October 12, 2013

ESSENTIAL BEAUTY TOOLS

It's been a while since my last blog post. I've been super busy lately as work has been crazy and I'm also moving house so I'm spending my time cramming shoes and beauty products into boxes! Moving house is good though as it makes you sort through stuff and I thought it would be a good idea to have a beauty blog sale so look out for that!

Anyway...I've been meaning to post about my essential beauty tools for AGES! I seem to have an unhealthy addiction to buying makeup brushes, especially the Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman ones, so here are my favourites that rarely ever leave my makeup bag:


To apply my foundation I use the Real Techniques foundation brush and then the EcoTools foam blending brush which has a spongy texture.  The only problem I find with foundation brushes, is that they often leave brush strokes on the skin so the EcoTools brush is perfect for blending foundation in so you are left with a smooth and even complexion. 

The brush was around £5 from Boots and has been really useful as I also use it around the jaw line to ensure that there's no lines or missed areas, giving my foundation the perfect finish.

Next up is the popular Real Techniques Stippling brush and the Real Techniques Blush brush. I use the blush brush first to apply my bronzer on my cheekbones, forehead and nose and then I use the stippling brush to define my cheekbones. The stippling brush has short and stiff bristles which really helps to define areas of the face, but be careful not to apply too much product as you can end up with stripes as I did first time!

Both of these brushes are great and I wash them once a week and they still keep beautiful and soft!



For my eye makeup I have a pretty simple routine. I use these very jazzy Limited edition Revlon eyelash curlers which help to ensure that my lashes are all in line. They also give the eyelashes lift and volume but if you're not used to them they can feel a little strange to use at first. Many brands stock eyelash curlers and I'm sure they all do the same thing, although the Shu Uemura ones are supposed to be extra special!


When applying any eyeshadow I use the EcoTools eye brush as the bristles are firm and apply the colour really well. To blend, I use the cute Revlon Contour shadow brush which ensures the eyeshadow is distributed evenly. It's also really handy for the handbag as it's so small!

Hope you have enjoyed my makeup tools blog post? Comment below with any must have beauty tools that you use, as I would love to add to my collection!

Thanks to everyone who reads my blog too...I've recently discovered that my page views have passed the 30,000 mark, and although that won't seem huge compared to other blog followings, I am super happy so thanks for reading!

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