Lets talk about makeup brushes.
Up until I started blogging I’d not really been much of a makeup brush kind of gal, I’d rely on the same multi purpose powder/blusher/bronzer brush and eyeshadow brush that I’d had for years. But we all know that any self respecting blogger needs a multitude of tools at her disposal.
My first foray into “real grown up” brushes was the UBU Smoke Screens Smokey Eye Kit that I wrote about previously (before the major blog breakdown of last 2012 where I lost my entire blog). This kit boasts my most loved eyeshadow brush of all time. The fluffy tapered blending brush. In the Smoke Screen kit you get the blending brush, an angled brush which is perfect for applying shadow close to the lash line (or with a gel liner) and a smudging brush which is ideal in conjunction with a kohl liner.
I was sent another of the Smoke Screen kits to review (praise the lord 2 x beloved blending brushes) and also the Face On Complexion Tool Kit. This kit includes a powder brush, foundation brush, concealer brush and makeup sponge.
This kit is the perfect core collection for the base and I’ve been using the foundation brush over my Cosmo sponge (and I usually hate the basic foundation brushes) and the concealer brush I’ve been using with the Healthy Mix concealer under my eyes – it’s not a super fluffy concealer brush so I find I get a really good coverage. I’ve been using the sponge to apply powder on my nose (I saw on a Gossmakeupartist video that using a sponge to apply powder to areas of open pores can help minimise the look and so far so good!). The blush brush is super soft, and its an all rounder – I’ve used this for blush, powder and highlight and I keep it in my handbag for touch ups throughout the day.
The brushes are colour coded, purple for eyes, pink for face, and yellow for base – which is pretty handy for organisational reasons and lets be honest – they look pretty in my make up jar and I’m all about things looking pretty.
You can pick up the UBU brushes in ASDA and Tesco – so they’re ideal for throwing in between the tea, toilet roll and chocolate and at only £5.00 for the Smoke Screen kit – they’re a total bargain.