Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Top 5 Make-up Brushes

My make-up brush collection is one that I have been meaning to show for a long time. Although I have way more brushes than this, the ones that I will show you today are the 5 stand-outs in my collection...



So first up is the Real Techniques Contour Brush (£9.99) which is my go-to brush for foundation. It is a pretty dense brush, which means that you can achieve coverage that is even, leading to a flawless base. It's super soft and doesn't leave the dreaded streak marks on me. Since this is quite a bigger brush than the rest of my base brushes, I find that I spend less time buffing the product in, which is ideal for anyone who wants a good coverage in the least amount of time. My next love was a part of the same set as the Contour brush and it's the Real Techniques Setting Brush (£7.99), this brush is just fantastic at blending in a highlighting concealer around the face. I don't personally use this for setting my face because I find it a tad too small, but because it has long and flexible bristles, I find that this blends in the concealer seamlessly, without making it seem like there is a lot of product on my face. 



The last base product I am going to mention is the bareMinerals Hydrate and Brighten Brush (£21.00)This brush is one of the softest brushes I've ever felt, and it's so sad but this brush is reserved for the use of my Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder. I think it's the perfect product to pair this brush with as it's intend for a light and natural finish, and the bristles on this brush reflect that by being tapered and flexible, and so doesn't cake the product on the face. 



For eyes, the M.A.C 217 Blending Brush (£20.00) is the one. I gave into the hype on this one, not going to lie. I was sceptical that this brush will change my life, like I've heard people proclaim. But damn, there is something special about this brush that other brushes can't quite mimic. I can get by without this, but I feel like now I've experienced it, there is no looking back. To those who want to try this, I would say go for it. It blends like a dream and helps to make a more perfected shape for your eye. 


The last brush I want to mention has been my eyebrow brush for the last few years. Yup, it's probably time to get a new one. This was one of the first brushes I ever used, I bought one of those really cheap sets off Amazon (They still sell it here!!!), when I wanted to practise and this one actually was one of the few good ones out of the rest of the duds! I like this for my eyebrows because it's angled and flexible which means that you don't get too much product on the brush, which leads to more natural looking brows. As much as I love the Instagram brow trend, it's not my personal style for myself. I need to find a brush like this, so if you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them.
I hope you liked having a sneak peak of my brush collection. If you would like to see more, let me know in the comments. I would also love to know your top brush recommendation! Subscribe to my blog on Bloglovin' to keep up to date with my next post! 

10 comments:

  1. The blending brush from MAC really is great! Great post. x

    www.miraaksoy.com

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    1. Haha it's definitely worth the hype! :)

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  2. Great picks! I used to use the RT Setting Brush all the time. It's a really good one. I like the look of the bareMinerals brush :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. Haha I love RT's whole range to be honest! They are so soft and last so long! The bareMinerals one I actually found in TKMaxx and once I felt it I was sold! Literally the softest brush I own :)

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  3. I had the Real Techniques setting brush and my boyfriend used it to fill in some paint, so now it's covered in paint!!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Omgg, haha how did you deal with that?! I'm so protective over my brushes, I won't even let my sister use them without my permission! haha

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  4. Thank you for the tips :-) My favourite brushes are the Urban Decay eyeshadow brushes and any Zoeva brush!
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I love the brushes that comes with the Naked Palettes, they work so well with those shadows! And I really want to try Zoeva!!! :)

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  5. I love Real Techniques brushes, they are my favorite and use them everyday, the quality is outstanding, I've had them for years and they still work as if they were new! I also have a cheap set of brushes from eBay and some of them are really good! I also use them in my everyday routine. The BareMinerals one looks lovely, though!

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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    1. The RT brushes are amazing, I still have the ones I bought three years ago! Amazing quality and well worth the price! Haha cheap brush sets come in handy because you can find out which brush you use the most and then invest in getting a better version :) the bareMinerals is the softest brush I own!

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