Monday, December 6, 2010

5 Essential Makeup Brushes for Every Gal

As requested by my lovely friend and follower Brett at Silvergirl, here are the 5 essential makeup brushes that I absolutely CANNOT live without! I use these 5 brushes on an almost daily basis.




1. Blending Brush - Every makeup lover needs a good, dependable blending brush whether you wear intense eye makeup looks or natural ones. A blender is a must have!  My personal favorite is the MAC #222.($29)

2. Foundation Brush - my top pick is my MAC #190.  It is a little on the pricey side ($32 to be exact), but I have had this brush for about a year now and it is still in great shape! Just remember to wash your foundation brush (and all your makeup brushes) on a weekly basis. I use baby shampoo because it is gentle yet still effective in getting all the makeup and bacteria out.

3.  Small flathead brush - I use this brush every single day whether I am doing an intense eye look or a quick one shadow natural look. ( I don't do the latter very often, but every now and then) The particular flathead brush that I have is from Sonia Kashuk as well.

4. Angle eyeliner brush - this type of brush is essential in getting all kinds of different eye looks.  You can use it get a thin line or to smudge out your eyeliner for a smokier effect.  My favorite pick is the MAC #266. ($19)

5Medium-sized blush brush - I love my Sonia Kashuk blush brush that I  bought from Target a few months back.  Not only is it a fabulous blush brush, it is price friendly!($10.99)

Since this is Makeup Monday, I will be posting a tutorial later today!! It will be a 50's retro glam look that is perfect for a holiday party look! Since I have been so inspired by the Mad Men series lately, I have decided to call this look "The Betty."
Here is the look we will do today so stay tuned and check back!! Love you all!


XX

10 comments:

Blah Blah Becky said...

This is gorgeous, can't wait for the tutorial! I think I've found my look for this Friday's office Christmas party!! x

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Maya • Fashion Illustration blog said...

I have a confession to make: I use no brushes at all! I know, simply barbaric, but seing this defo plam to.
Can't wait for the Betty! My, do I miss Don Draper! :-))))

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p.s. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! :-)

plentyforpennies said...

Ohhh, loving that lipstick color on you! and love the retro look!

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Meagan said...

This was a great idea to share! I almost always stick to the same old basic makeup routine and am not great at doing new out-of-the-box looks so I'm always happy to learn some of the tricks and ideas of someone who can pull off strong and exciting looks.
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

silvergirl said...

Oh Thank you thank you!!!
I do actually own the mac foundation brush and love it. I have a great blush brush from Bobbie Brown as well. I don't feel totally in the dark since I have at least two items on your list.
I know what I am adding to my Christmas list now.

Love the Betty Draper look. Wanted to do red lips for a party this weekend and wasn't sure what to do with my eyes. Now I know!

Valerie said...

You look so pretty! I have a million brushes but I always use the same few over and over again. This is exactly what I needed to figure out what to do with the others. Thanks!

xo
Valerie

Pervesely Perfect said...

Looking beautiful darling! Great post

Emma//

The Style Glossary said...

I'm obsessed with the #222 too! Seriously amazing for blending, especially because I love the ombre effect. I have Clinique version of the of the #190 and don't go a day without using it. . . such a must!

hearts and hugs,
Nina

Beth said...

The Target Sonia brushes are amazing for the price! I'm addicted to them.

Dear Girl said...

Look at you, gosh I wish I can wear dark lipstick! It's the signature look of vintage
=(...brushes!!this is good for me, y'know? i never learned how to put make-up to myself until my wedding day 2 yrs ago, at 4am I had to head to the far away church in the worst snow storm!no choice! but until now, I don't know anything about brushes! Thanks for posting!!