This week I am sharing my makeup brush haul. It’s actually a little late, as I bought these in November. Delivery times were a little slower with Christmas lurking, so they arrived quite far into December.
If there is one thing I didn’t need to expand in my collection, it was definitely makeup brushes. However, for me, the two most exciting makeup items to buy are brushes and palettes.
The first set I picked up was the Real Techniques Your Picks Berlin set. My first ever blog post was about Real Techniques brushes, I’ve always been a huge fan! This collection is very unique, it has the fan voted favourite brushes in a fan voted design. I bought these from iHerb for a bargain NZD$44 (use my coupon code FPC451 to get 10% off your first order).
The set contains:
- buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
- contour brush: delicately applies highlighter or contour to create sheer, soft-focus finish
- stippling brush: 2 bristle types and lengths distribute product for a feathery finish
- deluxe crease brush: soft, oversized design for effortless contouring
- base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of colour
In comparison to the original versions of the brushes, the Your Picks brushes are chunkier. All of the handles are straight instead of tapered. The heads also look slightly different. The bristles are softer, and I believe this is true of brushes throughout the range now. I also bought a new Blush Brush (because it’s my favourite and I want one for my MUA kit!). I noticed they have changed the handle colour and the logo on the handle. These bristles were also softer than the older version of the brush.
I’m very impressed that Real Techniques continue to change and improve their already great brushes. I will continue to buy their brushes in the future.
The next set I bought was the Sigma Sigmax Precision Kit. These are essentially mini Kabuki brushes, and they are so cute. I love these because they are unlike anything else I have seen with any other brush range. They are usually USD$50.40 but I got them discounted in the Black Friday sale, so paid USD37.80.
The set contains:
- P80 – Precision Flat™: Stipple concealer on sun spots, blemishes, and other small imperfections.
- P82 – Precision Round™: Apply eye shadow base or primer onto the lid.
- P84 – Precision Angled™: Apply product to areas such as the sides of the nose and the hollows of the cheeks.
- P86 – Precision Tapered™: Exact placement of concealer in harder to reach areas such as around the eyes and nose, chin, and around the mouth.
- P88 – Precision Flat Angled™: Use for precise application of concealer products anywhere on the face. Works particularly well around the eyes and nose.
These brushes are perfect for blending in the hard to reach areas of my face and I’m extremely happy to have these in my collection.
The final set, and possibly the most exciting, is the Sigma Pro Makeup Brush Starter Set. This set is made up of the essential Sigma brushes, aimed at Makeup Artists.
This set includes:
- 3DHD® – Kabuki
- 3DHD® – Precision
- F25 – Tapered Face
- F35 – Tapered Highlighter
- F40 – Large Angled Contour
- E55 – Eye Shading
- E44 – Firm Blender
- E54 – Medium Sweeper™
- E38 – Diffused Crease™
- E65 – Small Angle
- E05 – Eye Liner
- E21 – Smudge
A lot of brush sets out there coverall the basics. Whereas this set has a good variety of ‘extra’ brushes. As a brush fanatic, that makes this set an exciting selection for me. I love this set and my favourites are the 3DHD brush and the two tapered face brushes.
Makeup Brush Haul
This week on YouTube I take a closer look at my makeup brush haul:
What are your favourite brushes? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you for reading.