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A Few Of My Favorite Things...

MAC 224 Tapered Blending BrushRecently, we started having Eyeshadow Wednesdays at work. You know, days where we try out a new trendy eyeshadow color or eyeliner technique that we spotted in an ad or magazine (or maybe even our own creation!). Everyone has a chance to try something new, apart from the norm. EW is a day where we can really have fun playing with our makeup, in a totally caring and supportive environment - no laughingstocks here!


It’s one of my favorite days (it should be, I started it), so I have been experimenting with new colors and techniques. And my co-workers have taken notice, they keep asking me what I use to create certain effects. I tell them it’s all in the brushes!



Here are a few of my favorite things…


MAC Cosmetics 224 Tapered Blending Brush $28.00

I tend to use 3 or more colors on my eyes. This sometimes can lead to hard lines of color, so I use this brush in my crease to blend them. I honestly use this brush every day. Trust me, it’s worth the money.

Wanna know how to use it? Check out this MAC video!


Smashbox Definer Brush #15 $28.00

I use this brush for corners and creases. Since I add darker colors to these areas, this brush is perfect for applying just a touch of color without much fallout or mess. Plus I can blend a little with it. Again, this is another brush I use everyday – luckily I have three of them in rotation!


Smashbox Fan Brush #22 $18.00

Fan brushes are awesome. They can do so many things! I mostly use this to apply Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder under my eyes. But when I’m heading out for a night on the town, I use the fan brush to add a little MAC Cosmetics Iridescent Powder to my temples and cheeks. It’s also great for dusting off any eyeshadow fallout under the eyes.


Now that I have shared mine, what are your favorite brushes?