SS150- Ah! Seriously the softest powder brush I own now. It is very dense. Awesome for bronzer as well as powder fpondation. Not scratchy in anyway. Applies my powder products beautifully. Its just a great brush. I love it!!
SS187- I have two stippling brushes from Coastal Scents. They are pretty good but they tend to shed a lot. This brush is great because it doesn't shed at all. It can be used for powder, blush or liquid foundation (I don't like these brushes for liquid foundation)
SS168- Great for blush and contouring...haha I don't really contour but if I do I use this brush.
SS190- I only use this for concealer. I never liked using foundation brushes for foundation. This is a good brush if you were to use it for foundation.
SS194- THE BEST CONCEALER BRUSH FOR UNDER THE EYES!!!!! Its tiny but perfect. Helps so you can apply just the right amount of product. You DO NOT want the area around your eyes to look cakey. That's the worst.
SS275- Tapered and perfect for applying eyeshadow in the crease. This can also be used for high lightening your brow bone.
SS266- Great for applying color to your brows. The good thing is that it is dense enough. I hate flimsy liner brushes.
SS252- This is ideal for applying color. Great size, dense enough. All around great brush.
SS219- Omg this is the best crease brush I have ever used!!!! Perfectly pointed. Puts color where you want it.
SS224- Blending Heaven n_n
SS209- I don't find myself using this brush a lot. I think I can use it as a lip brush. Hmmmm....I will see.
SS239- Soft and very dense. Good for applying color to your lid or your brow bone.
All in all these are great brushes for the price. Better quality than MAC. And for $89.00. You can't bet that.
I finally got it!!!! The Sigma SS109 Brush. I love this brush n_n its so cute haha. I don't have the MAC 109 and I'm glad I never decided to buy it. Its way to expensive. Omg $34.00??? Seriously, that's insane. This brush is $14.00 ($18.00 with shipping) I ordered it on Tuesday and it came Saturday. Super fast shipping. I have washed it and had time to use it a little bit. Its sooooooooooooo soft. Omg crazy soft!!! Haha my husband was like,"Wow...it is soft." I thought that was cute. My husband is a dork sometimes. But I seriously love this little brush. It is the perfect size. I have tried using it with liquid foundation and blush and its the best. Nothing can compare to this brush. My husband knows that I really like brushes and that I have been wanting thing brush for the longest so he was really happy to see that I was pleased with my purchase. Very good quality. It has not shed on me yet and even if it does shed a liitle its okay because it won't bother me. Its not a big deal. I mean if its a good brush I'll just deal with a few hairs every now and then. But so far NO SHEDDING haha. Go buy this brush! You won't regret it. You can find this brush at www.sigmamakeup.com I am always looking for good quality brushes at an affordable price. Sigma has everything you will ever need.
This is the Sephora Professonial Mineral Powder Brush #45. It was $26.00 which is not too bad. It is the most expensive brush that I have. I always said that I would not pay over $20.00 for a brush but it looked so cute n_n I'm a sucker for cute brushes. But it was not that expensive to me. Not as bad as MAC....ugh. Lol but it is a really good brush. Its very soft. I use it with my Nars Sheer Matte Foundation. I think that its perfect for thin and thick foundations. This brush has synthetic bristles which is great for liquid foundation. I think this brush would be awesome for contouring also. I actually purchased this brush before I got the Sigma SS109 brush. So I do like the Sigma 109 ALOT and its my favorite brush now. But I still use this brush. I don't like to use the same brush for foundation every day. Idk that's just me.
I have been using Makeup Forever HD Foundation for about two years now and I believe that it is one of the best foundations out there. A few weeks ago I was at Sephora and saw the Nars Foundation. I was just going to get a new blush but I asked the makeup artist to try out their foundation on my skin. Its felt sooooooooooooooo nice. I just had to get it. So I purchased the Nars Sheer Matte Foundation in the shade Trinidad (Dark 3). I really like this foundation. In a way it is just like the Makeup Forever Foundation. You can not tell that you have foundation on. But the Makeup Forever does look better in pictures. Its an HD foundation so that is expected. Both foundations give a flawless finish. The Sephora at my mall does not have the Makeup Forever Foundation so I would have to order it online which I don't mind. Hopefully they get it soon because its a great foundation. The Nars foundation gives you medium to full coverage just like the Makeup Forever foundation. I still love Makeup Forever HD Foundation though. But this Nars foundation is amazing! I will use my Makeup Forever Foundation for the summer and for when I take pictures. I feel that the Makeup Forever has a lighter feel than the Nars foundation. The Nars foundation isn't thick at all but the Makeup Forever Foundation is just lighter because it supposed to feel like you're not wearing any makeup, The Nars Sheer Matte Foundation formula is thicker but not heavy. Its light weight which is amazing.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (Light):
The best primer I have ever used!!! Before using this primer I was using Rimmel's Fix & Perfect Primer. I was okay. Not as bad as people are saying it is. Its not terrible but I did not like it that much anymore. I wanted to try the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer because I have heard so many good things about it. I got it in Light because the makeup artist at Sephora told me that it would be better for my skin type. I have oily/combination skin. So the orginal primer would make me look oily. This primer is awesome!!! I don't have to use a lot. Just a tiny bit. My face feels so fresh and silky after I apply it. This primer helps your foundation stay on all day and actually makes it look better too n_n
This concealer is amazing!!! You only need to use a tiny amount on the areas you need to concealer. The tube is small. Some may think its not worth it for $30.00 but I think it is. You will finish a MAC concealer faster than you will finish this little tube. Trust me. With a MAC concealer you always have to pack on more product because a small amount will not cover the area where there are imperfections. So it is worth it to spend the extra $15.00 in order to get lasting results with a product that will not fail you. My shade is Chocolate 18 n_n I love this stuff!!!
Eyeshadow Primer is very important if you want to bring out the look of your eyeshadow. Searching for the right primer can be a challenge for some people. I have tried the Loreal Decrease adn it is very good for a drug store primer. The only reason I stopped using it is because I found out that Loreal tests on animals. I am against animal cruelty. In my eyes testing on animal is a form of cruelty. Urban Decay Primer Potion is widely popular eyeshadow primer that is a best seller at Sephora. This primer is very creamy. It is non drying. I would recommend this primer to anyone who wants an eyeshadow primer that will helps your eyeshadow last all day.
This primer comes in the Original which is a sheer nude finish. Eden is a matte nude finish. And my favorite is Sin. It is a shimmery champagne finish which I love n_n The reason I love Sin is because you can where it underneath your eyeshadow or alone for a nice "no makeup" look. I don't wear a lot of makeup. Sometimes I don't want to put on eyeshadow so I just use this and its perfect!