Makeup brushes are another one of my guilty pleasures and something I’m willing to splurge on as I consider them a great investment. Today I’ve chosen 5 of my favourite blush brushes to share with you. Each one of them I love for blush application, but I also use them for highlighting or contour.
^from left to right: Tom Ford Cheek Brush 06, MAC 116, Chanel 04, Dolce & Gabbana Blush Brush and Illamasqua Blusher Brush
Illamasqua Blusher Brush (£29.50), with its rounded shape and density of the synthetic bristles, is a perfect brush for cream formulas. It’s my personal preference among the brushes I own to use this one with cream texture, however, it works with powder and liquid formulas as well which makes it a great all rounder brush.
MAC 116 Blush Brush (£28), Chanel Blush Brush #4 (£33), and Dolce & Gabbana Blush Brush (£37) are similar in size. All three are made with natural bristles. Dolce & Gabbana Blush Brush is the fluffiest one. I prefer this one as the more rounded shape of the brush suits my cheeks better. Also, the bristles are softest on this brush.
For baked and less pigmented formulas I prefer using Chanel Blush Brush and MAC 116 as the bristles are not too soft. On pigmented blush formulas like Illamasqua or Nars I get a lot of fall out powder when using these brushes, so I usually reach for Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford or Illamasqua brush instead.
Tom Ford Cheek Brush 06 (£62) is as luxurious as it gets. It’s the most luxurious brush you can get on the market. It is ultra-soft and developed with natural hair. Soft bristles make it an ideal brush for velvety and pigmented textures. But since they are densely packed it also works great with less pigmented formulas. I adore this brush. It feels so lush and gentle against the skin. It doesn’t hurt that it’s designed beautifully, I would probably love it because of it even if it didn’t perform that well.
I’ve been using these brushes for quite a while now, a few years actually, and they proved well worth the money. They clean easily and don’t shed. I highly recommend them. Any one of these would make a great addition to any beauty collection.