As a beauty blogger I have A LOT of makeup brushes but obviously I don’t use them all everyday. I have some cute little buckets that I like to store them all in. I have one for face brushes, one for eyebrushes and then a separate one for my everyday brushes. I personally don’t use a brush for foundation and concealer as I prefer the finish a beauty blender gives.
I got the cute little container from IKEA. It’s actually a candle holder but it’s the perfect size to fit my essential brushes. I thought I’d put together a little post of my must have everyday makeup brushes and those that I feel are perfect for a starter kit.
Spectrum C03 – Powder
I used a translucent setting powder everyday so a powder brush is an essential for me. I love this one from Spectrum as it’s so fluffy and has a tapered end so it’s great for getting into awkward parts of the face.
Spectrum C04 – Bronzer
Bronzer’s a difficult one for pale girls as they can be very pigmented because of this I like to have a large fluffy bronzer brush. The C04 from Spectrum actually has a slanted side to help buff in the product.
Spectrum A04 – Highlighter
I’m not a fan of fan brushes for highlighter, they’re awkward to work with and don’t pick up enough product for my liking. I love this small tapered brush from Spectrum. It is big enough to highlight cheek bones but you can also use the tip to highlight your Cupid’s bow or nose and pinch it to highlight your brow bone.
So Eco Rose Gold Powder Brush – Blush
This is the prettiest blush brush! It’s so soft and fluffy and blends blush like a dream. It’s actually a powder brush but I couldn’t be without it for blush. It’s the perfect size for the apples of my cheeks.
Zoeva Petite Stippling – Contour
This Stippling brush is the newest brush to my collection, I use this to contour. It’s very soft and the bristles aren’t compact so it doesn’t pack on too much product. It also buffs out my Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder like a dream.
Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt – Bronzer/Contour
This is technically a second bronzer/contour brush. I’d lusted after this for a while ever since getting the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow and when I finally treated myself to it I wasn’t disappointed! I can use this for both bronzer and contour so it’s a great multi tasking brush. It also blends powder effortlessly.
Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer
This was one of the first eyeshadow brushes I ever got and it’s a staple. You can use it to work shadow into your crease as well as for blending. It’s soft and fluffy and washes very well. I’ve been able to do full eyemakeup looks with this one brush so it’s perfect for starting out.
I bought this brush especially for blending, I’d read so many incredible reviews that I just had to try it. Like all my spectrum brushes it’s insanely soft and really does blend eyeshadow beautifully. I love how long and fluffy it is and you can get it right into the crease.
I use this little tulip shape brush to pack on shadow to my lid. It picks up a lot of product and is soft enough that it doesn’t ruin the base of my eye shadow look.
Zoeva 231 Luxe Petite Crease
Now this was one of the best investments! My sister had this in a Zoeva set and I knew I needed it! It’s the perfect size for blending shadow along the lower lash line. Zoeva make this brush in rose gold (like the one I have), their original black and white or in their bamboo range so you’ve lots of choice!