Monday, January 9, 2017

Brush Crush

Hey ya'll! It's been a while! I have been enjoying a much needed break from work and school, but now it is time to start being a lil makeup know it all again :). With the holidays all wrapped up, I decided to start fresh with some new makeup brushes. I tend to use the same brushes I have had for years, however some were just not doing it for me anymore, specifically my contour brushes! Below are the 3 latest brushes I bought from E.L.F Cosmetics.

Beauty Breakdown

Type of Brush: Contouring brush
Material: Synthetic
Price: $6
Why I love it: I really enjoy the precision of this brush. The dense bristles make it easy to keep the product in one place, especially when I apply it to the contours of my cheeks. I also love that I can use cream OR powder with this brush!

Type of Brush: Precision Stippling Brush
Material: Fibers
Price: $10
Why I love it: This brush is awesome for applying powder! I use a liquid foundation and then apply my MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish powder, and I notice this brush is perfect for that part of my routine. I have always been a huge fan of stippling brushes, and really like the shape of this one. The bristles are very soft and it's great for building on a product, whether it is blush, highlighter, or foundation.

Type of Brush: Angled Blush Brush
Material: Synthetic
Price: $4
Why I love it: I am sadly still on the fence with this brush! I have another angled brush I prefer a little more than this one, but it does get the job done. I think my biggest concern with this brush is the material of the bristles. It leaves my face feeling a little itchy? However, if you are in a pinch and need to buff out your contour, this brush will definitely come in handy!

Pro Tip:
These brushes have a wonderful price point, however, this does make them more fragile! When washing these brushes, I would stick to using a brush spray and only wash them by hand once a month as too much hand washing could disrupt the base of the brush, causing it to loosen.

Happy Brushing!!

With Love,