I am a makeup enthusiast, but sometimes you need to make your life more simplier & why do we need to complicate it with the headache of purchasing HUNDREDS of different makeup brushes to target different areas!

I mean, it is the right thing to do, but I’m not really a makeup artist, so even though I’m an enthusiast I don’t really feel the personal need to buy loads of brushes that will just be left unused on the side of my dressing table!!!

For instance, a Lip Brush is an epic brush to create PRECISION but I’m sure you can do the same job applying your lipstick carefully without it, So I prefer to use the direct lip – lipstick approach!

I’ve broken down my picks for what Makeup brushes you really need & my selection are mostly the brushes you’d use on your everyday makeup looks!


I’m in love with Real Technique brushes as they’ve created a Core Collection of face brushes that target different needs to create the perfect base!


|| Inside the Core Collection ||

Detailer Brush – You can use this to conceal areas, and / or as a Lip Brush ( you see why I mentioned that you don’t need another brush directly for Lipsticks??? )


Pointed Foundation Brush – A great brush to customise your liquid foundation needs according to how much coverage you’re in need of! ( A lot of concern is brought upon pointed brushes for applying foundation , although I am a fan of the Mac – 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush ย I use to apply my foundation! I will recommend using this pointed brush as you will experience streaks only if you don’t blend in the foundation properly!

If you blend in the foundation properly using the Real Techniques brush it will leave your complexion looking flawless!

However, if I am honest I do use this Foundation brush on occasions but I much prefer the Angled Foundation brush from Real Techniques for my Foundation (which is not included in the Core Collection) as the angled nature reduces the formation of streaks & distributes the foundation more evenly!!!


So if the Core Collection was tweaked a tiny bit I’d replace the angled foundation brush with the pointed foundation brush instead of having to purchase another Foundation brush!

Buffing Brush – This brush is perfect for your setting powder I use this Brush to set my Loose Powder Over my Foundation!

I can also use the brush after I apply my contouring to just buff out everything & blend it all in nicely!


Contour Brush – This brush is perfect for contouring, you can apply your Bronzer / Highlighter with ease!!!


& The brushes all come in an included Panoramic case that you can carry around with you on the go!

& for eyes I will definitely recommend using the Real Techniques Eyes Starter Set!

The Eye Set includes all the essentials basics brushes you need to create the perfect eye!!!!


|| The Eyes Starter set includes ||

Base Shadow Brush – Perfect for applying your base colour all over the eyelid region of your eye! I use this mainly for blending in & even for softening up an eyeshadow colour!


Deluxe Crease Brush – Useful for applying Colour on the crease of your eye, I also can wash and use this brush for concealer & even as a buffing brush to buff / blend in all the eyeshadows nicely!


Accent Brush – I’ve used this brush to work eyeshadows in the inner corner of my eye, it’s a perfect smudging tool & you can use this brush on different areas of the eye, and even under the eye too!

Pixel -Point Eyeliner Brush – I’ve used this brush for creating contouring lines on my nose & I’ve also used it with Liquid / Gel eyeliner!


Brow Brush – You can use this brush for eyebrow definition, and building up a natural looking Brow or I’ve also used this brush for applying gel eyeliner as well!


& all come in an included panoramic case as well!!!

The possibilities of these brushes are endless, so before you go and buy a heap of brushes, Just wash & make use of all the existing brushes you have!!!

Real TechniquesCore Collection Brush Set – | HEREย | ยฃ21.99

Real TechniquesEyes Starter Set – | HEREย | ยฃ21.99

Real Techniques Foundation Brush – | HEREย | ยฃ9.99


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  1. Such great brushes, thanks for breaking it down on how we can use these products for different things love the multi use ability of the brushes! x

    1. Thanks Rochelle, absolutely I love the fact you can use them to achieve different things! I love that you can Multi use them too !!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoxo

  2. amazing stuff! but you already know how much I love them! with all my high end brushes that I love and use everyday, I still have the duo fiber face brush that I use for my highly pigmented brushes! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    1. Heheh, and Me too, I love my Mac brushes & of course I still adore my 187 Duo Fibre brush & 209 Mac Eyeliner Brush, but I love these too & yes I do know how much you love them also !!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Theres a world of Brushes out there and these definitely compete in the fact they’re so versatile ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!!! Thanks for Reading Annie! have an amazing Sunday ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

      1. I didn’t had much luck with MAC brushes. I think they’re overpriced and the quality is questionable! I much prefer Sigma brushes to MAC’s. Not to mention that my beloved samurai army from Hakuhodo has prices that start with 14 US dollars, for the J Series. And never experienced any hair fall! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

      2. Ohhh the Sigma brushes, I’ve seen a lot of great reviews about them, I think it’s about time to jump on the bandwagon and try them out for myself! I do agree with you on some of the mac brushes I’ve tried some were flimsy and too soft for my liking! However, I guess you have to try them out to figure out the good ones from the bad!!! :-p I have my eyes on some cost friendly brushes from Spectrum next! Have you seen them? ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoxo

      3. Never heard of that brand before! I would really love to try some Bobbi Brown brushes, some Rae Morris and some Sonia Kashuk…
        And definitely get yourself some Sigma brushes!
        Oh, I completely forgot to mention how impressed I am with Zoeva! They have the most perfect dupes for MAC brushes at half the price! And they have this rose gold set I have my eyes on for more than half an year, but it’s always out of stock! Good, now I’ll check their website to see if it’s available! ๐Ÿ˜ƒxx

      4. You have taken the thoughts right out of my mouth I want to try the rose Gold Zoeeva sets too! I need those they are so pretty too & You can never go wrong with some Bobbi brown ones I have a few and I lust over them, they are completely worth the money and they are beautiful too look at and use!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you didn’t know I’m a massive Bobbi Brown addict hehehe :-p xoxo

      5. I want soooo bad the BB blush brush and that foundation-round-buffer-something brush I can’t remember, for the life of me, how’s called! Oh, the powder brush too! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒxx

      6. ahhhhhh I have their Powder brush you need to get that one it’s amaaaazing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!!!!

      7. Hahaha, it goes dark at 5pm it feels like the days over when it has just begun hahahah ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ xoxo I dislike winter lighting

    1. ahhh Karen, you definitely need to get your hands on the eye set!!! I told myself the same thing for a long time before I caved in & actually got a whole load of Real techniques brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

    1. Aww thanks Lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you love your new eye set! It’s a dream in brush form!!! Tell me how you get on with the brushes when you’ve had a little go with them xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I really want that core collection! I don’t really use brushes though apart from eyeshadow brushes. I have ordered a foundation brush from body shop though.

    Corinne x

    1. ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ ohh you have to tell me how you get on with the body shop Foundation brush!!! & the core collection is definitely worth a look at buying!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy the core collec if you manage to get it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  4. I agree in using as few brushes as possible. I use about 12 brushes to apply foundation, eye shadow & eyebrow powder. I use Bdellium tools but I’ve heard good things about Real Techniques.

    1. Now that is what I’m talking about! I use as little brushes As I can :-p ohhh I haven’t heard of your brand! I’ll have a look at the brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks lovely! Xoxo

    1. Absolutely agree with you! I need to get a Pink Blush brush, their colours are just too pretty to stare at too! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks Lena, Have a great Monday! Xoxox

    1. Thank you so Mucha Hilda, you don’t understand how much that means to me! How do I go about doing this, do I have to make a pinterest account :)? โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo

      1. No you don’t be I highly recommend it because people can find you through it. All you need to do is get the widget from WordPress and this way people can save your posts. If someone finds your post say on my makeup folder they will go straight to your blog. Look me up on pintrest under Hilda Solares search for pinners and see my format. Here to support you lil sis ๐Ÿ˜˜

      2. Thank you so much for the constant support and encouragement Hilda!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ & yes I will look you up & will definitely start up a pinterest! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ™Š such a lovely Big Sis ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ xoxo

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    1. Thanks So much Maria, absolutely there will be loads of brushes that will throw you off & make you indecisive !!! I definitely recommend these products as they simplify your makeup routine! Glad you enjoyed the post & Have an amazing day too ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo

    1. Awww thank you Gabrielle! I love your Blog too ๐Ÿ™‚ & of course your Instagram posts! I hope you love these brushes as much as I do, when you update your brush collection !!!! Thanks for stopping by here too ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

    1. Ah thank you, I’m so glad I am of help ๐Ÿ™‚ are you brushes Real technique ones?? ๐Ÿ™‚ If so then this guide will definitely let you get a lot of wear & use out of them! xoxox

  5. This post is great! I have so many brushes, and I don’t even use half of them! This will definitely help me to cut down and use the ones that are the best to use. I adore Real Techniques! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    1. Thank you so much darling!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t use half of the brushes I have & it’s great to uilize all your exisiting ones too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really glad I could help you out with this!! Xoxo

  6. I love Real Techniques brushes! I hope to get the Eye Starter Kit soon. They work so well and I love that even after you wash them no shedding. Love the price too! Great review ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I will get back to you on the full details of my camera ๐Ÿ™‚ but it’s a Sony!!! :-p the 2 brush kits cost about ยฃ22 each !!!! Very cost friendly ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that helps xoxox

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