After dipping my feet into IT Cosmetics Brushes for Ulta a while back with the No.225 Complexion Powder Brush and No.227 Flawless Blush Brush (read about my initial experience here), I was lucky enough to be sent an array of their other brushes to test out. Prior to this, I'd been using a lot of Sigma brushes that weren't holding up so well anymore, as well as some MAC brushes, some of which I think are both overpriced and overrated, including the MAC 109 and 129. So, suffice it to say I was ready for some newness in the brush department, and the lot from IT Cosmetics did not disappoint. Here are my favorites:
:: No.14 Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand*
This one came in the CC+ Your Way to Radiant Skin! Five-Piece Collection, and out of all the brushes in this post, this one is probably my favorite of my favorites. It's the best bronzer brush ever. It has a rounded, dome shape with medium density bristles, so it just applies the perfect amount of product every time, and it blends it out so easily. I love this one.
:: No.102 Airbrush Smoothing Foundation* ($22)
When I'm not using a sponge or fingers to apply my foundation, I'm using this. It has a flattened shape that fits around different areas of the face a bit better than a normal round brush, and the soft bristles make it quick and easy to buff in liquid foundation. And because it's not nearly as dense as kabuki-type brushes, it also doesn't eat up all of the product either.
:: No.105 Airbrush Blending Crease* ($14)
This brush is great for doing exactly what its name suggests. It's denser and smaller than a MAC 217, so it does a good job of depositing more precise and concentrated color into the crease, and while it can blend out shadows pretty well, too, I tend to prefer slightly fluffier brushes for that.
:: No.103 Airbrush Blurring Concealer* ($16)
This brush looks like a larger version of the No.105 Airbrush Blending Crease brush. Previously, my concealer brush of choice was the Sephora #57 Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush, which is much more dense, but I haven't reached for that brush once since giving this one a go. This one is fluffier and so much better at feathering out the edges of your concealer to make the application appear as seamless as possible. I use it daily with my BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme. This brush is a gem.
:: No.225 Complexion Powder ($36)
This brush is tapered and quite long, which means the bristles are not too densely packed, making it ideal for gently applying setting powder, without disturbing the rest of your makeup. I also used to use it for bronzer, before being introduced to the No.14 Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand, and it's good for that as well, although I prefer the latter.
:: No.206 Buffing Mineral Powder* ($30)
I don't often wear mineral powder foundation, but when I do, this brush is my everything. It's dense, without being too dense that it can't effectively blend anything, and it just buffs in finely-milled powder foundation so well. I use it to apply other powders, too, like my MUFE Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation, when I want to wear them as foundations, rather than as setting powders.
No.102 Airbrush Smoothing Foundation
In my experience, all of the IT Cosmetics brushes are super soft and non-shedding, and believe me, I've had my share of experiences with scratchy brushes, and it's no fun. These wash well and retain their shape. When it comes to makeup brushes, although there are also great drugstore options (read my post here), sometimes it's worth it to invest in some nice quality ones too, and these definitely fit the bill.
Disclosure: The products denoted with (*) were sent to me for consideration for a review. I am not affiliated with the company, nor am I getting paid for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are based solely on my own experience with the products.