Till the grand old age of 20 I didn't use make up brushes at all and then I slowly started working them into my routine and I believe my first one was the No7 Foundation Brush. Then I moved onto a brief love affair with the ELF Studio brushes but that was short lived with the release of the Real Techniques and those are the ones that have really stuck with me. Now I can't be without certain brushes and the thought of applying my base with my hands makes me shudder but which ones do I go for on a daily basis?
These brushes are the most important in my routine as if my base isn't looking right then none of my other make up seems to.
- Real Techniques Expert Face Brush: By far my favourite applying my foundation as it packed densely but not so much that it just soaks all the product up, it gives me such a beautiful finish with anything that I use.
- Real Techniques Deluxe Eye Brush: Although this meant to be an eye brush I find it perfect for blending in my under eye concealer with minimal effort.
- Real Techniques Contour Brush: Part of the core collection and I've used this brush for multiple things but the latest use I have for it is blending in concealer that I've been using to cover any redness or blemishes.
- Real Techniques Blush Brush: I use this to apply finishing powder as I don't find I have much control with it for blush and as it is tapered you can get right in the sides of the nose too.
- Real Techniques Buffing Brush: I can use this brush for so many things the list is endless but it currently been used for mineral powder although I have a slight soft spot for using it with blush too.
I'm a complete blusher obsessive so finding a brush that can make it fool proof is key in my routine as I have been known to be a little heavy handed.
- Real Techniques Stippling Brush: Whether I'm using a cream or powder blush I always reach for this brush as it picks up product so easily and gives you a lot of control and makes blending everything in super quick.
- Unknown MAC Brush: This a brush that I stole of my sister about two years ago now and it's a mini so only a tiny one but I always use to apply highlighter on the tops of my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose and cupids bow.
Eyes & Brows
Although I don't really do too much with my eye make up I like to have a few good brushes to make the whole process of applying and blending simple.
- ELF Spoolie Brush: Apart from my base brushes one of my absolute essentials is a spoolie brush. I have sad eyebrow syndrome and this just whips them into shape.
- No7 Eye Contour Brush: A lot of people have likened this to the MAC 217 which is infamous in the beauty world but it is pricy. I like this for either packing colour all over the lid or blending something through the crease.
- Real Techniques Angled Brush: Getting an angled brush to run powder through my brows seems to be quite difficult, they are either too hard or too soft I'm practically the goldilocks of angled brushes. Although I like this one it isn't the best as you can get quite a harsh line if your a little heavy handed and I like my brows to look as natural as possible.