Even though I have a variety of different make-up brushes, I tend to just use the same few on a day-to-day basis.
I still like having a big make-up brush collection and never get rid of any I don’t use, just incase I might need a different type of brush or if I’m doing complicated eye make-up which might require a few different eye brushes, but generally, I stick to the same 6.
With make-up, I can happily give it away to someone if I don’t use it anymore without fear of regret, but for some reason I just really can’t seem to get rid of brushes I don’t use just incase I ever need them!
But for my daily make-up routine (which rarely changes apart from I might change my eyeshadow colour or lipstick) I use my favourite 6 brushes.
I should probably have started with my foundation brush, but as I’ve already put the pictures in this order I will just go through them as they come!
My favourite blusher brush is the Real Techniques Blush Brush. It’s quite a large, fluffy brush for applying blusher, but I personally love it as I love applying quite a distinct wash of blush as I don’t tend to use dark blushes so I need the brush to pick up a good amount of product, which this does.
I always get an even application with this, as it distributes the product evenly for a really natural flush of colour. I like to apply my blusher right on the apples of my cheeks with circular motions, then gently sweep whatever is left on the brush upwards towards my ears, so it creates a gradual fading of colour towards my hairline.
For bronzer I love using the bareMinerals Flawless Face Brush. I love bareMinerals brushes as they are just amazing quality. I’ve had this brush for years when I first got the starter pack and it came with it, and its always stayed in perfect condition even with regular washes.
Its soft, tapered bristles are perfect for sweeping bronzer around the face and even under the cheek bones for subtle contouring.
I love to change-up my eye looks for evenings/nights out etc, but for my everyday work make-up I just tend to sweep a wash of light eyeshadow all over the lid, a little sweep of a darker shade in the crease for definition and then eyeliner underneath smudged gently with an eyeshadow brush to blur any sharp lines.
So for that really basic every day look, I just use two of the No7 Eyeshadow Blend and Contour Brushes. I use two of them because I use one for lighter shades and highlighter on my brow bone and the other for darker shades for in the crease.
I actually have a third one for brighter eyeshadow colours but I rarely use that. It’s fair to say I’m a big fan of these brushes and love having a few for different shades so I don’t have to keep washing them in-between uses. They wash really well too and have stayed in great condition even though they’ve been washed loads.
They’re super soft and blend eyeshadow beautifully and are small enough to gently sweep under my eyes to blend a little eyeshadow over my eyeliner to soften it.
My everyday foundation is bareMinerals Original Foundation which is a loose mineral foundation and I love using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for that. It’s great for powder and mineral foundation and really picks up the product well and distributes it evenly.
It’s just the right size to get around the nose and forehead but also great for really buffing the foundation in circular motions and blends it all really evenly.
I always end up with an even, flawless base after using this and it’s also really quick to apply mineral foundation with.
I apply a sweep of highlighter around my face and the tops of my cheekbones and I use the Models Own Powder Brush. This came in a set of 5 brushes I bought a few years ago and I just found that it worked so well for applying highlighter and have used it for that purpose ever since.
Its round, fluffy bristles apply highlighter really gently for a soft, blended and even application.
What are your favourite make-up brushes?
Do you use a variety from different brands like me?