Saturday, 15 September 2012

My Favourite Brushes

Helloo guys

I'm lacking in ideas a bit recently. Uni is about to start after 4 beautiful months away from it and the thought sucks. I also went a bit crazy this month and spent all of my money in like 2 weeks so I need to wait a bit before I can buy more things to be able to review/haul/whatever else. I am sorry for that but do not fear I shall be up to date with my beauty and fashion posts in no time. I thought today, considering they're things I already have, I'd do a bit of a show and tell/ review of my favourite brushes which I use on a daily basis.

I shall go from left to right.....

So firstly it's the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. This is the brush I use for my foundation on a daily basis. The Real Techniques brushes are super soft and amazing quality. This brush has sort of 2 layers of bristles which really helps to blend foundation.

Secondly is this random little brush I got as part of a set for Christmas they are apparently some what expensive (my Uncle could however have just been saying that to get into my good books) and this one is called 'fluff and buff'. It's made of natural fibres so can be a little scratchy, although i've washed this one so many times it's pretty soft now. It is rather fluffy and does a good job at blending eyeshadow.

Thirdly is a Real Techniques buffing brush. This is again super soft, like stupidly soft. I typically use this as a powder brush to set my foundation. It's a very nifty little thing. It picks up the powder good and really buffs it into the skin (odd really considering it's a buffing brush -_-). But it doesn't make your face look cakey or anything, which is very good.

Fourthly is an eco tools 'rounded shader brush'. This little gem is a very dense brush so is great for putting eyeshadow all over the lids. The edge is rounded and so is handy for using in the crease.

Fifthly (Is that really a word!?) is the Ecotools angled eyeliner brush. This is again pretty dense so is good for putting on gel liner, this is pretty much all I have to say about this one.

Sixthly is an Ecotools powder brush. I use this for putting on powder blush. It is super-dee-duper soft and doesn't malt. It is again pretty dense but manages to blend my blusher in well. The top is pretty rounded and so could probably also be used as a contour brush.

In seventh is this random little (Bobby Pin I believe) eyeshadow brush I must have gotten in a set for Christmas some years ago. I am not joking it is THE softest brush ever! It has also never malted on me once which is pretty amazing considering it just came as part of a Christmas gift set. It is again rounded and so I usually use this as either an crease brush or a buffing brush.

Finally The real Techniques contour brush. This is the perfect shape for contouring, it is pretty small and rounded allowing you to only get the bronzer/blush where you want it with good precision.

Thank you very very much for reading. Let me know your thoughts on these brushes, or if you have any which could rival my favourites.

Lots of love, Lucy xx


  1. I love the Real Techniques brushes. They are really amazing! :)