I literally have so many makeup brushes, like so many. But I always end up using the same ones over and over again. So I thought I’d go through the ones I use nearly every day here. So expect lots of brush pics to come! I just realised when I was going through them that the majority of my everyday brushes are from Nima and Buff & Blend. That’s obviously no coincidence because they’re two of my favourite brush brands.
I love the Buff & Blend BB01 for powder, it’s basically the perfect size and not too soft either. The Nima Rosie brush is a lot bigger, it’d probably be my second favourite powder brush. It’s great for a quick powder or for bronzing your neck. There’s something about the shape of this brush head that I just love.
I use to always use those flat head foundation brushes, there’s no way I’d be using one for foundation now! My three favourites are the Buff & Blend BB03 for buffing in foundation quickly, Nima CJ – I love this one for any foundation, but especially for thicker consistency foundations like the Cailyn HD, and then the Nima Caroline brush. The Caroline brush leaves a lovely finish and I love it for concealer too, especially for under the eyes because it’s such a light fluffy brush.
The Buff & Blend BB05 is great for warming up the face with a bit of bronzer before contouring, or for a quick light contour, and then I always go for the Inglot 4ss for contouring. It’s basically the perfect size to fit right under your cheekbones. For cream contour, I either use a beauty blender or the Nima Grace brush. This is great for blending and fits right under your cheekbones too.
Other face brushes:
I always use a Real Techniques brush for highlight, I’m not sure of the name because it’s completely worn off, but there’s a pic below. 🙂
I love the Morphe M335 for setting concealer under my eyes with powder. It’s the perfect little size for that.
For brows, I always use the Billion Dollar Brows brush, there’s a bit more about that brush in my post ‘Brow Essentials‘. 🙂
I have ridiculous eyelids, like they’re super vein-y and discoloured so I always use a base to cover that up, and it makes your eyeshadow look way better anyway. I love the Nima Emma brush for the base (and for other bits of concealer) and a double ended brush from Penneys, not sure of the name of that one either but it has a round fluffy head that’s perfect for putting on a base. Then for setting the base with powder, I always either go for the Nima Nichola or the Buff & Blend BB04.
I think my favourite blending brush ever is the Inglot 6SS, this basically does all the blending work for you, it’s AMAZING. I have two of these and that’s still not enough. The AYU blending brush is fab too, it’s so soft and it’s the perfect size too. Then there’s the Buff & Blend BB08, if you haven’t heard of this you may as well have been living under a rock. I have two of these too, but that’s still not enough. This is probably the softest blending brush I’ve ever used.
Smaller detail brushes:
The BB06 and Nima Kate are my favourites for packing and swiping eyeshadow onto the lid. I love the Buff & Blend BB02 for under the lower lashline, it’s so tiny to it’s great for putting eyeshadow under the lower lash line and blending that out. I have a tiny mini blending brush that I got in a brush seet my L.A Makeup Academy years ago and it’s still one of my favourites. Then my favourites for smudging eyeshadow and eyeliner are the Nima Ollie and a lil brush from AYU, this one has no name so there’s a pic below.
Finally, I’m just going to quickly go through eyeliner brushes. I love both angled brushes and pointed brushes. I live for the BB10 and Nima’s Stephanie and Danielle. I always put a white gel liner in to my waterline, and then depending on my mood when im putting on liner I either go for an angled brush or pointy brush.
So there’s most of the brushes that I usually go for all of the time. I’m obsessed with both Nima and Buff & Blend, obviously!
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