Monday, December 21, 2009

Favorite brushes!

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! This post is going to be about a few of my favorite brushes! Here are the pictures of my favorite brushes and what I like about each one. Further down is the list of how much these brushes cost and where you can purchase them!

This first brush is the E.L.F eyeshadow brush. This is a wonderful brush and it is not just a good brush for the amazing cost ($1). I find myself reaching for this brush as an all over lid color brush every single time! That is because this brush packs on color very well and it is a very sturdy brush.

The next brush is my Coastal Scents pink kabuki brush. Yes, I will admit that part of the reason I initially purchased and now love this brush is because it is pink, but that alone does not qualify it to be in my favorites! At first, I thought this brush would be good for mineral foundation. I used it for that for a few days and I was disappointed, but then I had another idea. I tried using this brush with my setting powder and lo and behold this works amazingly for that :) Oh, and did I mention that this brush is wonderfully soft?

This next brush is my flat top deluxe buffer brush from Coastal Scents. This is my HG brush for mineral foundation. This helps your minerals to give a nice even coverage! And I like the fact that the handle is a bit shorter than some similar brushes as I feel that if gives me more control.

The next brush is my Coastal Scents chisel mini detail brush. Let me just warn you that this brush is a lot smaller than it looks on their website, but I have found a perfect use for this! This brush is amazing for applying shadow to you inner tear duct and inner corner of your eye!

The next brush is my Coastal Scents Italian Badger round crease brush. I have found that this brush is very nice for applying shadow in the crease. It keeps its shape, but is also nice for blending.

And the last brush on my favortites list is my MAC 219 pencil brush. This is a wonderful brush for defining the outer v. I like this brush because the bristles are stiff and hold their shape even while applying shadow with a heavy hand.
  • E.L.F Eyeshadow brush ($1 at
  • Coastal Scents Pink kabuki ($4.99 at coastal
  • Coastal Scents Deluxe buffer brush ($7.95 at
  • Coastal Scents Chisel detail mini brush ($1.99 at
  • Coastal Scents Italian Badger round crease brush ($2.89 at
  • MAC 219 Pencil brush ($23 online or at MAC stores/counters)
A quick note: Your brushes will only be as good to you as you are to them. So, please make sure that you spot clean your brushes often and deep clean them! I can't tell you how often you should do either of these things as it all depends on how often you use your brushes. I spot clean mine every time I use them and I deep clean them every week.

What are some of your favorite brushes? Are any of your favorites the same as mine? Comment below and let me know :)

(Note: I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any of the companies mentioned in this video, nor are they paying me to write this review. All of the products mentioned in this post were purchased by me.)


  1. The MAC 219 is such a nice brush! Also, I love that you put a note to clean brushes! Some of my friends don't know the importance of cleaning!

  2. I love the elf brush! It is amazing and for only a $1 I recommend it to anyone! :] great faves

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  3. I need new brushes but i couldnt decide what type to go for brand wise this helped!!