Despite all my culling efforts, I still own a lot of brushes. What can I say? I love all of them! But with my recent 'get-rid-of-everything' phase, I have been thinking about which ones I would keep if I had to only keep 10... It was very hard!
For the face:
Real Techniques Stippling Brush: I wasn't convinced at first but I was wrong. It gives a really natural finish. It washes extremely well too. Here for £11.99 although watch out for offers!
Louise Young LY06 blush brush: Expensive but the quality makes it worth it. It is super soft and picks up just the right amount of powder. A pleasure to use. Here for £26
Real Techniques Blush brush: I have two of those, one I actually use for blush, and one for setting powder. The bristles feel soft and the shape of the brush makes for precise application. Here for £9.99
Sephora Professionnel Mineral Powder brush: quite hyped and rightly so, works equally well with powder, liquid and cream products. I like using mine for liquid foundation or for cream blush. Kindly sent to me by Marion for my birthday. Near impossible to get in the UK but it costs $24/ 17.90 euro, just over £15.
For the eyes:
- Sephora Smudge Shadow 236 brush: Perfect shape for smudging pencil eyeliner or running a bit of shadow along lower lashline thanks to the fact that the bristles are so densely packed. Here for 14.90 euro, can't find it on US website.
- Sephora blending 237 brush: Does what it says on the handle, it works really well for one shadow looks. Here for 13.90 euro, again not on US website.
-Sephora Professionnel all over shadow 21 brush: I use it to pack colour all over the lid (duh). It is miles better than MAC's 239. Here for 12.50 euro.
-MAC 217 blending brush: Not sure it even needs introducing! Apart from the Sephora brush, I have never found a cheap equivalent and I have looked! It works well with cream and powder eyeshadows and washes well despite being white. Here for £18.
-MAC 266 angled brush: This one can be used for brows, lower and upper lashlines. It is very precise and the best angled brush I own (yes, I have 3). Here for £16.50.
- Crown Brush Large Chisel Fluff brush: I use this one either to pack colour on the lid or on its side to apply a little bit of colour to the outer corner and crease. It is very good quality for the price. Can't find it on their website but it's pretty much the same as this one here for £2.49.
What brushes would make your top 10?