Best Brushes

by Lindsay on February 6, 2013

in eyes, face

Best Brushes // Belle Belle Beauty

I believe that great tools can make any product work better. I have more brushes than I can count, but I seem to reach for the same ones each and every day. I never once have regretted spending the money for a quality brush because, if you take care of them, they will last forever (note: I wash mine with this every week and dry laying flat overnight). Here are my brush MVPs:

Armani Beauty Designer Foundation Brush: While I still reach for this brush, I find the Armani version is more nimble because of its size. The sharper end can get into the contours of your face. And the synthetic brisstles play well with even the thickest of foundations, not leaving one single streak.

Laura Mercier Long Secret Camouflage Brush: When you have a blemish, there is just no better tool to apply concealer. The tapered tip allows for extreme precision and feather like strokes will keep the product from becoming cakey.

Bobbi Brown Powder Brush: I’ve had this brush for years and – to this day – it retains its strands and shape like a champ. It picks up powder and buffs on skin without being cakey or over-delivering product.

Chantecaille Cheek Brush: Made of goat hair, this super super soft brush can do everything on the cheeks. The tapered end deposits pigmented blush like a champ, but can also perfectly contour a bronzer under the cheek bones.

Le Metier de Beaute Eye Shadow Brush #1: This brush made of natural goat hair and perfectly shaped for applying shadow on the lids. I love the look so popular for Spring of a bold color just to the crease. This fluffy, square brush gets just enough pigment in all the right spots.

CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler: I used to be a devotee of the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (I had mine for about eight years). But it wasn’t until I replaced it with the CHANEL version that I got that true lifted curl that lasts. The shape of this curler is much better suited for my lashes. Game changer.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kara February 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

OK you are the third person who’s professed ther love for this Chanel eyelash curler.. now I need!! And I desperately need to start collecting new brushes. I’ve been using a set from Sephora that have been good but they are definitely aging…



Lindsay February 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Haha! It really is just that good! I can’t wait to hear what you think when you pick it up. And agreed with the idea of collecting brushes – I think you just have to do it over time. xoxo


Sania Akbar February 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Great swatches .. Which brand you suggest for overall makeup brushes .. one that are easy to use/handle .. Thanks xoooxo ..


Lindsay February 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I don’t really feel like there is a brand out there that does great brushes across the board. I hear Real Techniques has nice affordable brushes, but I kind of prefer to pick the best and brightest from different brands.


lara / the glossarie. February 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

YES! chanel lash curler. so good.


Lindsay February 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm

So so good! I think I credit you for that one – such a great recommendation.


Rosie May 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

I’m hearing a lot of praises for this Channel eyelash curler. I hope it will work for my stubborn eyelashes. Definitely going to try it.


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