My Most Used Makeup Brushes‏

My Most Used Makeup Brushes‏

This is a guest post from the lovely Mez from All Made Up who’s also a Muslimah Beauty so enjoy her post! 

A brief introduction. I’m Mez and I reside over at All Made Up and today I will be talking you through my most used make up brushes. I went through this phase of collecting them & I know I should have stopped after the essentials as I’m neither a makeup artist or a regular makeup wearer but I couldn’t help myself. I still want to grab some Real Techniques ones but I have resisted thus far. So after going through my collection I whittled out my most used brushes and here they are.

I have 4 face brushes and 4 eye brushes; although I use the Sigma Tapered Blending Brush for concealer too so that’s an in between brush. For the purpose of this post I’ve lumped it with the face brushes.

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Face brushes

ELF Kabuki Face Brush

I love this brush. It is so soft and huge so it takes a few seconds to lightly dust the ELF Mineral Booster all over my face after foundation.

Sigma Round Top Kabuki F82

This is my foundation brush of choice. It is soft, incredibly dense and never sheds. I just use it to buff in any foundation.

MAC Blush Brush 129SE

This is the only blush brush I own. It’s not particularly soft and it sheds so I wouldn’t recommend it but like I said it’s the only brush I have for blush and it does the job. I can’t comment on the quality of the full size.

MAC Foundation Brush 190SE

When the foundation is quite runny like the MAC Face & Body, I tend to use a more old school paddle style brush. I apply it with this brush and then use my hands to smooth it over. This one does the job and doesn’t shed.

Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40

I lusted after the MAC 224 brush for ages. I wanted it to blend under eye concealer like lots of people on YouTube do but if there’s one thing you need to know about me, it is that I am way too frugal to spend that sort of money. Instead, I bought this and it does the job. However, it sheds a lot!

Eye brushes


From left to right – Sigma e25 (sorry it needs a wash)ELF eyeshadow ‘C’ brushSigma small liner e10

Sigma Blending E25 Brush

This is considered the inexpensive dupe of the MAC 217 Blending Brush. It does the job and I use it for crease work. However, like the E40 it sheds quite badly.

ELF Eyeshadow ‘C’ Brush

This is perfect for packing on colour as it is really dense. Not much else to say, it does a great job.

Sigma Small Liner E10

I cannot do a wing with gel liner unless I am using a brush like this. It makes a thin line easy for eyeliner noobs like me.

So these are my most used brushes. As you can see, I use it all from ELF to MAC. I really hope you found this useful. Be sure to let me know what your favourite make up brush is in the comments!