Top 5 Makeup Brushes – 30 Days of Beauty Challenge

I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe it’s day 8 of the 30 Days of Beauty Challenge already – I’m on a roll!

Today’s post is all about my top 5 makeup brushes that I use everyday that I couldn’t live without.

Morphe Deluxe Buffer Brush (M439)

I always hated applying my foundation with a brush…until I discovered this brush. I heard everyone in the makeup community, mainly on YouTube, raving about this brush and it did look pretty damn impressive so I thought f*ck it – I was due a splurge anyway. So I popped onto Beauty Bay and purchased this for around £12 I believe? This brush it the perfect density to apply your foundation without soaking up product or smearing it around your face. It’s also a good size unlike the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush which I find too small for foundation, it’s more like a contour brush, so I definitely recommend this brush if you like medium to full foundation and want a seamless application!

Real Techniques Sculpting Brush

Another brush which is great for foundation; this brush is so versatile that I use it for foundation, cream concealers and powdering contouring. I especially love this is combination with my NYX taupe blush for contouring. It’s perfecting for finding the hollows of your cheekbones and the density blends the contour out beautifully so you don’t end up look muddy or stripey!

Real Techniques Setting Brush

I believe this brush is for setting the foundation under your eyes, which it is good for, but I LOVE this brush for applying highlighter to my cheekbones. I’ve purchased the Morphe highlighter brush everyone raved about and I personally think it’s too small and scratchy for a nice application…soz. If you’re like me and love a blinding highlight, this will apply the highlighter perfectly and blend it out for a gorgeous finish. Give it a shot, I think it’s only £7 in Superdrug and Boots!

Morphe Angle Liner Spoolie Brush (M158)

The purpose of this brush is to actually apply liquid or gel eyeliner, but as I’m a noob and can just about use felt tip eyeliner I love this for filling in my eyebrows. Unlike other eyebrow brushes that I always find too thick and square tipped, this brush has an extremely fine point with super soft bristles and of course it has a spoolie which is convenient to brush the product through your brows.

Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush

I have to say, I don’t agree with Real Technique’s choice of brush names because to me this is definitely not a base shadow brush – it’s a blending brush and it’s a damn good one. This is the perfect brush for blending colours into your crease and allows you to have a lot of control of how much product it picks up. Also, the pattern is super cute. I’d wanted the limited edition Real Techniques brushes for ages and then found them in TK Maxx for £5 cheaper than in Superdrug and Boots so snapped them up!

I’m always on the look out for some great makeup brushes, leave your favourites in the comments below 🙂

Pssstt…come back tomorrow to see what’s in my bag!


3 thoughts on “Top 5 Makeup Brushes – 30 Days of Beauty Challenge

    1. Ooh no I haven’t looked into Sigma brushes yet which would you recommend? I’m looking for foundation and crease blending brushes at the minute so let me know if you have any recommendations!

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