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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Your Favourite Make-Up Brush Ever?

What is Your Favourite Make-Up Brush Ever

I feel make-up brushes are often talked about but never really all that raved about, sure we see the odd review here and there but it is very seldom I see a stop-everything-you-need-this-brush kinda post? I get it, I really do, in the grand scheme of things beauty tools aren't all that exciting and truthfully can be fairly difficult to write about, and yet we rely upon them for the most part every single day. With this in mind, I wanted to open up the comments and ask what is your favourite make-up brush of all time - perhaps it is now a little beaten and abused but I want to hear about the brush you wouldn't part despite new releases twisting your arm.

For me it is the Real Techniques Blush Brush - a large, fluffy, domed and super soft brush that changed the way I apply cheek products forever. Believe it or not, I now have three of this very brush as I use it to not only apply blush but also powder highlighters and bronzer too. The tapered tip of this soft brush revolutionised how I approached cheek products; before then I was known for being a little heavy handed and as such often looked freshly slapped around the face, rather than delicately flushed.

The shape, the size and the bristles all contribute to a user friendly experience - yes, even with the most pigmented of products. Simply put, as the brush is not flat nor dense, it doesn't pick up an abundance of powder and as such the overall finish is more subtle - no chunky contour stripes nor overly rosy cheeks. It also doesn't hurt that the soft style of this brush does not do well under extreme force nor pressure; if I lean too heavily on any of my Real Techniques Blush Brushes the bristles give way and splay meaning no product goes on my face. If anything it has re-trained my hand and changed my application habits, now how many brushes can you say that about?

I do also want to give a honourable mention to the Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush, soft yet firm and due to the size of the brush precision application has never been easier. This is the highlighter brush I've been raving about for weeks. I also thoroughly enjoy MAC's 217 Blending Brush but then again who doesn't? A soft, easy to use blending brush that tackles even the harshest of eyeshadow lines - a make-up bag must have if ever there was one.

Now over to you, what is the one (or more) make-up brush/es that you simply can not be without?

As a side note you can find the above mentioned brushes here:
- Real Techniques Blush Brush via Feel Unique for £9.99 - link.
- Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush via Feel Unique for £14.25 - link.
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24 comments:

  1. Love the real techniques blush brush, it really works amazingly!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  2. aah I can't narrow it down to just one brush but if you're interested I recently put up a post about my five favourite brushes? 😀
    - www.roisinslatest.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Thanks for sharing! Lovely picks :)

    http://victressvic.blogspot.lt/
    Victoria ♥

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  4. I love all the Real Techniques' brush, so good and affordable. I also love Mac brushes and Zoeva x

    Wonky Lauren

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  5. I absolutely love the RT Blush brush but I actually use it for powdering my face and I find that it works wonders for that! My all time favourite brush probably has to be the MAC 224 blending brush.. I bought it last summer and I don't know how I lived before I discovered it haha.. I have yet to try out the 217 but I have high expectations as I've heard great things about it! Great post xx

    Ciara Rose | www.ciara-rose.com

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  6. Yes, the Real Techniques blush brush is amazing! I also really love their powder brush.

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  7. I love the RT blusher brush, it applies my blusher / bronzer amazingly!

    GreyWalls

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  8. RT Blush Brush is one of my favorites! I've used it everyday for a year now!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  9. I like the Mac 217. It gets better with age.x

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  10. - EcoTools angled eyeliner brush. No other brush has ever worked so, so perfectly for my brows.

    - Morphe err... mine cam ein a set so it's unnamed, but it's a medium sized buffing brush that gives you full coverage with no caking. Magic!

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  11. My favourite brush has to be Zoeva's Silk Finish! I love it so much, it feels so nice and is so good for buffing in foundation <3 I have the RT blush brush and use it for powder and bronzer too! Their setting brush is also very versatile.
    Nicole | ..What Nikki Did...

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  12. Lord girl! one brush? how can you choose just one??? I love my Morphe brushes, but i don't think i could just pick one.

    http://k-g.us/

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  13. I can't choose just one!! I'd have to say my Real Techniques buffing brush - it's ike a multi purpose brush! x

    www.beckieeschle.com

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  14. I have had my eyes on the Real Techniques blush brush for an absolute age. I adore real techniques brushes they really are the best in terms of 'drugstore' although not THAT cheap. I opted to try and buy a cheap Superdrug brush for bronzer and you can really tell the difference, not impressed! Zoeva brushes are also my go to - they are equally as stunning as they are amazing at applying foundation! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I do really like the Real Techniques brushes. I can't narrow it down to one, but two that I love. The NARS ITA brush & Sephora Pro Contour Brush. I use the ITA brush for contouring, & the Sephora contour brush to set the under eye.. it is domed & really soft!

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  16. RT brushes are my favorite. I have never used other brands. I am still enjoying my RT brushes.

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  17. I love the RT blush brush too but my favourite brush would have to be my RMK cheek brush. It's the softest thing every and I can't be without it! x

    Jess | It's That Time For

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  18. My favourite has to be the Bobbi brown full coverage face brush, it's just awesome. I must say I do love the RT buffing brush too :) I need the blush brush too lol

    Http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  19. I used to love the real techniques expert face brush for foundation but I soon put that aside to use the beauty blender. However, I still use the real techniques buffing brush every day as it can be used for just about anything (within reason!).

    www.hellosonder.com

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  20. For me, it's allll about the Illmasqua highlight brush. It's so soft and a great size which makes it easy to use. x
    Emily
    www.thebelljarblog.com

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  21. Mines is a relatively new find, but definitely one that I could not be without now. It's the Anastasia Beverley Hills 7 Duo Brow Brush. It is the perfect size for intricate detailing of the brows. I have also found a perfectly priced flat top kabuki brush (£6.90 at Lamora Beauty, Amazon). My go to for applying my liquid foundations and a dupe for the Sigma F30.

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  22. Mines is a relatively new find, but definitely one that I could not be without now. It's the Anastasia Beverley Hills 7 Duo Brow Brush. It is the perfect size for intricate detailing of the brows. I have also found a perfectly priced flat top kabuki brush (£6.90 at Lamora Beauty, Amazon). My go to for applying my liquid foundations and a dupe for the Sigma F30.

    ladylivblog.com

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  23. If I had to pick one makeup brush that was my favourite - I'd have to say the RT setting brush. The gradient in the brush hairs blends as it goes and I've been using it a lot lately. It'll probably change in a week, but its quite difficult to just pick one!

    http://missjamie-leigh.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. The brushes look really great, I love RT brushes :D

    my blog: candymakeupgirl.blogspot.com

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