My Favorite Face Brushes

The thing with brushes is that, in general,  I use them interchangeably. Although they are marketed for a specific use, I would use a brush as I deem fit especially if it enables me to achieve the “look” I am going for.

My “Favorite Brush…” series is broken down in three parts. I didn’t want to make it over whelming and I also wanted to show you guys how it “works” when I am applying a specific makeup product.

A majority of the brushes I am using might be no longer in the market – I do apologize for that. I had purchased multiples and have been gifted with some of these brushes that I did not find the need to get new ones. Plus if you take care of them, they will last a long time.

To see the other videos of my “Favorite Brush” series:

Eyeshadow Brushes:

Blush, Contour and Highlight Brushes:


Brushes mentioned on the video are:

MAC 187 – This brush is discontinued. What they sell now is the Mac 187S – a full synthetic version. The old 187 is a mix of goat and synthetic hair.

Hakuhodo G5553 – This is a new fave of mine.

Koyudo C019 Shift Brush

Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Brush/ Camouflage Brush / Camouflage Powder Bursh – Again these are discontinued. they were redesigned and reformulated. A new version is available for purchase from the brand.

Sakura Paint Brush – An art brush you can purchase in National Book Store or in an art supply Store. Read blog here

Matsukondo 0.5 Sliding Brush – I bought this in Fudenosato Kobo, the brush museum in Kumano, Hiroshima, Japan.

I forgot the brand name of the other concealer brushes that I showed. They were purchased in a makeup show decades ago.

Coastal Scents Brushes – I blogged about their brush sets a few years back, check it here to see it 

To read my vlog on how I care for my brushes, click 

To read my vlog about the Hakuhodo Reiwa Celebration Sky Blue Set. click


Brush Companies:



Laura Mercier:

MAC Cosmetics:

Coastal Scents:

Fudenosato Kobo (Brush Museum)


The products I am using has worked for me and it might not necessarily work for you. Always be discerning when purchasing cosmetics or skin care products. Always read the label and the literature! Always do a patch test before you purchase a product for the first time to see that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed.

This video/post is not sponsored. The products that are shown here are the products that I always use, love and live by.

The videos and pictures were shot using an Iphone 11.


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