Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Top Picks: Blush Brushes

Hello everyone! Today I'll be sharing with you my favourite blush brushes. I absolutely love blush, and I change up my brushes depending on the blush formula that I'm using. All of the brushes I use are synthetic. This post might seem familiar if you saw my guest post on Fun Size Beauty. As you might know, I am on vacation in China right now, so I had to prepare a bunch of posts in advance, and so here we are! Hope you don't mind :)

favourite blush brushes

The Body Shop Blusher Brush* ($24) - Initially I was quite skeptical of this brush - it looks nothing like blush brushes that I'm used to! I've found that this brush works really well with powder blushes that can sometimes look spotty or muddy on my skin - like NARS' Sin. I don't love this for harder powder blushes like Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blushes, it just doesn't pick up the product nicely. These bristles are so soft, and my blush always applies evenly with this brush.

Real Techniques Blush Brush* ($9.99) - This brush is fairly fluffy, and I find that this brush can be used with almost any powder blush. These bristles aren't super soft, but they aren't scratchy either. This brush can be used to apply a sheer wash of colour, or you can build up a more intense cheek. I also love the tip of this brush to apply highlighter!

favourite blush brushes


Sigma F40 ($19) - I love how soft Sigma's synthetic bristles are, they feel really nice on my skin! This brush picks up a bit more colour, so use a light hand with a very pigmented blush. The head of this brush is smaller and angled, so you'll get a more precise application.

It Cosmetics French Boutique Blush Brush* ($34.50) - I absolutely love the design of this brush! The head of this brush is large and fluffy, and I love using this with loose powder blushes. This also works really well with pressed powder blushes.


Real Techniques Stippling Brush* ($10.99) - This is my absolute favourite brush for cream blushes! I'll tap a little cream blush on my cheeks, and then use this brush to really work the product into my cheeks for a flawless look. These bristles are easy to clean with a bit of baby shampoo.

Overall, my top picks would have to be Real Techniques' Stippling Brush for cream blushes, and It Cosmetics' French Boutique Blush Brush since it works well with pressed and loose powder blushes. You can't go wrong with any of these brushes, and there's some at each price point to meet everyone's budget.

What is your favourite blush brush? Have you tried out any of my favourites?

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12 comments:

  1. I have the RT Stippling Brush and though I've never used it for blush, I do love it in general! I'm still on the hunt for a good blush brush, I'm tempted to try it out now! Great post :)

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    1. Ooh definitely give it a try with cream blushes!! :)

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  2. I currently use EcoTools Angled blush brush, but want to try something different. Thanks for the break down of each of these brushes

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

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    1. I hope you were able to pick out a new blush brush to try! :)

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  3. I really want the RT stippling brush, I don't think I've ever seen a bad review of it!

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  4. This is perfect for someone like me who is clueless when it comes to blushes and brushes! :-)

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  5. I agree - I love using the RT strippling blush for cream blushes. Hope you're enjoying China - i'm off there soon too! :D

    Style Sunrise

    :) x

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    1. Isn't it a great brush? Oh I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did! :)

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  6. I hear so many great things about Real Techniques brushes, I need to try these ones!

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    1. They're amazing! Definitely worth checking out :)

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Laura