#TMWdoesNYFW Day One: Brushes 

For the next couple of days I’ll be sharing some backstage beauty essentials on my blog to celebrate NYFW. I’ll be sharing boys and pieces of what I believe to be essential beauty products for the hectic week in which all of New York City celebrates fashion. 

See, to me, fashion and beauty are married. They are relationship goals! They compliment one another and bounce off each other. 

Fashion Week is pretty much designer boot camp. Editors, publicists and bloggers will be running all over the city to catch the next big thing in fashion.

As for beauty, a lot is going on. Designers work closely with lead makeup artists to create a vision for the faces which will compliment the clothing. In this process, brushes are essential. 

So what brush do you need to be NYFW ready? 


First off, the MAC Cosmetics 217 brush. Why? Because it’s a cult favorite among MUA and beauty Editors everywhere! It’s the perfect size brush to place product on the lid and to buff out harsh lines? Have smaller eyes? This is the blending brush for you! 

A good set of painting brushes. That’s right! Brushes used to paint, which if you think about it makes complete sense because makeup artists paint, they just do it on faces. Above are some of my favorites. They are inexpensive so you can stock up and they work pretty much like most makeup brushes. My favorite? The small fan brush is perfect for applying mascara on smaller, straight lashes and bottom lashes! 

But what about the face, you ask? 

The holy grail of sponges! The Beauty Blender is the go-to for makeup artists everywhere! Don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of this bright pink (or maybe it’s more serious black counterpart) sponge backstage, a couple of times! What’s the hype? The sponge delivers the perfect amount product and the perfect finish with almost any foundation! It’s basically an airbrush machine in a sponge! 

For an affordable alternative to brushes I always go toward my L.A.B.2 Beauty brushes! They are amazing quality, they are affordable and you can still rock the latest and greatest makeup looks! Above are some of my favorites! 

What brushes do you think should make the NYFW all-star list? Follow me on Twitter @makeupwhoreder and use hashtag #TMWdoesNYFW and share your faves!! 

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