Brushes brushes everywhere!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Now I have to be honest the only brush I really use is the one for applying blush and bronzer. I do have a small collection of Japonesque brushes that I was bought for Christmas last year but only the basics, foundation, blush and eyeshadow brushes. Don’t get me wrong they are lovely but I just can’t get into using them, i think it is probably because they were bought for me as a gift so they aren't quite right for what i want.



Since we have started this blog I have set myself a number of little promises, one is to get a full set of brushes and actually use them.
Gees….brushes brushes everywhere! Oh my lord there a sooo many brushes to chose from where on earth to start. As always when I am considering trying anything new, I Googled it!!
I thought it would be as easy as picking the prettiest set at a decent price but it turns out there is much more to it than that. I came across this fab website which talks us through everything we need to know about brushes. I would definitely recommend checking this out.
Anyway after taking into account all the great tips from this website, synthetic or natural, bristle length, shape, thickness, all of which depend on the look and coverage you want as well as your face shape! (who knew) .
I have decided that I will need..ok want;
  • a relatively narrow, short bristled foundation brush
  • an angled contour brush
  • a small flat edged eyeshadow brush (for eyeliner and brows)
  • A medium blusher brush
  • An thin angled eyeliner brush

All I need to do now is decide which brand to go for. I Know Carrieanne is loving the Real Techniques set and I have heard some great things about these but I can’t help the natural urge I get to check out the MAC brushes especially as I know there a lots of different options., mmmm decisions, decisions.
Just also to mention that the link I have included also has details of how to care for your brushes which is massively important for a number of hygiene and health reasons but also to ensure you continue to get the best use out of them especially as some can be quite expensive, they aren’t things we want to be replacing every month.
any brush suggestions?
Toodle-oo
Lisa xx

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16 comments

  1. For affordable brushes, go for Ecotools :)

    If you are willing to splurge, Mac is amazing. Real techniques is also a good brand but once you feel how soft a mac brush is compared to a Real Techniques brush, theres not going back.

    Amina || Blog ||Oh Just One More||

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  2. Love the dainty cup and saucer for your brushes (: And why make it difficult for yourself? Just get a MAC AND a Real Techniques brush haha!

    bohorush.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. That's Carrieannes little cup and saucer look so cute desn't it.
      Haha i think i might end up doing at this rate!

      Lx

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  3. that article was really helpful so thanks for the link! I need to rethink my brushes too, I love using them for my eyeshadows but my collection is unfortunately plagued with cheap, harsh brushes that I really must toss in the bin! Good luck with your search :)

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  4. I'm dying to get my hands on the Real Techniques foundation brush and I really want some of the Japonesque brushes. I was told that you should always have two of your basic brushes, because of how often they need to be cleaned. I currently am using a mix of brands. Mary Kay, Sephora, and Lancome. The Lancome ones were gift with purchase brushes but they're really nice.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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    1. Thats good advice i never tought of that.
      I remember getting a Lancome brush once and it wierdly smelt of fish!! no idea what that was about haha.

      Lx

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  5. I love mac brushes and couple elf brushes. Sigma is pretty good also ;)

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    1. Thanks for the advise i will check them out :)

      Lx

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  6. i think Real Techniques is the best option Lisa :) its not so expensive and it has a lot of good reviews :)

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  7. The only brush I use for my makeup is an angled blusher brush, from Avon, usually around £7 ish? Gorgeous texture and angle perfectly to help get your blush or highlighter in the right place on your cheekbones. If you prefer to have a very distinct line of blush it's not the best for you, but if you prefer a softer, blended, more natural blush look it's perfect. :-)

    http://robynsnestx.blogspot.co.uk/

    Robyn x

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    1. I never even thought of Avon, I will bare them in mind thanks : )

      Lx

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  8. I love the Real Techniques brushes, they are amaazing! I also love how you store them in a teacup- so cute! I may have to steal that idea haha :)

    laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  9. I have a devotion to the real techniques brushes hahaha. But I have also been using a clinique eyeshadow brush for blending recently I have been loving that aswell

    Love B xx

    http://blueeyedb.blogspot.co.uk/

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Lots of Love

Carrieanne xx

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