Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Midweek Post: My favourite eye makeup brushes.

There are a few brushes that I cannot imagine being without now, so I thought I had better share them with you so that you don't miss out too!




Real Techniques eyeshadow brush; This is a great eyeshadow brush for packing on the product. It's not too big which I find so many others to be, it is just the perfect size for my eyelids! This is made of synthetic hair so can be used with creams or powders, but I especially love it with powders because I think it picks up product so well.

MAC 217; This is often sold out on the website so you may have already gathered that it is a popular brush. This is a great brush for blending and adding product into the crease of the eye.It's tapered head means that it accesses the crease well without spreading the product over the lid. It also blends powders really well.

Illamasqua Blending Brush 1; This is great for blending eye makeup seamlessly. I always keep it clean and do not use it to apply product with, just swirl it over a smokey eye to blend the colours and fade. Like all the brushes at Illamasqua, it is synthetic hairs which I generally prefer to use.

Laura Mercier Smudge Brush; This is an absolute must have for smudging any under eye colour to create a more smokey or blended finish. It's a great size- it is small enough to be precise but wide enough to remain firm which is an important quality in any smudger brush. Works great with powder and pencil/gel eyeliners.

MAC 210; I have already spoken about this a couple of times before, for me it is a must have for applying gel eyeliner, whether it be for a winged flick or onto the water line. The only downside is that it has frayed slightly and I haven't had it a year yet.

Illamasqua Angled Brush; This is the best angled brush I have ever used for several reasons. Firslty, the brush is made of synthetic hair which makes it both cruelty free and multipurpose in terms of being able to use it with liquids, creams and powders. The length is perfect- it's as if Illamasqua have taken a standard angled brush and cut it in half, making it short and wide, therefore a lot firmer (perfect for creating straight lines or sculpted brows with ease) and alllowing more control as it isn't as flimsy. My brows have improved ten fold since I have been using this brush, the size is just perfect. Worth every penny.




10 comments:

  1. Great post love to see what other brushes people use!

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    1. Me too, I think brushes make such a difference!

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  2. The MAC crease brush has always been a favorite of most people, but I feel like it'll be too big for my hooded eyes. *Sigh* The Illamasqua brushes look absolutely fab though!

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    1. It is quite large but a good brush all the same. I'll always recommend Illamasqua- cruelty free and no molting :-)

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  3. I have the RT eyeshadow brush and love it, the Illamasqua angled brush looks really lovely
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The RT brushes have impressed me on the whole, this is definitely the one I use the most! The angled brush is the best!!! X

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  4. Those are all great brushes. Love 217 and 210! xx

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  5. Love RT brushes, need some mac ones in my life

    A little bit Unique

    x

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