SHuiYuki's MUST-HAVE (Makeup Brushes)



For me, gone with those days where I would just apply my makeup with those sponge-tip (small) applicator that was provided along with the makeup which I find them super dreadful to apply 'coz:
  1. Bacteria will grow onto the sponge if kept using for a period of time (EWWWW!)
  2. The colours will be mixed especially on those multi-colour eyeshadow quad and will not achieve the colour that was on the palette
  3. >.<" Oh My God those applicators are SO tiny and seriously, how to get the perfect blending with those tiny weeny applicator?!
Thus, I have switched to use full-size makeup brushes and I have never regret ever since. They make my makeup more enjoyable and being more experimental on trying out new techniques and colour combination!

Full-size brushes either come in 1) syntectic material or 2) real animal fur/hair. Both have their advantages for example:

  • Syntectic bristles are recommended when using gel/creme texture makeup as they don't 'grab & hold' the colour as strong as animal fur/hair brushes. Best of all, they are CHEAPER than real animal fur/hair brushes!

Downside:  Some syntectic brushes are quite rough and may not be of much pleasure applying on your face...

  • Real animal fur/hair brushes are VERY soft and gentle on the face! They have a stronger hold when picking up the colours and transfer relatively well onto the skin as well.

Downside: They can be rather pricy but again, what you pay is what you get. Do take extra care when washing the brushes and use Brush Guard or Sigmas Dry-&-Shape to hold their shapes.

I will definitely need:

Face Brush: To set my powder
Blush Brush: Apply subtle colour to my cheeks without much application
Flat Eyeshadow Brush: To apply the 'base' colour all over the lid not exceeding the crease area
Blending Eyeshadow Brush: To blend out any harsh edges to create a gradient effect
Tapered Brush: To create more definition on my crease area

(っ◕‿◕)っ ♥ So here are my favourite + MUST-HAVE brushes for my daily makeup!

 ECOTOOLS Face Brush, S$18 (+/-)

This syntectic brush is REALLY SUPER SOFT and the price is rather afforable too! Also, there was a period Michelle Phan was using this brand as well! Moreover, ECOTOOLS can be found in all major WATSONS outlets and you can either use your WATSONS points or their storewide sales to get these lovelies at a cheaper rate!

Where to purchase:

 IQQU Blush Brush, US$24

I bet this brand is not a stranger for all makeup fanatics out there! :) That's right! IQQU was founded by Michelle Phan around 2 years ago and this brush is really amazing!

Made of real animal fur/hair, it is super soft and feels so gentle when applying onto my face. It pick up the colour well and just a gentle swipe to have that subtle blushing glow!

Where to purchase:
 MAC 239 Eyeshadow Brush, S$38+ (?)
  MAC 239 Eyeshadow Brush (Close-Up)

LOVE this multi-tasking flat eyeshadow brush? Why multi-tasking?
  • Surface: Grab the colour to create the base colour on the lids
  • Tip: Can use as an eye liner
  • Side: Sweep the colour to lighten the colour
✿◕ ‿ ◕✿ Of course, these don't apply to MAC brushes. These techniques can be used on ANY flat-headed eyeshadow brush. But I really like this brush as the bristles are very firm and stiff BUT yet gentle on the eyes.

 MAC 226 Limited Edition Tapered Brush
  MAC 226 Limited Edition Tapered Brush (Close-Up)

For mono-eye lids, I really love tapered brush to apply colours for more definition around the crease area to create 'fake' double eyelids.

Of course, this animal fur/hair brush is helpful to blend out colours/ blend out any harsh edges as well! So for double eyelids babes, this is an 'either or' brush with MAC 217 (below)

 MAC 217 Blending Brush, S$38 (?)
MAC 217 Blending Brush (Close-Up)

This is one of my first MAC brushes owned and really I'm impressed how my MAC brushes have survived and performed depsite so many cleansing + 12367853245 times using this brush. HAHA!

Again, this is an 'either or' brush compared with MAC 226 (tapered blending brush).

Where to purchase:
  • Any MAC counters
(✿◠‿◠)  Of course, these brands are my personal preference and for your consideration. There are many good quality makeup brushes are there and if you can consider these as well!

  • Bobbi Brown
  • MAC
  • Shu Umeura (Esp their eyelash curler)
  • Shisedo (Bought mine at S16 7YEARS ago and is still working strong!)
  • Sigma Beauty Brushes (They are considered dupes for many MAC brushes!)
  • NYX
  • ELF
  • ECOTOOLS (SUPER recommended!)
Hope the aforementioned information are useful for you guys and do leave me a comment/email if you have more + better deals to share!

Till then, stay healthy & happy!


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  2. Hi there!

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