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7/4/11

My 'KISS' Makeup Brushes For Everyday

KISS- Keep It Simple Silly. That's the only thing I understand from Ranbir Kapoor's stand up comedy in those Docomo ads (Hindi is not my 1st language). He talks and talks & the audience laughsMy hubby turns to me and grimace. I roll my eyes as if I know exactly what he means. But truthfully, I don't. I don't understand anything except the 'KISS' in the end. Never mind though, at least I understood the part worth understanding, no?

Anyways, my point is, I have simplified my life a little bit just by picking out which brushes I'd need every time and I keep them all in a separate brush holder to save time. Believe me, it's an accomplishment of some sort for a scatterbrain.

So, here are 8 brushes I use everyday- for any look:


Face
  1. Foundation- Sigma F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki. This is the ultimate foundation brush. It blends foundation flawlessly in a jiffy. I can't live without it. Review here
  2. Powder- Coastal Scents Bionic Wide Buffer Brush. I love this to pieces. It's incredibly soft and because it's flat, it's ideal for patting powder to set your foundation & concealer without moving them.
  3. Blush ~ Inglot 24SS. It's dual-sided. The big brush is ideal for blush application & the smaller flat top brush is great for brushing off eyeshadow fallouts, stippling concealer & contouring cheeks too. Review here
What about bronzer, you ask? If I'm wearing bronzer, which I don't everyday, then I'd use a large kabuki brush. But if these were my only options, then brush No.1. or No.3.

Concealer? Fingers, toothpick (yes, really :)) & Sigma E40 (mentioned below)

Eyes
  1. All over color/Blending- Sigma E25 Blending Brush.  I use this for applying color all over my lids & also for blending crease color. I think this is the salt of eye brushes. Blending eyeshadows seems almost impossible without this.
  2. Crease -  Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush. This is my favorite eye brush, coz it's versatile. I use this mainly to apply & blend color on the crease as well as the outer corners. Review here
  3. Outer V/ lower lash line ~ E30 Pencil Brush. A pencil brush is a must-have. It's great for precise eyeshadow application on the crease, outer V, lower lash line & inner corners (tear duct areas.)
  4. Blending ~ Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush. I call this the 'finishing touch' brush, coz I like to use it in the end to blend any harsh edges.
  5. Eyeliner - QVS Angled Brush. This is great for tightlining and lining upper & lower lash line with gel liner, kajal or eyeshadow.
*Review of other Sigma Brushes here

Availability ~ Sigma Makeup & Coastal Scents deliver internationally (I was very happy with their quick delivery). Inglot is available in Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai (and where else? I don't know). QVS is sold at New U stores in India.

.•*´¨`*•.¸ Happy Independence Day to all my readers & blogger friends in America ¸.•*´¨`*•.¸ 



♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

21 comments:

  1. Great Post! I need to venture out and try dif brands of brushes!

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  2. Great post. after reading this post I m now getting tempted to buy Sigma F80 :)

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  3. I want that sigma brush so badly! Next payday it's mine

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  4. Thanks for this, I don't pay much attention to brushes to this helps!

    tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

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  5. For me Sigma has an edge over most brushes. I am IN LOVE with their F80. :D

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  6. You have such a nice collection of brushes - the ones I have are either from TBS or Inglot. They are pretty nice too :)

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  7. Inglot is available in Chennai !!!!!!!!! Where Where where????

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  8. i swear by Sigma Kabuki :)
    nice clicks CZ as always :)

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  9. Nice collection. My brushes are all here and there randomly collected from places...i want to build a nice brush collection

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  10. great post dear! i agree with the quality of the sigma brushes. i also love the f80. ;)

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  11. Ilove F80 n E25 too..n a small kabuki brush I have by Giordano..for daily use..
    nice collection...btw even I dont understand wat ranbir speaks in dat ad :/

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  12. Sigma F80 and Coastal scents buffer brush look amazing! I'll check them out xoxo

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  13. Now i desperately need to try Sigma brushes !
    Maybe I'll order the eye kit along with F80 :D

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  14. pnb- ya, I like to use it to dot on small dark spots :D

    Palak- Ya...good idea :)

    ♥xx♥

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  15. ana- thanks! :)

    bhumika- haha...he's so blah

    ♥xx♥

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  16. Aarthi- It's in Express Avenue, I'm told

    ♥xx♥

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  17. One could also use a lip liner or an eye liner or a bindi brush from Vega instead of a toothpick for small dark spots.

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  18. Such a nice makeup brush collections..Just too good!!!

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  19. Thanks for this post! I have been wanting the coastal scents buffer brush so I think now I will pick it up!

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  20. Very sensible to narrow them down to just eight. I gotta admit though that it's very easy to be tempted to buy more and more. :)

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