Brushes - Face

It’s been quite a while since I’ve talked about all of the brushes that I’m loving and using on a daily basis. I decided to split this post up into face brushes & eye brushes {eyes coming tomorrow}. I own more brushes than any girl will ever need, but the ones listed below I couldn’t live without. They each serve an important and different purpose. I listed them in the order of when I use them in my face makeup process. I highly recommend each and every one!

Beauty Blender {duh!}
Every girl needs this! A beauty blender is amazing for foundation & concealer. A one stop shop.

Marc Jacobs The Face I
Omg! I don’t think I will ever use another foundation brush {besides the beauty blender}. At first look this brush doesn’t look exceptionally special, but once you use it it fluffs up and buffs in product flawlessly.

MAC 159
Amazing at blending concealer and the shape fits perfectly under the eyes. {also perfect for cream blush}

Real Techniques Setting Brush
Every girls needs this! Seriously, go out right now and buy this brush and a beauty blender…you can thank me later!

Sigma Tapered Highlighter – F35
My second favorite setting brush for concealer. I dip this into my loose translucent powder and it sets the under eye like magic! Very smooth & luxurious to the touch.

Bubbi Powder
I use this brush every day. EVERY day. Yes you have to order it from South Korea, but it’s just so good! It’s ridiculously soft and works wonderfully with NARS light reflecting powder. Right now the Bubbi site is down for the holidays, but be sure to check back! I bought her entire brush collection.

Sigma Large Powder – F30
Very affordable, big power brush. Staple of any makeup collection.

There has been a lot of hype related to the NARS Ita brush. It was sold out for a very long time before coming back to Sephora and Nordstrom. I’m not sure why the price point is so high, but it is amazing for contour. Be carful though! It creates a very stark contour {which I love}, but not for those who want a totally blended look.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush 
Super affordable, super amazing! I use this after using my NARS Ita brush to blend along the contours of my face and up into my hair line. The bristles are so dense it gives you the ability to deposit color right where you want.

Marc Jacobs The Bronze
Okay, I had to include this brush. You don’t have to have it, but why wouldn’t you want it?! The biggest most luxurious brush ever. This dome shaped brush is perfect for an all over bronzed look and it’s just so flufffy! {insert the voice of the little girl from Despicable Me}.

MAC Proenza Schouler Blush
I am not sure if you can still find this brush, but it has turned out to be my favorite blush brush! It deposits color right where you want it and is incredibly soft.

Real Rechniques Blush Brush
This is my second favorite blush brush. So affordable I own two and the dome shape makes application easy. Great if you want to build color.

MAC 168
I recently purchased this brush specifically for highlighter. The angle makes hitting the highlights of the face effortless.

Part two {eye brushes} coming tomorrow!

XO Amanda