While I like buying makeup brushes more than I like buying makeup, I only use two makeup brushes daily–one for my face, and another for my eyebrows. That’s it. And I don’t even apply foundation on my face with a foundation brush anymore. Instead, I use a blush brush. Maybe some of you find the idea strange but I prefer a smaller brush because it helps me apply my foundation more evenly. That was why I thought the Real Technique Expert Face Brush might work for me and got it on a whim. Good thing it was an affordable whim too.
Even though I like the idea of using 100% soft organic facial cotton on my skin, I don’t use a lot of them for three reasons. Reason one is because they don’t come cheap. Reason two is because the only brand I know that sells organic cotton rounds here is a brand I’ve blacklisted. And reason three is because I don’t use a lot of cotton rounds or puffs to begin with. But thanks to iHerb, I may soon increase my consumption of cotton rounds because I’ve found some great organic cotton rounds from the brand Maxim.
With so many beauty cleansing devices in the market, it’s really a challenge to say what’s the best. So the next approach is to look at what’s popular and going by that, I think most of us would naturally think of Clarisonic. Funnily however, I’ve never been sold on that one simply because I couldn’t be convinced that my face needs to be scrubbed like my kitchen sink. Okay, that’s pretty much an exaggeration to get your attention *gulps in fear from the imaginery brushes hurled my way*. I suppose it’s a nice device for some skin types but just not mine. I can do with some scrubbing of my nose and chin and that’s about it. Otherwise, a Konjac sponge works well for me, thank you very much. But I recently ventured a little further outside the Konjac and tried Foreo, a one-of-a-kind skincare device that comes with transdermal sonic pulsations and nonabrasive brush surface made from soft, smooth silicone.
Although I am no makeup guru, I actually love makeup brushes and I have quite a few in my stash. However, I’ve been using makeup sponges for awhile and apart from the small brushes, all others have been left untouched in my drawer for the past year. And it looks like they’re going to stay in there even longer now that I have this set of breathe brushes.