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

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

Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Contouring
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.

& 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.

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.  

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 – 

What are your favourite daily makeup
brushes?  Are you a fan of Real




  1. February 10, 2014 / 11:43 am

    I love the Buffing Brush as well (like all the other Real Techniques brushes). But I really need to try the Duo-Fiber brushes 🙂

  2. February 10, 2014 / 11:46 am

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

  3. February 10, 2014 / 11:55 am

    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

  4. February 10, 2014 / 12:10 pm

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

  5. February 10, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    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 ^_^

  6. February 10, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    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


  7. February 10, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    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 🙂

  8. February 10, 2014 / 1:38 pm

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

  9. February 10, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    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

  10. February 10, 2014 / 2:11 pm

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

  11. February 10, 2014 / 2:25 pm

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

  12. February 10, 2014 / 2:41 pm

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

  13. February 10, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    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??


  14. February 10, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    I really like most of the RT brushes!


  15. February 10, 2014 / 3:23 pm

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

  16. February 10, 2014 / 3:35 pm

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

  17. February 10, 2014 / 3:56 pm

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

  18. February 10, 2014 / 4:01 pm

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

  19. February 10, 2014 / 4:38 pm

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

  20. February 10, 2014 / 4:47 pm

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


    Beth Young Makeup

  21. February 10, 2014 / 4:48 pm

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

    Katie | x

  22. February 10, 2014 / 5:20 pm

    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

  23. February 10, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    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

  24. February 10, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    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 🙂 x

  25. February 10, 2014 / 5:36 pm

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

  26. February 10, 2014 / 5:57 pm

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

  27. February 10, 2014 / 6:06 pm

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

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  28. February 10, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    Lovely brushes dear..:-)

  29. February 10, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    I love Real Techniques! The bristles are so soft 🙂 My favorites are the contour brush & base shadow brush!

  30. February 10, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    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).

  31. February 10, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    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:)

  32. February 10, 2014 / 7:44 pm

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

  33. February 10, 2014 / 7:45 pm

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


  34. February 10, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    RT brushes are my all time favorites – definitely worth the hype!

  35. February 10, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    I've never heard of Crowns brushes before, but that brow brush looks perfect!!

  36. February 10, 2014 / 8:43 pm

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

  37. February 10, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    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

  38. February 10, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    I love a good conturing brush!

  39. February 10, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    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!

  40. February 10, 2014 / 11:56 pm

    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 (:

  41. February 11, 2014 / 4:41 am

    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!

  42. February 11, 2014 / 4:45 am

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  43. February 11, 2014 / 5:53 am

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

  44. February 11, 2014 / 6:07 am

    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!

  45. February 11, 2014 / 3:19 pm

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

  46. February 11, 2014 / 4:56 pm

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

    Abby |

  47. February 12, 2014 / 4:40 am

    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.

  48. February 12, 2014 / 6:07 am

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

  49. February 12, 2014 / 9:40 am

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

  50. February 12, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    I love Real Technique brushes affordable and professional.

  51. February 12, 2014 / 9:21 pm

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

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  52. February 12, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    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.

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  53. February 13, 2014 / 1:24 pm

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

  54. February 16, 2014 / 3:10 pm

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

  55. February 18, 2014 / 9:00 pm
    reply Thank you

  56. February 27, 2014 / 6:25 am

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

  57. March 4, 2014 / 1:59 am

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

  58. March 6, 2014 / 10:20 pm

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

  59. September 4, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    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

  60. October 10, 2014 / 2:57 am

    A man can do no more than he can.

  61. June 22, 2016 / 2:40 am

    Great post!. And i love Real Technique brushes. Thanks! 🙂

    Makeup Brush Set

  62. June 22, 2016 / 9:20 am

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

  63. June 22, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Awesome post! 😀 I love that you have a cute picture to go with every brush you're reviewing. 🙂 thanks!

    Makeup Brush Set

  64. June 23, 2016 / 2:48 am

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

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