Makeup Brush Roundup

Sunday, 13 March 2016

A makeup collection just wouldn't be a makeup collection without a good supply of brushes, right? I definitely think so anyway, and over the past few months have been attempting to expand my makeup brush collection, with many more brush sets and types on my Wishlist for future purchases too. So today, I will just be talking you all through the current items in my brush collection, and also mentioning some of the brushes and accessories that I would like the pick up over the next few months as well!


First and foremost, I have to say that my Real Techniques brushes definitely have to my favourite makeup brush additions! I was a bit slow to get on the Real Techniques wagon, but now I have tried this brand's products, I have to say that I will never go back and can't wait to buy more of their items (especially some of the Bold Metals brushes, that just look beautiful) in the future. Currently, I own the Core Collection (my favourites in that set being the Buffing brush which I use almost every day to apply my foundation, and the Contour brush that I also use on a daily basis), with the later purchase of the Expert Face Brush, after reading tonnes of amazing reviews on it.

As you may well know, these brushes are super pretty and more importantly, are fantastic quality- the Buffing brush in particular being incredible at blending base products, and also being very easy to clean with just some shampoo and water.



I'm also a big fan of the Nanshy brushes though, and after buying a couple of their products at the Clothes Show back in December, I also can't wait to buy more of their lovely looking brushes. From Nanshy, I own the Foundation Brush and Angled Detailer (which is amazing for applying brow pomades etc) and love both of them, due to their fantastic quality and the overall cuteness of their design.

I really do want to invest in some more of the Nanshy brushes in the future, as I would really like to carry on collecting the rest of the items from the white handled collection. However, Nanshy brushes aren't exactly cheap, and in terms of High-End brushes, I also really want to try some of the Zoeva brushes so might try and save up for those before I try to add to my Nanshy collection.


The rest of my brushes are from all manner of differing brands and are for all manner of uses. I have some smaller, kabuki style brushes from Primark, Ted Baker and Bourjois that I use when applying powder, blusher and bronzer. All three are pretty good for popping on powder products, and I especially love the Primark one which was incredibly inexpensive but is so amazingly soft!

I also have a set of Jack Wills brushes (the blue and pink stripy ones) that can be used for everything from applying powder products to sorting out my eyeshadow and eyebrows. These brushes are okay, and were a pretty good present that I recieved a couple of Christmases ago, but I do find that their bristles can be quite rough in comparison to some of my other brushes. There's also my thin Ted Baker brush which is great for eyeshadow application, and my Brow and Eyelash brush/tamer from M&S that I just bought on a bit of a whim a few years back. 

Of course, I do have several other brushes in my collection but didn't mention them in this post because I rarely use them anymore because the brushes I have actually featured in this post have proved a lot more useful and reliable in my eyes!

I hope you all enjoyed this post anyway, and if there are any other brush brands out there that you think I would like to try, then please mention them in the comments below...

Olivia xo

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12 comments:

  1. I've not heard of Nanshy brushes before but they sound like they might be worth trying out! Real Technique brushes will forever be my favourite, though.

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    1. They are definitely worth trying! And I agree, real techniques brushes are the best :-)

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  2. Great post! I didn't know primary had makeup brushes!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, some stores have quite a few actually-they are pretty good for such a cheap price!

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  3. I really like the look of those nanshy brushes, I really must buy a few! xx

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely post! I love the Real Techniques brushes but I've never heard of the Nanshy ones. They look great, thanks for the recommendation! x

    Daisy - daisies-and-delights.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Glad I could help you find out about them then, because they are a really great brand!

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  5. real techniques are defo my faves too - I haven't found much better! xx

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I really need more makeup brushes, I have some from RT which are amazing, I love the expert face brush, the eyeshadow brushes, and the eyebrow one. I'd love to try more though, I also have the sponge, which works amazing. I really would love to invest in some MAC ones or others that are on the expensive side, but poor student problems xoxo
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. I really want some MAC ones too, and NARS ones for that matter but they're all so expensive!

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