Collection: Makeup Brushes

Besides hoarding nail polishes and makeup, I tend to go overboard with makeup brushes. I often feel compelled to buy any new brush that my favorite brands come out with, even if I already have one that functions the same way, or is exactly like it. In fact, I have so many that I can't use them all on the daily basis.
However, I think you will get a lot out of viewing my ever-growing collection. This post should help you select the right brush for your needs the next time you are brush shopping. I will name each brush, as well as what I use it for, or what it can be used for.

Real Techniques

real tecnhiques brushes duo fiber brow base shadow blending expert face

Duo-Fiber Face Brush- all-over face powder to set foundation
Duo-Fiber Contour Brush- contouring
Expert Face Brush- I've only used it to apply cream and powder foundation, the next best thing to a sponge!
Deluxe Crease Brush- great for blending eyeshadow
Base Shadow Brush- good for highlighting the brow bone and inner corner of the eye 
Brow Brush- brow powder
Duo-Fiber Eye Brush- believe it or not, I contour my nose with it
Fine Liner Brush- for various types of eyeliner

Wet n Wild

wet n wild brushes flat top foundation eyeshadow concealer angled eyeliner

Flat Top Brush- good for blending out contouring
Foundation Brush- for applying liquid/cream foundation
Large Eyeshadow Brush- I like using it to highlight my brow bone and inner corner of the eye
Large Concealer Brush- for various concealers or even some eyeshadow
Angled Eyeliner Brush- my favorite eyeliner brush, great for all kinds of liners

wet n wild fergie brushes

The Louder Powder- I use this with my all-over face powder to set my foundation
A Crush on Blush- amazing for contouring your cheekbones!
The Perfect Groom- for brow grooming
In Your Shadow (2)- base eyeshadow
Eyeshadow Brush- base eyeshadow


elf brushes studio powder total face ultimate blending blush contouring beautifully bare

Studio Powder Brush- for all-over face powder or for applying liquid/cream foundation when not using a sponge
Studio Total Face Brush- all-over face powder
Studio Ultimate Blending Brush- for applying liquid/cream foundation or blending out wherever necessary
Studio Blush Brush- blush
Studio Contouring Brush- contouring cheekbones
Beautifully Bare Blending Brush- good for applying blush, especially cream blush

elf studio brushes bronzer foundation small stipple tapered mineral powder brow

Essential Bronzer Brush- contouring
Studio Foundation Brush- for liquid/cream foundation
Studio Small Stipple Brush- great for applying under eye concealer when not using a sponge
Studio Small Tapered Brush- the perfect size and shape for setting your under eye concealer with powder!
Studio Mineral Powder Brush- highlighting
Studio Brow Brush- for grooming brows

elf studio essential brushes smudge blending eyeshadow concealer angled eyeliner lip brow wand

Essential Smudge Brush- great for smudging a dark eyeshadow near the upper lash line for a dramatic eye look, or for smudging eyeliner
Essential Defining Eye Brush- highlighting the inner corner of the eye
Essential Blending Brush- applying eyeshadow in the crease
Studio Angled Contour Brush- contouring eyelids with bronzer for a no-makeup makeup look
Studio Flawless Concealer Brush- applying shadow to the outer 3/4 of the eye
Studio Eyeliner Brush- for applying various types of eyeliner
Studio Smudge Eye Sponge- great for smudging eyeliner and I use it to fix the eyeliner near my inner corner when using a creamy eyeliner pencil
Studio Double Ended Brow Wand- I just use the brow brush part to apply brow gel, then I switch to my Real Techniques brow brush to fill in with powder
Studio Eyeshadow Brush- my everyday base eyeshadow brush (from upper lash line to crease)
Studio Brow Comb & Brush- good for combing out/taming your brows
Studio Lip Defining Brush- good for applying those stupid lip glosses that come in makeup kits
Studio Concealer Brush- to carefully cover blemishes
Studio Angled Eyeliner Brush- for applying various types of eyeliner

elf studio kabuki brushes

Studio Ultimate Kabuki Brush- I've seen it used for highlighting and contouring
Studio Kabuki Face Brush- dusting on an all-over glow powder
Studio Angled Kabuki Brush- same as above, as well as for contouring


makeup brushes

Powder Brush- highlighting
Profusion Blush Brush- blush
Powder Brush- all-over face powder or for blending
Boe Beauty Mineral Powder Brush- my holy grail blush brush
Not even sure what to call it, but it's great for contouring your nose.
Sonia Kashuk Pencil Brush- for applying eyeshadow near the lower lash line
Eyeshadow Brushes- base eyeshadow, or can be used for a more dramatic crease
Eyeliner Brush- I use it with my Ardell lash adhesive remover to remove stubborn lashes from my eyes
Milani Constellation Eyeliner Brush- good for applying the Constellation eyeliner, or any eyeliner
Small Kabuki Brush- for blending out small areas

Do you have any of these brushes? What do you use them for? Be sure to tell me in the comments, as well as share your brush collection with me. Remember, doing great makeup starts with a great brush. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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