The Only Makeup Brushes You Need

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So I know you already went ahead and caught my "the only makeup products you need" video and blog, but I couldn't keep you hanging there! We all know we can't do makeup without our brushes too and I feel like this needed it's own dedicated video!

In this video I'm showing you guys the only makeup brushes you need in your kit in order to complete a full makeup look. I show you guys 12 different brushes so you guys have options to choose from but in reality, there are only 7 brushes you need, so let's dive in!

OH, stay tuned through the end because I included a bonus section of brushes that I personally use on a daily basis as well, but aren't necessarily brushes you need for a full makeup look. PS, they're awesome ;)

 

Face Brushes

Beautyblender Pro: $20

  • Blending concealer
  • Blending foundation
  • Blending cream products (contour, blush, highlight, etc.)
  • Blending your lifeee...

Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki: $25

*best foundation brush I've ever used, use code battle10 for 10% off ;)

  • Blending foundation
  • Blending concealer
  • Blending cream products (contour specifically)

Morphe R14: $10

  • Blending bronzer and/or contour

Sigma Small Contour F05: $22

  • Blending contour and/or bronzer

Morphe R36: $8

  • Distributing powder highlight
  • Blending powder contour

Morphe M105: $5

  • Blending powder blush
  • Blending powder contour

Sigma Spotlight Duster F37: $25

  • Blending powder blush
  • Blending powder contour
  • Blending powder highlight
  • Setting your face with loose or pressed powder
  • Blending body highlight

Detail Brushes

Spoolie

  • Brushing up brows
  • Brushing product out of brows
  • Getting mascara clumps out of your lashes

Sigma E40: $22

  • Blending eyeshadow (transition shades, crease colors, etc.)

Morphe M518: $6

  • Blending eyeshadow (transition shades, crease colors, etc.)
  • *a little bit bigger than the E40 for bigger eyes

Morphe R39: $6

  • Blending eyeshadow (transition shades, crease colors, outer corner colors)
  • *a bit smaller than the E40 and more dense to distribute more pigmented shadows
  • Blending the lower lash line

Morphe M421: $3.50

  • Cutting the crease
  • Packing on pigment to the lid
  • Inner corner highlight
  • Brow bone highlight

Bonus:

Morphe M572: $6

  • Nose contour
  • Nose baking

Sigma P82: $7 (on sale!)

  • Buffing in eye primer

Morphe M578: $4

  • Blending shadows on the lower lash line
  • Bullet brush for precise crease application 

SIGMA BEAUTY 2-YEAR WARRANTY

For those of you who came here looking for more information about their warranty:

*All Sigma brushes are hand-crafted which is why they are such great quality and a bit pricier than others! If a brush isn't up to your standards, you can submit a claim for a replacement. All brushes come with a 2-year warranty which is VERY rare in the beauty world.

 

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Holy Grail Drugstore Makeup: VIDEO

Drugstore products for me historically haven't been the best, but lately, drugstore makeup has really been stepping up it's game! I always considered my skin pretty complicated that required high end products, but as I've been testing more and more products, I've found more and more things that have worked for me that historically haven't worked for me in the past.

Check out my latest holy grail drugstore makeup video and get all the product details down below: 

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

 

BH COSMETICS NUDE 10 COLOR BLUSH PALETTE

PRICE: $10

This is the only blush that you will probably ever need! I've been using my palette for quite a while and when I run out of one color, I move on to the next. These blushes aren't very pigmented, which I prefer because I don't like a very pigmented blush. I love how I can build these colors up when needed.

 

MILANI CONCEAL + PERFECT 2 IN 1 FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER

PRICE: $9

I already reviewed this foundation in my best foundations for oily skin blog, but if you need a refresher, this foundation is super full coverage, does not feel too light weight, great for oily skin and affordable. Only con I had was that the foundation had a slight scent and could use a broader color range. 

 

NYX MATTE LIQUID LINER

PRICE: $7

Best liquid liner on the market! It dries down matte like it claims and I prefer a matte finish over a glossy one. It is a brush tip applicator so be weary if you don't prefer those. You get a lot of product in each tube and will last you quite a while.

 

MAYBELLINE EYE STUDIO MASTER PRECISE LINER

PRICE: $6

I know most people find a brush tip liquid eyeliner to be difficult, so out of merit I'm throwing in this one which was my favorite before I switched to brush tip applicators. This is a felt tip pin that gives you an ultra precise line when needed. This one dries out a bit quicker because it is a felt tip, but hey, it's $6 so who cares? 

 

LOREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE

PRICE: $8

I also believe this is the best mascara on the market! As I mentioned in the video, I can't get myself to spend a ton of money on high end eyeliners and mascaras, because you find just as good, if not better quality eyeliners and mascaras from the drugstore. This coats every single lash, adds volume, length and curl to your lashes that you can't beat. It does not clump up after multiple layers either.

 

NYX LIP LINGERIE

PRICE: $5

This should be your go to if you're looking for a comfortable, matte nude lip for a great price. The lip lingeries are very comfortable to wear and for $5 you can't beat them. It's a little difficult to tell the differences between colors because they are all different types of nudes, but you're going to be wanting all of them when you get your hands on em. 

 

ARDELL DOUBLE UP DEMI WISPIES

PRICE: $6

I love these specifically because I do not like a very thin band and these have a very sturdy, but flexible band. Sometimes ones with thin bands can look more natural (fyi) but I like to look anything but natural ;) These are full of volume and full of drama which is why I love them.

 

MAYBELLINE FIT ME LOOSE SETTING POWDER

PRICE: $6

Best drugstore setting powder on the market. Hands down. They come in a huge variety of different shades which is perfect if you want to buy one to set your under eyes, foundation, contour anything! You can buy 6 of these powders for the price of one Laura Mercier setting powder and the finish and perform the same. So obsessed.

 

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Orange Fall Makeup Tutorial

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Oh BOY does it feel great to be back to posting videos! I took a little over a week off from posting to kind of re-adjust my schedule on here. Posting a blog every other day and two videos a week was pretty freaking tough! My life was literally going to work from 8-5, coming home and filming, writing and editing from the minute I got home to the time I went to bed every single night so I decided to take a step back to gain some of my sanity back!

 

I know this is a blog about my tutorial, BUT I also wanted to give you guys an update. I will be posting 2-3 blog posts a week and one Youtube video a week every Sunday! Make sure to subscribe and hit the notification button to make sure you don't miss a single video and follow me on twitter to stay updated on my blog posts. That is where I typically post my blogs first because it is super fast and quick and easy! I am also in the middle of creating a new blog design so my blog posts may get scattered here and there so if you're wondering why I'm a bit inconsistent, that is why so I am sorry if that ends up happening, but it is a process! 

 

SO now that I'm finished ranting... I did a talk through tutorial for you guys this time :) I've been dying to use orange in my eyeshadows and this is what I came up with! All product details are listed below, I hope you enjoy!

 

 

PRODUCTS USED

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Primer

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Long-Wear Foundation

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer: Tan

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder: 30

Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

Morphe x jaclyn hill palette

Morphe 35o Matte palette

NYX MATTE LIQUID LINER

MAYBELLINE MASTER PRECISE INK METALLIC LINER: GOLD

LOREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE

HOUSE OF LASHES: ICONIC

BH COSMETICS 10 COLOR NUDE BLUSH PALETTE

BH COSMETICS X CARLI BYBEL DELUXE EDITION PALETTE

COLOURPOP X ILUVSARAHII LIP PENCIAL: CURVII

COLOURPOP X ILUVESARAHII SATIN LIP: 951

 

 

BRUSHES USED

Beau Claire Oval Brush #10

Beautyblender Pro

Morphe M105

Morphe e6

MORPHE R39

MORPHE R36

AMAZON BRUSHES 

 

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October MorpheMe Subscription

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Back at it again with another month and you can definitely see this one is a bit special! This months MorpheMe box included a set of 5 brushes and they are giving breast cancer awareness month a run! I was a bit hesitant to make this into a blog because you actually can't buy these brushes on their own; this is exclusive to MorpheMe. It also took me just a little bit longer to get this blog post up because I kept forgetting to try out the brushes, so forgive me on that! But I have officially tried them all and I'm ready to give you my thoughts :)

 

Face Brushes

 

Morphe PK4

This is a greater contour brush for starters. I don't prefer this shape of brush for contour or blush anymore but it was a lifesaver when I first started doing makeup! A plus about this brush is that it is very soft (all of them are super soft so it's a plus for all brushes!) they are also pretty travel friendly so if you are just starting out in makeup or learning how to contour, then this brush is for you.

 

Morphe PK14

I can never get enough of big fluffy face brushes! This is probably one of the softest I own and it is great for finishing powder or running blush over your cheeks if you are trying to make a more flushed out look in your face. 

 

Eye Brushes

 

Morphe PK45

Not going to lie... I'm not really a fan. I don't ever use brushes like this for my brows because I never use powder and rarely use cream. This might be good for powder but I prefer my Anastasia Brow Brush for cream products. This one is just too thick and the bristles fray out for me so unfortunately, this one is a no. 

 

Morphe PK524

I also rarely use brushes like this one but it is good for packing a lot of color on the lid. It's not too dense but not too fluffy either so if you're looking to pat glitter or really shimmery shadows on large lid space, this one is perfect. 

 

Morphe K36

Can never get enough of these types of brushes! I love it because it is perfect for smaller to medium eyes. It blends out product very well and very precisely in the crease which is great because I don't have to worry about this blowing my shadow all over the place. This might become a staple in my brush collection for sure.

 

 

Overall I have been extremely pleased with the MorpheMe subscription. It definitely is providing me with brushes that I want and will use on a daily basis. Will I continue? Maybe, but we'll see come next month ;)

 

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