Essentials Collection: Makeup Brushes

Hello beauties,

When I first became invested with makeup I got a bit overwhelmed with the makeup brush selection on offer. Do I go cheap or do I invest? Over the years I’ve bought a variety of brushes that claim to do everything under the sun but ultimately don’t. To make it easy I’m going to share with you my 4 favourite brushes that I can’t live without.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

First up is not technically a brush… whoops! The Real Techniques Sponge is considered to be a dupe for the Beauty Blender which is used to apply liquid foundation. I own both and personally I like the Real Techniques Sponge better. It creates the most flawless finish to my foundation and is great for blending in concealer as well. The only downside is, it can absorb a lot of your foundation so I tend to use it with drugstore foundations.

Crown Blush Brush

I can’t seem to find the exact link to it but basically it’s an angled brush that is the perfect size to apply blush and highlighter. Also it’s such a cheapy and lasted so well over the years!

MAC 217 Blending Brush

Of course I have to mention my beloved 217 brushes! I own quite a few as they’re great to apply and blend out eyeshadow. Yes they are pricey but last really well.

Makeup Geek Outer V Brush

A bit of an impulse purchase as I’ve been eyeing off smudger brushers for my lower lash line. This was well worth it as my lower lash line has never looked as good. It’s also great to deepen up the crease.

As you can see most of my brushes are actually quite cheap and have lasted me years! I take good care of my brushes and wash them every 1- 3 weeks. I don’t believe you need to spend the big bucks on brushes, using your fingers to apply makeup works great too but personally I don’t like it when my fingers get makeup on them.

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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