9 July 2013

Beauty | Everyday Make-Up Brushes

First things first; OH MY GOD. Thank you for everyone who nominated me in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013 - I was amazed to find out that I'd been shortlisted in the 'Best New Beauty Blog' category. I literally could not stop crying for about an hour; I never thought in a million years this would happen to me. I started my blog to tell people about products I love & show the world my outfits and now I'm in with a chance of winning an actual award for Thumbelina Lillie. Everyone gets a cookie & a cuddle! You can vote for your favourite blogs via the widget at the end of the post or in the sidebar!

Today is something a little different; I thought I'd show you some of the brushes that I use in my make-up routine. These are the brushes that I immediately reach for every time I do my make-up. However, I do sometimes mix it up and use others if for example, I'm applying eye shadow. But these are the ones that without fail I use on a daily basis...

After moisturising I'll use my Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush  to apply my concealer. This is the perfect size brush to fit just under the inner corner of my eyes and around my nose and is great for blending the product out. Next comes my favourite brush of the moment, the RT Multi-Task Brush. Alongside my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, this brush helps me create a flawless, yet natural base - it really picks up the perfect amount of product.

Once my base is done I need to groom my ever-growing eyebrows and for this I'm currently using my Vintage Cosmetics Company Lash & Brow Brush* as it just does the job so well, simple! Due to the sunshine, my body is slightly more tanned than my face, so I'll sweep a little bit of bronzer all over using the VCC Bronzing Brush* which is huge so it does the job quickly and super easily. I'll then contour with VCC Blush Brush* which is an ideal size to give a more defined look to your cheekbones and I'll finish up with dusting on some highlighter with my RT Contour Brush.

Viola! Those are the brushes that I'm currently using every time I apply my makeup. I know they're only from two brands but stick to what you know is good, am I right? I'd love to know what brushes you use every day or what your ultimate favourite brush is so please comment below! Thanks for reading!
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  1. well done for being shortlisted! real technique brushes seem amazing, they seem to be really popular in the youtube world haha
    x

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    1. Thank you Mary! There's definitely a reason why they're so hyped - they're amazing! xxx

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  2. That's very nice collection :D
    I'm also looking for a new concealer brush so I will check this one out :D

    Thanks for the tips !


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    1. Thank you! It's really good for concealing! You too! xxx

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  3. Congrats on being short listed! You must be over the moon :) I still need to get some face brushes from RT, love my shading one I have x

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! I still can't believe it! Yeah, they're really good aren't they? xxx

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  4. Definitely want to try out the real technique brushes!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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    1. You need to Shradha! They're amazing! xxx

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  5. I feel like I'm in some sort of Real Techniques sisterhood sometimes, i love them so much.
    CONGRATS on being shortlisted for the blog awards - already voted for you, of course!! GOOD LUCK!
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha, that's exactly how I feel - they're just so good! D'awh thank you so much, you have no idea how much I appreciate it. xxx

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  6. Congratulations on being short listed Hun that's brilliant! I just voted for you!
    Im yet to try some real technique brushes, I think I might be missing out.
    Megan xx

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    1. Thank you Megan, I'm so so grateful! Oooh you definitely are - they're brilliant! xxx

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  7. I've tried one real technique brush and I was really impressed, think I'll have to try these. Also congratulations on your nomination...fingers crossed you win!

    http://thelittlebigobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They just get better and better in my opinion. Thank you so much lovely! xxx

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  8. The Vintage Cosmetics looks great, I love Real Techniques to bits but I nearly have them all and wanted some more affordable brushes so thank you for writing this post!

    Also, congratulations on your Cosmo nomination, I've voted for you and you 14569820648% deserve it girl! :)

    Ellis xo
    http://elrbx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah I won't know what to do when I have them all haha! D'awh your the sweetest, thank you a million times over! xxx

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  9. Congrats babe! Amazing news

    I really need to get some make up brushes I must invest! x

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    1. Thank you Kylie babe! Yes you do! xxx

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  10. Congratulations on your nomination, that's so great! I also rely on real techniques day to day and use their expert face brush and their powder brush. Their range is so great and not overly expensive either!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. Thank you Amber! Exactly, they're pretty decently priced but amazing quality! xxx

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  11. Would you advise using a brush when applying foundation? I'm scared I'd miss somewhere on my face or it wouldn't go right? Is it easier/go on nicer? x

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    1. I always use a brush but that's just me, everyone's preference is different! I just fear for hygiene when using my hands! xxx

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  12. Congrats... I do love the Real Technique brushes! They are unbreakable!

    Olivia xxx
    Beauty from the Fjord

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    1. Thank you! Oooh they certainly are :) xxx

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  13. Congrats Megan! I voted for you and seriously hope you win as I love your blog and you really deserve it. I love my RT brushes too but have yet to find a use for the multi-task brush to be honest :(

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    1. D'awh thank you so much Christine - that honestly means so much to me! I use it for everything ha! xxx

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  14. Congratulations on getting shortlisted xx

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  15. Congratulations honey.. you must be so pleased and proud of yourself. It all seems worthwhile, I bet :D Wishing you the very best of luck with the awards xxx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you so much Gemma, means so much coming from yourself! I've got all fingers crossed! xxx

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  16. That bronzing brush seems like a good size, I'm using one from MAC at the minute but want a bigger one!

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  17. I don't even know how my face would function without Real Techniques! lovely post and a HUGE well done on the shortlisting :) xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me either haha! Aww thank you so so so much gorgeous xxx

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  18. yey i never look at cosmo awards or anything but i was so excited to see your name! great set of brushes! i still need to invest in real techniques.. so late to that party!

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    1. D'awhhh thank you my lovely <3 OMG you need too! Xxx

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  19. Congratulations on being shortlisted! I got my first Real Techniques brushes a few weeks ago and LOVE them, they are far nicer than the cheap brushes I used to use.

    Millie x

    http://hidbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you very much! I definitely seen a huge difference too! Xxx

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  20. very nice:)
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  21. Congrats Megan on being shortlisted!! SO happy for you! I love the Real Technique brushes when I apply my makeup! They are amazing and they do the job! I have been thinking about getting new ones just for the fun of it and the VCC brushes look great!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you so much gorgeous, I appreciate it lots! Aww I love the RT brushes so much, don't know what I'd do without them! Xxx

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  22. Well done on being shortlisted! That's amazing.
    Love literally every Real Techniques brush I've tried! Need to add more to my collection! xx

    Rachael | beautypea.com

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    1. Thank you Rachael! Me too - I want them all! Xxx

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  23. Congratulations on being short listed! Well done lovely! I really want to get some real techniques brushes but I don't even know where I'd begin. They all look fabulous!

    http://tshirtsandtea.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much <3 Start with the collections - the core collection perhaps! xxx

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  24. well done! the brushes look so pro, i am so tempted x
    www.thefrillseekers.blogspot.com

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  25. I love Real Techniques brushes!

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  26. Welldone on being shortlisted and good luck! I really like RT brushes and also Fearne cotton does some really good brushes i think they are available online a boots :)
    Laura x
    shimmerofpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Ooooh really? I'll have to take a look xxx

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  27. I've just bought the RT Face Brush kit to add to my collection and they're amazing and pretty cheap for such good brushes! Great spot

    Amy xx
    www.aneyeforeverydaybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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