I figured I would chat brushes on the same day as powders and blushes since brushes are essential to application. As you’ll see below, I have a lot of brushes on the list, and they are accounting for a very large percentage of the dollars in my Sephora cart. Some of these are similar, so there is an obvious debate on which one to get, I definitely don’t need all of these.
Top Row: Dior Professional Finish Smudge Brush, $38 Sephora / NARS Blending Eyeshadow Brush #42, $32, Sephora / Sephora Collection Advanced Airbrush Set, $65, Sephora
Second Row from Top: Dior Professional Finish Blush Brush, $50, Sephora / Sephora Collection PRO Smoky Crease Brush #31, $22, Sephora / Dior Professional Finish Fluid Foundation Brush – Full Coverage, $45, Sephora
Third Row From Top: Sephora Collection Pro Angled Blush Brush #49, $32, Sephora / Sephora Collection Angled Shadow Brush #13, $20, Sephora / NARS Wide Contour Eyeshabdow Brush #43, $32, Sephora
Bottom Row: Dior Professional Finish Concealer Brush, $28, Sephora / Guerlain Météorites Brush, $43.50, Sephora / NARS Yachiyo Brush #27, $55, Sephora
12 brushes, yes it’s a lot. So what do I need and what do I cut?
I know I want an angled blush brush, and I have two great options here to choose from, the Dior or the Sephora Collection Pro one. I’ve had great experiences with the Sephora Collection Pro line of brushes, and I have several different brushes from the line (in fact, the majority of my brushes are Sephora Pro). I love Dior makeup, so usually if I get my makeup done at a counter, I go to a Dior counter. Several makeup artists have used this Dior angled blush brush when applying makeup on me, and I’ve been thoroughly impressed. That said, it could be they they are professionals. The Dior brush doesn’t have great reviews from “regular people” and the Sephora brush has excellent reviews, and a lower price tag, so I’m leaning towards that one.
There are several maybes here. Starting with the Dior Concealer brush. This brush is more of a “probably” than a “maybe” – it’s a great brush and it is a great price for Dior. I have another concealer brush but it’s much smaller and I think this will be easier to manage. You can always use your fingers for concealer, but I think this brush offers a more even finish and better coverage.
Basically all of the eye brushes are maybes. I have a couple of similar brushes in two brands. I’ve been wanting to increase my arsenal of shadow brushes to hopefully help my shadow application, which I would still call myself pretty novice on. Do you have any opinions of these or other recommendations?
The last maybe is the Guerlain Météorites Brush. This would be a “nice to have.” I’m definitely buying some Météorites, and since they are so special, it seems like they would deserve their own special brush. That said, this is definitely not an essential.
The Probably Nots:
If I had all the money in the world, I would get these great brushes, and maybe one day I will, but probably not during Chic Week.
The NARS Yachiyo Brush quite frankly is a great brush. I used it in a NARS class at Barney’s that I was lucky enough to attend. But, I’ve got some other great blush brushes and this one is pretty expensive.
As I’ve mentioned, I don’t often wear foundation. I can count on my fingers the number of times I usually wear foundation in a year, and because of that, I usually elect to just get my makeup professionally done on those occasions. So, the Dior foundation brush, while great, would probably turn out to be a waste of money for me.
Lastly, the Sephora Collection Advanced Airbrush Set looks great, but some of those I probably don’t need. While it is a great price, they are minis and I usually just travel with full size brushes.
So, what are y’all thinking in terms of these brushes? Am I missing one of your must haves? Can’t wait to hear in the comments below!
Make sure you drop by tomorrow to help me decrease my lip products list (it’s REALLY long, so I need a lot of help)!
Until next time…