3 of the Best Make-up Brushes

Monday, February 22nd 2016 0

Perfect your application

I know a good tradesman never blames his tools, but I am a firm believer that using the right brushes can be the difference between so-so make-up and excellent make-up.

Here are 3 of the complexion brushes that I use every single day – I can’t recommend them enough.

For foundation: Real Techniques Buffing Brush, one of four brushes in the Core Collection £21.99
Everyone who wears make-up should own at least one set of Real Techniques brushes. There is nothing I don’t love about them. The prices are very affordable, the brushes are colour coded into uses (for example with gold for foundation or purple handles for the eyes) and they wash fantastically. I use pretty much the whole range, but if I had to choose a favourite it would be the Buffing Brush. When you use this for your foundation, you get a very flawless, blended finish with no giveaway lines. If you’ve always used a flat foundation brush (which is still brilliant for a slightly fuller finish) then you must try this. For fresh, blended skin, there’s nothing better.

Real Techniques Core Collection

For blusher: Suqqu Cheek Brush, £85
I know what you’re thinking and I can’t catch my breath at the price of this brush either. I got it as a birthday present in case you were wondering. But there is no denying that this is simply one of the softest, loveliest brushes you could wish to use for doing your blusher. Blush is the part of your make-up that you have to be super delicate with – a heavy hand and you can look like aunt Sally, but applied softly it makes a face. For silky, airbrushed application, this is a perfect brush as it doesn’t pick up too much product.

Suqqu Cheek Brush

For soft contouring: Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush, £35
If you like to contour or even just use a little bit of bronzer and illuminator, this is for you. A tapered powder brush, you have the control to create a slight, defined contour. This is perfect for the likes of me who wants to define my rounded face without any harsh and theatrical lines. The fluffy tip of the brush is ideal for picking up illuminator, again allowing you control for slight areas like the bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow.

Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush

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To read more of my foundation reviews, see the full #FoundationFebruary list HERE.

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