Hi my beauties and welcome October! I am currently still recovering from a bachelorette weekend in Montreal for my friend, Kayla. And what a weekend it was!
Look at who I met…
There are no words. She’s basically my BFF now (she just doesn’t know it)!
Anyway, now that it’s back to reality, I decided to round up my absolute favourite makeup brushes at the moment to share with you all! I tend to buy a few new brushes every few months so my favourites tend to change but these are my tried and true…for right now anyway:
- Morphe Y14 – Pro Detail Highlight
- Morphe R13 – Pointed Contour
- Morphe R12 – Deluxe Highlight Fan
- Morphe R33 – Round Blender
- Morphe – Highlight and Contour Sponge
- Sephora Collection – PRO Angled Blush Brush
- e.l.f. Cosmetics – Blending Eye Brush
- e.l.f. Cosmetics – Smudge Brush
- e.l.f. Cosmetics – Defining Eye Brush
- Too Faced – I can’t find the exact one online, but the one I love is similar the brush in this set.
- Royal & Langnickel Box Set – Cheeky
- Essence – Precise Eyeliner Brush
Here is a handy little guide I found from Cosmopolitan to help you understand the different types of makeup brushes and what they are used for:
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BRUSHES
Now I used to use a daily brush cleaner everyday on my brushes. However, I noticed that my skin started to react to the cleaner and so I had to stop that. I now try to deep clean my brushes every week. If you feel the need to clean your brushes everyday though, here is a good recipe for a DIY Daily Brush Cleaner:
- spritzer bottle
- rubbing alcohol
- essential oil (I love using lavender!)
Mix 70% water with 30% rubbing alcohol in your spritzer bottle. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
[Note: when using this DIY Daily Brush Cleaner, I find it best to use with a towel to wipe your brushes versus paper towel. The brushes just do not clean as well with the paper towel.]
For my weekly deep cleaning, I like to use baby shampoo. It is gentle on my brushes and thoroughly cleans them. I then wet the brushes under lukewarm water in the sink. I put some shampoo in my hand and gently massage the bristles in the palm of my hand. I then rinse the brushes thoroughly and try to squeeze out as much water as possible. I lay my brushes flat to dry with the brush head hanging over the counter. If you just lay them flat on a towel, they may become misshapen and even produce mildew (Eww! Even the word mildew has ew!)
There is a guideline for how often you should clean certain brushes:
Face Brushes: 1x per week
Eye Brushes: 2x per month
Beautyblenders: 1x per week
What are some of your favourite makeup brushes?
If you need help picking out makeup brushes, let me know! I would be happy to help you out!