Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Survey Says

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite brush for applying blush?
  • Favorite brush for contouring?
  • Favorite brush for highlighting?

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20 thoughts on “Survey Says… September 18th, 2013

  1. Your skin tone/coloring: Pale with a neutral undertone.
    Favorite brush for applying blush? EcoTools domed bronzer (it’s the cheapest thing but it’s SOOO good)
    Favorite brush for contouring? I never contour…
    Favorite brush for highlighting? Usually my fingers honestly

  2. Oh this is a fun one :-)

    Your skin tone/coloring: medium warm

    Favorite brush for applying blush? e.l.f.’s mineral powder brush. I know, shocking isn’t it! But I love it.

    Favorite brush for contouring? An angled brush blush from Sigma, can’t recall the exact number that it has.

    Favorite brush for highlighting? My fan brush from MAC.

  3. Amber

    NW 5-10, red hair, blue eyes.
    Fave brush for applying blush – Sonia Kashuk powder brush – soft and applies just the right amount of color.
    Fave highlighter brush – I have a Sephora Fan brush that is super soft and lightly dusts the right amount of shimmer on the high points of my face.

  4. Your skin tone/coloring: Pale with neutral undertones

    Favorite brush for applying blush? Sigma E40 brush, I used to use this one as my contour but love it as my blush brush.

    Favorite brush for contouring? Right now I’m using a little one from my benefit coralista but I used an angled one which I gave to my mom because I’m thinking about buying NARS ITA or maybe Real Techniques Countour Brush, we’ll see.

    Favorite brush for highlighting? I use one that I bought from a friend, it has a nice tip but I thinki I’m going to invest into a fan brush, a small one, that would be suitable.

  5. fabiola

    Skin tone: fair/ warm-neutral. MAC NC20
    Blush brush: mac 129 and eco tools
    Bronzer (rarely) mac 168
    Highlighter: I almost never use a Highlight, no because I don’t like it, because I live in Miami and it is so humid, I get the shine by just stepping out of my house, but when I wear it, I like mac 130 brush and sonia kashuk.

  6. Heidi

    Skin tone: fair/cool(NW15)
    Blush: tarte blush brush(came in my LE Christmas palette last year)
    Contour: Sephora blush/bronzer brush(the angled blush side)
    Highlight: Elf fan brush.

  7. Nikki

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
    Favorite brush for applying blush? Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Brush (now known as the Large Duo Fibre Multipurpose Brush)
    Favorite brush for contouring? I don’t contour.
    Favorite brush for highlighting? I don’t highlight.

  8. Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool toned, dark hair and eyes
    Favorite brush for applying blush? believe it or not, a “freebie” angled blush brush from Pur Minerals. I’ve had it for years and haven’t felt any desire to replace it
    Favorite brush for contouring? either the Real Techniques contouring brush or a large, angled eye shadow brush I got years ago from Posh – it’s smaller than most highlighting brushes but large for an eye shadow brush and lets me put the product just where I want it
    Favorite brush for highlighting? I don’t contour often but when I do, again it’s the Real Techniques contouring brush

  9. Chelsea

    Your skin tone/coloring: Extremely fair with neutral undertones (MAC NC/NW5-10)
    Favorite brush for applying blush? My EcoTools Fan Brush
    Favorite brush for contouring? A less dense Arbonne Fan Brush
    Favorite brush for highlighting? Again, My EcoTools Fan Brush! I love this brush so much!

  10. ✺Your skin tone/coloring: NC20ish neutral
    ✺Favorite brush for applying blush? Depends on the formula. Most frequently used are Hakuhodo S111 or NARS Yachiyo both for powder blushes. I use the yachiyo for darker or very pigmented blushes that are more difficult to blend.
    ✺Favorite brush for contouring? MAC 130 short duo fibre – I also tend to use this brush for cream blushes
    ✺Favorite brush for highlighting? I typically use my fingers for liquid/cream highlighter and Hakuhodo S113 without fail for powder based.

  11. Mariela Benitez

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium yellow undertones
    Favorite brush for applying blush? Elf Blush brush
    Favorite brush for contouring? Mac 116
    Favorite brush for highlighting? Real techniques contour brush

  12. Veronica

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW10/15. Currently in my transition stage, so I’m probably around an NW13 right now.
    Favorite brush for applying blush? Real Techniques powder brush for lighter brushes, stippling brush for bold ones. I always use my fingers for cream.
    Favorite brush for contouring? MAC 168. I usually go over it with Sonia Kashuk’s kabuki brush to buff out the edges.
    Favorite brush for highlighting? I almost always use my fingers to put on highlighter, especially cream ones, but for powder highlighters like NARS Albatross, I’ll use a stippling brush.

  13. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair neutral
    Favorite brush for applying blush? Real Techniques Multi-task Brush
    Favorite brush for contouring? Crown angle blush brush
    Favorite brush for highlighting? a Sonia Kashuk foundation brush that I think is discontinued (it’s called a “Medium Foundation”)

  14. Cindi

    Your skin tone/coloring: light but tanned medium with freckles
    Favorite brush for applying blush? ELF angled blush brush
    Favorite brush for contouring? Real Techniques contour brush
    Favorite brush for highlighting? Real Techniques contour brush

  15. Ceri

    -Skin tone/coloring: Neutral toned, pale, ELDW 1N2
    -Favorite brush for applying blush? E.L.F duo fiber stippling brush
    -Favorite brush for contouring? MAC 168 for powder bronzer. Although I just bought Illamasqua Hollow cream pigment for contouring and I’m not sure how I’m going to apply it yet….anyone know what would work?!
    -Favorite brush for highlighting? Bare minerals flawless application face brush

  16. Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium (NW20-25)

    First I have to say that I don’t think there is a “best” brush for anything. It all depends on the product you’re using (formula and pigmentation).

    Favorite brush for applying blush? Hakuhodo S110 is my go-to blush brush. It has the perfect size and shape for my cheeks and works well with average pigmented powder blushes. For more pigmented blushes I use Hakuhodo K008 or Hakuhodo G544.

    Favorite brush for contouring? The one I currently use (and the best I’ve found for this purpose so far) is MAC 165. I really like the shape, but I’m not 100% satisfied with the quality of the hair. I’m looking for a dupe (or at least similar shaped pointed/tapered one) from Hakuhodo, Chikuhodo or Koyodo.

    Favorite brush for highlighting? Totally depends on the pigmentation and amount of shimmer in the highlighter (and of course the effect I want to achieve). For liquid and cream highlighters my go-to is MAC 130, I love it for that purpose! If I want very sheer and diffused application I go for Hakuhodo J116 and for a more dramatic look I love Hakuhodo 212.

  17. May

    Skin tone/coloring: NC25 medium warm undertones
    Favourite brush for applying blush: Real Technoques Powder Brush
    Favorite brush for contouring: Real Techniques Contour Brush
    Favorite brush for highlighting: Real Techniques Highlighter Brush

  18. amy

    light medium with neutral undertones.
    my fave blush brush: elf’s small stipple brush and elf’s blush brush. both studio line.
    fave contouring brush: at the moment, it’s an Eco Tool powder brush that came in a set. Something about it is just perfect for contouring.
    Fave highlighting brush: a fan brush from Coastal Scents.

  19. NC15 — Fair with strong yellow undertone.
    Blush? MAC 116
    Contour? MAC 109
    Highlight? MAC 188 or a fan brush from an unknown brand.

  20. Amanda R

    Your skin tone/coloring: very fair with cool/neutral undertones (NW10)
    Favorite brush for applying blush? Bobbi Brown blush brush or my Bare Minerals Flawless Face brush for really pigmented blushes
    Favorite brush for contouring? Sonia Kashuk fan brush (doesn’t mess up foundation/concealer underneath, which is important because I have a lot of acne scarring along my cheek bones where I contour) or Sephora’s Pro contour brush (can’t remember the exact name)
    Favorite brush for highlighting? Sonia Kashuk fan brush, or sometimes I’ll use the Real Techniques setting brush