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Who does decent make up brushes...?

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PaulDacresButtPlug Thu 07-Jul-16 20:31:15

I am treating myself to some new make up as I haven't since our wedding nearly 9 years ago! I don't wear much, just a bit of lip tint, eye shadow (I tint my brows and lashes) but want to have a nice brush to apply loose power too. All I can think of is Body Shop (which also have the bonus of being cheap via Ebay) but I am wondering who else. Any suggestions..?

Real techniques are nice, Zoeva and MAC are better IMO

RosieCockle Thu 07-Jul-16 20:34:16

Real Techniques for foundation. MAC (bit spenny) for eyes.

RosieCockle Thu 07-Jul-16 20:34:49

Oh funny, I was going to say Zoeva too, but I've never actually tried them.

I have a whole bunch of Zoeva ones - they kick the arse of the RT foundation ones.

PaulDacresButtPlug Thu 07-Jul-16 20:54:12

Thanks! I only really need a big powder / blusher type brush for putting on loose powder. Am looking now...

Daytona79 Thu 07-Jul-16 20:56:20

A make artist recommended these to me from Amazon and they are fantastic

All my friends now use them too and love them also.

Price is brilliant too , and they honestly are fab quality

PaulDacresButtPlug Thu 07-Jul-16 20:59:21

oooh, that sounds promising!

YorkieDorkie Thu 07-Jul-16 21:10:39

I love Body Shop brushes... Had them for years!

maggiethemagpie Thu 07-Jul-16 21:12:45

Bodyshop seem to have changed recently and gone all cheap and nasty. I got a foundation brush and it was rubbish, had good ones in the past so they've done something to them.

PaulDacresButtPlug Thu 07-Jul-16 21:20:31

My, now very old, brushes were Body Shop and they were good quality. That would be a real shame if they had gone downhill

GingerLDN Fri 08-Jul-16 01:36:54

Real Techniques

GeneandFred Fri 08-Jul-16 02:32:08


70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 08-Jul-16 08:54:19

I have some old (as is 20+ years old) Body Shop ones that are still going strong, no idea what the quality is like now though.

My DD (who is more make-up obsessive) has Real Technique and some new ones "Party Queen" which look like tiny back brushes grin long handled and oval, densley packed soft brush heads.

The NYX ones look good (I'll have a closer look at them )

jackstini Fri 08-Jul-16 09:53:50

LAB2 - this one is brilliant

bingohandjob Fri 08-Jul-16 22:37:52

I've just tried some of the new superdrug range - very impressed and they were half price last week so might still be on offer.

suze28 Sat 09-Jul-16 10:50:10

Morphe brushes from Beauty Bay are fantastic. The only problem is that the range is huge and you'll be spoilt for choice.

KiwiKay Tue 12-Jul-16 18:12:09

If you are looking for very nice ones then has some that are very soft and well made.
In particular, Chikuhodo (Japanese brand) are amazing. They are handmade and assembled, using untrimmed hairs (ie. The hairs are placed by hand into the correct position for the brush head, and then the bottoms trimmed - not the tips. So all hairs finely taper - they aren't blunt-cut).
Also the Wayne Goss brushes are good.
Beautylish also takes of taxes etc so there are no surprises and offer free UK shipping over US$35 😃

Moogdroog Tue 12-Jul-16 22:37:55

Real Techniques are ok, but I got some Morphe ones from Beauty Bay recently and they are amazing. Heard good things about LAB2 too. And Spectrum ones are very pretty.

FlamingoFling Wed 13-Jul-16 07:12:09

I use Mac - mine are about 15 years old and still going strong

Liz09 Wed 13-Jul-16 07:14:05

Zoeva. I threw out a lot of my old brushes and just kept the designer ones, then bought a Zoeva set. The Zoeva brushes are better than the YSL brushes, and are a fraction of the price.

Blueberryblueberry Wed 13-Jul-16 07:28:09

Sorry to hijack the thread - looking at the real techniques brushes. Can anyone suggest which is better? Do I need the foundation brush (angled) or the expert face brush? For liquid foundation (EL double wear light)

Liz09 Wed 13-Jul-16 08:25:50

Blueberry, the expert face brush is a lot better IMO. ☺️

NattyGolfJerkin Wed 13-Jul-16 08:28:44

I like Laura Mercier for powder products & real techniques for liquid/cream.

Blueberryblueberry Wed 13-Jul-16 09:00:04

Thanks liz

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