I remember the time when I did not own a single makeup brush in my stash and was pretty happy to apply all of my makeup just with my fingers. I know that some of you prefer to do your makeup this way, I also still do this sometimes. But ever since I’ve discovered the comfort and convenience of makeup application with brushes, I tend to use them more and more. I consider my brush collection to be small, especially compared to many other bloggers out there. But I have everything I need and use each of these brushes almost every day. My most used brushes are the face brushes. I do have a few eye brushes but use them only occasionally so it wouldn’t be fair to include them in this post.
So here are all of my everyday face brushes lined up. Starting at the top is my most loved makeup brush – the Stippling Brush from the Real Techniques. It has already begun to shed violently but considering that I’ve used it for almost a year daily, it did its job pretty well.
The other four brushes are also from the Real Techniques and its Core Collection. This collection is probably the most popular in the Real Techniques range and includes the following brushes:
buffing brush – which I use for powders and sometimes even liquid foundation, if I want heavier coverage;
contour brush – love this one for powder blushes and bronzers, it also works well for highlighters;
pointed foundation brush – it’s supposed to be used for liquid foundation, but I just find it too small, so I use it for concealing my undereye area or applying my cream highlighter;
and small detailer brush – this one is my favorite for covering small spots, pimples or redness.
All these brushes come with a white-gray case, which I keep them in.
Since everyone and their mother has already blogged about these brushes too many times, I won’t get into too much detail. Just that they are great vegan, cruelty-free brushes. Also, very soft, easy to handle, and long-lasting.
The last makeup tool that I want to mention isn’t an actual brush. Nonetheless, I use it often in my makeup routine – beauty blusher by beauty blender. It’s a tiny sponge, which looks exactly like the original beauty blender but is way smaller in size. I find it perfect for cream blush (I use RT contour brush for loose and pressed ones).
What are your most favorite everyday makeup brushes?