I have not shown you any of the brushes that I use for my makeup routine. As a result I have decided to do mini reviews of the brushes that I use on a daily or almost daily basis. This should give you some insight in to the brands of brushes that I tend to prefer.
Full Tapered Shadow Brush (Bare Essentials) – I am not sure if I just have an extremely large eye lid, or what, but this shadow brush covers just my moveable lid. I like it mostly cause it is softer than the MAC brushes (I find them scratch in all honesty). This also eliminates the streakyness I sometimes get with ‘typical’ size shadow brushes since they are to narrow for my giant eyelids.
Soft Focus Shadow Brush (Bare Essentials) – I went through a large number of blending brushes before settling on this one, including Bobbi Brown and Aveda. All the other brushes I tested were either to0 scratchy, or too loosely packed, or some other issue involved that just did not make them work for me. The hairs on this brush are soft and pliable. They do a really good job blending my shadow, and do not move it so much that it becomes a muddy mess.
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Continuing with the top 5 series I wanted to share my favorite brands for eyeshadow. I think this will give a great starting point for those looking to expand the brands that they use, or simply looking for a reliable brands that has a large array of options. I have considered price point, selection of colors and quality for the brands that I have chosen.
Bobbi Brown – admittedly I am a bit biassed here. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Bobbi Brown cosmetics. Mostly because she was my first real forray into high-end makeup, and gave me the chance to learn about foundation. While she does mainly focus on neutrals, there are colors and textures that flatter every skin type. The price can be a bit steep though.
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A while back I was on a bronzer kick. Despite having a physicians formula bronzer that I greatly enjoy, I got caught up in the desire to find something new and better.
During that time I purchased this bronzer. Despite it being slightly to dark for me, I have been doing my best to make it work. This is mostly because I love Bobbi Brown, and her goal of simple, natural beauty looks.
I would rate this product a 8/10
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Pretty soon I will be saying goodbye to my mac fluidline (likely this month) It has been drying out lately, and I am not willing to reconstitute an eye product. That being said, I have plenty of liners so while my cheap money saving side is annoyed at the wasted product My eyes will be happy to stay healthy and infection free.
Mac Eyeshadow in Swimming and Jest (Here)
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Golden Light (Here)
Mac Fluidline in Dipdown (Here)
Estee Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush in Peach Nuance (Here)
Sephora Collection Sweet Candy Gloss in Peach Blossom (Here)
Eyeko Fat Balm Minty with SPF 15 (Here)
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Jour Lip Gloss in Tender and Blush (Here)
Lavanila the Healthy Lip Shine in Pure Vanilla and Vanilla Coconut (Here)
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss in Minor Crisis and Free Ride (Here)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect 457 (Here)
Sephora Sweet Candy Gloss in Tangerine Grapefruit (Here)
Aveda Lip Glaze in Raspberry Tea (New Formulation Found Here)
Korres Cherry Lip Gloss in Beige Pink and Light Pink (Here)
Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Play-Full Plump (Here)
Products Not Pictured
Bobbi Brown Lip Quad Containing Lip Gloss in Pink Cloud, Pink Beige and Pastel Pink (Full Size Here)
Bobbi Brown Lip Quad Containing Glitter Lip Gloss in Soiree Pink (Full Size Here)