Beauty

Top 5 // Make Up Brushes


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L-R Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Expert Face Brush, Duo-Fiber Contour Brush, Deluxe Crease Brush.

Okay so as you may have realised these are all Real Techniques brushes… I have to admit, these are the only what I would call ‘proper make up brushes’ I’ve tried, so I’m a little biased I guess, but for the price and the quality these brushes are really something. I always get mine from Boots, simply because it’s just across the road from work, so I’ve popped the Boots costs on the links above.

The Powder Brush is pretty self explanatory, I use it for a swipe of powder over the whole of my face once I’ve completely finished my make up. This helps to set everything in place and prevent any shiny-ness.

The Blush Brush again is quite an obvious one, used for blusher wherever you like to apply it!

Next we have the Expert Face Brush. This little beauty is probably my favourite, it is amazing for applying foundation, it goes on so flawlessly. I originally bought the Foundation brush which I initially thought was good but this is so much better. I also use it for blending out my contour and sometimes for blending concealer.

The Duo-Fiber Contour Brush, this one I use for contouring, as it suggests…it’s a really good size and doesn’t pick up too much product so you don’t end up with a big ol’ stripe across your face, which is always nice! This only comes in the ‘Duo-Fiber Set’, and I have to say, I’m not much of a fan of the other two brushes, the Eye Brush and the Face Brush. I used the Eye Brush for a while to apply my concealer, but it doesn’t blend very well, and it’s really blummin’ stabby, for want of a better word. My under-eyes felt like I’d been sticking pins in them for 5 minutes, not cool. The Face Brush I’ve just never used really, I’ve not really had a need to, if anyone knows a good use for this brush then I’m open to suggestions!

The Deluxe Crease Brush is part of the ‘Starter Set’ which in my opinion is a must-have brush set, it covers all bases as far as your eyes are concerned. I actually have two of these sets now as they’re that useful. Click on the link at the top to have a look at all the other brushes in the set. The Deluxe Crease Brush however, I use both for its purpose as a crease brush, but also, my favourite use for this brush is for applying concealer. It’s so soft and perfect for under your eyes, and especially after using Stabby-McStabberson from the Duo-Fiber set, my eyes were elated that I’d stepped up to the crease brush.

What do you think of the Real Techniques brushes?

 

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