Monday, 10 February 2014

Top 5: My Favourite Makeup Brushes!


Makeup brushes are so important for application to create a flawless face of makeup.  I’ve found my five perfect brushes that I use daily for my signature look.  If I’m without one of these brushes I do feel a panic starting to rise in me!  I thought I’d let you in on my favs!



Real Techniques Buffing Brush: I never ever got on with those old flat foundation brushes, no matter how much I tried to get an even, blended base, I always ended up straky and feeling cakey.  This brush however changed everythaang.  This buffs my foundation perfectly into my skin, leaving it even, blended and looking as natural as can be.  I need a back up of this as I adore it so much.

Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Contouring Brush: This is the newest in the bunch but it has been a permemant staple in my handbag since getting it.  This brush picks up the perfect amount of powder or cream product (not too much) which allows me to create a gorgeous contour of my cheekbones.  I also use this to apply normal blusher and it also works a treat.

Royal & Langnickle Smudger Brush: As you know smoky eyes are my signature look and this baby is what allows me to get that effortlessly smudged look underneath my lower lash line. I pick up a darker eyeshadow with the brush and gently sweep it underneath my lashes to build up a smoke – I adore it.

Real Techniques Eyeshadow Brush: Another brush which is a permanent fixture in my bag.  The hairs on this allow me to pick up just enough product to apply a good amount of eye shadow and allows me to blend it out in the same application.  

Crown Brushes Angle-Liner & Spoolie: I picked this up at IMATS 2012 and use it daily to comb through and fill my brows in.  It's perfect! 

As with all brushes, to make them last longer then do treat them well and give them the occasional wash.  You can read my post on how I was all of my brushes here - http://www.katiesbeautyblog.com/2013/07/how-to-wash-makeup-brushes.html. 

What are your favourite daily makeup brushes?  Are you a fan of Real Techniques?
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  1. I love the Buffing Brush as well (like all the other Real Techniques brushes). But I really need to try the Duo-Fiber brushes :)

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  2. Real Techniques are my favourite brushes, along with some Sigma ones. You should check the Sigma ones out!

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  3. I love the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
    I use it every day for my foundation and to blend out contour and blush for a natural effect.

    Xx Anne
    www.sickchicksblog.blogspot.nl

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  4. I love Real Techniques, loving the look of the contouring brush,think I will add this to my collection next xx

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  5. I love love love!!! my real technique brushes! Definitely the buffing brush for my foundation and the eyeshadow brush. The buffing brush gives your foundation a more natural look instead of cakey which is a very good thing ^_^

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  6. Ohh, I must try the Real Techniques Duo-Fibre contouring brush, it sounds great! I love the RT line, the buffing brush is also one of my absolute favourites.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

    x

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  7. I really like Hakuro brushes. They are a little bit cheaper than Real Techniques. The quality is really good. They are very popular in Poland :)

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  8. I love this post an I want to try makeup brushes of Real Techniques! xo

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  9. I am a massive fan of real techniques too! Haven't tried the eye shadow brush yet though but really want to give it a whirl now :)
    Sophie Clare

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  10. i love my real techniques expert face brush...the last brush with spooly and angled end looks very use ful!

    http://sarazbeautytonic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Love Real Technique brushes! Especially the Setting brush it can be used for so many different things! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  12. 217 and 266 by Mac, Real Techniques buffing brush and Blush Brush!

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  13. I've been meaning to get a real techniques brush, but at the moment I use e.l.f. brushes and they are surprisingly super lovely for the amount of money you spend!! I also got some great mini brushes from f21. Who knew??

    xxTanya
    minacoleta.tumblr.com

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  14. I really like most of the RT brushes!

    RIKKI POYNTER
    // RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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  15. That Crown Brush angle liner and spoolie brush looks absolutely perfect!
    Casualllyawkward

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  16. Love RT brushes, they are really standing the test of time! I like your spoolie/liner brush, great for travelling too. x

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  17. Great post, I love makeup brushes and think i now need the real techniques duo fibre set!

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  18. I need something like the one you use on your lower lash line.

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  19. I really want the duo fibre brushes, heard great things! Eco tools brushes are really good too <3

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  20. I love all the RT brushes but especially the Expert Face Brushe. So dense and soft.

    Beth

    Beth Young Makeup

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  21. I love Real Techniques! Dying to pick up the Duo-Fiber collection - the contouring brush looks great.

    Katie | and-katie.com x

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  22. I'm going to be getting my first set of Real Techniques brushes this payday, I can't wait. Cheap brushes are just not worth it! xx

    http://somethinglikenicola.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I am a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes. I have the expert face brush and it applies my liquid foundation so flawlessly and blends beautifully. I also have the same eye shadow brush that is your collection and I love it just as much! It applies just enough product. May have to invest in the smudger brush you mentioned too as I am always striving for the perfect smokey eye look, and you seem to do it perfectly. x

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  24. I'm the same when it comes to flat foundation brushes, they just don't work for me. The RT Buffing brush is my favourite! I have the eyeshadow brush too and really like it :)

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  25. Real Techniques Buffing Brush, this brush is simply amazing! I love it.

    http://my-name-is-natalia.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love the real technique brushes! Do you recommend the duo fibre set? Xx

    Www.beautiegirl.blogspot.co,

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  27. I love the Buffing Brush too, it is just amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  28. I love Real Techniques! The bristles are so soft :) My favorites are the contour brush & base shadow brush!

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  29. I just picked up the Real Techniques Buffing Brush last week and I just don’t know how I’ve lived without it (exaggeration much, but really, it’s a base changer).

    www.beccamy.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I love real techniques its so affordable aswell :) Im from Ireland so when I take trips to America I love to buy the Sigma brushes as they do not stock them over here:)

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  31. Really great picks! I definitely want to try the RT duo-fiber brush!

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

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  32. RT brushes always seem to be somewhere in peoples favourite brushes. Amazing for such a good amount of money!

    www.cupcakesandskirts.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  33. RT brushes are my all time favorites - definitely worth the hype!

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  34. I've never heard of Crowns brushes before, but that brow brush looks perfect!!
    La-receta-de-la-belleza.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. Love RT brushes! I really want to try that duo-fibre brush!

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  36. RT have some really great brushes. The Duo-Fibre set has taken me by storm! I must try the Buffing Brush though now. xx

    The Beauty Scrapbook

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  37. I love a good conturing brush!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  38. I love Real Techniques Brushes! I love the Expert Face, Setting, and Blush brushes. I really want to try the domes crease and buffing brush!

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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  39. I love Real Techniques brushes too! I really like their stippling brush to apply my cream foundation, and their Expert Face brush for liquid (: their blush brush is another of my favourites also (:

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Absolutely agree with your opinions on the Real Techniques brushes!! they are to die for and fairly priced too :) As for the other ones, I'll have to give them a go!

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  42. i love the real techniques buffing brush, definitely a holy grail brush of mine!

    lisaalways.blogspot.com

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  43. I do like the Real Techniques expert face brush- that shadow brush looks like something I may want! I recently became a fan of Sigma brushes, their F80 flat top kabuki has replaced all other foundation brushes for me!

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  44. Real techniques expert face brush I use every time for foundation, really really love it. Love the setting brush they do as well.

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  45. I love love love the real techinques brushes, my next purchase will have to be the duo fibre brush here! xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. Great picks!!! I have that RT buffing brush too and I so love it. I wanna try out the Royal & Langnickle Smudger Brush and see if I would like it too.

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  47. been usng sigma brushes, havent got the chance to try out real techniques yet but would love tooo <3

    www.illyariffin.com

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  48. Great selection. I'd love to try the RT Expert face brush! Most of my brushes are from MAC and Sigma.

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  49. Love this!!
    Sophie xx
    bleachbeauty.blogspot.com

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  50. I love Real Technique brushes affordable and professional.
    http://mysterygirlforev.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. Real Techniques and Elf brushes are one of the best and cheapest brushes. If you want some high-end ones buy Mac or Sigma.

    Best Makeup Brushes Guide - my review website

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  52. Real Techniques and Elf brushes are one of the best makeup brushes compared to their prices. If you want high end ones buy from MAC or Sigma.

    Best Makeup Brushes Guide - my review site

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  53. I like real techniques brushes, but I prefer to use MAC.

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  54. How do the Real Technique brushes compare to the ELF ones?

    keelisbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  56. Definitely a fan of Real Techniques. Although I haven't tried any of their brushes for the eyes yet!

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  57. Invested in a Real Techniques brush a while ago and I haven't looked back since then.

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  58. This is soon helpful, gonna go and try to find these brushes! Thank you!

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  59. Real Technique brushes are the Chanel of the brush industry. They always have their brushes on point. Have been very impressed by their recent releases.
    I've written a post about buying makeup brushes and how to evaluate their quality. I'd appreciate it very much if you had a wee peep at it. xx

    Am I the only one who finds shopping for brushes a mandane task??
    It's such a thought provoking chore. So many things to consider, quality, brand, price, type blah blah blah!
    I've written a post about things you should consider before rushing to the cash register. I'd appreciate it if you had a wee little peep at it. xx

    http://mynamesiram.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/its-all-about-makeup-brushes.html?m=1

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  61. Great post!. And i love Real Technique brushes. Thanks! :)


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  62. I love this real technique makeup brushes, esp. the kabuki brush ..



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  63. Awesome post! :D I love that you have a cute picture to go with every brush you're reviewing. :) thanks!

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  64. Great post! Dying to try real technique brushes because they seem awesome!


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