My Favourite Makeup Brushes!

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…

JESSICA CHASTAIN!!!

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:

MAKEUP BRUSHES

  1. Morphe Y14 – Pro Detail Highlight
  2. Morphe R13 – Pointed Contour
  3. Morphe R12 – Deluxe Highlight Fan
  4. Morphe R33 – Round Blender
  5. Morphe – Highlight and Contour Sponge
  6. Sephora Collection – PRO Angled Blush Brush
  7. e.l.f. Cosmetics – Blending Eye Brush
  8. e.l.f. Cosmetics – Smudge Brush
  9. e.l.f. Cosmetics – Defining Eye Brush
  10. Too Faced – I can’t find the exact one online, but the one I love is similar the brush in this set.
  11. Royal & Langnickel Box Set – Cheeky
  12. 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:

Ingredients

  • spritzer bottle
  • water
  • rubbing alcohol
  • essential oil (I love using lavender!)

Directions

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!

That’s Y!

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