My Highlighter Brush Collection

My Highlighter Brush Collection - Sigma F56 Accentuate Highlighter Brush, Anastasia Beverly Hills #23 Highlighter Brush, Models Prefer 103 Dual Purpose Highlighter & Contour Brush, elf Fan Brush, Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush, Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush BrushWe all know that I’m deeply in love with highlighter – there’s always a newbie on my wishlist waiting to make it’s way into my collection (this week it’s been Becca’s Rose Quartz). So it’s only right that I’ve also collected a huge arsenal of tools to help me with my daily quest to get as much glow on my cheekbones as possible. Each of them serve their own special purpose so I thought I’d take you through the range of brushes I have at my disposal each morning.

Sigma F56 Accentuate Highlighter Brush*

The strangest one of the bunch and admittedly, the one I get the least amount of use out of. It’s a dense, curved brush with very short bristles but it fits perfectly onto the top of the cheekbone to really precisely place highlighter. I like to use this brush with my more subtle highlighters as the short bristles really buff it out to make sure it looks super natural.

Anastasia Beverly Hills A23 Brush

I was initially not a huge fan of this brush but lately, I’ve been using it a lot. It’s perfectly sized and fluffy which means it’s perfect to use with my more intensely pigmented highlighters. It diffuses the colour out so I’m looking glowy but never over the top. It’s a particular favourite to pair with the ABH Illuminators that I love so dearly.

Models Prefer Dual Purpose 103 Highlighter & Contour Brush

This continues to be my favourite highlighter brush of them all, the tapered shape means for easy application and the long, soft bristles make blending out harsh pigmentation a breeze. It can also be used for contouring cheekbones but I tend to save it for my highlighters…

e.l.f Fan Brush

I was very intrigued by the fan brush shape so grabbed this cheapie option a while ago. I’ve got to admit it’s actually surprisingly effective. If I’m not after a huge amount of glow, this is my go-to. It provides a softer wash of colour, rather than intensely placing it on the cheekbones.

Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush

As I’ve mentioned before, this luxurious beauty is pretty much the exact same shape as the Models Prefer 103 brush. Nowadays, I don’t find myself reaching for this one as much as the MP – it’s lost it’s shape a little bit after being washed. Sure, it’s still super luxurious but for a fraction of the price, the Models Prefer brush gets the job done.

Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush*

Although it’s designed for blush, I find that this small, tapered brush works a little better for blending out my highlighter. It’s a similar shape to the ABH #23 but a little denser. Normally, I don’t apply my highlighter with this one but I find it does a great job of diffusing it out so it looks nice and natural.

What are your favourite highlighter brushes?

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  • Such a great collection! I don’t have any of these so eager to try some of them!! <3

    Tahana
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  • I really want to purchase some of the Real Technique’s Bold Metals brushes! They’re soooo pretty. Loved this! 🙂

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  • I’m curious about fan brushes as I’ve never tried one. Maybe it’s time to go for a cheaper option just to play around with the shape. Lately I’ve been sticking with the Morphe M501 though it’s not the softest brush I own and can shed – I do think it’s great for super pigmented highlighters like Becca’s!

    • Yeah, that was my logic when I bought the e.l.f. one – it was $5 or something like that so I wasn’t going to be too worried if I didn’t like it but it’s definitely effective! I’ve heard a lot about that Morphe brush, I really must make an order at some stage and try them out!

  • I think the Sigma highlighter brush is still my favourite!

  • Shilpa Shetty

    The REAL TECHNIQUES Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush is my favorite,..