Need a new set of make up brushes....

(19 Posts)
Craftycakey15 Wed 19-Oct-16 17:38:00

I would like to treat myself to a new set of make up brushes. Can anyone recommend a set that they are impressed with. I have seen a lot of new types which are like sponges on handles - I suppose these are for base make up only. I would be interested to hear if they make application easier but also would like to buy some eye and lip brushes too?

OreoHeaven Wed 19-Oct-16 18:48:00

Real Techniques for me. Lovely and soft.

WeeM Wed 19-Oct-16 18:51:19

Real techniques and Body Shop are my faves.

thehungrymummy Wed 19-Oct-16 18:52:26

Bobby brown full coverage brush for liquid foundation, blending. Expensive but very worth it. From time to time Debenhams have 10% on beauty items.

SloanePeterson Wed 19-Oct-16 18:53:00

Agree with real techniques. I did my own wedding makeup last year after a brilliant tutorial from my makeup artist friend who was unavailable on the day and she recommended them. Literally everything she recommended has been brilliant, the brushes have been used every day and are still in great condition and do a really lovely job of putting makeup on. I felt a right tit applying foundation with a brush, it felt really alien after a lifetime of doing it with my fingers but it makes such an difference, as does a lip brush for lipstick.

Cakescakescakes Wed 19-Oct-16 18:53:01

Real techniques.

Ulysses Wed 19-Oct-16 18:59:33

Another vote for Real Techniques. They wash and dry really well too and keep their shape.

Lottapianos Wed 19-Oct-16 19:20:53

Real Techniques. Their brushes are fab but so are their sponges - big orange one for foundation, little purple ones for concealer and cleaning up around eyes

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Wed 19-Oct-16 19:31:44

Realise I may sound like a loser but I love Body Shop brushes blush

botemp Wed 19-Oct-16 19:47:11

Zoeva, very high quality brushes for an affordable price. I like the luxe ones best. Very comparable to Mac brushes without the price tag. Lisa Eldridge has a video somewhere where she discusses her favourite brushes, a few specific Zoeva ones are worth getting from that list.

I have been a recent convert to a Beauty Blender and begrudgingly acknowledge they're hyped up for a reason, it gives a really beautiful finish bugger to clean though. It's very versatile, can do blush, concealer, powder etc. and is very quick to use.

I also got the toothbrush looking one from Primark to see what the fuss was about and while it gives a nice finish I prefer the Beauty Blender but it's nice for blush, cream products, etc. but wouldn't say it's more special than anything else.

FlashingLights Wed 19-Oct-16 19:50:41

I second Zoeva! They have really good value sets and they are very long lasting even with regular washing

ChishandFips33 Wed 19-Oct-16 20:44:29

Real techniques here too (Superdrug had a buy one get one half price a little while ago; asda are often cheap for them and Tkmaxx sometimes have them in)
Also like Eco Tools

hollinhurst84 Wed 19-Oct-16 20:52:00

Zoeva and spectrum are my favourites

Laundryloader Wed 19-Oct-16 20:55:24

Love the Zoeva brushes! I also like the real techniques brushes too.

Craftycakey15 Wed 19-Oct-16 21:02:24

Seems like there is a real consensus here! Thanks

EmmaMacGill Wed 19-Oct-16 21:06:50

Must agree Real Techniques are really good quality, last for ages and wash well too.
Eco Tools are good too

GlitterandSparkle88 Wed 19-Oct-16 21:44:53

I agree real techniques are fab I prefer the Miracle complexion sponge to a beauty blender especially the price! I also love Morphe

Trundle13 Thu 20-Oct-16 09:17:24

Just got an e-mail from Superdrug - 20% off makeup accessories (inc Real Techniques) today for Health & Beautycard members!

Trundle13 Thu 20-Oct-16 09:18:45

(FWIW I use & rate Bdellium Tools brushes though!)

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