Hello LOVES !!! Lets talk BRUSHES !!! I usually get asked what are go to affordable brushes for new MUAs or makeup enthusiasts. Here are what to look for when purchasing brushes:
1. Density 2. How well does it blend? 3. Shedding 4. Longevity
The following brushes all surpassed each category and I’ve been using them for years:
Bdellium Tools is an innovative brush company that provides different brush sets in Maestro, Studio, Bambu, Anti-bacterial, and now Special FX brushes. The handles are wooded and their brush hairs are comprised of vegan soft synthetic bristles. The face brushes have the perfect amount of density allowing you to blend product into the skin creating a flawless finish. The eye brushes come in a vast variety giving you options on how to sculpt the natural features of the mobile lid and crease. All brushes retail under $20 or you can purchase them as a set.
You can purchase these brushes at bdelliumtools.com
Sigma brushes were actually my first set of brushes 5 years ago and believe it or not they still work GREAT! The brushes come in a variety of either synthetic hairs or goat hairs. Each brush is blend worthy especially the variety of fluffy crease brushes they have to offer. I personally like using the fluffy tapered crease brush(E40) to contour the nose because it leaves a soft finish. Sigma is continuously coming out with new collections such as Essentials, Sigmax, Travel, and Vegan. Although over the years Sigma has raised their prices in sets, each brush individually costs under $25.
You can purchase these brushes at sigmabeauty.com
Last but definitely not least…REAL TECHNIQUES !!! I can not express to you the love I have for these brushes. The fact that they did not use metal ferrules (the metal strap that hold brush hairs) which makes it easier to wash and avoid water sitting in the metal is great! This helps the longevity of the brush itself to last long. The blend factor of these tools are IMPECCABLE!, in particular the face brushes. The fact that these brushes are better than most high end products but are affordable is amazing. A set of these brushes are no more than $20 and each brush is sold under $10.
You can purchase these at your local Ulta store or realtechniques.com