June 1, 2016

5 Unique Makeup Brushes To Try

unique makeup brushes

Beauty confession, I have a thing for unique makeup brushes or even unusual ones! I’m obsessed with the Artis Brush Collection at the moment. Sure, they look like a hair brush but they apply makeup flawlessly.

Here are 5 Unique Makeup Brushes to Try!

Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush $12 (Review)
If the Artis line is a bit too expensive for your budget you can get the same results with the smaller Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush! This is a short bristled dense brush with super soft bristles that smooths on foundations and powders to a flawless finish. It also comes with a secondary attached which is a sponge that can be used to apply BB Creams or liquids easily and flawlessly!

Elizabeth Arden Foundation Blender Brush $15 (Review)
I love this brush! Sure, it might look simple, a sponge with a handle on it. But it works a treat at blending out cream foundations and bb creams as well as concealer under eyes. The sponge is soft, squishy, and ideal for harder to reach areas like around your nose plus it sheers foundation out to a beautiful, natural finish.

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Magic Eraser Brush #15 $29
This short, densely packed brush is ideal for buffing conceal under eyes or your face for a perfectly flawlessly finish.

RMS Skin2Skin Foundation Brush $38
This swirl pattern brush has is thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top which allows the fibers to reach every curve of your face easily and acts to thin out foundation so, it covers smoothly and flawlessly.

Besame Cosmetics Boudoir Long Hair Finishing Powder Brush $50
It might look weird and it might look like it was meant to brush your handle but this face brush will expertly apply and blend powders and creams to a gorgeous, flawless finish.

What are some of your favorite odd, unusual, or unique makeup brushes?

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  • Gillie

    I saw a brush similar to the Etude House one when I was shopping at TJ Maxx, not long ago. I should have snapped it up, but I wasn’t thinking straight that day!

  • Rachel R.

    These are interesting. I don’t have anything terribly unique like these. The e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Blending Brush and Ultimate Kabuki Brush are as “unique” as I have.

  • kellly

    I love the look of that Besame brush but not enough to spring $50 for it.

  • Destiny

    Wasn’t pleased with my Etude House brush. The performance was great but the sponge part had something pockey inside that irritated me every time I used it.

    Poked and prodded and never did find or identify it but didn’t wanna cut it open. Wasn’t enough to actually scratch the skin but didn’t feel awesome.

    Had it about a month now with 3-4 time weekly use and the glue is totally separated so the head is falling off the back. Debating if I want to try to salvage it or if NOW I should cut it open and investigate!

    • Isabella Muse

      Oh no! I’ve had mine a few months and so far so good. Weird about the poking! Sorry Destiny 🙁

  • Eraser

    I got the Missha version of the Etude brush and so far I’m liking it. I’ve only tried it with powder foundation so far – I think there’s a bit of a learning curve because when I first tried it, I overdid it and brushed too hard. It works best with a light touch & the second time, I just stroked it gently with less powder and it was great. I’ll definitely be keeping one in my kit.

    • Isabella Muse

      I love the Missha one too! I agree a light hand is the best technique 😀

  • Nicole

    I have been contemplating purchasing the Artis Elite Mirror Oval 6 or 7 (okay, they aren’t the only ones, lol). I know I don’t NEED more brushes, but what can I say, I am very intrigued by the shape and reviews on these brushes.
    I own the IT Cosmetics Hevenly Luxe Magic Eraser #15 Brush and it truly is a unique brush. I like using it for spot coverage when needed on my face and with my more fluid concealer under my eyes. When I use my BBUE concealer under my eyes I prefer my doubled ended IT concealer brush because the air brush end does a great job of blending out the concealer for a more flawless finish without losing coverage. 🙂