5 Makeup Brushes Everyone Needs

Hi friends! Welcome back! My blog is designed for everyone from the person who wears makeup once a week to the average makeup wearer to the makeup obsessed. I want to blog about something for everyone. Today I want to focus on the person that wears makeup once a week and the average makeup wearer. So lets talk about 5 makeup brushes that everyone needs in their kit!

  1. Classic Round Powder Brush

This brush is a brush that can be used for all sorts of powders. You can apply foundation powder, bronzer and even translucent powders. Morphe is one of my favorite brands for brushes. They are very affordable and are great quality. You can find the brush above here….MORPHE- E2: Round Powder Brush 

2.  Contour Brush

Love, love, love this brush! The Mac 166 is technically a large angled contour brush but I use it for all sorts of things. This brush is very versatile meaning you can use it for powder contouring, powder, and blush. I love the angle of this brush, which makes it easier to contour. Mac Cosmetics makes my favorite brushes. They are so soft and gentle and so durable and are long lasting. You can purchase this brush here… Mac: 168 Large Angle Contour Brush

3. Shader Brush

This brush is a must have for eyeshadow. You can use this brush to apply base eyeshadow to the lid, highlight the browbone and even pack shimmer shadows to the lid. My favorite way to use this brush is to spray the brush with Mac Fix+ and apply a shimmer shadow to the eye. You can purchase this brush here… Mac: 242 Shader Brush

4. Blending Brush

This is the most “must have” on the list. Everyone needs a blender brush for flawless blended eyeshadow. This brush is tapered and great for the crease and can blend out any shade of shadow. If I had to pick my favorite eye brush of all time, hands down this would be it. Again, morphe is an amazing brand and this brush is so affordable at $6!!! Buy the brush here…Morphe: M433 Pro Firm Blending Fluff

5. Detail Brush

This brush is just so damn cute. This is a pencil brush which is used for detailing. I use this brush for under the eye and really dark shadows near the last line. I use this to apply the shadow as well as blend them out. Sigma is another great brand. I’d say price-wise Sigma is between Morphe and Mac. Still amazing quality and affordable. My favorite part about Sigma is most of their brushes come in silver and rose gold! Buy this little guy here… Sigma: E30 Pencil Brush

That is all my friends! I hope this helped some of you with choosing brushes. I know going to Mac or Ulta or Seophora is very overwhelming…especially when it comes to buying brushes. What I love about these brushes is how they are very versatile and great quality. There’s nothing worse than applying makeup and the handle breaks or the bristle fall out or after washing it ones the brush is basically dead.

Comment below what your must have type of brushes are!

xoxo

ashley beth

Make Up For Ever Ulta HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Hey friends! Today we’re gonna talk about one of my favorite foundations in the world!

What I love about this foundation is how it is so versatile and literally comes in a million shades. This foundation is medium coverage but feels so lightweight on your skin. This foundation has great coverage but it feels like your skin can breath.

This foundation was formulated specifically for TV and photographs. This is my go to foundation when I’m doing makeup for special events or weddings. This foundation looks amazing on all skin types and looks fantastic on camera.

I always apply this foundation with a beauty blender for a natural finish. When pouncing the beauty blender on the skin the foundation almost feels a little tacky. Don’t get me wrong it’s not sticky it feels like it is sticking to your skin for a long wear.

Personally I prefer a medium-full coverage foundation…more on the full side. Ulta HD is a great build-able foundation. I usually start with a very very light layer and build up from there.

You can purchase this foundation HERE!

Let me know your thoughts about this foundation!

xoxo

ashley beth

Clarisonic: Mia 1

Welcome back friends! Today I’m gonna talk about one of my favorite skin care tools that I cannot live without.

I have been using the clarisonic for about 4 years ago and I’m obsessed. The Clarisonic Mia 1 is the first generation cleansing brush. I use it twice a day for daily cleansing, exfoliation and just for an overall deep clean. It keeps my skin soft and overall just brings life back to my skin. Using Clarisonic I have less breakouts and clogged pores.

Clarisonic recommends replacing the brush head every 3 months. They offer 5 different brush heads: Sensitive, Radiance, Deep Pore, Acne, Luxe. My favorite is the Deep Pore. If your skin is sensitive I wouldn’t recommend the deep pore it definitely gives you a true deep clean with exfoliation.

My favorite part about the clarisonic is how it is water proof. I love how convenient it is that I can use it in the shower. Another great thing about the Mia is the battery life. I can usually go a few months before I need to charge it again.

You can purchase the Mia 1 HERE!

Let me know how you feel about the clarisonic!

xoxo

ashley beth

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

Welcome back friends! Today I am so excited to tell you about a product that I have been using for 1 million years! This little guy will change your lip game!

Ahh! I’m so excited for this! I started using this product WAY over 10 years ago and it has changed my lips’ life! I hate to even call it this but it is a glorified chapstick.

This lip balm is soft, creamy, hydrating, buttery, luscious…it is EVERYTHING! I put this on my lips every single night before bed and wake up to soft lips ready for a liquid lipstick. This lip balm has SPF 15 in it and is great for before and after sun.

It comes in 13 amazing shades but I use the untinted satin finish. I have used a few of the pigmented ones and it is surprisingly pigmented. If your lips a dry and cracked but you still need a little color on your lips this is perfect for you!

This product isn’t something you’d want to carry in your purse on a hot day or leave in your car. Yes, it does melt very easily which is the only downfall. Mine does not leave my bedside table and it has been great.

Yes, it is quite pricey at $24 but nothing will make your lips feel like this. You can purchase it at Sephora. Click the link below!

Buy me here!

xoxo

ashley beth

Beautyblender Blendercleanser Liquid

Hi friends! As promised, today I will be talking about the liquid version of the blendercleanser! Check it out…

This is another must have for your beauty blender. As I said before, washing your beautyblender is 100 times easier using a blendercleanser product. Here’s how it works…

Step One: Wet you beautyblender or makeup brush

Step Two: Dip your makeup brush or beauty blender in the soap.

Steph Three:  Lather, rinse, repeat.

Remember a little goes a long way with this! I can’t even tell you the amount of times I have put too much product and I am at the sink rinsing and rinsing and rinsing out my beauty blender. Yeahhh….don’t be like me.

The one thing I would change about this product is the packaging. I wish it just came in a normal soap dispenser like the one you’d have in your bathroom.

You can purchase the liquid blendercleanser here….

Buy me here!

xoxo

ashley beth

Beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid

Hey friends!! Hope everyone had a great weekend and welcome back to my blog! Today we are going to take a dive into some of the beautyblender cleansing products. First I am going to talk about the solid and tomorrow I will talk about the liquid. Enjoy!

First things first, the blendercleanser solid is exactly what it looks like…..a round bar of soap. It can clean everything from a beautyblender, beautyblender dupes and all of your brushes. Here is how it works….

Step One: Wet you beautyblender or makeup brush

Step Two: Swirl the beautyblender or makeup brush in the solid.

Steph Three:  Lather, rinse, repeat.

 

I know, I know…..$16 for a freaking bar of soap! When I tell you nothing cleans a beauty blender like the blendercleansers NOTHING compares! It is the fastest, most efficient way to clean a beauty blender. Not only does it pull out all of your foundations and concealers it does it flawlessly and within seconds. You can literally see the built up foundation come pouring out as your squeeze the beauty blender.

Another thing I love about the blendercleanser is the smell. It smells so fresh and clean! My favorite days to put makeup on is when I freshly wash my brushes. They just smell so good and are so clean!

I am a huge advocate for cleaning makeup brushes with baby shampoo; and don’t get me wrong I still use it! However when it comes to my beauty blender I will use nothing else. I feel like some soaps and brush cleansers break down the beauty blenders delicate material over a few washes. Not the blender cleanser solid!

You can purchase the blender cleanser at Sephora for $16……

Click here!

xoxox

ashley beth