Makeup brushes! — I HAZ THEM. And I’m assuming you do too. I’m gonna go out on a limb (not really) and guess that you have more than a few brushes in your collection, so tell me, friend, which makeup brushes do you always use, and which ones do you never (or very rarely) touch?
First of all, I’m much pickier about eye brushes than I am about face brushes, which I think is because my lids are sensitive, and I have absolutely no patience for scratchy stuff on my skin.
I think there are many great eye brushes out there, but I usually end up grabbing a brush from MAC (one of the O.G. ones from back before they revamped their makeup brush line with synthetic brushes, which IMO don’t perform well enough to justify their price), NARS or Chanel, because they’re the softest ones I have, and I love how they blend.
Here are the brushes I seem to always use the most…
- MAC 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
- MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush
- MAC 217 Domed Eyeshadow Brush
- NARS #42 Blending Eyeshadow Brush (Super great! I think it’s better than the MAC 224.)
- Chanel Retractable Dual-Tip Eyeshadow Brush
- NARS #45 Smudge Brush
- NARS #47 Angled Brush
And while it isn’t an eye brush, the Real Techniques Buffing Brush is one I use every single day for buffing down foundation.
As for the brushes I never use, hmm… I hardly ever reach for large, poofy powder brushes because I don’t wear a lot of powder, and I think they’re hard to control. I prefer powder and blush brushes with smaller brush heads.
That’s me. How about you? Which makeup brushes do you always use, and which ones do you never (or very rarely) touch?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,