Hey sweet-stuff, hope your week has passed by nicely. I'm a little nuts today... Encore?? Oui encore.
Nuts, nuts, crazy... Another day with an unhinged mind. I blame a few things... These are the ones I'm happy to share:
- Non-Smoking - having a total crave day... week.
- PMT - a bad case
Anyway onto the main topic de jour: Real Techniques Brushes!
On Tuesday I shared my recent no-smoking purchases which included a mini makeup brush haul (see: Forget Fags - I want things). I picked up a load of brushes & some contour powder with no idea of how to use them. This was no naive impulsive spend, I had already spoken to my gal-pal Holly who had promised that if I bought the items she would teach me how to use them.
The main application processes I wanted to learn were:
- Buffing on my foundation
After buying the brushes I felt it would be a good idea to make a video capturing this. As I know I am not alone in loving makeup and wanting to know how to apply it in the best way. I feel that there are a number of techniques that are completely alien to a whole load of beauty lovers... We want to learn! So I decided to ask Holly to take "US" back to basics and of course she agreed (because she is amaze!)
Another reason for filming this is for my own benefit as I can re-watch it. After all there was a lot to cover & an equal amount to quickly forget. My plan is to master my base and in due course I'll start implementing the other techniques shared (such as the eye definition brushes.)
I ended up cutting this down to two vids, the first covers The Core Collection & Powder Brush and the second the Eye Definition Starter Set.
Note: Excuse my ghastly appearance! This is me sans makeup, a sight for sore eyes for sure. However, I think the makeup process throughout the vid really shows the difference makeup can make. God bless the beauty industry!
Really affordable and super soft! Not so keen on the packaging and the cases will be going straight in the bin, however, I didn't buy them for the cases or appearance and at such a reasonable price I am happy, happy! (Oh and don't forget amaze 3 for 2 offer at Boots.)
- Buffing brush
- Deluxe Crease Brush
- Powder Brush
- Eyebrow Brush
Ha ha what a negative title I chose... The most disappointing brush was the contour brush. This is because I was really excited to get this but it is more of a highlighter brush and not big enough for a simple contour application. Meaning that I will invest in a bigger contour brush & use this for highlighting, so it's not all bad.
Really hope you find this useful! Would love to hear your thoughts xoxo