|L-R - Real Techniques Multi Task Brush, Blush Brush, Stippling Brush, Buffing Brush, Contour Brush,|
Elf Blush Brush, Elf Angled Blush Brush.
Real Techniques, if you don't already know are the wonder creation of the Pixiwoo sisters, aka Sam and Nic Chapman. Their brushes are affordable, cute and practical. I've blogged about them previously a couple of times so check this post out here for my haul of The Travel Essentials Kit, The Starter Set and the Flawless Brush.
One tip is that you don't have to use the brushes as their title suggests. The Real Techniques Multi Task Brush is a good brush however it can be hard to work with sometimes for me personally. As you can see from my dirty brushes, I mainly use the Multi Task brush for blush as it's quite a tad bigger than I'd normally prefer for bronzer. I would use it for powder but I've found another brush that I prefer for that. Which brings me on to the blush brush. This used to be my go to blush brush until I decided it was a better size for powdering. It's slightly too big to use for blusher and I can't seem to apply it in the right places when I use this brush.
The stippling brush is amazing for cream blush. I used to use this for foundation, but again found a better replacement. The buffing brush is my ultimate favourite brush. It makes my skin look a lot better (I wouldn't quite say flawless, but near enough!) and blends 95% of my foundations, bb creams and tinted moisturisers like a dream. The contour brush is great for contouring and also cream blush, just make sure to use a heavy hand with cream blush!
Elf (Eyes Lips Face) used to be one of my favourite brands when I first started my love for make-up, the quality of their products considering the pricing is pretty good, but I'm too fickle and love trying new things. Their cheaper line of brushes are pretty poor and I wouldn't recommend them. Their blush brush is one that I mainly keep in my handbag on the go as it's light and fits in my make up bag easily. It doesn't pick up pigment that well so I couldn't use it every day but the size is perfect for applying blush or bronzer. The angled blush brush is my go to brush for highlighter. It's quite a dense brush which tends to pick up more pigment than the other brushes I own.
I'd recommend all these brushes for different reasons but would also love to hear your recommendations. I'd love to find the perfect blush and bronzing brushes. What do you love the most?
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