The Daily Brush Edit

daily brush edit

Recently I’ve switched up my daily brush rotation and added a few new brushes into my morning routine. Over the past two years I’ve remained loyal & dedicated to the Bobbi Brown Sheer Power Brush and Powder Brush to take care of all my contour and powder needs. Although they stood the test of time and have been fab, their age it starting to show and even a deep condition with a hair mask oh yes I went that far couldn’t soften the slightly scratchy edge both these brushes now have. I also got a bit bored of talking about the same brushes day in and day out beauty blogger problems so have bit the bullet and switched things up!

Now one thing that does remain the same is the Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Brush. I know, old news but I really can’t sing this brushes praises enough. It blends in foundation in a heartbeat, doesn’t drag at the skin and I simply adore it. The only negative is I got a bit overzealous with the old soap and water meaning this brush has started to shed badly. However, even with that awful price tag I can actually see me making a repurchase pretty soon! Thats how strong the love is!

For powder I’ve now been reaching for my Morphe M556. Initially bought for blusher purposes I’ve actually found I’ve gotten on better with this when used alongside my Hourglass Powders. You do get a little bit of shedding here but nothing drastic, especially considering this only cost £7.95. I have found it didn’t hold it’s shape for long meaning although it’s marketed as a contour brush thanks to it’s domed tip, I’ve found it better for powdering. One thing you can’t deny though, this is one super soft brush!

Instead for blush I’ve been reaching for the Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush*. Not only is this completely Instagram worthy, it does a damn good job as well. The angled cut enables you to focus the product directly to the apples of your cheeks preventing blush overload. Finally the most recent addition comes from American brand IT Cosmetics. Their Heavenly Luxe Dual Airbrush Concealer* comes complete with a buffing side & a smoothing side. Luckily for us Brits IT Cosmetics is making it’s debut over on QVC so we can snap up this coveted Stateside brand. Personally I focus on the buffering side as it blends out my concealer under my eyes and around my nose to prevent any creasing whilst leaving my skin looking airbrushed. You can also grab this brush alongside the cult Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer which works best when used with the buffing to blend out the thick formula.

One thing I am missing is a new contour brush and bronzer brush. Suggestions welcome!

*pr sample

  • I love Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush, it’s been in my staple since forever because of how multi-tasking it is. I use Zoeve Cheek Brush for contour instead because the cut is perfect for the hollow of cheeks.

    Selene Addicted

    • It stood the test of time but has now unfortunately been beaten by the new Morphe brush! I’m hooked!xx

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    I love morphe brushes. The zoeva brushes look so nice! The most of my brushes are from real techniques, I love them!

  • Zoeva have some of the best cheek brushes – I love the Luxe Sheer Cheek brush for dusting some highlight over my face :)
    – Ambar x

  • cheburashka

    I use the Luxe Sheer brush for bronzer and it works better than ANY other i own..And i have them all..MAC 168,the Sigma one with the same shape(fogretting the number)and many many others..Might have to get e second one..

  • georgia

    I bought the Kevyn Aucoin brush on your recommendation last year and have used it every day since! It’s bloomin’ amazing. But agree on the shedding problem after over-zealous washing, you need to be really careful not to let any suds whatsoever seep into the handle. The bristles are starting to come out in small clumps :( I’d still consider a repurchase though as I can’t imagine using anything else for liquid foundation now x

    • So glad you like it! Especially with that price tag it’s just a shame when the soap gets inside and it starts to shed. Trying to keep it clean didn’t pay off in this case haha but I will repurchasing it as like you I can’t imagine using anything else!xx

    • Just a heads up Cult Beauty have 15% off at the moment! Picked up my repurchase of the brush with the discount :) xx

      • georgia

        Ah damn I missed it! But that would have been my second CB order this week, already waiting on some January Labs stuff and the Becca primer! My bank balance wouldn’t have coped. Thanks for the heads up though. Next time! xx