For the last installment of The SO Project we are looking at Beauty tools.

Mac 217, 239 266 brush, real techniques brushes

My most used beauty tools would have to be my makeup brushes, which really transformed my makeup when I started using them.  I have a few random drug store brushes, but the best brushes have to be Mac and Real Techniques.

Best Makeup Brush Buys

Mac 217 Blending Brush

The Mac 217 blending Brush is an excellent makeup tool, and I could not live without it!  You can apply your eye shadow colour quickly, and does all the work for you when contouring the eye.  The Mac brushes can be a little expensive, but if you look after them, they will last forever.

Mac 217 Blending Brush £18.00

Mac 239 Eye Shader Brush

The Mac 239 is a flat, firm brush which can be used to pat on eye shadow.  If you are wearing a strong colour, the Mac 239 brush will allow you to apply eye shadow heavily, which can later be blended in using the Mac 217.

Mac 239 Eye Shader Brush £20.00

Mac 266 Small Angle Brush

I have had my Mac 266 brush for about 13 years, and it’s still in perfect condition!  It’s great for lining the eyes and filling in brows.  If you’re not confident at applying liquid eyeliner, the Mac 266 brush will allow you to easily apply colour to the lash line.

Mac 266 Small Angle Brush £16.50

Mac Brush Cleanser

The Mac brush cleaning fluid is a must have for quickly and thoroughly cleaning your brushes.  You just need to add a few drops to a cloth or kitchen towel, and swirl your brushes around to clean them.  Using this fluid makes your brushes come out looking new!

Mac Brush Cleanser £10.00

Real techniques powder brush, blush brush and expert face brush

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is brilliant for blending in foundation to give you a pixel perfect complexion.  The bristles are soft bur firm, and make foundation application really easy.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush £9.99

Real Techniques Powder Brush

The Real Techniques Powder Brush is super soft and great for quickly dusting powder all over your face.  The good thing about Real Techniques is the high quality and affordability.

Real Techniques Powder Brush £10.99

Real Techniques Blush Brush

The Real Techniques Blusher Brush has the same qualities as the powder brush, but this one has contoured bristles.  It’s probably too large to contour with, but great for applying all over bronzer or a bit of blusher.

Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99


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