Jag har lovat så länge, och ni har frågat om att få läsa det, så nu är det dags att skriva om mina favoritsminkverktyg! Jag har rätt många verktyg i rotation så dessa är inte de enda jag använder, men såsom min sminkrutin ser ut just nu så är det här de jag skulle spara om jag var tvungen att kasta ut majoriteten (aj). Jag använder bara syntetiska borstar så därav är dessa också förstås pälsfria.
I have promised for a long time, and you have asked for it so many times, it’s time to finally write a blog post about my favourite makeup tools! I have quite many brushes in rotation so these aren’t the only ones I use, but as my makeup routine looks right now this would be the ones I saved if I had to throw the majority of them out (ouch). I only use synthetic brushes so these are of course fur free aswell.
Some of them look a bit battered, but that’s what happens to loved brushes!
A Micro Beauty Blender-esque sponge. I received this one as a surprise from Born Pretty Store so it’s a budget alternative to the Micro Beauty Blender. Wet it under the tap, squeeze out excess water in a towel, then apply and blend out concealer using the “side” with the tip pointing up towards the eye. I didn’t expect to like it but the results are great!
This sponge is made of a very dense latex free material and has two flat surfaces on each side, doesn’t have the same “poofiness” as the original which I like. It applies foundation and blends cream products like a dream (my alternative to this one is the KICKS Rubicell Sponge). Dampen the same way you dampen the mini one mentioned above. Do not get this one confused with the Definer Sponge Soft, that one is super floppy and gets wonky after the first use.
My go to powder blush/bronzer brush for many years, I have three of them! It has the perfect wispy fluffiness to apply precisely without harsh edges.
What I apply cream bronzer with every day. Swish swoosh and done. I often find that duofibre brushes feel too thin because the long bristles don’t get enough support from the shorter ones but this one is nice and dense.
This one isn’t the best for cream blush as intended, I use it for face powder! It’s very soft which means that it doesn’t disrupt the makeup underneath, also it’s slim enough to be very precise and easy to powder for example under the eyes with.
Another old favourite of mine. This is my go-to for powder highlighters! Very thin and wide so it applies perfectly on cheekbones, above eyebrows, down the nose etc. Seems to be discontinued though? Found it on a Swedish site linked above but that’s about it.
A sharp rounded brush that’s great for cream highlighters or carving out shapes with contouring products. I rarely contour so it’s a highlighter brush for me. I also use it for cleaning up around the eyebrows.
The perfect kind of brush for quick eyeshadow application! When they are wispy and a bit flared like this they apply and blend at the same time. Great to travel with as it can do anything on the eyes. This is an alternative to the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush which I love but it’s only available in the Starter Kit.
A tiny super dense buffing brush that I love blending cream products or dark powders on the eyes with. Works well with concealer too.
A sharp little angled brush that I use for very precise eyebrow application or for lining the eyes.
A bigger and fluffier angled brush that is great for a softer eyebrow or a smokey eyeliner. Sadly only available in the Starter Kit and not separately.
A tiny stiff brush that costs close to nothing and works just perfectly as a lip brush! I have a bunch of them and use them for smoothing edges every time I wear bright/dark lips.