Makeup brushes are like the various stray animals that show up at my door. They arrive looking for shelter, and I can’t resist giving them a new home. Above are a few recently adopted brushes from Target’s Sonia Kashuk line, brushes known for delivering a lot of bang for your buck.
From top to bottom:
- Powder Brush, $19.99
- Synthetic Flat Blusher Brush, $14.99
- Synthetic Crease Brush, $9.99
- Synthetic Concealer Brush, $9.99
Brushes are like potato chips; I can never have just one. Today I “researched” (i.e. surfed the internet) highly rated brushes and ended up at Makeup Alley. Here are some of the highest rated brushes I found:
- 187 Skunk brush, $42 – For applying foundation, powders or pigments
- 266 Small angle brush, $19 – For applying eyeshadow or brow powder
- 217 Blending brush, $22.50 – For blending and application of both cream and powder eye products
Side note: I love MAC brushes!
- Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush, $20 – For full coverage application of concealer on detailed areas of face (undereye circles, blemishes)
- Heavenly Face Brush, $30 – For light application of face powders
- Blusher Brush, $17.99 – For a contouring and application of blushes and bronzers
- Foundation Brush, $14.99 – For a foundation application
- Foundation Brush, $30 – For application and blending of liquid foundation
- Face Brush, $28 – For application of powder to face
- Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush, $22 – For use with gel eyeliner to create precise eyeliner lines
The Body Shop
- Face/Body Brush, $25 – For application of powders, bronzers and blushes
- #5 Eyeshadow Brush, $22 – For eyeshadow application over the entire lid
- Bronzer Brush, $25 – For application and blending of bronzer to cheeks
- Bronzer Brush, $50 – For application of bronzing powder
- Smudge Brush, $24 – To apply eyeshadow to lash line
Even though my brush stash has grown a little out of control, I never regret adding new brushes to it because of how often I use them.
I can’t believe it’s already Sunday night, ya’ll. Drat! It’s back to work for me tomorrow.
This morning I woke up, watched a few episodes of Samatha Brown’s Passport to Europe on the Travel Channel (let’s go to Monaco!), and then went for a run around the neighborhood. I’ve sort of skipped out on my chores today (boo to me, I know), but I needed to just chill out for a spell. Now I may watch a movie on TV.
How was your weekend? What was the most surprising thing that happened to you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Girlfriend, you know your weekend isn’t over ’til you catch up on your reading! Get ready for the best posts from the ladies of the Beauty Blog Network and Splendicity!
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