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March 2018

15 Beauty Brushes Our Editors Live By

The Makeup Bag Staples None Of Us Can Part With



TAMARA RAPPA

FOUNDER/FASHION + EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Hourglass double ended complexion brush
Hourglass $68.00 DETAILS
Sephora collection retractable lip brush  60
Sephora Collection $5.00 DETAILS
Nars botan kabuki brush
Nars $70.00 DETAILS
Yves saint laurent touche eclat radiance perfecting pen
Yves Saint Laurent $38.00 DETAILS

1. HOURGLASS TWO SIDED COMPLEXION BRUSH
This complexion brush is amazing! Its a total makeup bag essential. It works with foundation, blush, powders, and concealer. I use one side for liquid product and the other for powder product.

2. SEPHORA RETRACTABLE LIP BRUSH
For those times when you need to evenly apply highly pigmented color. There's nothing worse than having a ton of lipstick all over your fingers, especially while out and about.

3. NARS KABUKI BOTAN BRUSH
I love this chunky brush for bronzers, powders, and buffing the skin—both face and body.

4.YVES SAINT LAURENT TOUCHE ECLAT
Ok this arguably goes beyond brush. But Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat pen is perhaps one of the handiest makeup products/tools ever because it dispenses a highly blend-able, smooth concealer.



ALAINA RAFTIS

Managing editor

E.l.f. powder brush
e.l.f. $3.99 DETAILS
Kiko free soul double eye brush
Kiko Milano $14.00 DETAILS
Chanel les pinceaux de chanel blush brush
Chanel $50.00 DETAILS
Anastasia beverly hills brow wiz
Anastasia Beverly Hills $21.00 DETAILS

1. E.L.F. POWDER BRUSH
I use this brush every day to apply tinted moisturizer. It might be intended for powder, but using it to buff out a liquid makes my skin look airbrushed and never streaky. 

2. KIKO MILANO FREE SOUL DOUBLE EYE BRUSH
You can't go wrong with a two-in-one eyeshadow blending brush. I use the flat side to apply my base, and the rounded side to blend a slightly darker shade into my crease. 

3. LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL BLUSH BRUSH
I may or may not have taken this from my mother's makeup bag years ago (sorry, mom!). Over the years, I have continued to use it to apply blush (and sometimes even a stroke or two of bronzer) because it creates a flawless finish. 

4. ANASTASIA BROW WIZ
This might not be a brush in the true sense of the word (there is an eyebrow pencil on one end), but I use the brush end to follow the steps from our Fabulous Brows tutorial and I can't live without it. 


ALANNA JOY SIMON

ASSOCIATE FASHION EDITOR

Anastasia beverly hills brow gel
Anastasia Beverly Hills $22.00 DETAILS
Sonia kashuk large eyeshadow makeup brush
Sonia Kashuk $14.00 DETAILS
Clarisonic mia 1 skin cleansing system
Clarisonic $129.00 DETAILS
Wetbrush pro detangle brush
Wetbrush $17.00 DETAILS

1. ANASTASIA BROW GEL
Anastasia's clear brow gel + brush is perfection. It has proven to be long-wearing and never fails to give me the brow definition I desire!

2. SONIA KASHUK LARGE EYESHADOW MAKEUP BRUSH
When it comes to applying eyeshadow, I prefer to use one all around perfect brush. This Sonia Kashuk does this trick!

3. CLARISONIC MIA 1™ SKIN CLEANSING SYSTEM 
My mom taught me years ago that in order to have a flawless complexion, I need to take care of my skin. The clarisonic does wonders with cleansing! 

4. WET BRUSH PRO DETANGLER
It's impressive how well this brush works through knots on wet hair. The detangle process made easy.



AMY ZALNERAITIS

WRITER-AT-LARGE

Nars  40 eyeshadow brush
Nars $32.00 DETAILS
Nars  11 bronzing powder brush
Nars $52.00 DETAILS
Sephora collection pro tapered liner brush  33
Sephora Collection $18.00 DETAILS

1. SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO TAPERED LINER BRUSH
I'm a huge fan of the cat eye, for day or night, so I've probably tried ever eyeliner brush in existence. The best, by far, is Sephora's tapered liner brush. When it comes to precision, this brush is a smooth operator. 

2. NARS #11 BRONZING POWDER BRUSH
When you want an allover glow, look no further. Perfect for those who want a sun-kissed but natural look.

3. NARS #40 EYESHADOWS BRUSH
I love, love, love this brush for applying highlighter on my lids and around my eyes.