22/03/2015

The Weekly Makeup Edit #08

Makeup Brushes, Real Techniques, MAC, Zoeva, Review

This week's makeup edit is different. I've decided to focus on the makeup brushes I have been using almost every day this week to apply my makeup before work. It takes me usually 10 to 15 minutes tops! Quick and easy peasy. Here's the low down:

Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Every now and then I tempt myself to purchase the Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki despite owning this in the past although it unfortunately got decapitated after a year of use. My brush lust is just because of its beautiful rose gold ferrule. I have to remind myself that I already have one of the best buffing brushes in the world. The Real Techniques Buffing Brush is one of the best buffing brushes that I have come across to date. This flat topped brush is made of soft synthetic fibres. It blends foundation effortlessly. It is relatively cheap, cruelty-free in manufacturing.

Real Techniques Powder Brush. If you love giant fluffy brushes, you will love this one. Like the buffing brush, it has super soft synthetic fibres that retain their shape. I use this to set foundation and it feels so luxurious on the skin, super soft and non-abrasive. No accidental exfoliation here!

MAC 138 Brush. I've stayed loyal and true to this brush for so many years. This is a large tapered brush with soft black bristles, excellent for contouring the cheeks to create the effect of slimming down the face.

Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush. This is a small angled brush from the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set. I have been using this to apply blush a la Jen from FrmHeadtoToe see her tutorial HERE. Tap the brush to pick up some blush and start depositing the product from the center of the ear towards the apple of the cheek.

Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. This is a flat fluffy brush used to apply eyeshadow on the lid. The fluffy tip to it allows you to easily blend out any harsh edges. I use the flat side to deposit colour, then the fluffy tip perpendicular to my eyelid to blend it out on the crease.

Real Techniques Brow Brush. This brush is meant to be for the eyebrows although I use it to blend out my eyeliner to produce a more smokey and less harsh line on the lash line. 

So that's a quick run through of my must-have and well-used makeup brushes this week. It's clear to see that I'm in love with my Real Techniques brushes! Do you have any of these in your stash?

Livia
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4 comments

  1. The Beauty Highlights22 March 2015 at 16:01

    Love Real Techniques brushes.

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  2. I love brushes so much!! :) Real Techniques have really good brushes! x

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  3. Real Techiques have some of the best brushes. I can't to get my hand on the new collection. http://taltak.com/193VsRL

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