Five Essential Makeup Brushes

Do you really need 90 brushes to do your makeup? Heck no!  I think you can do pretty well with just these 5.  If you only do makeup on yourself and you like simple looks, here is a quick guide for you. These are brushes that I have actually used on myself and on clients.  If you can recommend a great brush below, please leave a comment!


  1. Sonia Kashuk ($11.99)
  2. Smashbox ($24, on sale!)


  1. Crown Brush Deluxe Medium Foundation ($6)
  2. Billy B. Beauty Brush #2 ($30)


  1. MAC 129 ($34)
  2. Billy B. Beauty #1 ($37) or #3 ($39)

Eye Shadow

  1. Crown Brush Chiseled Fluff ($2.50)
  2. MAC #239 ($24.50)


  1. Crown Brush C-139 ($3)
  2. MAC 224 ($29)

I reference a lot of Crown Brushes.  I can't even deny my love for the company.  They are inexpensive and great quality! Here's a video review below. They are having a sale today on Hautelook, so don't miss out!

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