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What are your favourite make up brushes ?

(30 Posts)
LardLizard Wed 26-Apr-17 14:36:56

NEED to get some new ones

flossisboss Wed 26-Apr-17 14:47:06

I bought some Real Techniques ones when they were on offer in Boots a while ago and I like them. I've got the essential eye and face sets. Both come in a folding pouch so quite handy. Mind you though, I only ever wear makeup if I'm going somewhere at the weekend, so I'm far from an expert!

clairethewitch70 Wed 26-Apr-17 14:58:13

Love the YSL foundation brush, flat top with a Y shaped reservoir for putting the foundation into. Blends foundation really well.

For a cheaper alternative, the Avon brushes are good too especially the powder and eyeshadow brushes.

RicketyCricket Wed 26-Apr-17 15:02:02


Very reasonably priced, fast delivery from (I think) Germany and they're better than MAC/Real Techniques. Their makeup is fantastic too.

bananafish81 Wed 26-Apr-17 15:18:18

Bobbi brown.

Neverknowing Wed 26-Apr-17 15:24:54

Depends on the brush for me. Zoeva are great but Mac blending brushes 217, 224 can't be beaten Imo.

doubleshotespresso Wed 26-Apr-17 15:29:36

I really rate the Morphe brushes. Not too pricey either.

Destinysdaughter Wed 26-Apr-17 15:30:26

Has anyone tried artis brushes?

Neverknowing Wed 26-Apr-17 15:35:54

I like the medium artis brush, the one for face makeup but that's it and it's not amazing either.

Bluesue26 Wed 26-Apr-17 16:42:46

Wilkinsons ones are great. There's not a massive range but I've got a few and I love them.

CateGory8 Wed 26-Apr-17 18:20:58

Another vote for Zoeva here. I have a couple of sets in Rose Gold.

MaryLennoxsScowl Wed 26-Apr-17 19:22:56

Watching with interest as I bought a Bobbi Brown blusher brush recently and it's shit - scratchy and I always have to pick a couple of bristles off my face after using it so doubt it's going to last.

PollyPerky Wed 26-Apr-17 19:27:14

Bobbi Brown but not cheap. I have the blusher brush- bought about 3 years ago and it's still going strong. Have 2 eyeshadow brushes and the concealer brush (it's rubbish and I see they don't do that style any more.) Bought the loose powder brush which is ok but doesn't have as many bristles as the blusher brush.

thethoughtfox Wed 26-Apr-17 20:06:29

The Morphe ones are great and super cheap. Lots of youtube beauty bloggers and make up artists use them.

BusterGonad Wed 26-Apr-17 20:11:52

Real techniques, especially when they are in offer!

flibflob Wed 26-Apr-17 20:16:58

Honestly? Primark. Prices from £1-£6 ish for the Pro range. Have lasted just as long as Real Techniques (also great). The black Pro sponge for £2 is honestly better than the original Beauty Blender (£16).

EatSpamAmandaLamb Wed 26-Apr-17 20:17:54

Real Techniques (not the Bold Metals collection) and ELF are good.

LadyLapsang Wed 26-Apr-17 20:49:36

Bobbi Brown

Daydream007 Wed 26-Apr-17 21:15:59

Bare Escentuals sell a fantastic kabuki foundation brush, mine has lasted almost ten years, despite using it every day. I recently bought a Laura Mercier one which is rubbish. I look like I'm covered in black dog hairs after using it.

stoplickingthetelly Wed 26-Apr-17 21:39:03

I've got a range. The ones I like best are Bobbi Brown, Sigma and NYX.

BuzzKillington Wed 26-Apr-17 21:42:10

I have a brush addiction.

Favourites are Suqqu, Laura Mercier and Mac but I have some great cheap ones too - ELF and Real Techniques.

LuxuryWoman2017 Wed 26-Apr-17 21:44:36

Real techniques and honestly I love the wilko ergonomic ones at about £4 each, great budget brushes

seefeld Wed 26-Apr-17 21:45:31

Sigma and MAC

flossisboss Wed 26-Apr-17 23:06:22

By the way, for anyone who likes Real Techniques, my local TK Maxx had some in stock half price. Might be worth a look if you have a store nearby.

LardLizard Fri 28-Apr-17 14:32:21

Thanks for the tips
I've tried real techniques for now

I have a couple of mac Ones
I use the 217 a lot

But there's another a rounded one I don't use much

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