Wednesday, 18 August 2010

My Most Used Brushes

Morning lovely ladies!

I was thinking yesterday, I really do only use a few of my brushes. I decided to leave out my MAC ones, as great as they are I think it's nice to show a few alternatives which are just as good if not better. These are the brushes I can't live without, followed with a little about each one

ELF Professional Eyeshadow Brush - £1.50
 It's a bit scratchy and not good at defining but it's perfect at giving a wash of colour and that's why I love it! It's also lasted me a very long time and it's really cheap

  Boots No.7 Eyeshadow Blend & Contour Brush - £6.50
Can you believe I bought this, then received the £5 off voucher? That must be a first! Absolutely amazing brush, good dupe for a MAC 217. Really good at getting into the crease, not so good at providing a wash of colour, but hey that's what my ELF is for ;)

H&M Angled Contouring Brush - around £2
This brush has lasted me a good year or so, and I think some H&M branches still sell it in the make up area. Amazing brush, really good for contouring but I also love it for blusher. Gives my face definition and I love love love it. I don't know how people can live without one of these types of brushes

Topshop Eyeliner Brush - £3
 When I saw this brush I thought to myself I am not going to buy this if it costs more than £6. So to see it for only £3 I was ecstatic. Such a good brush, it's sturdy, the bristles don't bend at all and it can be used for thin lines, thick lines, wings and for creating the thinnest line in the inner corner of your eye. I will ensure that I have this brush with me for the rest of my life!

What are your staple brushes?

Love Sophie xx


  1. I love the No.7 Eyeshadow Blend & Contour Brush. I use mine every day without fail.


  2. I was thinking about getting no 7 one with my voucher and now i definitely will!

    Great post, its nice to see some alternatives to mac brushes x

  3. ohhh i have the topshop brush!it's amazing.:)
    and i've always wanted to get the h&m brush but i always leave it *wipes tear*, xx

  4. I recently discovered No7 brushes, they are actually good quality, I got the eye shadow liner brush, which is great for applying eyeshadow liner on the bottom lash line :) xxx

  5. Hey Sophie, I have a set of brushes that I generally use if I'm doing a detailed look; I pick out the brush that I think is best suited. My most used (go to) brushes are my MAC 213 & Rimmel blusher brush. :)

  6. I love the elf brushes i like the look of the H&M one too. I have loads of brushes but dont have a lot of favourites x