My brush collection is ever growing and I’ve always got a gap to fill in my collection, however the fact that both my brush holders are now pretty much at capacity means that I should be starting to scale back, but instead I’m looking for a new storage solution! Today I’m collab’ing with the gorgeous Valentina from Valentina Sofia to show you or brush collections, if you’re not already subscribed to her, what are you doing head over here now and sub. Do come back and read my post though!
I haven’t actually counted, but I believe I have somewhere in the region of 60 brushes – talking through each of these individually would mean we’re here all week, so instead I thought I’d show you every brush, and talk through some of my favorites at the end which are the ones which I reach for every day without fail. I’ve also included the beauty blender esque products that I have – whilst not a brush, they do replace the job of a brush.
Top Left: Beauty Bay Own Brand Blending Sponge
Top Right: Real Techniques Complexion Sponge
Bottom Left: Quo Blending Sponge
Bottom Right: My Little Beauty Complexion Sponge
Left to Right: Real Techniques Foundation Brush, Ruby & Millie Foundation Brush (completely discontinued line)
Left to Right: Look Good Feel Great Buffing Brush, Sephora Buffing Brush (unsure of name it’s rubbed off)
Left to Right: Becca Powder/Bronzer 16 (Discontinued I think!) & Real Techniques Bold Metals Angled Powder Brush
Wilko Premium Powder Brush
Left to Right: Anna Sui Face Brush & Elf Angled Blush Brush
Left to Right: Crown Stippling Brush, Real Techniques Stippling Brush
Becca Duo Fibre Detailing brushes (both discontinued, both numbers rubbed off)
Left to Right: Real Techniques Blush Brush, Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Blush Brush
Left to Right: Crown Blush Brush (dog has chewed the handle so haven’t got the number any more), Real Techniques Multi-Task brush
Left to Right: Real Techniques Angled Highlighter, Real Techniques Base Shadow, Real Techniques Blending Brush
Left to Right: Becca Eye Colour 10 (discontinued), Sigma E25, Unknown Brand and brush but AMAZING brush, Crown Oval Brush
Left To Right: Lamora Angled Blending Brush, Crown Angled Shadow Brush
Left to right: Elf Eyeshadow C Brush & 2 x Wilko Premium Blending Brush
Left to Right: No7 Smudge Brush, Lamora Detailer Brush, Lamora flat pencil brush, Lamora Flat Detailer
Left to Right: Lamora Blending Brush, Boots Own Blending Brush, Real Techniques Bold Metals 200 Domed Fluffy Blending Brush
Ebay Find: £1.47 Eyeshadow Brush Set (review here)
Left to Right: Crown Crease brush, Crown Pencil Brush, 3 x Becca Eye Define Brushes (Discontinued)
Left to right: Nanshy Angled Liner brush, MAC 217 Brush, Real Techniques Bold Metals Angled Liner, Lamora Angled Detailer, Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush
Quo Blending Sponge: Kind of worries me just how much I like this sponge, I won it in Stash Matter’s giveaway and it’s above and beyond the one I now reach for the most. it has a light and bouncy texture, this has worked well with just about every foundation I’ve tried it with. We can’t get it here which is why it worries me how much I like it. I might need to pay someone to send me a stash of them because it’s already got a few little tears starting to appear!
Wilko Premium Powder Brush – A Brush from Wilko (a cheap homeware shop), that was only £4 wasn’t by all accounts meant to be something I reach for as often as I do. This is dense and great for quickly powdering all over the face post foundation.
Becca Powder/Bronzer 16 – when you first wash this brush it looks crazy (as it does here) I love this brush for blending together highlight/blush and bronzer and making the 3 seamless. If I don’t have other brushes to hand, or I’m trying to pack light I’ll take this as my only powder brush.
Real Techniques Bold Metals Angled Powder Brush – Not what you’d think I’d like to apply my contour, but I love this in the cheekbones with a bronzer to create a really soft and natural contour.
Real Techniques Multi-task brush is a great brush for highlight, it’s soft and not too dense which creates a really natural look that’s not over the top.
Real Techniques Blush Brush is the brush of choice for reaching for every single day. This is easily the blusher brush which gets the most use and I’m considering picking up a second, so I can use more than one colour between washing rather than being stuck with the same colour until I manage to clean them!
Becca Eye Define Brushes are great, they’re great for packing colour onto the lid as well as working colour into the crease and smudging out well.
Sephora Buffing Brush is great for when I want a really defined contour look, I use this to pack colour onto my cheek bones before blending it out with the big fluffy becca brush
Lamora Blending Brush is my favourite for blending and need to buy another set so I can have more than one of these on the go at the same time, closely followed by Boots blending brush d which I really like the shape of for really softening the edges out whilst it’s not the softest on the lid.
Let me know some of your most loved brushes in the comments below, like I said I’m always adding to my brush collection so I’m interested to hear your favourites!
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