Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Makeup Brush and Tool Collection

I thought it was about time that I shared with you my favourite makeup brushes of the moment, I have a lot of makeup brushes and tools, some I use every day, some that can be used to apply virtually every product and some which I couldn’t live without. So without boring you with every single brush that I have I thought that I would pick out some of my favourites to tell you about in case you are in the market for a particular brush or just want to try something new.

Real Technique - Miracle Complexion Sponge
It wouldn’t be 2016 if I didn’t talk about a makeup sponge, makeup sponges were big years ago, then seems to disappear, never to return from your high school makeup bag. However over the past few years with a new design they have come back with a bang. Now we fill them with water and use them to create a streak free base. I will hold my hands up and say that I have never tried a Beauty Blender (I know!!), but I have tried the Real Technique sponge, what originally drew me to this sponge over the beauty blender is the slightly different shape (it has one flat edge). This sponge is amazing, I use the flat side to apply my foundation, the point to apply concealer and the rounded edge to buff out my crème contour. It takes a little bit of time and energy to buff everything in, but it is definitely worth it!

Miss Photogenic - Colour Diffuser Brush
When I first received this brush I struggled to find a use for it, because of the flat top, I instantly used this to buff out foundation but because it’s not very dense it didn’t really work. I have since discovered that this works perfectly for my bronzer, it is really soft and fluffy so is perfect for applying powder and the flat edge means that you can add a contour to cheeks without the powder falling out all over the place. I use this brush every single day! And it washes really well!

Real Technique - Buffing Brush (Core Collection)
The Core Collection from Real Technique is a must have and the buffing brush is one of my favourites, it’s really dense and really soft so it is perfect for so many things. I use it to buff out foundation, to blend out concealer and to apply powder. It’s just a great all rounder, perfect for someone starting out their brush collection.

Zoeva – 129 Luxe Fan Brush
I was hunting for a fan brush for ages and this one was a complete bargain. It is amazing for applying highlighter and allows for precision on cheek bones and down the nose. So soft and just the right width.

Real Technique - Blush Brush
Incase you haven’t noticed I am a big Real Technique fan, this is really soft fluffy powder brush but unlike the Real Technique Powder Brush this is slightly tapered so it’s perfect for applying blusher as it allows you to be a bit more precise.

Real Technique - Detailer Brush (Core Collection)
I use this for basically correcting problems, mascara splodges, eyebrow smudge, bleeding lipstick. I put a little bit of foundation on the brush and use it to tidy up any makeup mishaps. Also perfect for highlighting the brow bone and cupids bow. One of those brushes that don’t get picked up every day but are a life saver when needed.

No 7 Eye Colour Brush
I use this brush to pack on colour all over the lid, it is really dense and a little tapered so it’s great for applying an all over colour, works well with powders and creams. Really handy and quick to use.

Revolution Ultra Pointed Crease Eyeshadow Brush
This brush is really dense but fluffy so it’s great at packing on colour in to the crease, because it packs a punch with the colour but also allows you to blend. It is perfect for people starting out their makeup brush collection. It can be used to add shadow all over the lid or just to the crease.

Zoeva 221 Luxe Soft Crease Brush
This brush is really fluffy so it is perfect for blending out shadow, it works so well and creates a seamless look making everything blend together perfectly and getting rid of any harsh lines. Perfect for a smokey eye! This is the eyeshadow brush that I was searching for, for months.

What are your favourite makeup brushes?

Have you tried any of these brushes, what did you think?


  1. No7 brushes are so underrated! I love Real Techniques and Zoeva too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

    1. I know, I think no7 is underrated in general I love loads of their products, I always get compliments when I wear their foundation

  2. I love the real techniques buffing brush and blush brush. I really want to try some brushes from Zoeva but I've got to save up first, had my eye on them for quite some time now!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally