One of the most commonly asked questions I receive is, “What are your favorite brushes?” That is an extremely hard question to answer. I have an extensive collection of brushes and they all get sent through the rotation quite frequently. Sometimes I reach for brushes out of convenience and sometimes I reach for them because they are simply the best. These are… the best cheek brushes.
Sonia Kashuk Blush Brush is a limited edition brush. I got it with a summer set from a year or so ago. Just about every limited edition set has one of these. I think this blush is perfect for everything except cream blushes. I have used it for powder, bronzer but it is my favorite with blush. It is silky, soft and has a lot of bend which provides a more diffused, blended application. I tend to use this with my highly pigmented blushes because it gives an all around perfect look.
Laura Mercier Cheek Colour Brush is the brush I use when I want the pigmentation to shine. I love it because the width of the brush covers my entire cheek but it is narrow enough to still provide precision. It is also tapered. NARS blushes are particularly nice with this one.
The MAC 165 is my favorite for highlighting and sometimes contouring. This one is actually limited edition and only gets released ever so often so one that I would use in it’s place is the MAC 116, which is a small blush brush. The bristles on the 165 taper to a point which allows SUPER precision. It is also very soft and fluffy. If you see it being released in a collection I urge you to pick it up!
Real Techniques Stipple Brush is my go-to cream blush brush. It has nice, short bristles and that means less bend and more control. I am not a HUGE fan of cream blushes but the MUFE ones are great so this brush has been getting all sorts of use lately.The Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Light Powder Brush in #50 is a fabulous brush for just about everything. The packaging is no longer silver, the switched everything into black now. It is a domed powder brush for precisely applying your favorite formulas. Sweep powders of all kinds across the skin with this brush for a smooth, delicate finish. The soft, synthetic bristles are perfect for loose and compact blushes and bronzers, and ideally create a beautiful, airbrushed finish. I tend to use it only for blush though—pressed or loose.I am brush lover and these are the ones I reach for most often because they are the best of the best. I would love to know what your deem the best cheek brushes. Tell me in the comments below!
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