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Brushes make the difference. It took me a while to really realize how essential using the proper makeup brush is to achieving desired application results. Now I’m not saying you have to go out and buy the most expensive brushes on the planet – because that can add up very quickly. The best advice I can give is to really find out what each brush is used for, then find one that works best for you pocket. In time you can venture out into the more expensive brands, and compare the difference. With so many different lines out now there are many that both reputable and budget friendly. A few that  I like are  MORPHE, Bdellium Tools, Real Techniques, Crown Brush, and E.L.F.   Read on to see some of my top must-have brushes and one I have my eye on!

Ashunta Sherriff Perfect Duo Foundation and Brush, $45.00

This is hands down one of my absolute favorite makeup brushes.  It was designed to help with contouring, and that is exactly what I use it for.  Plus the shape of it lays perfectly along my face! I use the larger side to blend out the highlight underneath my eye area and right above my jawline.  The smaller side I use to contour/highlight my nose.

NOTE: This brush is sold along with the Perfect Face Foundation Stick

Estee Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush, $45.00

Although I don’t own this brush yet, I have watched and read tons of reviews on it online. It looks like it is amazing and glides across the face like butter! Not only can you use the brush to apply foundation, but depending on how you angle it, it can be used for contouring small areas of the face too.  I want to try it out for myself and when I do, you guys will be the first to know about it!

M.A.C 217 Blending Brush, $24.00 

Many have pledged their devotion to MAC’s 217 blending brush and for good reason. At first I didn’t see what the big deal was all about, but since I started freelancing for the brand and using the brush every time I worked, I finally saw the light. It is truly an essential brush to have because it gives you great control over eyeshadow, doesn’t distribute too much product at once, and is a master at blending.

E.L.F Stiple Brush, $3.00

This is the brush that I use to apply my foundation every single day. It is a duo fiber brush and can be used for both liquid and powder products. Although this one is completely synthetic, in most stippling or duo fiber brushes, the white fibers are synthetic and strictly place product on your face without absorbing it. The black hairs are natural and help to buffer and work products into your skin. When used together, the help to create a flawless finish!

M.A.C 263 Angled Brush, $20.00

Another brush that I use daily is my 263 brush. It is  a small angled brush but has multiple purposes. I use it mainly to apply my gel liner, to place my highlight using concealer underneath my brows, and it can also be used to fill and shape eyebrows for those who use brow powders and pomades.

What are some of your favorite makeup brushes?

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