I am a big believer in the philosophy "pick the right tools for the job and your products will work much harder for you"...ok, ok, that's not exactly from the lips of Aristotle or Socrates but you get the jist!
I've flirted with an entire range of foundation/base brushes in the past, I've tried a the flat foundation brush, the duo fibre stippling brush, sponges, beauty blenders etc and this brush delivers the most flawless base. It buffs in without streaking and can leave you with an undectable but perfect base.
If you're just beginning to build up a set of brushes, this should be near the top of your list. It's a dense, soft blush brush that places colour and blends with ease.
Not an essential, but a bloody good extra. It can blends under eye concealer in a heartbeat and can be used with a multitude of products, this foundation, concealer, cream blush, highlighter, powderong in specific areas.
Another essential brush, the 224 is not only a fabulous blending brush but acts as a wonderful concealing brush, used in a light blending motion it can give you a soft focus effect to die for.
One of the most useful tools in your kit if you want to pack of colour and get the best out of your shadows, the 239 is the perfect brush to get started with.
I find this the perfect partner for gel eyeliner, it's precise enough to create a thin line but can hold it's own if you fancy something a little more dramatic. It's also incredibly useful for doing specific cover up jobs on any blemishes you may have (obviously sanitising inbetween!).
R&M Eye Define (MAC 208)
Although this brush is no longer available, the MAC 208 or any small angled eyeshadow brush will do the same job. This is an absolute eyebrow essential if you like to fill your brows in. It's gives you a lovely natural look whilst still looking neat and tidy. Use it to add colour under the lower lash line too.
An absolute lifesaver for those with more hooded eyes or those with smaller socket spaces. It can give you precise crease colour placement and blend out with ease.
Shu Uemura Lash Curlers
No7 Brow and Lash Brush
I couldn't live without these three tools in my everyday routine. Lash curlers make any mascara work that little bit harder and Shu always come up trumps, An eyebrow spoolie is a must for keeps brows in shape, and Tweezers are a no brainer for those who like to look groomed.
All brushes available from:
www.boots.com/ (Spoolie & Tweezers)
If you want to know how to look after your brushes, click here for a cleaning tutorial! That's what I'm off to do now...