4 Steps to a Natural Contour feat. Real Techniques Makeup Brushes

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My face has more curves than angles. Because of this, even if I’m only doing the most natural of makeup looks, I contour daily. Unless I’m on some form of social media and using one of the many beauteous filters you probably don’t even know that I contour (the filters can really make contour pop), but it’s a necessary thing for me because I like to give my face the appearance of being more than just “round”. Character, y’all!

To get the naturally contoured, sculpted look do note that all brushes are not created equal. In saying that also note that all good brushes aren’t going to cost you your rent money for a set.

Step 1: Decisions. Decide what needs contoured. Just because YouTuber X and Beauty Blogger Y are contouring literallyevery area of their face doesn’t mean you need to. Maybe they’re just showing how to do all of those areas in a tutorial. Maybe their nose needs slimming and yours is fine. Check yourself out and decide what needs done. For me, I’m always getting at the hollows of my cheeks, the temples and the jawline. Basically that “3” trick for contouring.

Step 2: Brushes. It’s imperative that you use the correct brushes to do your natural contour. The wrong brushes can deposit product unevenly, not blend well… the last thing you want when your going for natural is to have a patchy, dirty looking mess on your hands.

For my contour in this post I used the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush. It’s perfect for getting right into the hollows of the cheeks (I make that fishy face to really get in there) and it’s not overly large so it works well for the temples and jaw to cover just the right areas. To sharpen the contour you can take a clean brush and dip it into invisible setting powder and tap the product right under the lower part of the contour. Sharp doesn’t always have to equal overdone and this trick keeps my cheeks on point.

If you would like to contour your nose or smaller areas I’d recommend the Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush. It’s a little smaller and more precise for that type of area.

Step 3: Blend. You hear this all the time from makeup artists. Just when you think it’s blended perfectly blend some more. A little trick I like to do is walk away from the mirror for a bit. When you get used to seeing something it doesn’t appear as harsh so it’s a good idea to step away and let the makeup settle on your face, oxidize… let whatever needs to happen, happen. Brush your teeth, fix the kids lunch for school… After a few minutes go back and check it out. It’s likely at this time you’ll notice it needs to be blended out just a bit more. For blending I prefer theReal Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush which is a brush that isn’t too firm but that definitely isn’t flimsy. Since it’s retractable you can toss it in your makeup bag just in case you get out in the natural day light and have a “YO … MY FACE NO” moment.

Basically, what I’m saying is, don’t go in all Terminator at your face. Apply lightly, build it up if you need to and then blend, blend, blend. Then bring your Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush and blend some more while you’re in the car line for coffee.

Step 4: Finish it off. After all of that work perfecting your natural contour be sure to get at yourself with a nice highlight and a blush. Dust the highlight on with a fan brush so you keep it on the tops of your cheekbones. The Real Techniques Limited Edition Sculpting Kit (an ULTA Beauty exclusive) has everything you need to highlight and contour to perfection!

How do you keep your contouring natural? What are your favorite brushes to do this with? Chat with me in the comments below!

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Sigma Spa® Express Brush Cleaning Mat Photos & Review

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Cleaning makeup brushes is the bane of my existence. It’s seriously awful and buying more brushes instead of cleaning the ones you have doesn’t make it any easier. It just makes it so you have more brushes to clean. Up until a week ago I had a box of dirty makeup brushes until I ran out completely. Luckily that same week the Sigma Spa® Express Brush Cleaning Mat($25.00 // Sigma Beauty) arrived.

Why do you need a mat to wash your makeup brushes? This particular mat has seven different textures for cleaning your different eye and face brushes. The textures will get in between the bristles a lot better than you can if you’re just working the brush cleanser into the brush with your fingers (which is what I used to do). It’s also a lot more gentle than rubbing so your brushes won’t take as much abuse.

The back side has suction cups so it won’t move around as you use it and it’s sized for most sinks (as it’s over 30% smaller than the larger cleaning mat). Once the mat is secured wet your brushes and then add a bit of water and your brush cleanser of choice to the mat. Swirl the brush around on the “wash” texture to deep clean. To rinse place the brush under running water and move it back and forth on the “rinse” texture to remove the residue. If you need a deeper cleaning you can then go over to the “refine” texture and swish the brush around again. Rinse again a final time. If you need an even deeper clean repeat the process one more time.

I usually use a Flat Top Kabuki (such as the Sigma F80) for my liquid and powder face makeup. I have a few of them because the liquid foundation in particular would really pack in there and almost seal to the fibers of the brush. No matter what I did or how I cleaned it they never looked truly new. This mat has not only helped make the brushes look good again it’s a lot faster. Since it’s faster I’m inclined to wash my brushes more frequently, meaning I’ll spend less money on being a lazy girl and just buying new.

This mat is shown in this post with the Sigma 3DHD™ – Kabuki Brush($24.00 // Sigma Beauty) in Copper/White… and can all my brushes just be copper/white?! The combo is so chic and gorgeous! I love that the brush is tapered to a point yet still has flat parts. It’s perfect for getting into every single area of your face whether it’s rounded, creased, angled… every where. This brush is perfect for getting at the sides of your nose and for contouring!

Three other versions are available for your makeup brush cleaning needs – a Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Mat ($32.00 // Sigma Beauty) which is the larger version of the Spa® Express shown here, and the Sigma Spa® Express Brush Cleaning Glove($25.00 // Sigma Beauty) which fits on your hand for quick and thorough brush cleaning. It also provides 7 textures for your different brushes and is travel-friendly.

If you’re really serious about your brush cleaning then you’d likely want the third option which is the Sigma 2X Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Glove($39.00 // Sigma Beauty). This is the bigger version of the Spa® Express Brush Cleaning Glove and includes a thumb on each side to easily transition from one hand to the other. This glove has 8 textures, two of which are new.

Have you tried out any of the Sigma Beauty Makeup Brush cleaning tools? How do you clean your brushes?

Sigma products are all available now on the website.

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Top 10 Makeup Brushes Under $10

Do you want makeup brushes but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on updating your set? Or maybe this is your very first set of makeup brushes and you want to stay on budget but aren’t sure where to start. This is your time. The list of the Top 10 Makeup Brushes Under $10!

In no particular order:

  1. wet n wild®($0.99 and $2.99 // wet n wild)*. Starting in January 2016 wet n wild® will have a line of 17 new makeup brushes! All are Cruelty Free and Vegan! These brushes feel super soft and are obviously adorable. They’ll make it easy for you to enhance your beauty and also look pretty sitting on the vanity 😉
    Brushes shown – Large Eyeshadow Brush, Large Concealer Brush, Large Stipple Brush, Contour Brush, Bent Liner Brush and Blush Brush.
    If you’re sad about having to wait until January this might cheer you up – Use promo code GETWILD25 at wetnwildbeauty.com for 25% off your entire purchase now until Sunday 11/8!
  2. ELF Smudge Brush($1.00 // Target). Yes. You read that right… it’s $1.00. Most of their brushes are priced at that and for $1.00 you’re getting seriously good brushes. The Smudge Brush is one of my favorites but I also have the Eye Shadow Brush and Blending Brush.
  3. Real Techniques Shading Brush($6.99 // ULTA Beauty). Most of the Real Techniques brushes are under $10. I mean… you can get a whole KIT for $17.99! If you want to go fancier they have a gorgeous bold metals collection but if you’re trying to stay on budget don’t be distracted, the quality is the same and you’re really just paying for pretty!
  4. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge($6.99 // ULTA Beauty). Okay. Not a brush. BUT it’s one of the best beautyblender dupes you’ll find and it’s perfect for your face makeup. Check out the review over on Slashed Beauty to see 4 ways to use this product!
  5. EcoTools Buffing Brush($5.08 // Target). I love this for buffing out powder products and even applying bronzer.
  6. EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Set($4.19 // Target). This duo is actually a quad! Each brush is double ending giving you four must-have makeup brushes for your eyes.
  7. SOHO Smudge Brush ($7.48 // Walgreens). This brush is good for smudging out your shadows and liners, but my love of these brushes lands on the lips! If you have a hate of actual lip brushes making line marks or just not being nice try an eye shader brush. This has been the best tip I’ve ever gotten from a makeup artist!
  8. Crown Brush(website). I pick a ton of these up every time I go to The Makeup Show. The quality is the same as MAC if not better and the regular price is definitely easier to swallow. Some brushes run as low as $3.95! My favorites are from the Syntho Series, Infinity Series and the Studio Pro.
  9. Sonia Kashuk Core Tools Duo Fibre Crease Brush – 205 ($6.99 // Target). I singled out one of my favorites but really the entire Core Tools line is one to check out. All are highly rated in terms of quality and priced extremely well.
  10. COVERGIRL Makeup Masters Eye Shadow and Liner Brush($6.99 // Target). This is awesome for applying cream eye products and you can even use it to apply concealer if you’re so inclined.

What are your favorite budget friendly makeup brushes? Check out what the other bloggers are loving for under $10 by clicking the icons below!

*Items marked with a * has been received as a press sample at some point in time. This post also contains affiliate links. All other items were purchased by me.

Last Minute Gift Guide // Beauty Edition

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Zero hour. Christmas Eve. You forgot someone. I did it this year and I’m kicking myself hard in the you know where. Obviously you need to pick up something and you want it to be nice but it’s not necessarily going to be right off the recipients wish list. However, it also doesn’t have to be junky or thoughtless. This is now the time to get that pre-packaged gift set – and here are some of my faves from this season (a mix of beauty, bath, body… you name it – it’ll cover someone on your list):

IT Cosmetics. You can basically buy anything from this brand and it’s a winner. They have some beautiful gift sets including this Buki Brush Set* ($48.00, exclusive to QVC) as well as other limited holiday kits and brush kits (see more on Top 9 Luxury Beauty Buys).

Fresh. They are so on point with gift sets this year. Sugar Legends is my fave but if you have a skincare lover you need to get them The Mask Bar*($108, check in store for availability) or any of the other ones still available online. All are great products and a great value!

Murad. This brand hosts some of my favorite skincare products like the Clarifying Cleanser and Makeup Removal Wipes. Now they have a Youth Builder Bodycare Preview Kit*($18.00 // Murad) that I’m loving just as much as the skincare! The set is a great price and the perfect gift for a skincare lover.

BITE Beauty. If you love the Agave Lip Mask (which most all do) you’ll definitely want to gift yourself and those you forgot love with the Lip Love Kit($36.00 $25.00 // Sephora). This is currently on sale at Sephora for $25.00 (along with many other products) and you can get another 20% off of the sale price with code EXTRAROUGE (use it now if you’re VIB Rouge) or EXTRA20 (Dec 25-Jan1).

Also, subscription boxes are where it’s at. Everyone loves getting mail every single month and the boxes available cover all budgets and all genres. Here are some of my faves for beauty/fashion:

Have a Happy Holiday!

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12 Must-Have Makeup Brushes feat. IT Cosmetics

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If you even do as much as scroll through my posts on here it’s pretty obvious I’m a huge fan of IT Cosmetics, especially their makeup brushes. Not only are the makeup brushes produced by IT Cosmetics high-quality but they’re also more on the affordable side. True, there are some that one might call an “investment”, but these brushes are sure to not shed and also hold up through a lot of abuse (I’m not so careful with brushes and even my oldest ones still look perfect after daily use). Now IT Cosmetics has a full line of brushes available at Ulta, here are the ones they’ve noted as the 12 Must-Haves!

  1. OMG! Foundation Brush No.106 ($24.00 – Airbrush). This paddle brush is dense but is perfect for blending your favorite liquid and cream foundations for a flawless look every time. To use: Smooth and blend onto skin in sweeping even motions. Best for: Liquid Foundation, BB & CC Creams.
  2. LBD Foundation No. 302 ($38.00 – Velvet Luxe). This dense brush is domed and custom cut for all over face buffing and easy application on targeted spots. To use: Blend in a sweeping motion, the custom cut makes it easy to blend around the eyes, nose and brow. Best for: Multi-tasking complexion for your favorite liquid, cream and powder foundations.
  3. Essential Concealer No. 212 ($22.00 – Live Beauty Fully). A thin and tapered paddle brush which allows for smooth and precise application on targeted areas. To use: Use small and smooth strokes, blending into targeted areas. Best for: Liquid & Cream Concealers.
  4. Blurring Foundation No. 101 ($24.00 – Airbrush). The dome shape makes it easy to control and buff on application all over the face or in targeted areas. To use: Buff on in circular motions for flawless and even application. Best for: Liquid, Cream and Powder Foundations – particularly mineral foundations.
  5. Complexion Perfection No. 115 ($24.00 – Airbrush). This brush is dense with a precision cut angled shape to hug the curves of your face. To use: With the flat top side buff the product onto your skin. Use the angled side to blend the contours of your face. Best for: Liquid, Cream and Powder Foundations.
  6. All-Over Powder No. 211 ($40.00 – Live Beauty Fully). It’s big and fluffy, perfect for dusting powder all over the face and body. To use: With light, circular motions dust the product onto the face and body. Best for: Loose and Pressed Powders.
  7. Soft Focus Sculpting No. 315($34.00 – Velvet Luxe). This angled brush is dense and perfect to highlight and contour with. To use: Using a gentle sweeping motion blending onto the skin. To contour and define, use on an angle. Best for: Cream and Powder Bronzers and Luminizers.
  8. Essential Bronzer No. 114 ($26.00 – Airbrush). This brush is dense and cropped for targeted highlighting and contouring. To use: Lightly sweep bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face (nose, chin, cheekbones). Best for: Cream and Powder Bronzers.
  9. Flawless Blush No. 227 ($28.00 – Live Beauty Fully). The dense, angled shape is designed to hug the cheek contour for natural looking color and placement. To use: Sweep over the cheeks in small circles, blending out to the sides and upwards. Best for: Cream, Liquid and Powder Blushes.
  10. Precision Shadow No. 112 ($13.00 – Airbrush). The small, round head works well to apply shadow with precision and control. To use: Pat shadow directly onto the lid then use sweeping motions to blend as needed. Best for: Powder and Cream Eye Shadows.
  11. Angled Liner/Brow No. 217($16.00 – Live Beauty Fully). This brush has a firm and flat angled tip that applies color smoothly and easily on the lash line or through the brows, creating a natural look. To use: With short, feathery strokes follow the lashline for liner application or brow arch to fill in the brows. Best for: Powder, Cream and Gel Eyeliners or Brow Products.
  12. Blending Crease No. 105 ($14.00 – Airbrush). The narrow and tapered head fits perfectly into the crease of the eye for definition and impact. To use: Tap color onto the eyelid using the flat side of the brush and then use the round tip to blend the shadow into the crease with small sweeping motions. Best for: All of your favorite crease shadows!

My particular faves? Anything noted as Airbrush! They all work beautifully, and maybe it’s in my head… but I feel like the airbrush touted makeup brushes always give me the most flawless, blurred and “natural appearing” look.

What are your favorite makeup brushes?

Make it a point to visit your local Ulta and check out the IT Cosmetics Brushes. You’ll be overwhelmed, and in a good way. Bring money 😉

Top 10 Makeup Brushes & Where to Buy Them

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Brushes are a staple for anyone who uses makeup (pro or novice) unless you’re my friend Lauren who back in high school did every bit of her makeup using her fingers (eyes and all). This week for Top 10 Tuesday we’ve gotten ourselves together to list our Top 10 Makeup Brushes. Seeing as how that was too hard for me I made it a broader topic and chose my Top 10 Makeup Brush Brands and Where to Buy Them! Be warned, I say excellent quality a lot because, let’s face it, they wouldn’t be included in this post if I didn’t think they were excellent.

Tweezerman.* New to brush block, Tweezerman now offers Brush iQ which are a collection of brushes that are amazing. Well, three of them for sure. I’ve tested out the Powder Brush, the Finishing Contour Brush and the Line Glider Brush (shown) and I must say, I absolutely need the rest! Purchase them at Ulta.

IT Cosmetics.* It’s no secret I’m in love with this brand (I’m also their August Blogger of the Month!) but it’s all for good reason! The line of brushes are basically impeccable and give flawless application. Every. Time. You can purchase them at Ulta, QVC and itcosmetics.com.

Sonia Kashuk. I’ve tried her brushes before but the 15th Anniversary Collection of brushes is on a whole other level! The bristles actually feel like silk, no exaggeration. I’m actually considering buying a second set. I don’t need them, but they’re just that good. Grab this limited edition set while you can at Target.

UBU.* Urban Beauty United (or UBU) offer affordable brushes in vivid colors. All of the brushes that I’ve tried (below) worked beautifully and I hope to order some more in the future! Purchase these brushes separately or in sets on Amazon.

MAC. I mean, of course I’m going to include MAC brushes! I have love for them all but my top 3 are definitely the 239, 226 and 168. I have these in multiples upon multiples. Purchase them at department stores like Macy’s or Nordstrom as well as online at maccosmetics.com.

Ofra. I fell in love with Ofra everything this year at The Makeup Show. The brushes are amazing and I feel that much more precise and professional when I use them (weird, but true). My absolute fave is the 7pc Brush Set (shown). Purchase these at ofracosmetics.com.

Crown Brushes. This is another haul from The Makeup Show! Crown Brushes are super soft and are comparable to MAC in quality for a fraction of the price. You can purchase them online at crownbrush.us.

Make Up For Ever.* Last Fall marked the release of the Make Up For Ever brush line. All are exquisite (yes, all 76) and luxurious. They feel silky and apply makeup seamlessly. It’s fun to be flawless. Reviewed here and here. Purchase these at Sephora.

Pixi.* I gave a more comprehensive review here, but know that these brushes are wonderful and worth the price ($8-$22). Purchase them at pixibeauty.com.

Real Techniques. Affordable and good quality! Some brushes are priced as low as $5.99 (Ulta)!

I feel like I also need to mention what an awesome brush the Urban Decay Perversion Angled Brush (shown above with Pixi and Real Techniques) is and also point out that if you really want to watch your budget and don’t want or need to invest in brushes right now then you should look into the ELF makeup brushes. Some are as inexpensive as $1 and they’ll last you a good bit (though not as long as the ones that you would be investing in, fyi) – pick them up at Target or eyeslipsface.com.

What are some of your favorite brushes?

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Pixi Beauty Brushes Review + Photos

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Pixi Beauty finally has individual brushes (9 of them!) for sale up on the website!! Well, they’ve been available for several months now, but you may not know about them and you should. Why? They’re fantastic – definitely worth mentioning and also picking up!! Check them out below and share your wishlist in the comments!

Cheek Brush ($22.00). This brush is large and fluffy, perfect for dusting on a powder blush or finishing powder. You can also use it for bronzer but I like a brush that is a little smaller.

Cream Base Brush($16.00). This brush is for use with any cream product but I love to use it for cream contouring. The shape of the brush is perfect for the angles that I want to emphasize in my face.

Crease Brush($14.00). The shape of this brush makes for perfect crease application but I also love to use this for blending.

Shadow Brush ($14.00). This brush is fantastic for blending or applying a light shade across the eye.

Flat Liner Brush($12.00). This brush is what you need for creating a thin/fine line with wet or dry shadow. If you like to get as close to the lash line as possible this is the exact brush you’ll need.

Cat Liner Brush($12.00). This is a fantastic tool for making the perfect cat eye whether you’re using powder, gel or even liquid liner. I’ve also been able to use it for applying makeup to my eye brows.

Precision Brush($12.00). This is the brush you need to create a fantastical smoky eye. This is also great for smudging. It’s one of my favorites within this entire collection!

Lip Brush($10.00). This is a small and slightly tapered brush that traces the cupid’s bow perfectly. Bonus – it’s also great for concealing smaller sized imperfections. Apologies for not having the individual picture of this, I have no clue what happened to it and as of this post it’s dirty… but at least you know I use it!

Lash & Brow Brush($8.00). This is simply a spoolie brush to comb out and refine your brows and lashes. Maybe you’re thinking you don’t need this, but I’ve personally had many times where I need a spoolie and have nothing to work with. Since, unfortunately, not all products for brows and eyes come with a spoolie on the bottom side. It’s always nice to have one or two extras of these on hand.

The Pixi Brush Collection is available online at pixibeauty.com.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Micro-Blurring 7-Piece Brush Collection with Stand Photos & Review

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It’s time to share another fabulous and affordable way to add to your brush collection! IT Cosmetics makes amazing, high quality and beautiful brushes. They apply makeup so well it’s like it hovers over the skin making everything appear completely flawless.

Right now, for an amazing price, IT Cosmetics has launched their Heavenly Luxe™ 7 Piece Brush Collection with Stand.

Included in this boxed set is:

  • Airbrush Powder Brush
  • Angled Complexion Brush
  • Flawless Foundation Brush
  • Blurring Concealer Brush
  • Eyeshadow Crease Brush
  • All-Over Eyeshadow Brush
  • Eyeliner & Eyebrow Brush
  • Stand

These brushes are must haves whether you’re starting your collection or adding to even an extensive one. They are soft, easy to use and are amazing for blurring away those imperfections – no photoshop required! The stand is awesome for displaying these beauties and keeping them easy to reach right at your vanity. Which also forces me to clean them right away because I want them looking pristine 24/7 😉

The Heavenly Luxe™ 7 Piece Brush Collection with Stand retails for $59.50 and is available at itcosmetics.com and QVC.

Make Up For Ever 234 Angled Shader Brush Photos & Review

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Awhile back Make Up For Ever released their line of Artisan brushes and I introduced you to a few from the collection. I just had to go out and buy one particular brush that I had my eye on to add to my collection – the 234 Angled Shader Brush.

What Sephora says about the Make Up For Ever 234 Angled Shader Brush:

What it is:
A dense, angled brush to apply eye shadow evenly.

What it does:
The unique shape of this brush makes it ideal for even and consistent eye shadow application. It is easy for beginners to use, and a must-have for professionals. Dense fibers offer moderate-to-heavy coverage and allow expert application and blending in the crease. It features both straight and wavy fibers, and can be used with loose and pressed eye shadows.

What else you need to know:
After five years in development with makeup artists and fiber experts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes are a revolution in brush craftsmanship. The 100-percent fiber brushes are available in a range of 76 handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs. Beveled tips create a two-in-one makeup brush and tool, while innovative hair density and brush head shapes optimize every stroke for ideal makeup application. To achieve the ultimate collection, every brush has gone through 25 production stages by 30 craftsmen and has been checked for quality 50 times.

The 234 is a firm yet soft, dense angled brush that provides me with perfect crease application. It blends the shades nicely on any part of the eye with powder or cream shadows. A definite must have!

The Make Up For Ever 234 Angled Shader Brush retails for $30.00 and is available at Sephora.

Becca The One Perfecting Brush Photos & Review #BeccaTheOne

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Is it really possible for one brush to do it all? Becca says that it is, and has created The One Perfecting Brush to cut makeup application in half by replacing 10 tools: foundation brush, powder brush, contour brush, bronzer brush, stipple brush, blush brush, fan brush, concealer brush, kabuki and sponge.

What Sephora says about Becca The One Perfection Brush:

What it is:
A true beauty multitasker, this patent-pending brush cuts makeup application time in half by replacing 10 other brushes and tools.

What it does:
From start to finish, primer to powder, The One Perfecting Brush can be used with liquids, creams, powders and anything in between. Non-porous, high-quality goat hair allows product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing, ensuring a seamless application with no wasted product. It can be used effectively as a foundation brush, powder brush, contour brush, bronzer brush, stipple brush, blush brush, fan brush, concealer brush, kabuki, or sponge.

The bristles are packed in a 3.5 inch horizontal design allowing you to effortlessly and evenly cover larger or smaller surface areas. The density of the brush creates a smooth, even, and airbrushed application every time, taking the guesswork out of brushwork. Flat edges fit the linear contours of your face, while curved corners allow for targeted, more precise application. Long, flexible bristles make a variety of application techniques possible including: targeted application, stippling, blending, contouring, and highlighting.

What else you need to know:
The bristles are free of dye, ensuring they will not lose shape or softness over time, and the unique shape of the handle and soft-touch finish provide complete control during application, allowing you to create your desired look.

This brush is firm and sturdy, but at the same time is a little fluffy and very soft. It’s definitely usable with foundations and liquid, but I much prefer it for powder formula. I use this brush daily for my bronzer, contour, blush and highlighting and it allows me to move a lot quicker from one into the other, and blending is seamless. For blush, do note that you need to be careful that you aren’t applying to too large of an area. I recommend swirling just one side of the brush into your blush to apply at the desired area.

My OCD honestly won’t let me use this brush daily for an entire application process of makeup. I’d have to spot clean it in between products and deep clean in between uses. It just feels like a lot. Cost wise it’s still a good deal because I’d use it for bronzer, blush, highlighting and contour. So it’s 4 brushes in one for me.

Which is your favorite way to use this brush?

Becca The One Perfecting Brush retails for $49.00 and is available at Sephora.

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