Monday, 14 January 2013

Favourite Make-up Brushes & Reviews

These are my brushes laid out after washing and letting the brushes dry, these are the brushes I use on days when I am applying a full face of make up, if I am having a lazy day I will most commonly use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush and Blusher Brush along with some mascara. However to apply a full face of make up these are my most used brushes...

  • MAC 187 - Large Stippling Brush  (this is brilliant for using powder to set liquid foundation)
  • Real Techniques - Stippling Brush (smaller and more dense Ideal for buffing in liquid foundation for a flawless finish on the skin)
  • Real Techniques - Blusher Brush (perfect shape to be used as a contour brush or just ideal to apply blusher onto the apples of the cheeks)
  • MAC 190 - Foundation Brush (gives a smooth finish to the face with the use of liquid foundation)
  • Revlon - Foundation Brush (usually only used when the MAC foundation brush is due for cleaning)
  • No. 7 - Eye shadow Brush (something I have owned for years, which was given in a No. 7 set for Christmas one year it is actually a really good quality brush and helps reduce fall out when using highly pigmented eye shadows)
  • Royal - Large Eye Shadow Brush (best I have used for applying darker shadows to the crease, it helps you do it quickly and makes sure there isn't any harsh lines)
  • Royal - Blending Brush (can be used for both patting in eye shadows on the lid, creating a line of shadow under the water line, or can also used as a concealer brush) 
  • MAC 263 - Eye liner/Brow Brush (i use this only for my brows, its the perfect size, density to create very natural but filled in eye brows i use with a brown brow powder and setting gel)
All my brushes range in price the MAC ones being the most pricey and the Royal ones being the cheapest, however the price is irrelevant as long as the brushes are good quality, I like to explore the market to try out different types of products and tools both high end and drug store.
Please leave comments letting me know what your favourite brushes are, it would be great to find out :) <3


  1. Hey! Beautiful blog, I never buy brushed because I never know what each one is for so this is real useful,
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  2. I never thought of using the Real Techniques Blush Brush to contour thanks for the tip.

  3. I swear by the Real techniques brushes <3

  4. Thank you for the comments! Real techniques brushes are amazing quality I am definitely going to invest in some more xxx

  5. I love MAC brushes and Real Techniques, they make up bout 90% of all my brushes. Awesome post x

  6. I want the MAC 187 brush soo bad!


  7. Cannot fault the real technique brushes!! Love..

  8. Love a real techniques brush!


  9. I love this! Thanks for sharing :) Great tips!!!

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  11. Real technique brushes are amazing, love this post xx

  12. The Real Techniques brushes are sooo good <3

  13. I LOVE the real techniques brushes - especially the expert face brush

  14. I heard so much about the Real Techniques brushes, but never took the plunge in buying any. I do stubble to find the perfect contour brush, so if this works well for contouring, i'll definitely give them a go. :) Nice post.

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  15. I love real technique brushes! Check my blog out and follow me if you like ;)