3 Days to Xmas: Brushes

Instead of another makeup set, why not get your hands on the tools of the trade. Makeup brushes. You can never have enough of them. There is just so many to choose from, high end to a cheaper option, a set or single brushes. I think Bobbi Brown has really nice sets of brushes. Sephora has beautiful sets too. People always want MAC brushes, so it can always be an additional gift. Therefore, there is nothing better than getting makeup brushes.

sigmasigma
I bought Sigma Mr Bunny Travel kit from Luxola. Sigma website do ship internationally, but there is shipping cost. I was debating between the regular and travel set. I was also debating between the regular or the Mr/Mrs Bunny. End up I decided to get this. I think synthetic brushes are better and easier to maintain. This kit comes with the container which is really nice and secure for traveling. Once it’s open, it became two containers which is perfect for storing the brushes, whether at home or on holiday.

It also comes with 7 brushes:
Pencil E30 – Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line.
Tapered Blending E40 – Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease.
Eye Shading E55 – Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments.
Small Angle E65 – Essential for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line.
Large Powder F30 – Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body.
Large Angled Contour F40 – The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades.
Foundation F60 – Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas.

All the brushes are smooth. There are hardly any fallout which is awesome. I really love this set. It is just a simple set, perfect for anyone who wants hash free simple kit. I really recommend it.

core collection
Real Technique is probably one of my favorite brand of brushes I own. It’s also not as expensive as the Sigma one. There are 3 permanent sets and I got the Core Collection. It comes with a case which can be use as a stand too. I don’t like it as the stretchy part that hold the brushes is just too tight making putting back the brushes very hard.

The contour brush is quite dense but pretty flexible. So it’s good for a sheer soft finish. I like to use it for setting under eye concealer. Pointed foundation brush is good for liquid foundation. It’s small so it can take forever to apply foundation. What I like to do is use this for under eye concealer and for the curve if my face like around the nose or mouth for a cleaner smooth finish. Detailer brush is tiny. Good as a lip brush or concealer brush. Lastly, buffing brush. Like the contour bush, it’s half dense. Good as a blush brush too.

All the brushes are smooth, I love it. The brushes are flexible in term of what they can be use as. I think most brushes have multiple purposes. What I like about RT is that their brushes are really nice to look at. The bigger brushes can stand on its own as they have a flat bottom surface. Overall it’s a good quality set for an affordable price. You can buy this from iHerb.

ecotools 5 piece
EcoTools Bamboo 5 piece brush set is small enough to stash inside your bag. It comes with a cosmetic bag, mineral powder brush which I use for blush, concealer brush which I interchange as an eyeshadow brush, eye shading brush which is a tad too big for my liking and baby kabuki which is great for an overall dust brush. I use the shading brush as a blending brush. It covers 1/3 of my eyelid, so it’s good to blend the colors together. It can also be use for applying eyeshadow. The brushes are not that dense. It’s soft and doesn’t have many fall out the first time you wash it.
So it’s a simple set for a simple girl.

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