Please suggest a full make up brush set

(38 Posts)
Greentoothbrush Sun 05-Jan-14 00:36:54

As the subject says really, I don't have a huge budget, and they will be used for myself, for everyday use, but there's nothing worse than shedding brushes. Names don't matter to me, I just want to start learning how to apply make up properly and with more precision.

Clarabumps Sun 05-Jan-14 00:49:23

Real techniques from boots £20fir a full setof eyeshadow brushes.grin

Clarabumps Sun 05-Jan-14 00:50:22

Sorry for typos.stupid phone. They also do a few different packs for face etc. It depends what you want them for.

ZacharyQuack Sun 05-Jan-14 00:50:57

Real Techniques. Take a look at their website, they have lots of easy tutorial videos.

Lairyfights Sun 05-Jan-14 00:54:24

Eco Tools do a really good beginners set for a reasonable price! Good quality too.

An eye set:

A face set:

There are also a few more on that site for makeup sets, but I can't comment on their quality because I've never used them!

Greentoothbrush Sun 05-Jan-14 00:55:35

Thanks I'll check those out!
I would like them for foundation, contouring, eyes, lining, abit of brows but not overly for them as I like to get them dyed, and being fair I feel over done with filling them in.

I don't know what they're like now but I've got some really ancient BodyShop ones that are still going strong.

M&S Autograph ones which I really love

I bought DD a set of Barbara Daly brushes that she says are good (BD used to do the make-up with Body Shop years ago)

I have a Superdrug lipbrush that moults hmm
And I bought a Boots lipbrush today so not used it yet.

You might find a set that has a load of brushes you wouldn't use though.

I'd say a few eyeshadow brushes are needed
A blusher brush
Foundation brush possibly (they tend to be synthetic so they don't absorb it all)
I can't find an eyeliner brush thin enough for me so I bought some good quality art brushes

Eyebrow brush is on the pencil
Eyelash comb (the best one I found is an old Mr Mascara one)
Eyelash curlers (BodyShop but I'm coveting Shu uemera)

Greentoothbrush Sun 05-Jan-14 01:05:10

Thanks for those! I'll read up on them.
I have a pink sponge thing for foundation that was a steal from tk maxx, after seeing them raved about on YouTube!
I have a BD one for my eyeshadow, but it's abit used... My single brush for the last 6 years :/
Main thing is I want a tidy set, to match (I'm abit anal like that) a liner one, contouring, small blusher, angled, blender... Lips I tend to line with a natural coloured liner, and then use a slight browny/pink on top to match my highlights and because I like dramatic eyes, I don't go too mad there.

AllOverIt Sun 05-Jan-14 14:43:31

Another one for Real Techniques... Fab brushes!

SELondonSwede Sun 05-Jan-14 15:15:46

Real Techinque are amazing

If I was sticking with one brand, on a budget...definitely real techniques

I bought dd1 an Eco set for Christmas - they seem really lovely.

ParenthoodJourney Sun 05-Jan-14 15:21:33

Real techniques in boots also have a buy one set get one half price offer Last time I went in.. They also do online tutorials

QuinnFabray Sun 05-Jan-14 15:55:52

Both Ecotools and Real Techniques are very good.

TallulahBetty Sun 05-Jan-14 16:19:08

Has anyone tried Lydia brushes from Amazon?

poppysqueak Sun 05-Jan-14 16:25:37

Real Techniques - particularly the Stippling brush.
Best brushes I've ever bought.

Real Techniques.

mewkins Sun 05-Jan-14 17:54:15

Yes real techniques- no moulting and good quality. I have the eye brush set (about £15 from amazon) and a blusher and powder brush. Use them every day.

foolssilver Sun 05-Jan-14 19:52:16

Another vote for real techniques, I have the powder brush, stippling brush and expert fave brush which are excellent. I have ecotools too but these are miles better.

Not tried any of their eye brushes as I have two mac ones which suit my needs. Can't remember the numbers but they are a slanted one and a blending one.

AllOverIt Sun 05-Jan-14 22:09:17

Mac 217 is the blending one. The best brush you'll ever have.

Theonlyoneiknow Sun 05-Jan-14 23:48:17

Sorry to hijack can anyone recommend a not too expensive eyeliner brush for using with gel liner?

Real techniques are good as an allround set but please invest in a MAC 217, it's the best blending brush ever and it has totally changed how well applied my eye makeup is and allows me to be much more adventurous.

Aquelven Mon 06-Jan-14 00:06:11

Theonlyoneiknow visit your nearest art supply shop. The best ever ranges of fine brushes for lining eyes, great quality, & far cheaper than a designated eyeliner brush.

goodasitgets Mon 06-Jan-14 00:16:55

Whiter - I have that brush, what do you do with it?!

Mainly I use it to blend really really well. It seems to fit in my socket line just right so that it adds depth before I always found that the colour went too high and didn't stay just in the crease. I also find it really good for doing a soft wash of colour over the eyelid or blending colors really well when you want a soft smokey eye.

I would suggest looking here for ideas of what you can use it for. I have learnt so much from watching her videos.

goodasitgets Mon 06-Jan-14 00:46:31

Thanks, I shall have a look! I used it ages ago but have just dug it out to try again

goodasitgets Mon 06-Jan-14 01:31:38

So watching her videos at one am made me try the bright smoky wearable eye one! No base or concealer on but I love it

It looks great I've done that look before for nights out.

Greentoothbrush Mon 06-Jan-14 03:21:07

Thanks! I'll go in and check them out. smile

Jenda Mon 06-Jan-14 03:44:04

My friend is a make up artist and just reviewed a cheap ish set of brushes from ebay for her blog. She usually uses real techniques and MAC but was really surprised at how good they were. They came from China so took a few weeks. Would you like me to find the link?

I have just ordered some brushes from the MUA website and am excited to see how good they are smile

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 08-Jan-14 08:00:45

Just wondering how people wash their brushes?

I use MAC's brush cleanser (watered down) between clients and then wash with very mild baby shampoo at the end of the day. If I were just using them on me I'd probably just wash them once a month or so.

ZacharyQuack Wed 08-Jan-14 09:20:28

I use homemade brush cleaner:

(​​1 cup distilled water
1/4 cup isopropyl alcohol
1/2 tablespoon dishwashing liquid
1/2 tablespoon baby shampoo
1 tablespoon spray leave in conditioner)

Mix together in a spray bottle, spray on paper towel and rub brush. I use this after every use, and clean properly with baby shampoo every week or two.

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 08-Jan-14 09:41:16

Thanks, i have never washed my brushes which is really bad!!!! Will get on that asap as have baby shampoo in the house, eeks

Greentoothbrush Wed 08-Jan-14 10:29:41

Jendna please can I have the link?
Not been to boots yet, and I'd like to have a nose smile thanks

LisaAmber Wed 08-Jan-14 22:20:06

I'd definitely recommend the Real Techniques brushes too. Boots often have them on 3 for 2, or have a look on as they are significantly cheaper plus they usually have a code for money off your first order. If you do order from this site, I'd recommend the standard delivery as you will still get them quite quickly and you're likely to avoid import charges. I placed an order for £65 worth of brushes (based on boots prices) and only paid £27 all in, delivered within 10 days. Xx

cardamomginger Thu 09-Jan-14 01:04:41

just bought the real techniques set from hqhair. cheaper than bootscand Amazon grin .

Jenda Thu 09-Jan-14 17:51:47

Here they are, she said very soft and no shedding as of yet but shes not had them long

sorry can't do links on tablet smile

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