AskCara Beauty Basics Makeup Makeup Products

Brush Up.

As promised, here you have my favorite brushes.
Most of them are Morphe (from overstock.com). The white one with the bling up top came from a Costco brush set I got a couple years ago… that they don’t carry anymore and there are a couple in there that claim to be Nars brand, but since I got them from Japan online I am guessing that isn’t actually the case….my point is…the brand isn’t the most important thing as long as it’s a quality brush and its basically the same shape it should do the job. I have gone ahead and starred my very favorites for a very basic kit.

1. *The Blush – Love it for it’s synthetic fibers that can work creams LIGHTLY into your skin. I use it with powder blush as well. {You can also get one like  this at target}

2.* The Double Agent – I use this one to draw in my brows and as eyeliner. It has a flexible angled tip and gives a natural blended look.

3. The Lid – This brush is perfect for shimmers and wet or cream shadows on the lid.

4. *The Crease – Love this brush to shadow up my crease.

5. The Egg – Named for it’s shape, this brush is prime for all over lid application.

6. The Bronze – I like the flat head for bronzer because it is easy to get it right where you want it.

7.* The Sculpt – I use this brush for contouring out cheek bones!

8. *The Smudge – This beauty is the KEY to a fail proof smokey eye.

9.* The Powder – For a setting powder a coat of all over bronzer or powder foundation.

10. The Highlight – I use this for highlighting my cheek bones.

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51 Comments

  • Reply
    Erin
    January 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Hi there! Great round up of your brushes. I have such a problem with my brushes shedding. Do you have this problem at all with the Morphe collection or any others that you use. It is actually my brushes from Costco that shed the most!
    Thanks, great site, btw.

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      caralynee
      January 18, 2012 at 1:21 am

      I too have been really bummed out when my brushes shed but so far my morphes are shed free!

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    Rachel
    January 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Ahh!! I still have my whole set with the bling that we got together! Haha I haven’t been able to stray because that set has just been so perfect!!!

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      caralynee
      January 18, 2012 at 1:21 am

      hahah it was the best set!

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    Tawnee
    January 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    How often do you clean your brushes? What do you use and how do you use it?

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    Nikki
    January 18, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Cara, I ran across your site just last night on pinterest. Your hair caught my attention ( I actually thought you were a VS model) so I watched your Marissa Miller hair styling video- tried it today… it worked, I loved it, you have a new fan. I love your instructional videos, so helpful & love that you share your favorite products & that most of them are afordable. Im a sucker for all things glam. Anywho, you’re awesome.period.the.end!

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    Lindsey
    January 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Cara! I am a “new fan” too! I was glued to your site for HOURS yesterday! Keep up the amazing videos and tutorials, it is evident that MANY absolutely LOVE this! Thanks for putting time into it! 🙂

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    Rachel
    January 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    You’re awesome!! (I JUST found you on Pinterest) & I love watching your videos!! Thanks for the tips!! You’re lovely!!

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    Theresa
    January 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I am a huge fan!!! Been following your page for a week now and looking at old posts!!! Best page EVER!!!! Keep posting… I look forward to trying the Marissa Miller hair this weekend!! 😀 I am also going to purchase some olive oil for makeup removal purposes and I have been in need of some anti-aging moisturizer of some kind which I heard it was also good for… any tips on night applying would be greatly appreciated!! 🙂 (mix with water, how much do I leave on, ect… )

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    Megan
    February 3, 2012 at 3:50 am

    I absolutely LOVE your blog! When I discovered it I spent 2 and a half hours watching every tutorial you posted, and went out and bought almost everything you recommended! 🙂 I checked online for these brushes and unfortunately they are sold out right now! Do you know of any other place that may sell them? Also I would love for you to post more eye makeup tutorials!

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    Ros
    February 7, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Hey! Love the posts…can’t wait to try it all out! But about how long does it take for hair to grow out with doing what you said? Thanks!

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    Alison
    March 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I just discovered your blog from Pinterest and LOVE it!!! Do you have similar suggestions for the 2 eyeshadow NARS brushes listed? I can’t seem to find those brushes online and wanted to get something similar. Thanks! 🙂

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    Jenafer
    August 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks so much for this! I just ordered a couple morphe brushes so excited to use them! 🙂

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