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My Top 5 make-up brushes featuring MAC, Nars, Sigma, Bobbi Brown & Real Techniques




I have so many brushes in my collection, but find that I tend to reach for the same few repeatedly and thought I would share my top 5 and most used brushes with you today.



MAC 217: Who doesn't love this amazing blending brush? I simply cannot do my make-up without using this brush & have four in my collection because I use it so often! It is the very best blending brush I have ever used. It is very densely packed and has an oval shaped tip so is perfect for blending away any harsh lines.

Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush: I have previously reviewed this here. I have a few different brushes that I use for applying my foundation but this is the one that I find gives the most flawless finish and I use it more than any of the others. Expensive, but worth it.

Real Techniques Setting Brush: Although this brush is meant for use with powder, bronzer or blusher, I tend to use it with concealer because I find that it buffs it into the skin perfectly & seamlessly. Because of its shape, it is perfect for using on the under-eye area but I also use it on other areas of the face that need concealing.

Sigma E30 Pencil Brush: I love this brush for smudging shadow or liner along the upper and lower lashlines or applying shadow in the crease. It is really soft and washes well without shedding. I have had this for about 3 years now & it is still perfect.

Nars Yachiyo: This Nars brush is my favourite ever blush brush. It picks up just the right amount of blush, so is perfect for use with all blushes no matter how pigmented they are. I have a few other blush brushes in my collection, but none come near to being as good as this one. It also washes well & doesn't shed. It is probably the most expensive brush I have ever bought, but the price is justified because I cannot pick fault with it.

Please tell me your favourite brushes!

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22 comments

  1. The Bobbi Brown full coverage face brush looks amazing!

    Jenna | Jennaloves3.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. It really is! I can depend on it for a flawless finish every time! xx

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  3. From your 5 favourites I only have the RT brush and I agree it's great! The Nars brush sounds amazing, so many people love it! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  4. Oh I do love my makeup brushes, nice picks! :)

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  5. The Nars brush is a real investment brush! I love Real Techniques brushes - the buffing brush used to be my favourite foundation brush! xx

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  6. Great picks,I really want to get my hands on both the MAC 217 and Nars Yachiyo. The Nars one sounds really intriguing. My favourite brushes have to include the RT buffing brush, blush brush and Zoeva concealer brush :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  7. I've yet to try any Zoeva brushes - I'm so late to that party! xx

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  8. I love my MAC 217 too! I've never tried the NARS brush, but I definitely want to get it because it sounds amazing!
    -Sisi
    www.modernbeautygirl.com

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  9. I love the RT setting brush too & the MAC 217! I found a dupe on ebay for the NARS brush and it's amazing! I use it for everything, it's the perfect shape and picks up a lot of product :)

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  10. It really is amazing, pricey but worth it! xx

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  11. The dupe sounds great, maybe you should post a link or do a post about it for others who might want it?! xx

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  12. I will, it's on my list of things to blog about :) xx

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  13. I've never tried the 217 - crazy I know :D xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  14. Wow! You really need to try it! What blending brush do you use?! xx

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  15. I won the Zoeva pink brush set last year and they are fantastic brushes! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Professional 15 Piece Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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  16. I really need to try some Zoeva brushes - what a great prize you won! xx

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  17. I'm trying to resist the urge to purchase another NARS brush. I got the ITA last year and it's perfect. You and Gyudy have me longing fro the Nars Yachiyo, though. Hehe.

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  18. You won't regret buying it! Go on! xx

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  19. I am desperate to get some good quality makeup brushes but they are so expensive

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  20. The Real Technique Brush Sets are good quality & good value - especially the core collection! xx

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  21. Hehe. It will probably be mine before the year is out. :-)

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