Thursday, 17 July 2014

My everyday brushes..

Before I started blogging I had no interest in brushes, now I couldn't be without them! While my loved make up products seem to come and go like clockwork the brushes in my collection remain loved and have probably been some of my best beauty investments. Today I'm going to put the spotlight on the brushes I use on a daily basis!
As you may be able to tell from the array of colours, I am a huge Real Techniques fan ! Although there are a couple of other brands which have managed to sneak their way into my collection. For reference the brushes below are as followed,  Japonesque Travel sized Powder brush  ,EcoTools Blush Brush ,Real Techniques blush brush, Real Techniques stippling brush, Real Techniques Buffing Brush, The real Techniques Base Shadow brush and the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.
Japonesque Travel sized Powder brush (£35.95) - Believe it or not the price I have for this brush is actually a special offer according to the website I found! I picked this up years ago in a Boots Clearance for just £3.50, and think since then it's become a lot harder to source, as that was the only UK stockist I could find online. At first I gave this brush a hard time and thought it shed way too much, although after the first few washes this completely stopped and I fell in love. I just love how soft this brush feels against the face! It's also double the size of my other powder brushes meaning product doesn't apply too heavily. I really love this brush, and am so upset I didn't pick up a backup, although it still has plenty of life left in it for now! 

EcoTools Blush Brush (From Set £3.59) - I have no idea if this brush is a genuine EcoTools brush or not, but I've had and loved this baby for two years and it has yet to disappoint so in my eyes its worth every penny regardless of if its real or not. This actually come in a set of five for under £4, although I have no idea what happened to the other four! I just love using this one for contouring with, it's just the perfect shape for the job and washes up nicely. I'd highly recommend having a look at some of the Ecotools brushes ebay has to offer!

Real Techniques blush brush (£7.50) - This is one of two blush brushes I use as I like to rotate them depending on the type of blush I use. I use this one whenever I use a powder blush. At first I think the size confused me a little and I didn't see how this would work. However after using this for myself I now think the rather large size gives this brush an advantage as it means that the product is really lightly applied, this is also amazing for blending product out. I would highly recommend this if you're a fan of powder blushes. Ps. You may spot that strange dent on the blush brush in the pictures, I have no idea how it got there, although I would say the material these are made from is the only (minor) disadvantage as this isn't the only brush I own to be affected, as you will see in a bit. However I will point out I am yet to have a RT brush break on me, which is amazing considering that I use them on a daily basis.
Real Techniques Buffing Brush (from the core collection, £14.02) - If I could only ever use one brush, this would be it! I know everyone says it but this brush was just a complete game changer for me. It just makes my liquid foundations look flawless and I couldn't be without it! Like all RT this washes up beautifully and doesn't shed, the only downside to this is you can't by this brush individually, however the set is relatively cheap on Amazon for under £15.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush (£8.15) - I have always been a big fan of stippling brushes, in fact I believe my first brush was a stippling one from ELF which I used for my foundation. This however applies my cream blushes beautifully allowing my skin to have a really lovely natural flush. I think what's great about this brush is that you could use it in so many different ways, for example if you didn't get on with it for cream blushes you could try stippling your foundation or even your bronzer!

Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush (from the starter kit, £12.93) - To be honest I rarely use this for eye shadow and have found this is the perfect brush for buffing in my cream concealer to help maximise the coverage. However again I have an issue with the material these brushes are made from as this brush is now slightly bent!

Real Techniques base shadow brush (from the starter kit, £12.93) - If I'm wearing an eye shadow look this is pretty much my go to brush. It just gets the job done and makes eye shadow looks pretty easy!
So there you have it, the brushes I love to use on a daily basis! What are your favourite brushes?


  1. My favourite are the Real Technique ones too! Definitely need to expand my collection :)

    Style Sunrise


    1. I just think they're are great value xx

  2. Love your blog a lot Summer! Your writing style is fabulous and your advice really great :) thank you

    Tilly x

    1. Thank you so much lovely, your comment made my day :) x

  3. the brushes are great and I am defo a convert lol but i really love your little pot so so cool xx