Friday, 16 March 2012
Real Techniques Stippling Brush.
Yes it's come to this. I am officially a makeup junkie. Ban me from Mac, and unsubscribe me from the Estee Lauder mailing list immediately - I need some rehab! It started so small - an eyeliner, some mascara perhaps - that's normal, everyone wears mascara. But oh then came my gateway drug - foundation. Then of course that wasn't enough - I couldn't just wear foundation - I needed primer, so the foundation looked better, and blusher, so I don't look too pale, and now comes my latest obsession - make brushes.
I have always put my makeup on with my fingers. I never really saw the point of a brush when my hands worked just as well, and I think are just as hygenic as long as you wash them before use! I saw a lot of reviews of these real techniques brushes on the way too many beauty blogs I follow and I got curious enough to make a purchase.
I picked the stippling brush as it looked like a good all rounder, and I'm not quite up to wanting a whole kit worth of brushes yet(!) but I actually had to hunt for it as every Boots I went into was sold out. I eventually bought the last one in Boots on Oxford Street, but I'm taking that to be a good recommendation!
I have been surprisingly impressed with the differnece it makes to my makeup application - it definitely looks less smudgy (for want of a better word!) than when I use my fingers to apply my makeup. I love that there are real techniques tutorial videos online as well, as I always like to see things in action. As a total make up novice all my knowledge comes from blogs and youtube!
That having been said I am still always looknig for new beauty blogs and youtube channels to follow and learn more about makeup from - so I'd love to know your favourites (and your own one too - self promotion is a-ok!). Please do share in the comments!