Ahhh, new makeup brushes. These have been a LONG time coming for me - I think I've been talking about getting new ones for at least a year now! The reason I stalled for so long was because the options out there are kind of overwhelming. So many different choices, so many different price points. One brand I'd always heard consistently great things about was Sigma brushes, but I'm cheap and tend to not want to pay for shipping (being honest here) so I never pulled the trigger. Until a couple months ago when Nordstrom started carrying them! Free shipping + free returns always seals the deal for me. I ordered three of their most popular brushes and haven't looked back since.
Here's which ones I picked up...
Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush | I use this bad boy to apply my foundation (currently LOVING this one) and holy cow, game changer. Confession: this is actually the first brush I've ever used to apply foundation - I've either used my hands or my beauty blender (which I also love). However, this brush has my makeup going on so smoothly and naturally. I love that the 'point' allows it to get foundation into every little nook and cranny of my face.
Sigma F84 Angled Kabuki Brush | This brush is for my setting powder - I rotate between this and this - and it creates the most flawless finish on my skin. You could also use it for bronzer or blush as the angle makes it great for contouring. The soft, dense fibers are awesome as it doesn't eat up a lot of product.
Sigma 3DHD Precision Brush | Same as with my foundation, I've always applied my concealer - this one is always my go to - with my hands until this little guy. It's just the right size to get into all the little nooks of your face and the dense fibers are great for blending. There is nothing worse than feeling like you're pulling your foundation off by applying concealer!
Also pictured above in the clear bottle is MAC's Prep + Prime Mist that I'm loving. It's a finishing/setting spray and I like to use it twice during my makeup application: right after moisturizer before I apply any products, I spray this on and let it absorb for 30 seconds and then as my very last step to set my makeup. It's really hydrating and helps things stay in place longer. You can try the sample size for only $10, so why not right?!
But back to the brushes... next on my to buy list is this NARS Ita Kabuki Brush for contouring. SO many beauty bloggers love it and swear by it, just have to save my pennies first. Expensive, yes, but I'm starting to realize you get what you pay for when it comes to brushes!
What are your favorite ones? Seeing how much of a difference a good brush makes when it comes to application may have opened up a whole new world for me so let me know your faves!