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My Top 5 MAC Brushes

MAC 129, 168, 159, 286, 209 Makeup Brush Review

Happy Monday! I know you’re dreading the start of yet another work week but at least I’m here to brighten your dreary Monday with a little MAC love. Last time, we dove into some of my favorite coral lipsticks and favorite highlighters from MAC so I figured I’d keep the faves train going and share my top 5 MAC makeup brush picks. Who couldn’t use a good makeup brush or two?

MAC has been in the makeup game for decades so it’s no surprise that their brushes are arguably still considered to be top of the line for professional makeup artists. When I first started buying MAC brushes I was nowhere near close to being a professional. However, I loved the quality of MAC’s brushes and how well they applied and blended my makeup. Like a good pair of shoes, a good set of makeup brushes can truly help a girl conquer the world! Here’s a peek at my top 5 MAC brushes:
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Make Your Imperfections Vanish with Hourglass

Influenster Hourglass Vanish Vox Box

It’s always a pleasant surprise when I receive random goodies in the mail from Influenster but the latest Hourglass Vanish Vox Box is the best one yet. This Vox Box is bomb! Hourglass recently released a new line of foundation sticks and Influenster sent me one along with the coordinating foundation brush to review for you guys. I don’t usually reach for foundation sticks but I was still beyond excited to get my hands on the new Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick because it’s been receiving glowing reviews since it released and Hourglass makes some seriously nice, luxury makeup.

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ELF Studio Contouring Brush Review

ELF Studio Contouring Brush

Makeup brushes can be a bit expensive but you don’t always have to spend the big bucks to get good quality. I’ve tried my fair share of makeup brushes from high end brands like Chanel and MAC to more affordable options like Coastal Scents and ELF so I’ve learned a thing or two when it comes to shopping for makeup brushes. The biggest lesson I learned is that a higher price tag doesn’t always signify superb quality. Sometimes you’re just paying for the name brand itself. I have a handful of MAC, Chanel and ELF brushes and, believe it or not, there’s times when my ELF brushes out-perform brushes that cost me 3-4 times as much. In fact, I think ELF is one of the best brands to go to for affordable brushes because they’re almost always rather nice quality at a great price.

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Bobbi Brown Eye Blender Brush Review

Bobbi Brown Eye Blender Brush

If there was one thing I learned from my quick stint with Bobbi Brown it’s that she makes some amazing quality makeup. There’s a reason why Bobbi Brown is a household name all over the globe. That woman really knows her stuff! From her massive foundation range to her stunning Shimmer Bricks, Bobbi Brown has managed to create a quite impressive makeup line with a huge following that’s greatly deserved. I didn’t know too much about Bobbi Brown products before I worked there but I quickly discovered why everyone was so crazy about them. Especially her makeup brushes.

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New Too Faced Goodies!

Too Faced Born This Way, Mr. Right Powder Brush, Candlelight Glow

I’m no mind reader but I definitely predict that Too Faced will be taking over my makeup collection this year. The spring collection has already gotten a lot of my coins and from the looks of Instagram the upcoming summer collection is going to be bomb too. Too Faced can pretty much just have all of my money at this point because they’ve been whipping up some wonderful products over there. Which is exactly why I didn’t hesitate at all when I came across a $20 off $40 coupon at HSN that applied to their beauty department as well. Bring on the discount Too Faced!

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Brush Up on Your Technique with New Milani Brushes for Spring

New Milani Makeup Brush for Spring 2016

Milani has been changing the game this year with their new releases for spring and it seems like they’re just getting started! They’ve whipped up a new eyeshadow palette collection, lip oils and more this year including a new line of brushes that look mighty nice. The line includes a Foundation Brush, Powder/Bronzer Blush, Blush Brush, All Over Shadow Brush, Crease Brush and Blending Brush to help create a full face look with ease. They’re a little pricey for drugstore brushes ($8 for eye brushes and $13-$16 for face) but I’m hoping that the quality makes them worth it and that the coupons and discount codes start rolling in soon. I love Milani but I can’t imagine paying that much for drugstore brand brushes. I guess ELF has spoiled me!

Will you be trying the new Milani makeup brushes this spring?

New ELF Brushes Coming Soon!

ELF Cosmetics New Brushes for Fall 2015

ELF has been coming out with a lot of nice products lately! Earlier this year, the budget beauty brand expanded their Studio line of brushes (which are amazing!) and now it looks like they’ll be adding even more brushes to their lineup. ELF recently dropped this teaser on Instagram and noted that they’ll popping up online at the end of the month so we should be seeing them any day now.

I’m a huge fan of ELF’s Studio Brushes so I’m definitely looking forward to trying these beauties. Do you think you’ll be ordering any of the new ELF brushes?

My Top 5 Go To Face Brushes

ELF Studio Powder Brush, MAC 159 Duo Fibre Face Brush, ELF Studio Small Stipple, Brush, My Brush Set Fan Brush, Sedona Lace Dome Contour Brush

Creating the perfect look isn’t just about the products and techniques. Your tools play a major part too! Makeup is an art and your face is the canvas so you want to be sure you’re using the right tools to craft your masterpiece. Can you imagine Leonardo da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa with sponge applicators and thin, scratchy brushes? Probably not. You may not be a makeup artist but you’re still an artist and building a good set of brushes is important. The right tools can help simplify your routine or completely transform the way you apply makeup.

That’s why I have two sets of faves that I always reach for–one for my eyes and one for my face. They’re pretty much foolproof and help me apply and blend my makeup just the way I like it. Here’s a quick review of my top 5 go to face brushes:
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New Sonia Kashuk Brush Sets for Fall!

soniakashuk - fallbrush1

No matter how many brushes I have I will always make room for a new limited Sonia Kashuk brush set because they always look so fabulous! Plus, a girl can never have too many brushes, right? It seems like it was just yesterday when I picked up the latest Brush Couture 5 Piece Set yet Sonia Kashuk’s already whipped up 3 new sets for fall. And they look pretty tempting!

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