Beauty Basics: It’s “Prime” Time!
I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about eye makeup and foundation lately and more often than not, my first thought is:
"They must not be using a primer."
What’s so great about primers?
So funny you should ask :] In my opinion, primers are key to making any look the best it can be. Think about if you needed to paint a room in your house. What’s the first thing your typically do? Lay down a primer. Same principle applies…just with makeup :]
Primers help to do the following:
- They give you a good canvas. Primers are going to fill in any fine lines and help make the area your applying makeup to nice and even. Some primers can also help to even out your skin tone a bit.
- They give your makeup something to stick to. Now, I don’t mean that primers are super sticky on your face, but they will give the makeup you’re applying something to adhere to, which in turn will help your makeup last MUCH longer than it would on it’s own.
- They provide a barrier between your face and your makeup. I’m not saying that primers are going to help clear your skin or anything, but since they fill in any uneven areas on your face, they are going to help keep makeup from really seeping into your pores.
- They help to keep your skin moisturized. What I mean by this, is primers help to lock in your skins moisture so that your face won’t dry out over time. This may not be the case for EVERY primer, but those a typically mattifying primers which are meant to remove the excess oil from your skin but can sometimes take out a bit of the moisture as well.
Types of Primers.
There are really two types of primers: face and eye. They have different types of formulas, but their end goal is still the same…making your makeup last.
Choosing the Right Primer.
Picking the perfect primer for you is really going to depend on your skin’s chemistry.So ask yourself the following question:
"Do I have dry, normal, combination, oily, or sensitive skin?"
The answer to that question will help guide your in choosing the right primer for you. I’m going to talk through each skin type and then provide a face and eye primer that will work best for you.
I have dry skin.
Well, if you have dry skin, you’re going to want to help look for something that is going to help hydrate your skin as much as possible. You’ll want to look for something that has a lotion type feel to it for the face. For the eyes, look for something that’s creamy.
Stay away from any primers that claim to be mattifying. The point of those primers is to help to draw excess oil and moisture from your skin. If you have dry skin, a primer that is mattifying can lead to your skin appearing flaky…not what you want.
Face primer(s) for dry skin:
1. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer
2. Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer
Eye primer(s) for dry skin:
1. Mally Eye Essentials Perfect Prep Eye Primer
2. Benefit Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer
I have normal skin.
Well aren’t you just lucky :] You can look for a primer that’s more suited for what look you’re really going for. You can try a hydrating formula is you want your skin to stay nice and dewy, or you could go for a mattifying primer if you really want your skin to stay nice and matte.
Face primer(s) for normal skin:
1. Makeup Forever HD Microperfecting Primer
2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer
3. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Eye primer(s) for normal skin:
1. MAC Paint Pots
2. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
3. Urban Decay Primer Potion
I have combination or oily skin.
The key to your skin is going to be helping control any excess oil you might get. Your going to want to look for primers that help to mattify the face. For eye primers, look for ones that will dry to a matte finish.
More often than not, when you have oily or combination skin, you’ll have larger pores. Try and find primers that help to minimize the size of your pores.
Also, look for primers that are oil-free.
Face primer(s) for oily/combination skin:
1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light
2. NARS Oil-Free Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer
Eye primer(s) for oily/combination skin:
1. Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Primer
I have sensitive skin.
You wan’t to do the best you can to protect your sensitive skin, so finding a primer may be a bit more difficult.
I would try and stay away from primers that have silicone in them. Silicone can prevent your skin from breathing as much and lead to breakouts.
I’d also try and look for primers with more natural ingredients in them.
Face primer(s) for sensitive skin:
1. Tarte Clean Slate Primer
2. Tarte ReCreate Silicone-Free Primer
3. Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Primer Serum
Eye primer(s) for sensitive skin:
1. Korres Eye Primer
That’s all I’ve got. Hope this helped! Make every morning prime and start using face and eye primers! :]
Q:I really love your blog! I have a question: I have never really worn eyeshadow before but would like to try it out. I usually wear eyeliner and mascara but I'm afraid I will look silly with eyeshadow. Do you have any tips on good colors or techniques to start with to ease into wearing it? I have light skin with green eyes. Thanks!
Thank you! :]
Eye shadow is very fun to play around with. When starting out, colors can be a bit intimidating, but it’s all about experimenting and trying out different colors together. I really think practice makes perfect. As you get more comfortable, you’ll probably try a look every now and then that just doesn’t work (I do it all the time, haha), but luckily you can just take it off and try again :]
Some colors I think look great with green eyes are: browns, golds, bronze, purples, and pinks. Be careful with pink around your eyes, because it can make you look a little sick, so blend in browns or purples to help counteract that.
As far as tips for applying eye shadow, I thought I’d take you step by step through an easy look that I do on a regular basis. You can swap out any of these colors for others that might suit your complexion better, but by walking through the steps with me you’ll get an idea of the technique, and that’s key to applying eye shadow.
So let’s get started!
1. Apply an eyelid primer.
Ignore my eyebrows :] I fill them in before I put on any foundation. I do the same with my eye makeup so that clean up from any fall out from my eye shadows is quick and easy.
Applying a primer is going to help give you eye shadow something to stick to. Primer will also keep your eye shadow on much longer and help minimize any creasing.
So, the primer I use is the Groundwork Paint Pot by MAC. And the reason I use this one is that it’s pretty similar to my skin tone. There are a ton of different primers out there so you can take you pick. A good one to try if you’re first starting out is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion.
2. Apply a dark color to your crease.
Taking a large fluffy blending brush with a dark color, in this case I used brown, apply it to your crease (the area where your eyelid folds) using back and forth windshield wiper motions.
After you’ve applied the shadow it will look something like this:
You can see the dark brown helps to add some depth to the eye. That’s why you want to put a dark color in your crease.
Using a fluffy blending brush will help keep the edges from looking harsh so it doesn’t look like you have a big brown line across your eyelid.
3. Apply a light shadow to your brow bone.
To apply color to my brow bone I like to use a flat shader type brush. The color I selected was a very light, pale, matte yellow.
Applying color to your brow bone is going to help lift the eye. It also acts a highlight. If you don’t have an understanding of highlighting you can very a post I did that goes into that in depth and might be helpful.
After you’ve applied the shadow to your brow bone it will look something like this:
Can you see how now there is a nice blend from the color we put in our crease up to our brow bone? This gives a nice transition. That’s what you’re going for. You can also see that by brow bone now appears more highlighted.
4. Apply the color of your choice to your lid.
This is where you can have fun. Try purple or pink or gold. If you want to do something more for everyday, you can try a light cream or beige for a more natural look.
To apply color to your lid, you’ll want to use a flat shader brush.
I decided to go with a yellow for something fun. When your applying the shadow to your lid, make sure you use patting motions, don’t rub it in. This will help pack the color on to your lid so you get the best color pay off.
Here’s our look after applying color to the lid:
5. Add a definition color.
What I mean by definition color is a dark color that will be concentrated to the outer corner of your eye to help add more depth. For a definition color I like to use black or a dark brown or rich dark purple or bronze.
I went with a black. When applying your definition color, use a tapered crease brush, so you can really get into the crease of your outer corner so that the color is very concentrated to that one area.
It should look something like this:
See how it blends into the color we put in the crease, but helps add more definition to the outer corner of the eye?
6. Smudge the definition color along your lower lashline. (Optional)
I like to take the same color that I applied to my outer corner and smudge it along my lower lashline. I think this helps to add more depth the eye and really makes your lower lashline pop.
To apply color to your lower lashline use a smudger brush and really smudge the color in.
Now our eye makeup should look like this:
See how that helps to pull the top and bottom together?
7. Finishing touches: Mascara, Eyeliner, and Falsies (optional)
Now you’ll just want to add mascara and eyeliner, which you said you’re already familiar with so I won’t go through that.
If you’re going out and feeling a little extra dramatic that day you can also pop on some false lashes, but that’s definitely not necessary if you aren’t comfortable with them. I’m just a false lash addict :]
So here is our final look:
I always think eyeliner and mascara really help to pull any look together, so don’t ever skip out on those :]
If you’re unsure about some of the brushes that I mentioned, I have a post that talks about a lot of different eye makeup brushes that might be helpful.
I hope this was helpful and gives you the tips you need to get started applying eye shadow.
I’d love to see a look you come up with. Have fun!
Makeup Brushes 101: Eye Makeup
If you’re just starting out with makeup, you might not be sure what brushes you need to do certain tasks. I’m going to talk about the basic eye makeup brushes I think you need to help get you started.
Eye Makeup Brushes
Using eye makeup brushes will really help you blend your eye shadows together and allow you to create some very cool looks. There are a ton of different eye makeup brushes, but I think there are a few crucial ones that you should have to get your started creating some sensational eye looks.
So let’s get started!
- Flat Shader Brush: This brush is key because it’s what you’ll use to pack eye shadow all over your lid. You want this brush to be stiff and densely packed so that is deposits the color well. The size of the actual brush will depend on your lid. So make sure to get one that isn’t going to overwhelm your lid.
Here are some flat shader brushes worth checking out:
Sonia Kashuk Small / Medium Eye Shadow Brush
e.l.f. Eye Shadow Brush
- Crease Brush: When you see tutorials for a lot of looks, they’ll say that you need to apply color to your crease. You crease is essentially where your eye ball meets the socket of your eye. Applying color there really adds depth and dimension to a look. Like the flat shader brush, you’ll need to find one that fits well in your crease and won’t overwhelm your eye.
A crease brush should blend color a bit, but your don’t want the bristles to be too loose or fluffy, they should be more densely packed so that the color will be concentrated to your crease. You can also try crease brushes that have more of a tapered point, this too will help really concentrate the color to your crease area.
Here are some great crease brushes:
e.l.f. Contour Brush
Laura Mercier Eye Crease Brush
NARS Eye Contour Brush #14
- Blending Brush: When it comes to creating eye makeup looks, the key is always blending. You want to make sure you have a blending brush so that you can smooth out any harsh lines and blend colors together so that there is a smooth transition. With a blending brush, the bristles will not be as densely packed as a contour brush. When you bend the bristles, they should be a lot more flexible or pliable, that’s what helps to blend out the colors.
Check out these blending brushes:
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush
- Eyeliner Brush: Eyeliner is like the cherry on top of a cake. For me, it always pulls a look together. So having an eyeliner brush is very important. There are a few different eyeliner brushes you can use, so I’ll give an example of each one.
First there is the fine tipped eye liner brush. Using a fine tipped eyeliner brush allows you to get right up against the lash line.
Here’s a fined pointed liner brush worth checking out:
Laura Mercier Fine Point Liner Brush
Then there is the bent eyeliner brush. It’s like the fine tipped eyeliner brush, except it’s bent at the top. Having it bent at the top, makes it a bit easier to apply eyeliner because the way you hold the brush make it so that your hand isn’t covering up your eye as your apply your liner.
Here’s a bent eyeliner brush I love:
e.l.f. Studio Angled Eyeliner Brush
Finally there is the angled eyeliner brush. This is great for smudging liner into the lash liner to make your lashes appear thicker and it also makes creating a cat eye or winged liner very easy. You can also use this brush to fill in your brows.
Check out this brush:
EcoTools Angled Eyeliner Brush
Note: It’s a bit confusing because some people companies will call a bent eyeliner brush and “angled” eyeliner brush. I like to refer to it as bent because the top is literally bent. When I refer to an angled eyeliner brush, I’m referring to the bristles to go up at an angle. Hope that helps clear up any confusion :]
That’s it for eye makeup brushes. You can check out my post for foundation brushes here. Stay tuned for face brushes next.
Q:Hello, what do you use for your eyebrows?
Makeup Brushes 101: Foundation
So djinnandtonic wanted me to suggest different makeup brushes to use and rank them in order or importance. I thought this was a great idea for a post, so thank you djinnandtonic for suggesting it! I’m going to focus on one type of brush for each post, with the first being foundation brushes. I’m only going to recommend brushes I’ve own or have used, so note that there are definitely other great options out that I may not touch on.
I think foundation brushes are definitely important to have. When starting your makeup brush collection, I think it’s important to get brushes that can serve double or even triple duty.
The foundation brush you need depends on the type of foundation you’re using. So, I’ll talk about about one for a foundation brush you’d use for mineral or powder foundations and another for liquid foundation. Cream foundations, I think, actually look better when applied with some type of sponge, so I’ll talk about that as well.
- Flat Top Buffing Brush: I think this brush is awesome for applying liquid foundations. It really allows you to buff (hence the name) the foundation into your skin, this makes the foundation look like it’s your actual skin and not a layer sitting on top of your face. These type of brushes are also great for contouring. I talk about flat top brushes for contouring in another post I did, and you can check it out here.
Here are some different flat top buffing brushes worth checking out:
Real Techniques Buffing Brush:
Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Sculpting Brush:
e.l.f. Studio Flat Top Brush:
Sedona Lace Flat Top Buffer Brush:
- Kabuki Brush: If you’re a fan of mineral foundation, then you’ll definitely want to have a kabuki brush. It’s great for buffing the mineral foundation into your skin…same principle as the flat top buffing brush, but I think kabuki brushes are more suitable for mineral foundations. You can also use kabuki brushes apply a setting powder over your liquid or cream foundations.
Here are a few different kabuki brushes:
Bare Escentuals Kabuki Brush:
- Beauty Sponge: As I mentioned above, when applying cream foundations, I think sponges actually work better than brushes. However flat top buffing brushes to apply cream foundation as well. When using a sponge to apply your cream foundation, you’ll want to make sure that it is damp so that it won’t eat up too much product. Then use the sponge to push the foundation into your skin. You can also roll the sponge along the edges to make sure everything is nice and blended. Using a sponge gives a really nice flawless finish.
Beauty Blender: There are some different dupes for the Beauty Blender, but if you’re looking for the original…then this is the one your want.
Sonia Kashuk Makeup Sponge:
Sepohra Makeup Sponge:
That’s it for foundation brushes, stay tuned for a post on eye shadow brushes in the next few days!
Getting to Know Your Skin
We all want to get the most from our makeup, and in order to do that, you need to have a full understanding of your skin. Depending on your skin type, you’re going to want to chose different products that are going to help combat some of the issues that your skin might have.
If you don’t know your skin type, take a minute and introduce yourself to your skin. Touch it, get to know it. Your skin is like a brooding teenager…it just wants to be understood :]
Let’s just dive right in…
Determining Your Skin Type
There are 4 main skin types; Combination, Oily, Normal, and Dry.
- Oily: When your skin is oily, it will often look and feel moist. You have large, open pore when your skin is oily. You may be more prone to breakouts all throughout your face as your pore tend to get more clogged when you have oily skin. Your skin will tend to build up oil throughout the day and may be very shiny by mid-day.
- Dry: One key way to tell your face is dry, is how it responds after you wash your face. If you skin tends to feel tight, then your skin is most likely dry. Your skin may also get red or irritated when subjected to harsh weather conditions.
- Combination: Combination skin is very common. You can think of it as a hybrid of oily and dry skin types. When you have combination skin you tend to get oily only in certain spots, typically your T-Zone (forehead, down your nose, and chin) and you’ll stay dry around your temples, under your eyes, and cheeks. Since your t-zone is oily, you may also tend to break out there as well. You can also have combination skin when your skin types changes during certain types of the year. So for instance if you skin is dryer in the winter than it is in the summer you may have combination skin.
- Normal: There is always one of us that will luck out and have normal skin. Normal skin tends to have an even complexion and will find that it’s balanced, so it’s not too oily or too dry. You won’t notice a change in your skin throughout the day like the other skin types. You also won’t have much of a reaction to your skin when trying new facial products.
Now, if you don’t have normal skin, don’t fret. All skin types can be worked with, it’s just about understanding what your skin naturally wants to do and trying your best to work with it, not against it.
Here are 5 quick steps you can do to determine your skin type:
1. Wash your face and gently pat it dry. Allow your skin to sit for 30 minutes before moving on to step 2.
2. Grab a Kleenex or tissue and cover as much of your face with the tissue as you can and gently press it into your skin from top to bottom.
3. Remove the Kleenex or tissue from your face without rubbing it into your face. You’ll want to peel it away from your face.
4. Examine the tissue. You might need to hold it up to a light.
5. If the tissue is oily in several spots then your skin is oily. If the tissue is oily in a few spots, especially around your forehead and nose, then you have combination skin. If the tissue has little to no oil on it, then your skin is either dry or normal. The way to tell is dry is to feel your skin after you’ve applied the tissue to it. If you notice flaky areas, then your skin is dry. Normal skin will leave little to no oil on the tissue and your skin will still feel supple.
In addition to knowing your skin type, there are two main problems that your skin might also deal with: Sensitivity and Acne-Prone.
- Sensitive: A lot of times, when your skin type is sensitive, lotions, sunblock, and other face product tend to irritate your skin, so you need to be very careful when applying things to your face.
- Acne-Prone: Don’t think acne is just something teenagers have to deal with. Pimples and breakouts are something we may have to deal with later in life, and if you have oily skin you’re especially susceptible to this. So if you think your skin is acne-prone, make sure you have good skin care regiment in place that involves acne treatment.
Let’s Talk Eyeliner!
Eyeliner is one of those things can be a bit overwhelming when you’re first starting out with makeup. Even if you’ve been doing your makeup for a while it can still give you plenty of hassle.
There are different types of eyeliner and they can serve different purposes, so it’s good to have an understanding of what works best about particular liner styles, what are some of their quirks, etc.
Let’s address something first…why even apply eyeliner?
Eyeliner is going to add definition to your eyes. It’s going to help make your eyes pop, and make them appear larger as well. By applying eyeliner along your lashes, you’re going to help make them appear thicker…and who doesn’t love thicker lashes, right??
Now, let’s talk about the different types of eyeliner.
- Liquid liner can come in either a tube with a brush that comes out that has the liner on it or a liner pen that contains the liquid inside of the pen.
- Liquid liners can be a bit tricky. They take a lot of practice to get down, but once you have practiced with it, you’ll get a super bold, slick looking liner which is great for dramatic looks.
- Since it’s a liquid, it can sometimes get out of control and it easily smudges, so it’s very important if you want your liquid liner to last, you should really set it with an eye shadow.
-Applying a liquid liner takes a very steady, precise hand, because it will show all of your mistakes.
- Great for creating cat eye liner and other dramatic styles
- You can get very thin, precise lines and will help to make your lashes look thicker
- Takes a ton of practice and patience
- Smudges pretty easily
Liquid Eyeliners To Try:
- Drugstore: Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner
- High-end: MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner
- Gel liner comes in pot and can either be applied with a fine tipped eyeliner brush or an angled eyeliner brush.
- I’ll admit that I am a huge fan of gel eyeliner. It’s my favorite, so I’m gonna try to not make this biased :] So, with all that being said, gel liner delivers a great look because they are very pigmented and last a long time.
- Gel liners also make a great base for eye shadows.
- Like liquid liner, gel liner does take some practice, but unlike liquid liner, it’s creamy gel consistency, makes it easier to go on and won’t slip and slide around on you like a liquid liner will.
- One thing that is frustrating about gel liners is that they can dry out pretty easily, so it’s important to make sure the lid is fully closed so you don’t allow excess air in to the pot.
- Consistency makes it easy to apply
- Great for great cat eye / winded liner
- Great for smudging along your lower lash line
- Can sometimes take practice to learn to apply properly
- Tends to dry out quickly
- Not as portable since it requires a separate brush to apply it.
Gel Eyeliners To Try:
- Drugstore: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner
- High-end: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner
- Pencil liners are definitely the most basic of the types of eyeliner. They are easiest to apply and are very convenient. You don’t have to have any other makeup tools to apply them. Whenever you need more, you can just sharpen your pencil.
- Some eyeliner pencils can be a bit hard, so when you apply it to your lid it can hurt. So when looking for pencils, find one that has a creamier formula.
- Pencils are great to have, because they can be used to do so many different things. You can also use eyeliner pencils to line your lips or fill in your eyebrows.
- Pencils are also great for lining your waterline, but make sure it’s a waterproof formula so that if you tend to tear, they won’t pull the makeup back into your eye.
- Really easy to apply and control
- Comes in a variety of colors so you can achieve lots of different looks
- Can be used for a lot of different purposes
- Is often hard to get a very precise, accurate line
- If the formula of the pencil is hard, it can sometimes hurt or pull on the lid as your apply it.
Types of Eyeliner Pencils To Try:
- Drugstore: NYX Jumbo Eyeliner Pencils
- High-end: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils
Now that we have a better understanding about the different types of eyeliner, let’s talk about the different types of shapes we can create with eyeliner. There are LOTS of different shapes that can be created, but I’ll just discuss 3 of the basic ones that you could wear on a day to day basis.
This shape just follows the natural shape of your lashes. It’s going to help make your lashes appear thicker and fuller.
Subtle, Natural Cat-Eye:
To create this shape, think of it as if you’re extending your lower lash line upwards toward your brow. This liner gets a bit thicker toward the outer corner and wings out. You can also smudge a bit on your lower lash line to help make you lower lashes appear thicker as well.
If you have droopy eyes, this little flick you add to your outer corner will help lift them.
Bold, Dramatic Cat-Eye:
This look really helps to reshape your eye. It’s going to help your eye appear elongated and lifted.
Fine Tipped Eyeliner Brush:
Good for getting a nice thin line close to the lash line
Flat Eyeliner Brush:
Good for smudging color into the lash line and helping them appear thicker
Bent Eyeliner Brush:
Similar to a fine tipped liner brush, but the tip is bent. This can make it easier to apply winged liner because your hand won’t cover up your eye as you apply it.
Angled Eyeliner Brush:
Good for applying cat-eye eyeliner. Also good for applying shadow to your eyebrows.
Some Extra Eyeliner Tips:
If you’re curious to see exactly how to apply eyeliner, it’s probably better to watch someone do it, rather than have me explain it, so here’s a video for your enjoyment :]
Here are some extra tips for applying liner.
- Applying white eyeliner to your lower lash line will help your eyes appear bigger
- Make sure you apply your liner as thinly as possible and then build the thickness as desired. It’s always easier to add then it is to take away.
- Make sure your liner is as close to your lashes as possible. You don’t want to have a gap between your lashes and your liner.
- I’d throw out your eyeliner after about 6 months, any longer than that, and you risk bacteria building up.
- When applying liner, use short even strokes. Don’t try to do it all in one motion.
- Don’t be afraid of colored liners. They can add a fun pop of color to your look.
My Go-To Makeup Brushes
I thought I’d share with you guys the different brushes that I constantly turn to when applying my makeup. Hope you all enjoy!
Foundation: Real Techniques Buffing Brush
I talked a bit about this brush in recent post I did about all the different real techniques brushes that I bought recently. I haven’t had this brush long, but I haven’t used another brush to apply my foundation since I purchased it. It’s just such an amazing brush.
The first thing I love about this brush is the fact that is applying liquid foundation soooooooooo well. My skin looks even and free of blemishes, but it buffs the foundation out so that you never look cakey.
The bristles are extremely soft. I swear, it’s like rubbing a fluffy bunny all over your face, haha. If you have been thinking about checking out the Real Techniques brushes and don’t know which one to start with….I would HIGHLY recommend this one. You won’t be disappointed.
1. Sephora Collection Pro Concealer Brush #57
I use this brush to blend in the concealer that I apply under my eyes. When applying concealer under my eyes I use my fingers first, I think it warms up the product so it glides on better. Then, to blend out the harsh edges I use this brush.
It really does bit a great air brushed finish.
2. Real Techniques Detailer Brush
I use this concealer brush for the concealer I apply around my eyebrows. I also mention this in my Real Techniques brush review. This brush is super precise and allows me to get right up against the edge of my brow and create a crisp, clean line.
Eye Shadow Blending Brush: Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush
I had this brush for a very long time and I’m so glad I have it. It’s the brush I reach for to apply color to my crease or blend out colors on my lid. The great thing about this brush is that it’s tapered at the top, so it allows you to get into the smaller area of your crease, but still be able to really blend out colors nicely. I have plenty of other blending brushes, but this one is untouchable in my opinion.
Eye Shadow Shader Brush: E.L.F Eye Shadow C Brush
This brush is super densely packed and great for applying color to your lid. Another reason this brush is so awesome, it was only 3 bucks, and it does the job better than any of the other brushes I have that pack on color. I’m also able to take this brush and use it to apply color to deepen my outer corner and really add depth to my eye.
1. Sonia Kashuk Angled Blush Brush
I use this brush to apply contour the my face. I love it. It is the perfect size for my face and allows me to blend out my contour very nicely.
2. Sonia Kashuk Blush Brush
Sonia Kashuk really does make some great brushes. As you can see, I like a lot of her and they are all brushes that I’ve had for a very long time…so they last as well.
This blush brush just applies color very well without overdoing it so I never end up looking like a clown :]
Powder Brush: Morphé Powder Brush
I wasn’t able to find a good picture of this one, but I’ll take one of my own a bit later. I really don’t use powder brushes much. I apply my setting powder with a powder puff, but I do use this brush to wipe away the excess powder on my face.
Eyeliner Brush: Morphé Eyeliner Brush
Again, I’ll have to add in a picture of my own brush, but I love this eyeliner brush because it comes to such a fine point. I really allows me to get the thinnest line of eyeliner possible, but still be able to build it up to a thicker line if desired.