April 24, 2014


Evening folks! I have to just say how good it feels to have stuck to my blogging schedule over the past few weeks. To say it's been hectic is an understatement and being ill has got to be one of my worst nightmares especially over the bank holiday, when I could have been out exploring with my new found confidence. But hey it means you chicks have lots of new reading material coming your way.

So to today's post, a sneak peek at some of my favourite make up brushes. Since becoming a beauty blogger, my make up collection has sufficiently doubled and so has my brushes. I think I could count on one hand how many brushes I owned before blogging! First up are two brushes from Liz Earle that have stode the test of time. It is their Blush Brush c/o and Powder brush c/o. I love these brushes, they are amazing quality, soft on your skin and the perfect shape to do just what I need. I tend to use them both for exactly what they are for, which is pretty rare, as I always end up mixing my brushes up for different things. The powder brush is big enough for a big dusting of powder for a matte finish and the blush brush is an angled shaped to lightly dust down my check bone. I have had these brushes for a good few years now and they wash up well and still feel exactly the same as when I first got them. I would always recommend these brushes.

My holy grail brand for makeup brushes is no surprise and it's Real Techniques. They are affordable, expertly produced and cover all your brush wants and needs. Two that I particularly love are the Blush Brush and Expert Face Brush. After watching one of many of Pixiwoo's make up tutorials, I saw Sam use this brush (photographed above) for applying bronzer. This blush brush is genius for bronzer, as if you are a pale lass like moi, a swoosh of this brush lightly on your bronzer, means it only picks up a small amount of the product which then in your '3' shape down your face it looks completely natural and perfectly blended. This brush is also great at blending the product in too if you do make any mistakes. Real Techniques Expert face brush is a newbie on my collection. Although more suited for blending foundation , I prefer to use it for buffing in highlighter and cream blushes onto my cheek bones and above the eye. The finish looks amazing and blends much better than I could with my finger. 

A brush that I keep in my collection mainly just to stare at, as it might just be the most gorgeous thing on my dressing table is Japonesque Safari Chic Bronzer Brush c/o. This fluffy beautifully detail mini brush usually only gets used if my usual powder brushes are drying after washing, as I can't bare to get it dirty. I don't know why but I feel like this brush is just too beautiful to use! I am sure I'm not alone in thinking that!

One of the best investments I made last year was the much loved Mac 217 blending brush. One of my more expensive brushes, this brush is worth every penny. It is used for blending out your eyeshadow and boy does it make your eye shadow look x100s better than any brush that I have ever used. I am pretty sure most beauty bloggers have snapped this one up already but I would recommend buying it if you wear eyeshadow everyday as it will make your life so much easier.

Last but not least are two newbie brushes that have slipped straight into my everyday routine and they are from Ecotools. Ecotools Tapered Blush Brush c/o and Deluxe Fan Brush c/o are the softest brushes in my collection. As you can probably tell, I go weak at the knees for a blush brush and this one is fab. It's got a perfect tapered brush so you can angle your blusher on your checks to create definition. I have been using this brush mainly for contouring, as it blends and creates strong lines across your face with ease. The Deluxe Fan Brush is a shape that I never thought would be any use to me, however with the new launch of Gosh's Pime 'n' set powder c/o, this brush was made for this product. It is a great shape to just sweep in the powder and dust all over the face without rubbing away or blending any of your other make up. Wah la your make up is complete!

So there you have it, my eight favourite make up brushes. I hope I am not the only one who has a weakness for a soft blush brush hehe!  What are your favourites? Any other brands that I should invest in?

Hugs & Kisses
Becki xox



  1. I had no idea Liz Earle did make-up brushes, they sound lovely! I'm definitely a Real Techniques faithful myself, the Expert Face is my all time favourite, the finish it creates with foundation is so beautiful!

    Catherine, xo | Lady Liquor Blog

    1. Oh goodness you must try them! I adore them and they have lasted so well! I love that brush great to blend in blush xx

  2. I always seem to use the same brushes. I love my RT brushes & I have to say eco tools brushes are very good quality. I have a mini set & enjoy using them. The Deluxe Fan Brush sounds perfect for contouring.

    1. Hehe its good to stick to the ones you love. The deluxe brush is so soft, it feels so light on the skin xx


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