Tools of the Trade-Face brushes

Hello Makeup-istas! 

Whether you're a beginner or professional, having quality tools in your makeup arsenal is paramount. And the beauty of it? The tools dont necessarily cost an arm and a leg and another arm! Drugstore brands have revamped the quality of their products so much so that many of the products listed below can go head to head with some of the higher end brands. I have listed the brands below by application. 

Foundation Brushes 
Some prefer to use their fingers to apply liquid or cream foundations. In my experience, you end up packing on way more product than you like. Foundation brushes are perfect since you control what kind of coverage you are going for. My two favs are: 

Eyes Lips Face Powder Brush- a synthetic brush that was originally designed for powder application creates the most stunning finishes using liquid foundations. I use this EVERY DAY and it is the most inexpensive foundation brush i own but it is my ULTiMATE go-to brush. At 3.00, it is an absolute steal!It is available at Target and

EcoTools Bamboo Foundation Brush-an eco friendly alternative. Its lightweight bamboo base and synthetic bristles distributes liquid and cream  products beautifully. It absolutely amazing and a whopping 6 bucks is also a great find. This is available in most drugstores and online at

Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Brush- This is also known as a stippling brush. It creates an airbrushed look that is absolutely stunning. Available at Target for $12.99. 

Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge 

We have all seen the Beauty Blender at most fine retailers. If you are like me, you are not willing to drop 20 bucks on a sponge. But what it you found a great dupe that creates a flawless dewy finish comparable to the Beauty Blender but at HALF the price? At 9.00, Sonia Kashuk has achieved just that! Simply moisten the sponge and use it to apply your foundation. The results wont let you down!

Basically U Super Blender Elliptical Sponge

This is another amazing alternative that is comparable to the Beauty Blender as well but at $4.99 is the ultimate steal. Its available online at Ulta. If you would like to purchase it, click the link below. 


Most of these brands will be repeat "offenders" since they offer fantastic coverage at a discounted price.

Eco Tools Blush Brush
 Available at major drugstores for under 10.00. 

Sonia Kashuk Large Angled Blush Brush
Great for applying blush and bronzer for contouring. Coming at $9.99 is a great bargain!

 Eyes Lips Face Blush Brush

This is another amazing brush that picks up and applies rouge gorgeously! At $5.00, it is an absolute robbery! 

Eco Tools Bamboo Powder Brush 

Eyes Lips Face Studio Kabuki Face Brush

This anti-microbial face brush is great for applying powder and matte bronzers. At $5.00, you cant go wrong. 

Well that's all for now! And as usual dont ever forget to put your Fab Face Forward!!!!

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