What are your must have make up brushes?


I need some new make up brushes, so I thought it would be a great time to ask what everyone's fave/go to brushes are. 
Feb 25, 2016 @ 01:11 pm

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Bh cosmetics

they are online, you're able to use ebates to shop for cash back and a great price
Feb 25, 2016 @ 02:01 pm

Coastal Scents

For a value set of brushes, I like Coastal Scents (the 12 piece set is lovely). Great cost per brush, nice pickup, and no shedding. They aren't the most luxurious you'll find, but the value can't be beat. (Even with the exchange rate)
Feb 25, 2016 @ 03:10 pm


I've heard from a lot of my make up friends that Real Techniques are the best budget!
Feb 25, 2016 @ 03:55 pm

I have tons

I'm not sure if you mean type of brush or brand of brush so I will cover both.
I really like quo personally. They are expensive but I've had some for ten years. There's also brands at winner's that are good. Bamboo (I think it's called) and e.l.f. which comes in a big set. Very reasonable price. Also, check Groupon for sets that your can score for cheap.
Basically anything that's easily washable should be ok so examine the brush for glued on heads (these easily fall apart) and make sure if you tug a bit that the hair or fibres don't fall out or become loose. The better you take care of your brushes (including frequent washing) the longer they last. You don't have to buy a fancy brush wash, baby shampoo is good. Make sure you air dry completely and reshape the hair / fibres while still damp. Wipe / gently squeeze on a clean towel first.
Before you buy think about what brushes you REALLY need. No use buying a set when you only use two. Also, there are a lot of products you can apply with your fingers that work as good as or better than brushes. Cotton swabs,sponges and a blending (beauty) sponge are great tools to have. Disposable eyeshadow brushes (dollar store)are easy because in eyeshadow pallettes you only get one brush and if you're lucky it's double sided.
For me, these are the basic brushes: concealer, powder, blush (unless you use cream blus;, I prefer cream) contouring, eyeshadow (dollar store or just cotton swabs) spoolie (for brows unless one is on the end of your brow pencil /gel) brow powder brush if you use powder and a beauty blender.
Then if you can afford it: foundation brush, bronzer brush, angled brush, fan brush, blending eyeshadow brush, eyeliner brush , lip brush and sponges.
Good luck and let us know what you get!
Feb 25, 2016 @ 05:09 pm


My favourites and frequent used are the Real Techniques Core Brush Collection and EcoTools Domed Brush. Brand wise, I would recommend checking out Real Techniques, EcoTools, QUO. If Target Canada was still around, I would've also recommend Sonia Kashuk.
Feb 25, 2016 @ 09:13 pm

ELF & EcoTools

My brushes are from my university days. I love my ELF and EcoTools - they are soft, gentle, pick up enough product, and long lasting!

https://www.google.ca/search?q=eco bamboo brushes&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=678&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF26youJTLAhXLHx4KHbvJB-sQ_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=eco tool brushes

Feb 25, 2016 @ 10:04 pm

Real Techniques

RT all the way!

The were created by two beauty gurus and are just as amazing as some of the higher end brushes I have, but they are super affordable.
Feb 26, 2016 @ 02:36 pm


For liquid foundation application, I really like the Real Techniques expert face brush. It buffs my foundation in really nicely and is really soft.

I like e.l.f.'s flawless concealer brush for concealer and their new highlighting brush for powder highlighting.

Ecotools is another great brand, their brushes are really soft and effective. Their deluxe fan brush and blush brush are really nice.
Mar 01, 2016 @ 12:40 pm

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