Wednesday 18 January 2017

My most used makeup brushes

I have been trying to put this post together for months and I have finally managed to do it as I these are the brushes which I use on a daily basis and can rely on to get the job done.

First up, the Real Techniques 201 Pointed Creased brush this is the first brush which I bought from their Bold Metals line. I really like this for using in the crease to create a really good blend with my shadows. The bristles are densely packed which means you are able to easily blend and create a more sharper cut crease. The only eyeshadow brush which I use on a daily basis is the MAC 217. This is very well known in the beauty world and rightly so as it the brush which I recommend to everyone if they ask me for one brush which they need in their collection. The bristles are different lengths which reach a curved peak at the top creating an arch. This is great for shading or blending both cream and powder shades. I use this whether I do a wash of one colour on an everyday basis up to creating a full blown smokey eye.

For my face I have two recommendations. The first being the Beautyblender, I know it isn't a brush but it still falls into the brushes type category. This is also a product which has a lot of hype surrounding it but all for the right reasons. I use this by dampening it and then applying my foundation directly onto the sponge. I then lightly bounce it on my face moving it around slowly to cover the entire surface of my face. I find this movements adds a lot more glow and luminosity to my skin and meshes my foundation with my skin rather than it sitting on the surface. My other choice is one again from Real Techniques and it is the Expert Face brush. I really enjoy using this as I find it once again really blends my foundation in well. The brush is small and densely packed and I always get an even application when I use this. 

I use the Sephora Multitasker brush to apply my powder. The flat shape of the brush head means that I am able to make circular movements easily helping to create an even application. The short bristles means that the brush does not pick up too much product. My most recent addition to my brushes collection is the Real Technique's Blush brush. I love the big dome shape of this as when I first bought it I was scared it was going to apply too much product. However, when swirled into my blushers the product only ends up right on the peak of the brush, meaning an equal and small amount is on the brush so too much product does not end up on your face. I wasn't sure how much I was going to use the Real Techniques Setting brush when I first got it. Many people use it to set products under the eyes but I tend to just use my beautyblender. However, this brush is perfect for applying highlighter to the tops of my cheekbones, cupids bow and through my brow bone. It is the perfect size and I use it on its side to gently apply my highlighter to all the areas which I want to add some shimmer and shine.

What are your favourite makeup brushes?



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