Rant & Rave: Highlighting Brushes

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Highlighting Brushes

I don’t have much to rant about; I get a long well the most classic shape (tapered, moderately dense), so I don’t feel like I’ve ever struggled in this area to find at least a few to love and love quickly! It might be nice to see more variety in shapes and densities, though.

— Christine

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I probably shouldn’t even answer this question, since I don’t use anything that’s specifically called a “highlighting brush”…but I’m going to anyway! πŸ™‚

When I do highlight, which is usually just for evening looks, the brush I use is Real Techniques’ micro setting brush. I only highlight my cheekbones, and it works just fine for that. It’s not supposed to be a highlighting brush, but it gets a rave from me!

I use that brush for highlight too! It should be called a highlight brush cause it’s the perfect size and density for highlighting! πŸ™‚

I have a couple of the Wayne Goss Airbrushes and use those pretty much exclusively for highlighter and sometimes blush. I like how it applies highlighter and it isn’t so big that it goes everywhere. I can be pretty precise with it. It is flatter on one side which I feel really helps when blending my highlighter. No rants that I can think of unless you want to talk about the price of the brush? But, in comparison to a lot of high end brushes, his are pretty affordable.

As long as it’s not a super-cheap brush that’s scratchy or shedding, I’m fine with the usual type of HL brush. I usually just us the e.l.f. Highlighting Brush. I don’t care for using really small HL brushes or fan brushes for applying HL. Subtle isn’t usually what I’m going for. lol

Rave: I personally love the fan style highlighter brushes so that I can apply a thinner coat that is less likely to highlight any texture. Also, I make good use of a WnW GoT themed highlighter brush for certain more subtle or duochrome type highlighter formulas.

Rant: Cannot think of much, tbh! The only exception would be a highlighter brush that picks up and deposits a heavier amount of product wouldn’t be for me due to my texture issues with large pores, some fine lines up high on my cheekbones, and an occasional dry patch.

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