How to Choose a Makeup Brush Set

Brushes Galore! So if you are a makeup guru or a newbie we all have to start at the same place, finding a brush that works best for you! Makeup brushes play such a vital role in apply those beauty products we all spend so much money on. You don’t ever see a painter using their fingers to paint a wall, same reason why you should always use a brush or some type of applicator when apply your makeup.

There are many benefits to using brushes instead of your fingers when applying makeup. You'll get a more of an even coverage using a brush, and a better polished finish. It's also more sanitary to use a brush, especially if you have problematic skin that breaks out easily. I unfortunately fall in that category, so I have to make sure I wash my brushes weekly. Side Tip: There are many wonderful brush cleansers out there, however if you do not feel like shelling out the extra money you can always use baby shampoo. Cheaper and just as safe to cleanse with.

So how to pick a brush: Start with the basics. A foundation brush, blush brush, and eye shadow brush. A foundation brush should be your first purchase. A clean, even complexion will make the rest of your makeup look cleaner and appear brighter. I have been using this oval brush set from Sammy dress and I really like the way they apply. For the price point I think they do a really great job. It takes a few tries to get the hang of holding them, and at times I feel like I should be brushing my teeth with them however they are conviently sized and perfect for on the go. After your foundation choose a blush brush. Blush brushes can be used for multiple different purposes, so if I need to highlight or contour I can always use the same brush. I like to keep them all separate so the makeup does not all mix together.

When buying your set, youtube some makeup tutorials to show how to properly use them. Ever wonder why some sets come with 5 different angled eyeshadow brushes? They actually ALL have a purpose. Plus you can receive some great how-to’s on some easy everyday looks.

I also have listed some additional favorite sets below. I linked all different price points, but keeping them all under $50.






ILY Blanket scarf

Lets talk accessories! ILY Mix sent me a pair of sunglasses and blanket scarf to style and I really love both of them! Whenever shipments come to me from other companies I have never ordered before I am always a little hesitant of the quality. I was pleasantly pleased with both items that I received. The best part? The glasses and scarf were both under $25!

This blanket scarf is so incredibly comfortable! Some scarfs leave an itchy or irritated feel to our skin, however this scarf is made up of a very soft cotton and i could easily sleep in it! It is light enough to wear all day and can be worn as a shawl as well.

I have attached a video below of a great scarf tutorial that will give you multiple options of how to style it!!

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Make Me Chic

I love fall dresses! I am naturally drawn to cooler colors, so when I see the olive and caramel  and deep reds I cannot help but swoon over them. Maybe it is the time of year that these colors are associated. Regardless, I love everything and anything associated with fall. Except for haunted houses. I cannot do those. They are the worst! If you want to see me bawl like a baby, drag me out to one of those on a Friday night.

Bunny trailing....When I found this dress on the Make Me Chic  website I fell in love right away. I am a sucker for florals, if you have been following me for some time now you know that. I love anything floral so this dress jumped off the page as soon as I saw it!

The back detailing was probably my favorite part of the dress. I liked that it had a different flair to it, compared to some other dresses I have seen.

Since the dress has a heavier design I made sure to keep the shoe basic. Another great shoe option would be a strappy red heel. Something that has a little pop of color, without there being too much shoe. Our eyes naturally draw down so you want to keep the shoes flowing with the dress.

Take a look around the site. There are many cute dress options for affordable prices. Happy Thursday!


XOXO Brianna



Floral Dress

Nude High Heels

Bar Necklace

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