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Hello! I always thought I wouldn’t be able to achieve the seamless look of makeup artists. But I realised that the secret is probably 60% brushes and 40% technique! Ok I totally made that stat up, but what I’m trying to say is that good brushes will change your life – and the way makeup looks on your face.
The Real Techniques Multi Task Brush – is absolutely amazing to apply liquid foundation. The small synthetic bristles gives almost an airbrushed look. Makes blending and spreading liquid foundation so easy.
Real Techniques Buffing Brush – I either used this for liquid foundation as well – the bristles are more dense and compact – great to push into the skin if you need longer lasting makeup or are wearing a thicker foundation. I also use this to set under-eye concealer using a loose powder.
Real Techniques Setting Brush – I mainly use this super-soft brush for apply shimmer to highlight my cheekbones. It can also be used to set under-eye concealer using a loose powder.
Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush – I use this brush to contour – it’s great for the bridge and end of your nose and your forehead up into the hairline.
Real Techniques Essential Crease Brush – this is for your eyelid crease. I do use it now and again but it’s not my favourite brush to apply eyeshadow.
This brings me to Sigma brushes.
Sigma E20 Tapered Blending Brush – is great to pack on eyeshahow colour into your eyelid crease.
Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush – is (if you were only going to buy one brush from this brand or if you were only going to buy one eyeshadow brush) essential! It’s a fat fluffy brush that blends out all your eyeshadows with ease. It gives a gradient look. I use it both to apply eyeshadow and also have a spare clean one purely just to blend – especially that area near the brow bone.
Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush – I use this to apply blush. It works it’s magic right around the apples of my cheeks.
I bought mine at Fast East Plaza, Singapore at a beauty store, but you can also get them online here.
Finally! You also need some Sephora brushes too!
Sephora Pro Precision Powder Brush #59 – this has natural hairs and a pointed tip – perfect for under the eyes and the rest of the face in general for loose powder application. It just lightly dusts over your skin.
Sephora Pro Bent Liner Brush #23 – is ideal for applying cream eyeliner. It’s easy to control the colour and strokes as the head of the brush is so small.
Sephora Pro Stippling Diffuseur Poudre #44 is also great for applying liquid or powder foundation as well – I kinda mix between using this and the #59.
Sephora Pro Smudge Brush #11 is perfect for blurring out pencil liner or putting eyeshadow under the lower lash line – but be warned the bristles are thick and harsh!
Sephora Pro Smokey Liner #24 works wonders for the inner corner & brow bone eyeshadow application and is a softer alternative to the Smudge brush above for the lower lash line.
I do have many more brushes, but I find these ones are the ones I use every single day!