3 Picks: Makeup Brushes

Sunday, 14 February 2016

1) Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush
This is my favourite brush for applying foundation - the rounded shape means it's easy to get into all the nooks and crannies like round the nose etc.  Like all Real Techniques brushes, the bristles are incredibly soft and feel great on the skin.  Also as the bristles are tightly packed it's the perfect brush for foundation as you can really buff it into the skin.  

2) Real Techniques - Deluxe Crease Brush
For me this is a duel use brush - sometimes I use it as intended, as an eyeshadow brush, but most of the time I use it to apply concealer.  As an eyeshadow brush I feel like it's maybe a little too big - it's fine if you want to apply an all-over colour to the eyes, or you want to blend out a smoky eye, but if you want a precise application then it's not ideal.  Most days however, as mentioned above, I use this for concealer.  Similar to the expert face brush, with tightly packed bristles the brush is perfect for buffing in a liquid product, so for concealer it works really well.  

3) Real Techniques - Retractable Bronzer Brush
As this brush is retractable it's perfect for travelling, or for storing in a makeup bag as it keeps the brush tidied away.  I mainly use this to apply setting powder - it's quite a wide brush so is ideal for using all over the face.  I have also occasionally used it apply foundation (normally when I'm run out of other clean brushes and can't be bothered washing them!), if you don't retract it the whole way the the bristles stay more tightly packed and you can use it like a stippling brush.

In case you can't tell - I own a lot of Real Techniques brushes!  In fact, pretty much all of my brushes are RT - apart from my blush brush which is from Models Own.  I haven't tried any from the bold metals collection, mainly because they are quite pricey and I can't really justify like £20+ a brush when I don't need new ones.  What makeup brush brands do you use - should I branch out from Real Techniques?

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