Kiara's Favorites: Makeup Brushes
The Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki is a bestseller for a reason, its ultra dense yet ultra soft bristles have just the right amount of give to blend your foundation seamlessly, without absorbing too much product, and its surface area allows the product to glide and buff into the skin lending to an airbrushed finish.
$78 USD/$94 CAD
The Marc Jacobs Beauty The Bronze Brush is one of the more pricey brushes on the list, but not without good reason. It's designed for the most natural looking bronzer application, its tapered bristles working to blend out and disperse powder as its applied. It's made from incredibly soft synthetic fibres that mimic natural hairs an is densely pack for an even application. The brush's weighted handle really lends to the quality and luxury aspect which makes it worth the splurge.
Another luxury pick, the Cle de Peau Blush Brush is one I underestimated until I used it. Its size and surface area is much smaller than the average blush brush (at least half the size), which seems inconvenient at first. When paired with a cream blush like the Cle de Peau Cream Blush, it manages to be just the right size to apply product to the apples of the cheeks precisely without looking overdone.
Another densely packed brush, the Marc Jacobs The Shape Brush is an amazing synthetic contour brush that's shaped to fit right into the hollows of the cheekbones for contouring with both cream and powder contouring products. My Marc Jacobs O!MEGA Bronzer works double duty when used with this brush, an alternative to The Bronze brush's sheer application, The Shape's dense bristles applying concentrated color.