I finally found a pretty good visual guide to makeup brushes. I found it on Pinterest, but it actually comes from Maskcara‘s blog. She lays out most of the important brushes you will ever need/use and then tells you how to use them and how much coverage they give you. I think the graphic is easy to read and easy to follow. The graphic uses symbols to show you her personal favorites, which makeup brushes are the absolute basics, and then she goes into which brush is used or powder or cream or liquid. You really can’t go wrong with this chart. This chart is really good for those just starting to build their collection of makeup brushes. If you are looking for some makeup brushes that really do the trick without breaking the bank, try E.L.F. Cosmetic’s Studio brushes.
One of my favorite makeup brushes, that I use all the time, is Sephora Collection’s I. T. Natural Foundation Brush. This $36.00 brush is the best! You can use the natural foundation brush on cream to powder foundation, liquid makeup, and powder makeup. I use it with all of my makeup products. I actually bought two of these months ago because I use them so much! What is your favorite makeup brush? Who is it by? Photo from Sephora.
Can you believe it has been three years since I started my blog on January 3rd, 2009?!?!? Madness!!! This blog has been through a lot. It basically started out as a hobby that soon turned into my beloved MFA fashion journalism graduate thesis. I have put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this blog. After enduring crashes and late nights, fashion weeks and not so stellar fashion events, I met some amazing people, made some great friends, and had some awesome opportunities that would not have come my way if not for this blog. I love my readers, and I am happy to announce that even though I am graduating in May…the blog will live on and continue to grow. In honor of my blog’s birthday, I personally bought these prizes especially for you. I am giving away an 88 Matte Eyeshadow Palette and Travel Brush Set from Crown Brushes. I hope you enjoy! Contest directions are below. Photos from Crown Brushes.