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Makeup Brushes You Need in Your Collection Right Now

Makeup Brushes you need right now blog post

Take a look at some of the must-have makeup brushes now!

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It’s no secret that makeup brushes have the power to enhance your makeup routine and overall makeup application. But, figuring out what types of brushes are worth the splurge can be a bit overwhelming. From bronzer and highlighter to lid and crease eyeshadow brushes, there seems to be a brush for every single step of your makeup routine. That’s why I’ve decided to do the work for you and break down everything about my must-have brushes and why I think you need them in your makeup collection!

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The Benefits of Using Brushes

Gone are the days of applying your makeup with your fingers! Not only does finger application lead to less coverage, but it is also terrible for your skin. When you use your fingers, all the oils and bacteria from your fingers transfer to your face. From here, breakouts and clogged pores are bound to happen. When you use makeup brushes for application, you are ensuring not only a flawless application, but healthier-looking skin!

You might ask, “Don’t the makeup brushes get dirty too?!”! And the answer is yes, but cleaning them is actually so easy and not as daunting as many people think. I’ve even written a whole blog post dedicated to my makeup brush cleaning routine and share all the products that I use. You can check out that post HERE! 🙂

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Brushes You Need To Know

There are a few brushes that are a must-have in any makeup lovers collection. Here are some of the brushes you absolutely need to start your collection.

Morphe M439 Foundation Makeup Brush

Foundation Brush

When it comes to foundation, who doesn’t want that airbrush look? One of my all-time favorite brushes to achieve this has got to be the Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer Brush. Morphe has been killing the makeup brush game for a long time and at a reasonable price! This brush has high-quality synthetic bristles. It’s perfect for getting that medium to full coverage look out of your foundation.

Sigma E55 Flat Shader Brush

Flat Eye Shadow Brush

To properly adhere eyeshadow to the lid, you need a brush with a short, flat, rounded head. A great brush you can get is this Sigma E55 brush. This brush features synthetic bristles that grab on to eyeshadow easily and gently pat on cream or powder pigment all over your lid. You also can use this brush to conceal small imperfections like blemishes or dark spots on your face. 


Fluffy Blending Brush

When it comes to eyeshadow, the key is to BLEND, BLEND, & BLEND! To achieve that perfect smokey eye, you should first start with a fluffy blending brush to slowly build the color instead of packing it right on. This Morphe M518 Crease Fluff Brush and this Morphe M441 and this Pro Firm Blending Crease Brush are perfect for slowly building color to your crease to achieve a perfectly blended crease. 


Crease Brush

This is similar to the last brush, but these brushes are normally a little smaller and tapered to pack on more color. With a bigger crease brush, like the ones above, it can be difficult to get a more precise application. An absolute favorite of mine is the Sephora Collection Pro Crease #19. This brush comes to a soft point, allowing for targeted application and blending without hard edges, which is exactly what you want from a brush! This brush comes out at about $20, which is more on the expensive side. So, if you are looking for a similar brush for cheaper, I would recommend the Real Techniques Perfect Crease Duo for only $4.49. 

Love Beauty Fully Flawless Blush Brush #227

Blush Brush

This brush should be fluffy, soft, and angled to apply the perfect amount of blush on the apples of your cheeks. One of my favorites is the IT Cosmetics Brushes Love Beauty Fully Flawless Blush Brush #227. This brush has a fluffy angled tip designed to give your cheeks a natural flush of color. You can use a powder or cream-based blush and still get the same effect. 

Morphe M527 Powder Brush

Bronzer/Powder Brush

This brush should be very large and very fluffy in order to evenly distribute powder across your face and bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks. My absolute go-to for a bronzer/powder brush is once again another Morphe product. I first heard about this Morphe M527 Deluxe Pointed Powder Brush on YouTube from Jaclyn Hill. She explained how this brush was perfect for powder, because it doesn’t pick up too much product and is the perfect shape for the hollow of your cheeks. She even modeled her own bronzer/powder brush after this one in her collab with morphe (Shop HERE). All in all, this is a must-have brush!

Real techniques Setting Makeup Brush

Highlight Brush 

Highlighter has become a staple in my beauty routine! I seriously don’t even know how I ever survived without it. When it comes to highlighting, you really just need a long bristled tapered blush to sweep across the tops of your cheeks, nose, and cupid bows. This Real Techniques Setting Brush acts perfectly to add a little glow to your overall makeup look. 

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about some of my favorite brushes Make sure to shop some of these linked below! You won’t want to miss out! 🙂



Shop The Makeup Brushes Below!

Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer Foundation Brush: Shop HERE

Sigma E55 Flat Shader Eyeshadow Brush: Shop HERE

M518 Crease Fluff Brush: Shop HERE

Morphe M441 and this Pro Firm Blending Crease Brush: Shop HERE

Sephora Collection Pro Crease #19: Shop HERE

Real Techniques Perfect Crease Duo: Shop HERE

IT Cosmetics Brushes Love Beauty Fully Flawless Blush Brush #227: Shop HERE

Morphe M527 Deluxe Pointed Powder Brush: Shop HERE 

Jaclyn Hill Morphe Master Collection: Shop HERE

Real Techniques Setting Brush: Shop HERE


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