Feels like I ain't do a favourites post in forever so I say lemme get back on the horse. Looking at my brush collection recently I thought: another declutter is due. That lead to realising that they're some brushes I won't part with no matter how big (read: ridiculous) my collection gets.
Sephora PRO Airbrush Blush Brush #54
Here are the best blush I've used to date:
I've found that these more coarse natural hair angled brushes are great for working with compact formulas like the NARS Dual-Intensity or M.A.C Extra Dimension. A cheaper alternative that I also recommend is the bdellium tools Studio 942 Slanted Contour.
This one I love primarily for its size. I appreciate the blending control I have especially when I'm adding another blush shade just to the apples of my cheeks.
This has a smaller surface area than the Zoeva and, more importantly, much softer brush hairs. The quality of the Hakuhodo J series is excellent value for the price. I like using this with buildable formulas like the Clinique Cheek Pop/Blush Pops.
I have loved this brush from April 2013 til now. I had to get one for Sharalee so she could appreciate its splendor. The combination of the shape, density and softness of the brush hairs makes this an all around winner in my books. I highly recommend this brush if you're a fan of blush 'draping'.
Speaking of Sharalee, she's the one that put me on to this baby 😀 It's kinda similar to the Louise Young one in shape though not density. I appreciate the versatility of these brushes to deposit pigment and blend on my slender face.
After multiple uses I can tell you that these brushes hold up well. Only the M.AC 109 has shed a little. The only real complaint I have is that I'd prefer if the M.AC and Sephora brushes had shorter handles. That wouldn't matter to anyone who doesn't apply their makeup right up in the mirror due to poor eyesight 😄
Let us know what you favourite blush brushes are.