Wednesday, 6 April 2016

4 AFFORDABLE MAKEUP BRUSHES YOU NEED IN YOUR COLLECTION NOW


Makeup brushes are every makeup addict's best friend, and you, my friend, only deserve the best. These four brushes are an essential addition to every makeup lover's kit. 3/4 are from Real Techniques, and that is just a happy coincidence. They are my go-to brand for when I need to feed my brush addiction. I also have my eye on their Miracle Complexion Sponge, allegedly the best dupe for the original beauty blender. So to learn why you need these, please read on and I will share some brushes I am coveting at the end as well. 

Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush ($19/£13.50) This has to be mentioned first because it is possibly the most versatile brush I own, in fact I think they should rename it the Bold Metals Multitask Brush; it is brilliant. Although, described as a blush brush I actually use it for my base. It is the perfect size, I literally paint my foundation on my face in stripes like I would with a traditional flat foundation brush, and then comes the amazing part. . .because of the tapered shape and super soft bristles you can also use the same brush to buff the foundation into the skin to create a flawless base. Due to the size, I feel like Goldilocks but it is not too big nor too small, literally just right so after applying my concealer I can use this brush to pat it into the skin, I sometimes use it for powder when I really want to set my concealer in place. Of course, it is designed for blush, but you could use it for highlight, bronzer, anything you want too. I am so glad to have this in my collection. I can't recall my life before it - if you would like an updated foundation routine please let me know below.

Real Techniques Contour Brush (Core Collection - $18/£12.80) I actually feel really guilty because for years I completely overlooked this brush, and by overlooked I mean I didn't touch it, at all. It is only sold as part of the Core Collection and I wanted to get my hands on the buffing brush - money well spent - but now I have been confronted with the errors of my ways. One morning, unable to find my angled contour brush I picked this up instead and I don't know why I was so sceptical. I just thought it was the wrong shape, or that it wouldn't blend, but the way this brush tapers into a point is perfect. You are able to lay down a precise line of contour where you want it and then the shorter bristles blend it out. I feel like this brush is such an overlooked gem, I am deeply sorry Real Techniques I should never have doubted you, you guys have never let me down. 

Real Techniques Setting Brush ($8/£5.65) A great brush for applying powder in key areas, and for applying a gorgeous highlight. Fan brushes are too harsh for my liking, they can illuminate texture in the skin and for day to day a subtle look is preferable and the setting brush disperses the perfect amount of highlight on the high points of the face. Another use for this pink beauty is to apply a wash of colour on the lids, you might think it's too bug but actually it is a perfect fit. It leaves you with a diffused well blending wash of colour. 

Sigma E40 Blending Eyeshadow Brush (£10.50) Eyeshadow is my favourite part of makeup and eye brushes make up most of my brush collection. You can never have too many. A good blending brush is usually the first thing anyone into makeup buys and there are many on the market: MAC 217 (£20) anyone? This is the best. I haven't tried them all, but I don't think I need to, there is just something about this ridiculously fluffy brush that makes blending effortless. I already want to buy five more. Trust me, you need it.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you found this post helpful. There are so many other brushes I am dying to try: ZOEVA Rose Gold Collections (Vol 1 (£65), Vol 2 (£65) and Vol 3 (£75)), Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush (£35) and the Morphe Elite Brushes to name a few. I hope you got through this Wednesday, I am shattered and so ready to collapse into my bed. Have a wonderful week, don't forget to follow my blog and comment! Take care.

What are your favourite, couldn't-live-without-it makeup brushes?
What brush are you dying to try?


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Kiran 
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5 comments

  1. that's my favorite sigma brush! good choice :)

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    1. Yes, it is the best. I also want to try the F05 and F80 Sigma brushes.

      Kiran x

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  2. I thought the bold metals brushes were more expensive than that! I still won't be picking them up as I'm concerned they'll be too heavy for me, but it's good to know the price is now closer to their original range. I love the standard RealTechniques brushes. I have a few MAC brushes that I love too, but I can't remember the numbers! Xx

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  3. I thought the bold metals brushes were more expensive than that! I still won't be picking them up as I'm concerned they'll be too heavy for me, but it's good to know the price is now closer to their original range. I love the standard RealTechniques brushes. I have a few MAC brushes that I love too, but I can't remember the numbers! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. A few of them are quite expensive, especially in Superdrug/Boots, but if you purchase them directly from the Real Techniques website they are less expensive. MAC have some great brushes!

      Kiran x

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