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We were recently tagged by Kay from Blush and Bronzer to do this fun tag on beauty tools we love (no makeup.) Check out her answers here ❤

Besides my love for lipsticks and highlighters, a close third is brushes. I LOVE THEM!!! I keep buying more and more lolol I just love the variety and have fun playing. I wash my brushes everyday so if I have a favorite brush that is drying there is an immediate backup for it and I don’t have to worry about waiting for a brush to dry.

The rules:

  • Tag up to 5 people & let them know you tagged them
  • List what you want. If you got three things that are unbelievable or twenty… Don’t care, just share 😉
  • Cannot be actual makeup, skin care, or hair care products – just the tools/gadgets you use

Honestly I have so many tools and brushes it was hard to narrow it down, but here are some standouts 🙂

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Most of my collection I put in plastic containers and I added beads I had leftover from my crafts.

I should organize them better but I intend to buy another holder for my brushes to put them into face, blushes, eyes, and sponges.

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1) I could not live without my beauty sponges! I love my Beauty Blender (pink and black) and my Real Techniques one (orange), both brands are amazing with the RT one at $6 and the BB for $20. I honestly love love love my sponges and can rarely do my makeup without one. I like using them for my concealer and at the end of my face makeup to give me the “airbrushed look”

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2) For my face makeup I love Flat Kabuki brushes the most 🙂 Shown in the picture from Left-Right are

Luxie-520 Flat Top Kabuki

Sigma-3DHD Kabuki (I own 2 of these I love them so much, the unique head gets into every nook and cranny)

Zoeva-104 Buffer (a rare brush I don’t even need a beauty sponge it gives me the “airbrush look” without it ❤ )

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3) My favorite blush brushes

Real Techniques-the pink one is so soft and makes applying blush a dream, for the cost of $10 it is definitely my favorite

Sigma F15 Duo Fiber Powder/Blush brush is another favorite but pricer $30 but it is one my favorites mainly because I tend to apply a lot of blush but with this brush it makes it look even and not like a clown 🙂

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4) Cream products and highlighter brushes

-The pink Real Techniques Stippling brush is my favorite for all my cream brushes. I thought I lost it a while ago and immediately went out to buy another one I was so distraught without it, but I did eventually find it lolol and love having 2. I never tried another Stippling brush for my blush but that’s because I love this one so much. No need to rock the boat I am very happy

-E.L.F Small Stipple Brush is my favorite for my liquid highlighters. Applies everything evenly and for $3, I don’t intend to buy from another brand

-Sigma E50 $19 Large Fluff and Sigma F35 $24 Tapered Highlighter are my favorites for powdered highlighter. Both apply highlighter perfectly and even though I wish I could just put shimmer on my face all day these make me look put together and application flawless

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5) Eye brushes

I am the type to use either 1 or 2 eye brushes and that’s it. If I can I try to only use 1 brush because in reality for all the brushes I do own I don’t like using too many at once.

Here are my current favorites

-Luxie 205 Tapered Blending Brush ($12)-I recently received this in my Ipsy bag and OMGGGG love it! This brand is cruelty free and vegan and it is amazing! I hope to buy their eye set soon because I love it so much.

-MAC 217 ($24)-was given to as a gift many years ago and it has held up amazing!!! Honestly I think this is my favorite eye brush, I love it and it makes blending a dream. I wish it was cheaper, but I see myself buying another one in the near future I just love it so much

-Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease around $7 is amazing for the price and another one that is a dream to work with, I only wish they sold Zoeva here so I could buy tons more of this brand

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6) Contour brushes

-Nars Ita $55, is this worth the hype, YES, at least to me. I am terrible at applying makeup and especially contouring, this makes it so easy and the uniqueness of the brush makes it fun for me.

-Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint (around $15) is again amazing for the price and makes contouring so easy

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7) Powder Brushes

Real Techniques Bold Metals 100 Brush ($26) is one of my favorite powder brushes, I bought this when it was 20% off in January and have been in love since, it is definitely worth the price

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Now for my favorite brush of all time

Sigma F90 Fan brush $41, OMGGGG ridiculously expensive even when I bought it for 20% off but OMGGGGGGG is it amazing! I use it almost every day and it sets my finishing powder perfectly!

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8) Some extra tools I love

-I know some people don’t like eyelash curlers and I used to feel the same way until I tried the Shu Uemura ($20) eyelash curler. I have naturally long straight eyelashes and as soon as I got it I noticed right away the difference when I used this curler as opposed to other ones. It was easy to use and in one quick close of the clamp my eyelashes were curly. I am always short on time so I don’t have time to always do my makeup but this makes it fast and easy to get an extra curl and even when I sometimes forget to add mascara they make my eyelashes look like I am. AMAZING!!!

-I don’t know about you but along with super oily eyelids and eyelashes, I have oily eyebrows!!! So weird and annoying since the rest of my face is super dry :/ But I love having extra mascara wands to clean off the foundation and concealer that starts to come off my eyebrows from the makeup lololol. It is very handy and I use it everyday while applying makeup. The oil pushes off the makeup and this makes for a quick clean up. I always carry one in my purse and have tons laying around in my bathroom for this sole purpose.

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9) Traveling brushes

These are my favorite brushes to take with me when I leave the house.

-Real Techniques Crease Brush for my concealer and touchups/cleanups

-Quo lip brush my friend sent me is my favorite to apply lipstick on the go

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10) Remember when I mentioned I love washing my brushes everyday, this Sigma washing glove is my favorite!!! It makes cleaning fast, fun, and easy. I mean literally a couple of minutes and I am done

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Love the different textures for face and the other side for eyes.

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I bought the glove and Dry n Shape at Sigma during the holidays as a set I think for $50 with 20% off (can you tell I only buy when stuff is on sale LOLOLOLOL)

The Dry N Shape dries my brushes in a couple of hours and puts them back into shape so they still look like new. LOVE LOVE LOVE both the glove and this dry n shape because it makes life easier. I would buy another set in a heart beat if I saw it and it was on sale.

I am not a professional makeup artist nor do I apply makeup like one but with the right tools they make me look presentable and I can’t thank them enough 🙂 I think that is why I keep buying more because they really make a difference

My favorite brands are

-Sigma Beauty

-Zoeva

-Luxie

-Real Techniques

I recently ordered some Morphe brushes from Hautelook that got shipped today so I look forward to playing with those 🙂

OMG this weekend I received a package from my friend Reify from ReifyLove with these new Zoeva brushes and they are epic, I really wish they sold them here because I could easily see them being a favorite for the price and quality

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What are your favorites?

xoxo

Janet

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