Sob sob, I can't believe the time has come already for the starting off project to end. I want to say a huge well done to Steph from Steph's inside voice for organizing such a brilliant project. I know I and probably many other bloggers have picked up a few tips and found some new products to try. Congratulations Steph.
So tools, wow there's such a broad spectrum to cover. I'm going to choose brushes to talk about. Unlike many other bloggers I do not own the real techniques collection. Maybe one day but for now I will stick to my amazing budget finds. I've recently just repurchased all my brushes and they have mainly come from E.L.F cosmetics. The quality and durability is amazing. Starting at just £1.50 a brush I really can't complain about them.
Here's my collection of brushes.
I will talk you through each one and what I use them for.
Foundation- This brush is from the Eco tools collection at boots, I have to say I love these as much as my E.L.F brushes but the price sways me, only just though. I use this when I want a thicker coverage of foundation. It has a flat head so just be careful to not create streaks.
Concealer- Once again Eco tools from boots. I use this both under my eyes and for blemishes. It's a lovely fluffy brush that blends my concealer perfectly. I also use it to blend my foundation in the crease of my chin and sides of my nose.
Powder- The first of my E.L.F brushes and it's wonderful. The bristles are super soft and picks up just the right amount of powder to mattify my t-zone.
Blusher- I have two types of blusher brush a fluffy head and a stippling brush. The fluffy head is from E.L.F which I use for powders. The stippling brush is actually a real techniques copy from eBay and actually works quite well. This I use for liquid blushes. Can anyone recommended another good stippling brush's for me to try?
Contouring- Above is a basic line brush from E.L.F which I can safety say isn't a favorite of mine, I just haven't had time to replace it yet. It malts a little too much for my liking and after only a few uses has started to go out of shape. The angle the bristles are set at makes it perfect for getting bronzer into your cheek bones.
Eyeshadow- I have a couple of eyeshadow brushes. From left to right.
E.L.F sponge: I think I'm one of the few people that likes to use an eye sponge sometimes. I use it to get a good base from not very pigmented eyeshadow. It means I don't waste the products I've bought and not loved but still get the look I'm wanting.
E.L.F studio line contouring brush: I use this brush in my crease. It's the perfect density to give a good coverage line.
E.L.F basic eyeshadow brush: This brush I use for blending my eyeshadow's together so there is no scary lines.
So there's my brushes I use on a daily basis.