Today I will only be reviewing 2 brushes- the stippling brush and the powder brush.
For those of you who follow youtube makeup guru’s Sam and Nic, otherwise known as Pixiwoo, then you will know about these brushes. Sam Chapman has come up with her own line of affordable makeup brushes. They can be found at Ulta, Harris Teeter, and online. My personal ones I purchased at Harris Teeter. Harris Teeter does not have all of the brushes available, but they do have travel sets (which are always nice to have :) ). The prices are super affordable compared to brushes you would buy at Sephora or any high end brush. The prices range from $6-$10 depending on the brush. Travel sets are more towards the $20 range. OK, so now that you know prices and where to buy lets get into the actual brush performace!
Stippling Brush- First we have the stippling brush. This brush is so awesome! I purchased a flat foundation brush that works like a paint brush would…and its not very good. My flat foundation brush is from Sephora, and I rarely use it. Why? Because it leaves streak marks on my face…like if I were to actually paint on my face (I guess that is the idea when it comes to liquid makeup?) The stippling brush is so amazing and better than any other foundation brush I have used on my face. The bristles are so soft and I rarely have to buff the product out so I dont have streak lines. The hairs are synthetic so if you have any hair/fur/animal allergies it wont make you break out. ALSO, synthetic bristles are better for liquids and creams, because it won’t soak up as much product! Overall this brush gets an A+!
Powder Brush- Now this brush, I love more than the stippling brush. Technically this is a “blush brush” (hence the name on the side), but I feel that it is a little too large to be a blush brush. I personally prefer a MAC 168 brush for blush. Although the name may be slightly decieving, this brush is so great for a lot of things. It can be used to apply mineral foundation. It is great for setting liquid foundations. It’s also is great for bronzer! A++!
Honestly, you could probably get away with doing your whole face makeup routine with just these two brushes. These brushes rang in just under $20, which is awesome for the quality. Hmmm, spend $20 on two awesome foundation brushes…or get a 217 blending eye brush from MAC? (don’t get me wrong, I love MAC brushes (especially the 217)) Anyways, I reccommend these brushes to everyone!