Brushes are a funny old thing, some people love them and can’t be without them whereas others don’t think they are necessary. For me, I think that a good set of make up brushes is key, but others will disagree. I just can’t get on with using my fingers and prefer something to do the work for me!
Real Techniques brushes are definitely some of the best affordable brushes you can get and I use them everyday. The bristles are all artificial and so easy to clean. I have three of their brushes which I would highly recommend (although they are not in the best condition as they are well loved!).
The first brush that I have is the Powder brush. The brush is extremely soft and quite big, almost the size of your cheek but not quite! This brush is great at picking up the right amount of powder to set my foundation as well as keeping my oily skin at bay. The size of the brush makes it great at equally distributing the powder across the face. It is £12.99 in Boots which is quite pricey however you can get all the brushes cheaper from Amazon.
The next brush that I have is the Blush brush. It is also very soft and a good size. This is the perfect brush for dusting a small amount of blush on the apples of your cheeks to add a pop of colour. It’s also great for applying bronzer and adding some warmth to the face, although I normally stick to using it for blusher. You can get it for £9.99 in Boots.
Lastly, but possibly my favourite brush of them all is the Expert face brush. It is just perfect in every way! I use it to apply my foundation and to blend out my concealer on a day-to-day basis. It is densely packed to give a high coverage, yet the make up looks fresh and lightweight. It works a treat used in circular motions, seamlessly blending out any lines. This brush is also a reasonable £9.99 in Boots.
One thing to say about all of these brushes is that they very rarely shed their bristles which is FAB! I hate trying to pick bristles off of your face so these brushes are wonderful. I have had them for around 2 years as well and they are still going strong!
Also, as I mentioned earlier, they are super easy to clean and dry quickly too. I put a small squirt of baby shampoo in a glass jar with some hot water and swirl the brushes around until all the make up has come out (it will turn the water a funny colour so you will need to do a few rinses!).
I really want to try some more of their brushes so I would love to know about your recommendations!