My biggest makeup splurge has to be my Everyday Minerals brush collection. There is nothing quite like their brushes – they are the best, in my opinion. They are made of bamboo for the handles and the softest, densest, most luxurious synthetic bristles. In fact my daughter likes to run the brushes over her cheek because they’re so soft, they honest to goodness feel like they’re caressing your skin. They are 100% cruelty free and vegan, and perhaps best of all, they are very, very affordable compared to other makeup brushes out there – where else can you get high-quality brushes for about $8-$23?
Everyday Minerals currently has 19 face brushes (for powder, concealer and blush) plus 9 eye brushes (for eyeshadow, brows, liner). I, on the other hand, have 28 brushes, some of them limited-edition and discontinued brushes, such as the baby kabuki brushes and the retractable kabuki brush. Have I used them all at one point in time? Nope – In fact some of them are still in their original protective plastic covering. What I do normally use on a day to day basis are:
The Long Handled Kabuki is perfect for powder application and is versatile enough to double as a blush brush (although I use a separate brush). Just swirl it in your mineral makeup powder, tap the excess, then apply to your face in light, circling (“buffing”) motions.
An alternative to the Long Handled Kabuki is the Flat Top Brush, which is great for creating a more even, seamless effect.
The Angled Blush Brush’s contoured bristles makes blush application very easy. Since it’s quite dense (as with all the brushes), a little blush goes a long way. Make sure to tap out any excess blush to avoid putting too much color on your cheeks.
I would additionally use the concealer and eyeshadow brushes whenever I have time to apply them.
And, surprise surprise, I’m thinking of getting a few more brushes to add to my collection!
Yachiyo Artisan Brush: okay I have to admit the main reason why I want this brush is because it’s so cute!
Everyday Minerals Yachiyo Brush is the eco-friendly version of a Japanese classic Powder brush! Perfect for full coverage applications we have tailored the luxurious and dense super-soft synthetic fibers to expert specifications, to ensure the best performance while keeping things 100% Cruelty Free! The brush is first of it’s kind in the world! You can think of your Yachiyo Brush as a masterpiece of vegan and handcrafted perfection. A total must have brush! All of us at Everyday Minerals are thrilled to bring this completely fab and inspirational new makeup brush to you!
Flat Top Retractable Brush: I have the retractable kabuki and I like the fact that it has a cap, which protects the bristles from dirt and dust. This makes it perfect for traveling or just simply throwing it in your on-the-go makeup kit.
This brush delivers buildable coverage with minimal strokes, making mineral application as easy as it is exceptional. To apply powder to the face, use both sides of the brush in a sweeping motion for a flawless application.
Double Ended Angled Blush and Mineral Brush: talk about a dual-purposed, space-saving product in one! My only concern is that this makes the brush itself a tad too long (8 1/4 inches), and may not fit into teeny tiny makeup kits.
A multi-purpose brush, perfect for blush, mineral powder application and contouring. Super soft bristles that are angled on one end and rounded on the opposite side of the brush.
I’ve bought these brushes over five years ago and, aside from minor fading of the logo, they’re still as good as new. The bristles have remained soft. Cleaning is as simple as using a gentle soap or shampoo, lather and rinse (make sure to wash them upside down, so that water and soap don’t get into the “glue” that holds the bristles and handle together). Then lay flat on a clean towel, making sure the bristles are back in their normal shape so they don’t dry at an odd angle. If you clean them at night, they’re ready for use in the morning.
So, if you can’t tell by now, let me say it: I love Everyday Minerals brushes! Have you had the same experience with the brand, or do you have your own favorite brushes? Tell me about it!