The Fab 5

We’re talking brushes!

Whenever I travel, I always think of my ride or die products. But I rarely hear others talk about their ride or die brushes! There are so many brushes on the market and so many brushes that are identical in collections from different brands, but these are some of my all-time favorite brushes from my collection. These are the top 5 face and eye brushes (with an Honorable Mention in each category) that I always tend to gravitate towards. I know they’re going to work every time and do the job that I need them to do. To create a masterpiece, you need to right tools! Enjoy!

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The Fab 5 – Face & Eye

Starting with the eye brushes:

  • BH Cosmetics #129 – BH Cosmetics has wonderful eye brushes and face brushes. My favorite brush to set my eye shadow base is the 129. It has densely packed bristles and can really set down the tacky concealer or base that I use.
  • Luxie 205 Tapered Blending – I am obsessed with this brush to lay down my transition shades. It blends out any shade easily and the bristles are so soft and flexible. I highly recommend a tapered blending brush for your collection.
  • ELF eye shadow brush – I got this brush for a dollar. I’m not kidding. It is definitely my favorite eye shadow brush that I own. It has the right amount of density to pack the shadow on the lids.
  • INSPR 282 eye fluff – I got this brush in an Ipsy bag a while ago, but the small tapered bristles are really great to apply your crease shades. It gets right in to the crease and blends the shadow beautifully.
  • Morphe M535 – This blending brush though… I’m in love with it. It has the tapered bristles which I love and it blends everything together beautifully. A good fluffy blending brush is definitely a staple in a collection. When in doubt, BLEND!
  • HM* Crown Brushes AC012 Shadow/Crease Duet – This honorable mention is definitely a great addition to a collection. I normally don’t like dual ended brushes for storage and cleanliness issues, but this one doesn’t bother me. I end up using the smaller “crease” side of the brush for smudging shadow on to the lower lash line. The packed and short bristles are perfect for smudging.

Face brushes:

  • Morphe E31 – This is definitely my ride or die foundation brush. This flat top foundation brush is wonderful at blending and pushing foundation in to the skin. I never have an issue with streaking and the coverage that I can get with this brush is fantastic. The bristles are so soft and I’m just obsessed with this brush.
  • Royal & Langnickel Powder BMD-100 – This large powder brush is SO SOFT! I got this brush at Walmart a couple of months ago and I’ve been using it ever since. The huge fluffy brush head makes applying loose and packed powder so easy. I love this brush.
  • Morphe M527 – I love this brush for bronzer. The tapered rounded shape of the bristles makes it so easy to sculpt with your bronzer and blend it out. You can also really target the hallows of your cheeks to contour. It’s an all around great brush and the bristles are so soft for blending.
  • Luxie 522 Tapered Highlighter – I’ve tried so many other highlighting brushes but I always come back to this one. I love how it blends out the highlighter and you can build it up easily.
  • Real Techniques Stippling Brush – I’ve been obsessed with this brush for blush. I’ve been on the hunt for a good blush brush and this stippling brush has been amazing. It doesn’t over apply blush that’s too pigmented and you can really build on to it.
  • HM* ELF Foundation Blurring Brush – This is quickly giving the Morphe E31 a run for its money. I love how soft the bristles are and it really does blend and blur the foundation beautifully. I love the size of the brush head, it’s not too small and it’s not too large. It’s definitely becoming a favorite!

I hope some of my opinions on these were helpful for you to choose some new additions to your collection!

xoxo – Emmie

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