Monday, July 9, 2012

My Makeup Brushes

Hey guys, I just wanted to show you my makeup brush collection and tell you my experience using this or that kind of brush, which I hope some of you will find useful.
I had been using brushes made of natural animal hair before I switched to synthetic brushes. I'm not against natural hair brushes, but the thing is that my skin is very sensitive and using such brushes made my skin itch like crazy. Mrs. Bunny brush kit by Sigma (which contains synthetic brushes) made a huge difference!These brushes are so soft! And they work just as fine as my old brushes.

Here is my current collection. I put some other brushes in Sigma cups for easy storage.
I use Sigma brushes everyday and I love each of them! Maybe except for the eyeliner brush, which doesn't pick up almost any eyeshadow...

These two brushes are my main eyeshadow brushes,and I use them regularly. The black one is actually my old one, made of natural hair, but I can't stop using it as it is the perfect size and shape! Sigma E 25 is similar, but more fluffy, that's why I use it for blending.

Sigma F 80
Sigma F 80 is my foundation brush, and I love it! It blends my foundation perfectly, without leaving any streaks. It's also extremely soft!

Jane Iredale The Handi brush

This brush is made of goat hair and is kind of scratchy, but it works really well with Jane Iredale mineral powder foundation, that's why I still use it.

Real Techniques Blush brush
This brush is by Real Techniques and its bristles are very similar to that of the Mrs. Bunny brushes by Sigma. The size of this brush is very big, about the same size as the powder brush by Sigma, so I use it for bronzer. Since its bristles are not very dense, it doesn't pick up too much bronzer, but at the same time blends it very well!

Ecotools Bamboo Bronzer Brush
 I love this brush! Its bristles are very dense, so the brush is perfect for applying powder foundation! It's also good for applying bronzer, but I feel like I can overapply it with this one. Maybe my bronzer is just too dark.

Ecotools Blush Brush

This brush, also by Ecotools, is very soft too! Its size and shape are ideal for applying blush. It's slightly flattened on the sides, which makes it a great brush for contouring, and that's what I mainly use it for, as I already have a blush brush by Sigma.

I also have two more brushes by Real Techniques, Lash/Brow Groomer and Fine Eyeliner Brush, which you can see in the first picture. The eyeliner brush is not very thin, but it's not thick either. I don't love it, but I don't hate. On the other hand the lash/brow groomer is perfect!It has metal teeth, which means it will last longer and will separate the lashes better.

That's it for my brush collection. I hope you liked it!
And what are your favorite brushes?


  1. I have a few of these brushes as well. How amazing is the F80? I love it for foundation. :)


  2. I agree! Thanks for the comment!