Flat Top Buffer Retail $23.95|
I love this brush because it's big and dense and covers a lot of space at once. I have seen other places sell these other than Forever Female, but that is where I purchases them. A little spendy but they have held up beautifully and I have had them for a couple of years now.
|Ultimate Angled Eye Shadow Brush Retail $11.95|
I love this brush because of the synthetic bristle and how densely they are packed together. I don't seem to get as much 'powder cloud' when I use this and it tends to eat less of my shadows.
|EcoTool Eye Shading Brush Retail $4.99|
This brush I use for all my potted bases. I couldn't find the exact brush online, but I think this may actually be a concealer brush. Somehow the bristles on this brush just work really well with my Watercolor Paint Pots and my ELF cream shadows.
|Abbamart Mini Precision Crease Brush Retail $2.50|
This little brush was a god send for me. I have hooded lids and most of the precision brush heads are too big for me plus the short handle is a plus for me because I am blind as a bat and with the short handle I can get really close to the mirror so I can see what the heck I am doing. :P
|Unfortunately I don't remember where I got this brush at. :S|
For the life of me I can't remember where I got this brush, but I know it was under $3.00 and the quality is crap, but I still love it. I can apply any blush no matter how pigmented with this brush. I was sad to find out when I washed it today that the handle is starting to crack. I am not sure how much longer it will last, but I've had it for about 3 years now. I guess I will have to hunt for a suitable replacement soon.
What are you go to makeup brushes?