Sunday, 4 October 2015

My makeup collection // brushes

Hey guys! So today I'm here with my final makeup collection post, sharing with you my brush collection. I've done three other posts in this series, which you can find here here and here



So the majority of my brushes are real techniques. First of all I have the real techniques core collection kit, and in this I have the buffing brush, I use this whenever I fancy using a brush for my foundation. I'm not that keen on buffing my foundation in as I feel like it sticks to dry patches of skin, so instead I kind of push the foundation down, the same way I would if I used a beauty blender. 

Next I have the contour brush. I love this brush, I use it for applying bronzer and highlighter. This is such a useful brush and it's probably one of my favourites. 

Next I have the pointed foundation brush. I don't use this very often, as I'm not sure what to use it for. 

Finally from this set, I have the detailer brush. I use this for applying eye makeup, as I don't have any proper eye brushes yet, due to the fact I've only just started using eyeshadow. But until I purchase some eye brushes, this does the job! 



I then have the real techniques powder brush. I use this brush everyday for my powder, it's probably my most used brush. I collect some powder onto the brush and then dab it onto my face, rather than brushing it over, as this way I find it gives more coverage and also lasts longer. 

Finally from my real techniques collection, I have the expert face brush. I used to use this the most, but recently I've been preferring buffing brush. The expert face brush is a lot easier to buff your foundation in, as the brushes are closer together, so the base is firmer. This is the perfect brush if you love buffing your foundation in. 



Next I have two primark brushes. The first is a primark blush brush. I use this to apply blusher, and it's the perfect size to give a natural bit of colour onto the cheeks. I think it was only about £3, and it's amazing for the price. 

My final primark brush is the primark foundation/concealer brush. This was around £1.50, I don't use it much as I don't really have a use for it, but it is good for applying concealer around your nose. 

Finally I have the 17 bronzer brush. I got this years ago, and I used to use it for bronzer before I got my real techniques contour brush. Although its perfect if your not wanting to spend too much money on a real techniques brush. 

I thought I'd include my beauty blender, as I recently bought this, and although it's not a brush, it's still something I use for applying makeup. I dampen it with water and then use it to dab my foundation onto my face. I find that it gives a good coverage with a dewey finish. I've really been enjoying using this recently, and I bought it from eBay for £1.50! I don't really see much point in spending more on a beauty blender, because at the end of the day it's a sponge... 

As I don't have any eye brushes in my collection yet, and as I've been experimenting more with eyeshadow recently, I've been debating over which brushes to pick up. What's your favourite eye brush? And do you recommend the real techniques eye starter kit? 

I hope you've enjoyed this post! 

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10 comments:

  1. I'm definitely putting Real Techniques brushes on my bday and xmas wishlists! They are just so gorgeous, and always do a beautiful job. Let me know if you get an eye brush collection! www.organicbynerve.wordpress.com xxx 💜

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    1. Good idea! I agree, I love them! I'll update you if I do! xx

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  2. Real techniques eye brushes are good or you should check out crown brushes - they are really good and affordable too x

    gillmclaughlin.com

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  3. I loved your post, I need to add a few more to my collection! :) x www.justlittleellen.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love the post! Have a wonderful weekend:)

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm glad you liked it! Have a good weekend yourself as well :) x

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  5. Great post! they all look so pretty thanks for sharing:) Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    xox,
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    1. Aw thank you! Glad you liked this post. I'd love to follow, do you have bloglovin? If you do leave me your bloglovin link xox

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