Category Archives: Brushes

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush

You can’t beat a brush from Real Techniques. I love their brushes because they are the perfect mixture of style and substance. They look great but they also do the job perfectly. Their Expert Face Brush is the best foundation brush I have ever used and I’m really loving the multi-task brush from the Sam’s picks collection.

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Real Techniques Sam’s Picks Review

Real Rechniques Sams Picks set

Love, Love, Love me a bit of Real Techniques! They make some of the best purse friendly brushes there are around. I thought I had discovered foundation brush heaven when I found the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush – I cannot recommend this brush enough especially if you are looking for a more full coverage foundation look. A few months back this Sam’s Picks set was on Feel Unique for half price so I simply could not pass up an opportunity like that. Sam and Nic Chapman are the genius Pixiwoos Makeup Artists and creators of Real Techniques hence the name of the set.

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Nima Brush – The Sunshine Collection Review

Nima Brush Sunshine Collection

Nima Brush Sunshine Collection

Not so long ago I reviewed the fab Nima Mitt here and now I’m looking at the brushes. I was really lucky to win this brush set at the September Beauty Blog Challenge Wrap Up party, We had been treated to a great makeup demo by Niamh Martin the owner of Nima Brush, so I was really excited to give the brushes a try.

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Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Great Face Brushes

Great Face Brushes

The brush you use with your base makes such a difference to how your foundation looks and lasts. For years I never really appreciated a good foundation brush and applied my foundation with – *gasp*– my fingers.

My first foray in the foundation brush world was my trusty Bobbi Brown flat foundation brush which I’ve had for almost 10 years. Though I have to say a flat brush wouldn’t be my go to brush for foundation. It’s good for placing product where you want to blend it but not the best for blending itself. If I am blending with a flat brush I hold it at the end and move the tip in light circles across my face to spread the product.

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