I read in one of my beauty books that makeup is only as good as the tools we use to apply them with. Having the right tools for every specific purpose not only makes your look more polished and pretty, but it also makes you feel beauty and luxury from the moment that soft, high quality brush touches your skin until you achieve the complete look you're after. You also reduce the risk of getting pesky rashes on your face due to rough brush bristles. yikes!
I always try to get the best brushes as I believe that getting high quality products help you save money in the long run. (ok ok, i'm trying real hard to justify the pricetag! lol) I have been using my Shu Uemura face brush 20 Pony for a year and a half now, i wash it almost every week and it does not shed at all! Talk about high quality! Makes me happy ^_^
Shu Uemura natural brush 20 pony
my favorite blush brush! I bought this in Hong Kong for my birthday in 2008 along with 2 eye brushes which you will also see in this post. (everything is cheaper in HK! Well, almost.) ^_~
natural brush 20
made with pony hair, this brush is ideal for powder face color application. the soft, flexible bristles are best for sharply defined cheeks and precise, delicate shading. also suitable for applying face powder.
Shu Uemura natural brush 20H pony
This one is new, I got this during Shu Uemura's 2009 holiday sale, 15% off! This baby is great for contouring.
description from Shu Uemura:
natural brush 20h
made with pony hair, this brush is ideal for powder cheek color and nose shadow application. the diagonal shape is suitable for defining the cheek, creating nose shadows, and applying colors to the eye area.
Laura Mercier finishing brush
I use this to set makeup with Guerlain Meteorites, for blending, or sometimes to apply a super pigmented blush like my Jill Stuart loose powder blush in 03 crimson flush
Shu Uemura natural brush 8HR sable
I love using this to apply main color eyeshadows and highlighting the inner corners of the eyes. This brush makes it all easy.
natural brush 8hr
sable brush ideal for powder eye shadow contouring and blending. the angled shape fits onto the hollow around the eyes and nose. the natural blend of bristles are smooth yet firm with a soft touch to the skin.
Shu Uemura natural brush 10F pure kolinsky
This has got to be the most expensive brush I've ever bought. What can I say, SA had great persuasive powers! hahaha. I don't regret it though, because if you can only feel this brush, it has the softest yet dense bristles you'll ever feel! This is an eye brush but i also use this for applying concealer.
kolinsky brush 10f
the flat brush tip is suitable for contouring, accentuating lines and smudging colors.
Lunasol Lip Brush Ex N pure kolinsky
I love that its portable, and its great for applying my YSL rouge voluptes! If you want precise lines and smooth application, this is a great lip brush. I recommend! :)
Im still trying to find a Holy Grail material powder brush, recommendations will be greatly appreciated!