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Best Makeup Brushes for Finishing & Contour

Best Makeup Brushes for Applying Finishing & Contour

When it comes to applying cream eyeshadow, synthetic brushes are my go-to as creams as natural hair brushes can soak up liquid and creams too much and produce either sheer or streaky results (and creams tend to necessitate washing often, and synthetics can take the extra washing easily).  I find a flat, synthetic brush is necessary for all-over lid application; a fluffy, dome-shaped brush key for diffusing crease color and applying creams to the brow bone; and a dome-shaped, denser brush for depositing pigmented color into the crease.

I would love to hear about the brushes you can’t live without for brows and detail work — share your picks in the comments! 🙂

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Best Makeup Brushes for Blushes & Bronzers

Best Makeup Brushes for Applying Blushes/Bronzers

The right blush brush is really dependent on what product one’s trying to apply! A very pigmented blush often requires a less-dense, more feathery brush for foolproof, buildable application, whereas a lighter or sheerer blush works better with a denser brush. It can also depend on whether one’s naturally a bit heavier handed or lighter handed, as it may mean that going for a less-dense brush is more or less ideal.

I would love to hear about the brushes you can’t live without for blush and bronzer — share your picks in the comments! 🙂

Best Makeup Brushes for Highlighters

Best Makeup Brushes for Applying Highlighters

Oh, you’re asking me about highlighter brushes? Well, that’s like picking a favorite child. There are so many good ones to choose from, and the type of brush I reach for can really depend on the product I’m applying and how intense (or subtle) I want to the highlighter to appear on my skin.

I would love to hear about the brushes you can’t live without for applying highlighters — share your picks in the comments! 🙂

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Best Makeup Brushes for Brows & Detail Work

Best Makeup Brushes for Brows & Detail Work

This is the last post in my series on my favorite eye brushes, and it covers the more miscellaneous brushes for brows, detail work, and the like. These are the brushes I typically rotate through each and every week like clockwork (though there are more I use in a week, but these are the ones I’ll use first!).

I would love to hear about the brushes you can’t live without for brows and detail work — share your picks in the comments! 🙂

Best Makeup Brushes for Powder Eyeshadows

Best Makeup Brushes for Applying Eyeshadows

The right eyeshadow brush can go a long way for getting the coverage and finish desired in less time, and the key is identifying your own preferences, eye shape and size, and considering how varied (or not) the colors you reach for.  I can easily go through 100 brushes in a week, as I tend to switch to new, clean brushes as I change colors or finishes (as I’m testing products), but I don’t expect that to be quite as necessary for most readers.  I’ve found a lot of brushes I enjoy, so I’ve included the ones I reach for most often, even though there are a slew of additional brushes I keep within reach.

I would love to hear about the brushes you can’t live without for applying powder eyeshadow — share your picks in the comments! 🙂 Stay tuned for my brush picks for cream eyeshadow, brows, and detail work, and then later, my top brushes for cheeks/face!

Hakuhodo S127Bk, S133Bk, S5523BBk, & S5521BBk Brushes Reviews & Photos

01/06

Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  
Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush  

S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush

Hakuhodo S127Bk Eye Shadow Brush ($38.00) is a medium, flat eyeshadow brush with a tapered edge. It is made out of Canadian squirrel, and the brush head is 15.20mm in height, 11.25mm in width, and 4.50mm in depth with a total length of 15.70cm. Unsurprisingly, it was incredibly soft and smooth, and I could use it any direction and never feel the point of an individual bristle. It washed well and held its shape upon drying, though it is not recommended to wash this brush frequently due to the type of hair.

Against my eye, it ended up being rather large, so it did not find its way into my personal must-haves, but it is a great brush for all-over lid color application, especially for those who prefer medium, buildable pigmentation than true-to-pan, one layer opacity. It also worked well for diffusing edges and gently layering one eyeshadow over another when they had more powdery textures. The flatter shape, which had no fluffiness, did work best for laying down color over blending. I liked it for patting on loose powder underneath my eyes (over concealer), though I would likely reach for a larger brush normally.

This brush would be best for someone with medium or larger eyes (particularly someone who has a lot of lid space) and wants something incredibly smooth and soft to the touch for laying down sheer to medium coverage powders.

15
Product
15
Fitness
5
Durability
5
Construction
100%
Total

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