Current Favourites: Makeup Brushes

Hey guys, today I wanted to share with you my current favourite makeup brushes, since I’ve been going down the current favourites train recently it makes sense to do this too! I’ve chosen a selection of face and eye brushes, and I’ll explain how I like to use them and what they work best for. So if you’re interested, keep on reading!

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Face Brushes

My most used face brush I’d say is this Real Techniques Blush Brush, which I’ll admit, I don’t actually use for blush, I use it for bronzer! For me personally I find that it applies my bronzer beautifully as it’s not too big for my face, and it fits my cheeks perfectly. When I first bought it I did use it as a blush brush, but since then I’ve found that I prefer a more rounded or angled brush to apply it best. It retails for £10, and I would definitely recommend it!

The next brush I have to show you is the Morphe M501- Pro Pointed Blender Brush, which retails for £9 from the online store, which I’d say is a fair price, although maybe it should be a teeny bit cheaper…? Simply because the bristles don’t feel as nice as other brushes I’ve used, and it does shed every now and again which isn’t exactly the best. I use this brush purely for highlighting, and it definitely does the job well, it picks up the product and applies it well. I don’t think that the brush itself alters the impact of the highlighter, which is a positive for it! I’m not sure whether I would recommend it, as I think you could get better brushes for a cheaper price, and I probably won’t buy it again.

Another favourite face tool is my Beauty Blender, but I forgot to take pictures of it, and it’s extremely dirty and I’m too lazy to clean it! I mean I think most people know what it looks like anyway, right? So! I have been using the Beauty Blender more than my Real Techniques sponge, as it feels softer and I feel like it makes my foundation sink into my skin a lot better. I would recommend it, however it’s definitely not a necessary purchase, especially as it costs £17, which for a sponge is quite expensive!

Eye Brushes

Time for eye brushes! I have to say that out of all the eye brushes I have tried so far, the Zoeva brushes are my favourite, ever. They are so so soft and blend shadows so nicely, I am extremely happy with them and would highly recommend them to everyone! Here I have two Zoeva 227- Soft Definer Brush, retailing for £9 each, which is the typical blending brush that everyone owns, no matter what brand it’s from. I really do love these brushes, they work so well at blending colours in the crease and softening a look.

I also own the Zoeva 221- Soft Crease Brush, retailing for £9, which is perfect for diffusing colours in the crease and all over the lid, so it works perfectly with the 227, they are like partners in crime. Again, this one is beautifully soft and works brilliantly, I highly recommend!

Next up we have the Colourpop E9 Small Tapered Brush, costing $6, which I use for packing colours to my under-eye and in my outer corner, as it is dense enough to pack on colour but also has enough flexibility to also blend shadows out at the same time. A newer addition to my collection, it definitely has earned a place in my favourites, and I would definitely say that if you want a brush good for the under-eye then this will be great for you!

Finally, I have this Studio London Brush, which I received as part of a gift set years ago so I have no idea where it’s from or how much it even costed. Anyway, I love using this for my inner corner highlight, as it is small enough to get in there and dense enough to really pack colour on. Any brush similar to this will work for the inner corner, but since I already own this one I don’t think I’ll intend to buy another one until this one dies!

I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe found some new brushes to try out too. Tell me what your favourite brushes are in the comments, I’d love to know!

As always,

Love, Emily x

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