Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I would say I have a decent collection of brushes, I have around 60-70 brushes and I love them all very dearly. I can't get enough of brushes, I always feel like I need more! I wanted to share with you some of my favorite brushes, the ones I grab most often and I hope some of you guys share my love for brushes!

A new member in my brush family, the Real Techniques Buffing Brush has already became one of my favorites, I like it for everyday use, it makes applying foundation take seconds and leaves a beautiful finish on the skin. When I spend more time doing my make up, I most often go for the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki, it's extremely soft and buffs the foundation into the skin beautifully! I had to put the MAC 187 here because I do use it quite often, I like to apply my MAC Studio Sculpt foundation with this brush, don't really know why, but I just always do! Then for setting my foundation I use a brush I got at the make up school I graduated from, it's a tapered powder brush (Sigma has one very similar), very soft and does the job nicely. 

To apply the concealer to the skin I use the MAC 195, I also use it to define my eyebrows. Then I use the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush to buff everything and it does such a good job! It's so soft and ahh, it's just amazing! It's probably my favorite brush that I have, but I shouldn't say stuff like that, my brushes are my babies.. 

Most often I use the Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply my blush, it's very soft and applies the blush very nicely, I don't think it's too big like a lot of people do, I think it works very nicely. When I am using a very pigmented blush I like to use my MAC 187, it doesn't apply it heavily so I don't look like a clown afterwards. My favorite contouring brush is my MAC 109, it's the perfect size, it's soft and it doesn't shed. For my highlight I usually use the MAC 116, it just works very well.. I've been trying out the Real Techniques Contour Brush and I really like it for my cream contour. 

My favorite eyebrow brush is the Sigma E65, for me it's the perfect size, it's not flimsy and it works perfectly with my eyebrows. When going for a more natural look and doing other people's make up I usually use the Real Techniques Brow Brush, it's larger and not as firm as the Sigma one, it's very nice. Then a staple for me, a spoolie, to brush everything in place and make it look more natural.

First I like to apply my eye shadow with my MAC 239 brush. I use it to pack the eye shadow on my lid, blend out eyeliner and it also works nicely when applying eye shadow on the lower lash line. My favorite blending brush is the MAC 217 (big surprise) it is perfect for blending shadow into the crease, it's not too big nor too small, it's just right. For further blending I use the Sigma E45, mostly to blend out the edges and make everything blend together more seamlessly. When I want a more precise look or to blend my lower lash line I use the Sigma E30 pencil brush, it's very soft and small and works very nicely. My eyeliner brush of choice is the MAC 210, it's tiny and it makes applying my gel liner 10 times easier. 

Which brushes are your favorites? am I missing out on some amazing ones? Please share!
xx Elín


  1. I really want to buy a real techniques foundation blending brush. I just need to wait to be paid to buy the set. You have SO many makeup brushes xx

    1. It's wonderful, you should definitely get it xx

  2. Fab collection :) I've been trying to think of a way to use my Real Techniques contour brush as I find it applies bronzer as a contour too heavily x

    1. I totally agree! When I used it with my powder contour (MAC Harmony) it went on way too harsh and was hard to blend, but then I tried it with my cream contour (MAC Pro Sculpting Cream IN Copper beech) and it was brilliant :)

      and thank you xx

  3. You do have more than a decent amount of brushes! wow wee! I do love the RT brushes and just starting to use sigma ones. Need to try MAC ones.

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