My Go-To Brushes for Applying Makeup

My Go-To Brushes for Applying Makeup

There are many techniques and tools when it comes to applying makeup and brushes happen to be a comfortable, affordable and easy-to-use option. One might have gazillion brushes but most often, you might end up using just a couple of them.
Here’s my favorite or should I say go-to brushes for applying makeup. Pardon my unwashed brushes, as I’m yet to give them their well-deserved bath time.

My Go-To Brushes for Applying Makeup:

My Go-To Brushes for Applying Makeup

I use theses brushes the most when it comes to applying makeup and form an integral part of my cosmetic bag when packing for a vacation. I would suggest makeup beginners, to add these makeup brushes to their collection. There is almost one ( at least) for each part of the face.

My Go-To Brushes for Applying Makeup

  • e.l.f Small Stipple Brush – I use this brush to diffuse the bronzer I use when strobing. This brush blends out the hard edge and gives that gradient look when strobing.
  • e.l.f Contouring Brush – This is a great brush for contouring. It gives a precise application of contouring products. The packed brush places the pigmented dark shade to give that intense and chiseled look. I used it for powder as well as cream contouring products.
  • e.l.f Total Face Brush – I use this brush towards the end of makeup routine when I just want my blush, contour, and highlight to look seamless. This brush is so gentle on my face and I love how effortlessly it brings together everything.
  • Vega Fan Brush – I use this brush while doing the baking routine. After letting the Yellow powder sit in my under eye area and forehead, I just use this brush to dust off the excess and gives that wonderfully highlighted look.

My Go-To Makeup Brushes for Applying Makeup

  • Body Shop Buffer Brush – This is one of the oldest brush. Being almost 8 years old, it still looks and works amazingly. I use it for applying any face powder or compact. This brush blends out the product beautifully, leaving a soft and streak less look.
  • Generic Brush – This is another one of my oldest brushes. I use them to place the yellow powder under my eyes. The short bristled and densely packed brush picks up lots of product and allows precise placement under my eye and even on the bridge of my nose.
  • e.l.f Blending Eye Brush – I use this for blending purpose. It had cost me just $1 but this one works really well. It is soft and blends the eyeshadows really well.
  • Vega Eye Shadow Brush – This is my very first makeup brush. It Is more than 10 years old and still works remarkably well.

My Go-To Makeup Brushes for Applying Makeup

  • Vega Large Buffer Brush – I use them for applying blush as it gives that diffused and soft look. I prefer just a hint of blush for an everyday makeup routine and this one is perfect for this.
  • BasicCare Eye Shadow Brush – I love how fluffy this brush is. It helps me get a soft look with absolutely no hard edges.

Most of these brushes are very affordable. Meaning, you don't have to shell out a lot to get a good makeup brush. Just choose the right ones from these affordable brands.

Which is your favorite brush for applying makeup? Do you feel that there has to be more than these? Do comment and let us know.
Thanks for reading!

  • http://www.beautynyx.com Sangeeta

    I haven't explored ELF brushes yet. Need to give this brand a try.

    • http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/ Sudhaa Gopinath

      Do try, Sangeeta. They are quite good. I'm especially loving the contour and full face brush.

  • Anjali Sengar

    I must say you have nice collection 🙂

    • http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/ Sudhaa Gopinath

      Thanks, Anjali.

  • Don’a D

    great collection!!!vega buffer brush sounds nice..:-)

    • http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/ Sudhaa Gopinath

      It's decent one, Don'a.

  • http://beautyandlifestylemantra.blogspot.in/ Anamika

    such a good collection 🙂 nice post.

    • http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/ Sudhaa Gopinath

      Thanks, Anamika 🙂

  • Anamika Chattopadhyaya

    I am not into much makeup,so can't really give any suggestion! But loved your collection dear 🙂

    • http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/ Sudhaa Gopinath

      Thanks, Anamika.

  • http://www.styleapastiche.com/ Chaicy Style A Pastiche

    Indeed a few of them are my go-to brushes too. But my fav is the Kabuki brush

    xoxo - Chaicy
    Style.. A Pastiche

    • http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/ Sudhaa Gopinath

      Mine too, Chaicy 🙂

  • https://msmeehnia.wordpress.com/ Anumeha Meehnia

    Lovely post 🙂
    How are the vega brushes? I wanted to try the fan one for highlighting. Is it worth investing in?

    • http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/ Sudhaa Gopinath

      Thanks, Anumeha. Vega brushes are pretty decent in general and this brush is quite good. I have couple of brushes from Vega and they have lasted more than 5 years for me.

  • http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/ Sudhaa Gopinath

    Thanks, Aditi. Do try them out