Friday, 29 August 2014

I washed my brushes this morning :)

Hello Beautiful strangers, I washed my make up brushes this morning so I thought I would give you a quick run-down of the 10 brushes that I've been reaching for lately.

Sephora Angled Blush Brush - This is probably the oldest brush I own, I've had it for six 
years and it's still one of my absolute favourites! It's made from natural bristles so it's not the softest, but it's held up well after six years and it's only a bit more pouffy than it used to be. It's my go-to contouring brush as it fits perfectly into the hallows of my cheeks and the bristles are firm so you have a very controlled application. 

Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush - This blusher brush is also made from natural hairs, but the bristles are softer and longer than the Sephora one. It's also not as dense and provides a lot of movement so it's great for sweeping on blush. I use this exclusively for blush but I actually prefer the shape of the Sephora one but that one feels really scratchy.

Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Brush - My holy grail foundation brush! I haven't tried the other brushes in the Sigmax Kabuki line but this one called to me the most because it's a hybrid between F80 and F84, so you get the best of both worlds. So easy to seamlessly blur foundation into your face. love love love!

Real Techniques Duo-fibre Face Brush - I actually kinda hate this brush, for something so sparse it takes forever to dry *unamused emoji face* But this duo-fibre brush is quite nice for a light dusting of powder all over your face, great for setting your makeup without looking cakey. 

Real Techniques Multi-task Brush - Oh baby, you're so soft <3. Just your standard all purpose powder brush, that's neither too big nor too small. I like this one, it's very useful, and sooo soft!

Real Techniques Buffing Brush - Any lovely one that makes foundation application so effortless. This one's great for blurring out pores too, buff buff buff = poreless

Real Techniques Setting Brush - Great for in-your-face highlighters that need a light hand and lots of blending. It's a great setting brush too (obviously...)

Real Techniques Essential Crease Brush - blend blend blend, it gets the job done not much to say really

Bubbi HD Flawless Brush - The brush line created by Bubzbeauty, who just had baby Issac like 24 hours ago, wheeee, congratulations Lindy! Anyway, I haven't really been using this lately, I just neglected to wash it before. I like using this for primers, like the Bourjois bronzing one (which I apply "where the sun naturally hits") and also for blending in concealer. The synthetic bristles take quite a while to dry though.

Bubbi Dual Eyes Brush - This is another clear favourite, it's the best eye brush ever! The fluffy end is so soft! and the pencil brush is nice and sturdy. A definite smokey eye essential! You can do any eye makeup look with this really (well, apart from liner).

Oh, and then there's the sad skinny MUFE concealer brush (another very old brush) that I use for highlighting the inner corner of my eyes. So yes, those are the brushes that have been in the current rotation with my top recommendations being, the Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki, Real Techniques Buffing brush and the Bubbi Dual-ended eye brush!

Gah, doesn't it just feel so good to see your brushes nice and clean! If you haven't gotten enough of brushes yet, I have a Real Techniques brush review here.

It's almost the weekend, yay! Linzi x


  1. This post reminded me that my brushes are really overdue for a wash. Better go do that now....

    1. Glad I reminded you to do your chores. :)
      What do you use to clean your brushes?

  2. What about a cleaning routine? Do you use natural products?

    1. I actually don't have one... I just use a bit of oil mixed with whatever face wash sample or soap I have on hand. Do you have any recommendations? :)