Sunday, 20 September 2015

Top Five Make-Up Brushes

I love writing "favourites" posts, I love organizing everything and narrowing everything down to my top favourites. I decided to do my favourite make-up brushes today because like I mentioned in my "Current Favourites" post I have been away from home a good bit and I feel like I have really picked the best of the bunch when it comes to my make-up brushes. I want to just mention that I have far too many make-up brushes. It really is excessive the amount that I have and when it comes to cleaning/drying them, it takes up a day at least. But if I had to only use five brushes to do my make up, these would be the ones.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush
I decided to get the obvious out of the way first. Best foundation brush ever. I really don't know how I put on foundation before this came into my life. It makes foundation application fool-proof. It really does all the work for you. It is made of synthetic hair, so it is suitable for powder, cream and liquid products. I use it daily for my foundation, and it always leaves my skin looking even with no streaks. This comes in a set from Real Techniques with three other brushes and in my opinion it is worth buying the set for this brush!

MAC 217 Brush
Yes, another obvious choice, and one everybody probably owns. But I couldn't write about my favourites without mentioning the 217. There are so many dupes for this on the market, but I still think the original is the best. I use this both to apply and blend my eyeshadow. It picks up the perfect amount of product and blends everything like a dream. It is so soft and even though I have had it for years, and use it everyday without fail, it has not lost its shape. It is one that I really couldn't do my make-up without!

Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush
This is one that I debated getting for months and I'm not going to lie, it was expensive. But since getting it, it has proven to be an investment brush. The quality of it really does show in comparison to some of my more affordable brushes. I have had no problems with shedding or anything like that, and the detail on this brush is amazing-right down to the flattened parts on the handle, so it doesn't roll off a table. The hairs on this brush aren't the softest I've used, but don't let that put you off as it does pick up the right amount of product and always blends perfectly. I have used this for so many things- highlight, contour, powdering under my eyes, blusher.

Zoeva 317 Wing Liner Brush
When I used a powder for my eyebrows, this is always the brush I go for. It is so fine and slim at the top that it gives a really precise look to my brows. It never applies too much product. It makes it really easy to mimic the look of natural hairs on my brows. I also use this if I want to use a shadow to create liner on the upper eyelid. It gives a really gorgeous smoked out look with minimal effort!

Sigma E10 Brush
Another brush I don't think I could do my make-up without. This is a really soft long-haired brush that I use to blend my eye make-up. I sweep it across my eye-lid to make sure there are no harsh lines left and to finish off the look. Again there are so many dupes of this on the market but I've always just stuck with this one.

So those are the five make-up brushes which if I didn't have,  I wouldn't be able to do my make-up! What brushes are your all time favourites and let me know if you have any recommendations! 


  1. I really want to try the Mac 217 brush - seems like an amazing blending brush!

    Lucy |

  2. I love my Sigma F80 for foundation, the Real Techniques blusher brush and the Zoeva brow/line brush. Great picks!

  3. Great choices, I'm well overdue a splurge on Zoeva brushes!

  4. Love the RT Buffing brush! I have yet to try and Zoeva brushes.

  5. I really want to get that Charlotte Tilbury brush & some Zoeva brushes! Great picks! xx


  6. Great choices! I can't wait to get some real technic Brushes for Christmas