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...
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