Top Faves Friday: Makeup Brushes

I have hundreds of brushes. Some I never even get around to using. I always say you need to keep your brushes separate and have a brush for every single makeup step. It keeps things organized and, also, it helps keep me in a routine so I can do a quick makeup look on those early mornings when I barely want to do my makeup.

Brushes are so important to every makeup application. I think there is a misconception that you need to spend a ton of money on makeup brushes, when in fact it is the complete opposite. Don’t get me wrong, I have a handful of high end makeup brand brushes in my stash, but one of my all time fave brushes actually $5! Who knew!

Today, I want to give you the scoop on my five favorite brushes that I use daily and that are a must in any makeup application.



  1. The Sephora Collection #56 Foundation Brush– I’m pretty sure I described this brush as “delicious” to one of my girlfriends. I got a sample brush of this kind in a gift offer with Sephora and I ended up loving it so much I had to get the full size. This brush glides on any foundation smooth as butter and buffs into the skin helping your makeup look flawless rather than that cakey look we all try to avoid.
  2. Crown Brush Crease Detail Shadow Brush– I can’t talk about this brush enough. I’ve even gifted this brush to girlfriends. It’s one of my favorite brushes for darkening the outer corners of your eyes and also to blend shadows along the lower lash line. It’s a great brush as it’s a semi-tight dome shape, but yet blends shadows so well.
  3. Stilazzi Angle Liner Brush– I love a good thin angled eyeliner brush. I tend to wear a lot of gel eyeliners so a tight, thin brush helps create the perfect wing. This brush is super tight and the bristles are bendable and soft enough to glide any gel liner across the lid. I have multiple of this same kind of brush on hand for clients and myself. This is a staple in my kit and my personal makeup bag at all times.
  4. MAC Blending Crease Brush– I have had this brush for years and have always loved it. It’s the perfect brush for blending that crease color shadow into the eyelid flawlessly. The dense, thick fibers in this brush create the right amount of shading for any look. I love using this on clients as it works for all types of makeup looks.
  5. Crown Brush Chisel Shader Brush– I can’t even see the numbers on this brush anymore I use it so often. This brush is great for getting shadows on the lower lash line and doing a smudged look. I also like to do a liner look using dark shadows with this brush on the top lash line. This creates a softer liner look that anyone can achieve. I love love a tight smudge brush for all makeup applications. Its a must brush to have.

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