The Only Makeup Brushes You Need


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


  • 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


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 


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.



battleforbeauty <3







October MorpheMe Subscription


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 ;)



battleforbeauty <3