Girls, you know the deal – you want some new make-up brushes but you have to buy a few from different brands and you don’t want to pay all the delivery costs. Anyone who’s into beauty and make-up will have a monumental stash of make-up brushes (me included) and no matter how big our collection is we still want new ones.
Story time: a few weeks ago I wanted some new make-up brushes – I was going to buy a set from one company, a single brush from a second company another single brush from a third company. The total delivery cost for buying from three websites was £9 or something like that… nope, absolutely no way. I could buy a lipstick with that.
Recently I was contacted by MakeUpBrushes.co.uk and, as the name suggests, they stock make-up brushes. I love it when I get an email that really stands out and is something that I think I’d genuinely benefit from. This company sell all of our favourite make-up brushes by loads of brands… and they have free delivery. My favourite kinda delivery.
Anyway to delve into the company a bit more I decided I’d two a comparison of two foundation brushes – one being a more expensive Real Techniques brush and the other being a cheaper brush by Brush Works.
REAL TECHNIQUES BOLD METALS TRIANGLE FOUNDATION BRUSH
I’ve always been a huge fan of Real Techniques brushes, however they can be pretty expensive… Especially the Bold Metals collection. I’m going to ruin all the beauty rules by saying I actually don’t like this brush at all (please don’t shoot me). This one is the 101 Triangle Foundation brush and it’s good for getting into corners – but I found the brush way too harsh, especially compared to all of my other Real Techniques brushes. It’s not like the bristles themselves are hard, but they aren’t as soft as I thought they’d be and I found the brush dragged my foundation across my face instead of buffing it into my skin. Considering this brush usually costs around £20 I don’t think it’s really worth the hype.
BRUSH WORKS FOUNDATION BRUSH
Brush Works is a much lesser known brand than Real Techniques – but I really liked using their Foundation Brush. It’s a little softer than the Real Techniques one, and it’s smaller which I think makes it a little easier to use (you know when you hit the end of the brush into the mirror, yeah I did that a lot with the RT one). The price of this brush is only £5.99 on the Make-up Brushes website – and I think I genuinely preferred it to the more expensive Real Techniques one. I’m not sure if it’s quite as good as some of the other brushes I own, such as the Real Techniques Buffing Brush/Expert Face Brush, but I liked using this Brush Works brush for getting into corners and for around my eyes.
So, the moral of the story is that cheaper make-up brushes can be awesome too. I’ll still always love Real Techniques ones (which MakeUp Brushes stock!) but maybe steer clear of 101, it’s not nice.
But anyway, they’re all sold at MakeUpBrushes.co.uk so go and shop your fave make up brushes and enjoy that free delivery sistas.
Drop me a comment if you’ve ever used either of these (I’d love to know if you like the RT Triangle brush or not?!).
Until next time,