Thursday, 29 November 2012

My Top 5 Favourite Makeup Brushes


I have 17 different makeup brushes that I use and I love them all, but I thought I'd narrow it down to my top 5 and tell you why they're my favourites...

1. Blush - The Real Techniques Blush brush is so soft and amazing for applying my bronzer and blusher. The tapered end is perfect for contouring with my bronzer as well as applying blusher to the apples of my cheeks. Sometimes I even use it to top up my powder on my T-Zone as it's easier to carry around than the Powder brush. It also picks up just the right amount of product.

2. Buffing - The Real Techniques Buffing Brush comes in the Core Collection set. I also have the Expert Face Brush and the Stippling Brush but this is definitely my favourite for applying my liquid foundation even though it's meant for cream/powder. Out of all 3 of the brushes, this one leaves me with the most flawless finish with good coverage. I do sometimes use the others but this is the one I reach for the most to create the perfect base.

3. Contour - The Contour brush is also part of the Real Techniques Core Collection. As you can see the RT Brushes are definitely my favourite. I use this brush for applying my powder highlighter to my cheekbones, brow bones and sometimes down the center of my nose. I usually find it hard to find the right size of brush to apply my highligher but this is perfect. Oh and all RT Brushes are synthetic which makes them really easy to wash.

4. Blending - I bought this eye shadow blending brush when I was studying Makeup Artistry in college and I don't remember where I got it from at all, it was definitely a website that my tutor recommended though. I love this for blending out my shadow when I'm doing a smokey eye, it's horrible when you see people with a harsh line. I've had it for years and it's stayed in such good condition. I definitely recommend investing in a good quality blending brush as it helps create a gorgeous smokey eye. I don't know what I'd do without this!

5. Angled - This angled brush came in my brush kit when I worked for New CID Cosmetics. I use this to apply my Benefit Brow Zings powder. You do get a similar one with Brow Zings but the handle's really short, this one is much easier to hold and because it's angled, it's so easy to get the right shape when filling in my brows.

So that's my 5 favourite makeup brushes, what are your favourites?


15 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more about the RT buffing brush, foundation application is so effortless with this!
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  2. I love reading these types of posts! I think I will have to agree with you on RT buffing brush too. I'm even contemplating buying another set of core collection brushes for a back up.
    I use the contour brush with my chanel bronze universal and its amazing!
    I've recently placed an order with Sigma when they had their black friday last week and I can't wait for them to arrive!

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  3. I love all of these brushes too - the RT buffing brush is just perfect for foundation! I don't think I'd go back to another brush now!! Xx.

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  4. I've been contemplating buying both of brushes 1 and 2 so I think you may have gave me the perfect excuse! xoxo

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  5. I have such brush envy. I am dying for a decent set of brushes.

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    xx

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  6. Those are basically the same as my favorites :) Except I would add a stippling brush from Sephora because it's my go-to for cream blushes.

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  7. I need to pick up some more RT brushes! The blush brush & core collection are on my list! I love the RT powder brush - I love a big fluffy brush to apply my bronzer x

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  8. Love all of my RT brushes too! I've always just used my buffing brush for blending my contour. Think I'll have to give it a go with foundation now! xx

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  9. I love using the contour brush as my blush brush! xx

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  10. Wow! You have a lot of brushes!! I have a Chanel brush set which goes everywhere with me!!!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  11. I've had those real technique brushes in my shopping cart online for weeks now...uhh I really should just buy them :) Good brushes are always worth it though. New follower, would love for you to check out my blog as well :)

    xo
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  12. The RT buffing brush is the most amazing thing in my make up bag, its a fave for applying foundation too!xx

    maddie-elizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Argh, I hate unblended eyeshadow too!!

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  14. Argh, I hate unblended eyeshadow too!!

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