Our 6 Favorite Foundation Brushes for Everyday MakeupSponges, brushes, and paddles, oh my! Here’s your guide to all of the latest foundation brushes, and which one is right for your makeup routine.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Whether you opt for a “fresh face” look and very light coverage using drugstore makeup, or you’re the contour queen of your friend group and have memorized and perfected all the looks you’ve learned from watching beauty bloggers on YouTube and Instagram, using the right beauty tools is essential to making your makeup routine run smoothly every day. Gone are the days of using a simple sponge in place of a foundation brush or taking a guess at what each makeup brush is supposed to be used for in a set. In 2020, beauty influencers and makeup novices alike are opting for a few basic-yet-dynamic makeup tools to achieve their signature styles. But where to begin when looking for the best foundation brush to add to your everyday makeup routine? Many of the makeup tools on the market look comparable to each other yet achieve very different results, while others are much less complicated than they appear at first glance. We’ve rounded up 6 of our favorite foundation brushes that can be used to achieve many different makeup looks and are exploring how each of these unique tools work. The Original Beauty Blender
beautyblenderThe Original BeautyblenderIf you’ve looked around Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube for makeup tips over the last few years, chances are you’ve come across this adorable little pink sponge known as the Beauty Blender. But what sets this beauty tool apart from the bulk pack of makeup sponges that you can pick up at a drugstore for the fraction of the cost? The answer is...pretty much everything! While traditional makeup sponges can be super absorbent (aka, wasting your foundation) and oddly shaped (your face isn’t square, so why are makeup sponges?), the Beauty Blender barely absorbs any makeup and is shaped to help you reach your face’s natural crevices around your eyes and nose. It can also be used with liquid or powder foundation, so it is a great makeup tool whether you are looking to achieve light coverage or heavy coverage. Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Makeup Brush
clarisonicSonic Foundation Brush HeadIf you struggle with acne-prone skin or simply have a love for trying new products, you may already be familiar with the Clarisonic line of cleansing tools. When we heard that the brand was releasing a foundation brush, we were eager to see how it worked in comparison to the cleansing line—and we were not disappointed! The idea of using a vibrating brush to blend in foundation can be daunting at first, but this device is incredibly gentle and blends makeup flawlessly for a streak-free and natural finish. What we love most about this product is its versatility. It’s advertised as a foundation brush, but can be used with BB/CC cream, concealer, color correcting primer, liquid highlighter and contour product. This replacement head is compatible with all Clarisonic face brushes, including Mia 1, Mia 2, Mia FIT, and Smart Profile. PUR 4 Piece Pillow Blend Applicator SetWhy rely on just one brush for your everyday makeup routine, when you can have 4 tools in one that are designed to meet specific needs? These oil-resistant foundation brushes are perfect for anyone with acne-prone skin because they don’t harbor bacteria like many other materials. This set is designed to smoothly blend in foundation and concealers, and can also help massage in moisturizers and other face creams. Each brush serves a unique purpose: The large applicator evenly applies foundation, while the medium brushes help contour and the smaller brush applies concealer. Tarte Double Duty Paddle to Perfection Foundation BrushThis cruelty-free and vegan paddle foundation brush features super soft and tightly packed bristles that smooth out foundation without leaving streaks or wasting product. This brush lays down, blends, & buffs foundation, and can be used with all foundation types and can help you achieve any type of look, from natural light coverage to heavy coverage for a night out. Dior Backstage Buffing BrushCan’t decide whether or a brush or a sponge is your makeup tool of choice? Our favorite part of the Dior Backstage Buffing Brush is that it combines the best elements of both. This unique brush smooths foundation while blending product like a makeup sponge. It is designed with an ergonomic shape for maximum control, with lush and dense bristles that achieve an airbrushed finish with minimal effort. Apply makeup directly to the foundation brush and move in smooth circular motions from the inside of the face outwards. For extra coverage, gently dab the brush over problem areas. e.l.f. Kabuki Face Brush
e.l.f.Kabuki Face Brush“Kabuki” foundation brushes, also known as “mushroom” brushes, are a classic type of makeup brush that is uses a short stem and dense bristles to evenly apply loose powder foundation. We love this particular Kabuki brush by e.l.f. Cosmetics due to its versatility (can be used to apply liquid or powder foundation, as well as bronzers and highlighters with ease) and its compact size that makes it the perfect brush to throw in your makeup bag when you’re on-the-go. e.l.f is one of our favorite makeup brands right now due to their commitment to selling vegan, cruelty-free products at budget-friendly costs. We all know that everyday makeup is available in a wide range of price points and functionality, and the same goes for the brushes and other tools that we use to apply it during our morning routine. If you’re a makeup junkie looking for a new brush, or are just getting into the makeup game and are looking for a place to start, there are a few important things to consider, such as how much money you’d like to invest in your makeup products, what type of foundation you plan to apply (and which type of brush works best with it), as well as the brush’s overall functionality and whether it was ethically manufactured. No matter what your priority, there are many great tools on the market today that can help you meet your needs. Keep following up with Cherie Trending to get more beauty tools reviews!
Kylie x Grinch - Worth the Hype?
Review time!!! I just received the entire Kylie Cosmetics Grinch Collection in the mail this week & I want to break down each product and tell you what I loved and didn’t love. Palette: I’m not one that reaches for tons of colour usually but all the greens in this palette are gorgeous! There’s a mix of matte and shimmer shades, and as usual, the shadows blend like a dream! The good thing about this palette is that there are still some neutral shades rather than just greens. I definitely appreciate the mixture of shades. Shadow Sticks: The Kylie shadow sticks are probably one of my favourite products they have ever released. They are so extremely pigmented, and so easy to apply. They’re basically fool proof, and they set as a shadow. If you haven’t tried them out, I highly suggest you do! In this collection we have a super pretty light shimmery green, light gold, and two rosy toned shadow sticks. Shimmer Eye Glazes: This product is insane. They are a super intensely pigmented eyeshadow that leaves the lids looking wet & dripping in glitter! One swipe of these on the lid is literally all you need for that intense shimmer. If you’re someone who loves super shimmery eyeshadow, I recommend giving the Kylie Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Glazes a try. This collection came with 2 shades: a minty turquoise green and a gold - & I’m obsessed and so happy to be adding these to my collection!! Olive Kyliner: My go to liquid liner is the black Kyliner, so i wasn’t surprised when i loved the easy application and long wearing quality of this olive Kyliner! The liner applies a lighter olive green and dries down to a deeper olive shade. It’s definitely not something I’d reach for everyday, although it’s definitely cute for the holidays or even for a pop of colour to a neutral eye! Blush: I am a huge fan of the Kylie Cosmetics Blushes as opposed to the other blushes I’ve tried from the brand this one had some shimmer in it! It’s quite similar to the NARS “orgasm” blush but with a stronger pink hue. I love the shimmer in it, it adds a pretty glow to the cheeks, perfect for the holidays.. or any day really :P Highlight: Def on theme, but probably my least favourite product in of the collection :( Don’t get me wrong, it’s super blinding and glowy. Although, once I applied to my face it showed off as very green. Personally I don’t want a green glow on my face! But hey, if that’s your vibe that’s cool! Definitely not a highlight I’d reach for everyday. Lip Kit: Obsessed. This red is EVERYTHING! This Lip Kit is one of the best reds I have ever tried. It has a matte finish and is extremely long wearing. I know it’s sold out but a similar shade would be “BOSS” by Kylie. Lipsticks: These shades are gorg for the holidays and I love the shade range! Long wearing & comfortable on the lips. High Glosses: Kylies high glosses are high shine, but very sticky! So if you’re not a fan of sticky glosses you won’t love these. These shades are perf for the holidays and everyday!
Let’s chat hair color!
What is a hair toner? A toner is a semi or demi permanent hair color that either adds or neutralizes tone in your hair- that’s where the word toner comes from. As a colorist, I use a toner on 99% of my blondes. A problem I’ve run into in the past is a new client telling me they do NOT want a toner or that they’ve been told they’re only for fixing mistakes! Let’s pause here. Without a toner your hair color will be what I call “raw blonde” aka whatever your color wants to lift to on its own. This can include uneven color from previous touch ups, or yellow or orange undertones that our hair naturally has. A toner is my weapon to help combat these uneven tones and leave your hair as our desired result. So- next time your stylist uses a toner you can ask, what color are we enhancing today?! The answer might surprise you! Xo
Dutch Braid Upstyle💗
My absolute favorite hairstyle is anything with a Dutch braid! This hairstyle is so simple yeah it’s so cute… Here’s how you do it: ✨ take a small section of hair by your forehead and start your Dutch braid doing your outside pieces of hair underneath your middle piece and alternate which side you grab a piece of hair from ✨ continue that till you get to the top of your ear ✨ use texture spray on your braid so it will help with fluffing it out...I use AIIR - Texture Spray ✨ Pull on each loop of the braid to make it as fluffy as possible ✨ elastic the braid ✨ take a small section from either side of your head and elastic that into a half up style ✨ take a cute clip and clip it to the elastic That’s it y’all! So easy and so cute!! Give this a try💗 Xo Johanna
My Ulta Black Friday haul ✨
So upon seeing the ad for Ulta’s Black Friday I told myself I wasn’t going to purchase anything... three separate purchases later I found myself with a completely pink haul (which is completely out of character for me 😂) The first thing I picked up on Black Friday was the ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit which I have used a few times since then. I’m absolutely blown away how stunning this is on the cheeks. I feel like ABH is the queen of highlighters that look subtle but still give you that bam out of this world glow from within. Later on in the night I decided I needed the COLOURPOP - Lux Lip Oilin the shade Truth Bomb and the #Colourpop - Amourex Glitterly Obsessed Mini Duo[products]#. I have two glitter gels by Colourpop and I absolutely love them despite not using them often. The mini pots are super cute and I don’t feel wasteful if I don’t use them. Then, on Saturday I purchased the ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Haute Holiday Lip Gloss Setbecause it was on sale and I’ve been obsessed with the pale nude colors since this set came out. I also impulse bought the #It Cosmetics - Rose Gold Eye Brush Set[products]#as it was also on sale (I think I paid around $20 for it) and I needed the liner brush in it for my Melt Cosmetics gel eyeliners. This set comes with four brushes which includes my absolute favorite blending brush, the number 105. It Cosmetics has the SOFTEST brushes I’ve ever used. The quality by far surpasses anything I own. It also comes with a really cute rose gold container for it. I’m hoping to have reviews up for these eventually but here is my current Ulta haul 💗 I also plan on posting my Sephora Black Friday haul and my Ulta Cyber Monday haul once I get that. What did you guys pick up for for Black Friday?
Even Tho I'm Working On My Outside Beauty.... 🦃
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