The who, the what and the 'where do I use this?!'

Until not too long a go, I was a fingers to face girl. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that- but it was only after the initial Real Techniques launch that I genuinely realised the power of a make up brush (which sounds far deeper than intended, but y'know). After finally graduating from dabbling the brushes like a primary school child on sugar paper to actually applying something onto my face (streak free, too)- I thought I'd share the collection of brushes I'm currently adopting in order to create something vaguely wearable using my favourite products...

Sigma Firm Shader E57: This little brush is the eye brush of dreams. Although it's tightly packed, dense and quite small- it's the perfect precision brush for shading (and a bit of blending) and I find it far easier to use than more fluffy eye brushes, making it a pretty perfect all rounder.

Chanel Number 6 Foundation: There are two foundation brushes I absolutely can't get enough of, and this Chanel bad boy is one of them. It's an amazing brush for applying onto all the contours and small corners of the face (including around the eyes) and gives a perfect, even foundation application every time.

Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush: If I'm totally honest, initially I was a little intimated by this brush. It's a lot fluffier and more dome-like than other foundation brushes I've used, but it turns out- if anything, it really makes a little product go a long way. I'm able to use less product (nearly half what I use with other ones) and also enable pretty flawless coverage too- A*!

Rodial Scultping Brush: How anyone can contour without this brush amazes me (and how anyone can contour too, but that's a different matter)! It's the perfect angled brush for subtle, buildable contouring (even if you're total novice like me) and blends everything perfectly for a really natural look.

Sigma Flat Kabuki: Hi, I'm Liv. I'm the girl that uses a kabuki brush for blush. I've genuinely found use in a kabuki brush as a blush brush- and I'll tell you what, it does a neat old job. Although it's certainly made for gentle application and more pressed powders, with a gently pigmented blush this works a treat. I know it's for foundation (and I'm certain that's where it's talents lie)- but the fact it's certainly multifunctional has me at hello.

Zoeva Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush: Another cheek number (this time actually for the cheeks) and this perfect blush-cum-highlight brush is the ultimate fluffy do-all brush. It's slightly angled which makes application really easy, and creating gentle contours simple.



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The who, the what and the 'where do I use this?!'

Until not too long a go, I was a fingers to face girl. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that- but it was only after the initial Real Techniques launch that I genuinely realised the power of a make up brush (which sounds far deeper than intended, but y'know). After finally graduating from dabbling the brushes like a primary school child on sugar paper to actually applying something onto my face (streak free, too)- I thought I'd share the collection of brushes I'm currently adopting in order to create something vaguely wearable using my favourite products...

Sigma Firm Shader E57: This little brush is the eye brush of dreams. Although it's tightly packed, dense and quite small- it's the perfect precision brush for shading (and a bit of blending) and I find it far easier to use than more fluffy eye brushes, making it a pretty perfect all rounder.

Chanel Number 6 Foundation: There are two foundation brushes I absolutely can't get enough of, and this Chanel bad boy is one of them. It's an amazing brush for applying onto all the contours and small corners of the face (including around the eyes) and gives a perfect, even foundation application every time.

Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush: If I'm totally honest, initially I was a little intimated by this brush. It's a lot fluffier and more dome-like than other foundation brushes I've used, but it turns out- if anything, it really makes a little product go a long way. I'm able to use less product (nearly half what I use with other ones) and also enable pretty flawless coverage too- A*!

Rodial Scultping Brush: How anyone can contour without this brush amazes me (and how anyone can contour too, but that's a different matter)! It's the perfect angled brush for subtle, buildable contouring (even if you're total novice like me) and blends everything perfectly for a really natural look.

Sigma Flat Kabuki: Hi, I'm Liv. I'm the girl that uses a kabuki brush for blush. I've genuinely found use in a kabuki brush as a blush brush- and I'll tell you what, it does a neat old job. Although it's certainly made for gentle application and more pressed powders, with a gently pigmented blush this works a treat. I know it's for foundation (and I'm certain that's where it's talents lie)- but the fact it's certainly multifunctional has me at hello.

Zoeva Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush: Another cheek number (this time actually for the cheeks) and this perfect blush-cum-highlight brush is the ultimate fluffy do-all brush. It's slightly angled which makes application really easy, and creating gentle contours simple.



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18 comments:

  1. I've been looking for really good makeup brushes, these look perfect!x

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  2. I love the Sigma Flat Kabuki, it's by far my favourite foundation brush!

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  3. I really like RT brushes, they are so soft and also affordable. I really want to try Zoeva brushes though, I've heard so many good things about them. x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  4. Helpful read!

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  5. i'm looking for new brushes and this post is so helpful!

    xo
    www.cherry-mag.com

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  6. I'm such a brush novice so these tips really came in handy, thanks!

    Any tips on how to best wash the brushes? That's my next dilemma - I'm so lazy and need an easy and foolproof way of doing it! :D

    Laura // Middle of Adventures

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    1. I usually just use the palm of my hand and some shampoo! But I've started using this; http://www.sigmabeauty.com/spa-express-brush-cleaning-glove/p/EG001 which is amazing! xx

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  7. This is really helpful! I do not have good foundation brushes, I have been using my fingers or my beauty blender.

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  8. This was so helpful and I've been in need of new brushes so love the recommendations.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  9. Your collection looks beautiful, I especially want that Chanel Foundation Brush now!!

    Love Paige Joanna

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  10. I absolutely love the Zoeva Foundation Brush! :)

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  11. I seriously need to up my foundation brush game, I use RT and Nanshy for my foundation and love the buffering effect they have - the Chanel one sounds lovely!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  12. I need ALL of these gorgeous brushes in my life.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Thanks for these suggestions!!!

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  14. I need to invest in better brushes, I love that first photo
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  15. I absolutely love applying my foundation with a beauty blender, I find it gives such a flawless and healthy finish! I would definitely try if you haven't already! :)

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  16. What an inspiring photo! Been watching your videos for a while and pleased I finally checked out your blog, it's so lovely xx

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  17. Seems so complicated to me - so many brushes! :( I have only two...
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