Ah, brand new make-up brushes. Is there anything else in the world that gets a beauty bloggers heart beating than the sight of brand spanking new make-up brushes? Ooooh, they’re so shiny. They’re so soft. They’re so perfect! I’m in LOVE.
Where To Buy: Instagram-Worthy Rose Gold Make Up Brushes
If I’m honest though, the main reason why I love getting new make-up brushes is that I know I can put off cleaning my old set. I have new ones to use and they NEED my undivided attention! Immediately. 🙊
A set of rose gold make-up brushes arrived from Beau Belle. The Rose Gold Complete Set* retails at £34.99 and it consists of 5 very Instagram-worthy brushes. I’d say that £34.99 for 5 soft bristled brushes (which works out as £6.99 per brush) is an extremely great price, especially when compared to their competitors, it kind of a bargain!
Of course, it's not about how great they look on Instagram (although, you've got to admit, they do look pretty smokin' on IG! IG luvs dat rose gold) but the quality of the brushes are pretty decent too.
I don't use all of the brushes on the part of the face that they are designed for - I make it work for me. But... scroll down... all is explained below!
Pretty straight forward, this one! I love these types of brushes for applying BB creams and liquid foundations. It’s like priming a canvas for art but on my face!
I don’t think I’ve ever used a brush this tiny to set my make-up, not sure if I have the patience to use it in that way. However, it works well in blending contour and bronzing powder. I can’t contour to save my life but this tapered-tipped brush allows me to gain more control of where I attempted to ‘sculpt’ and blend, such as the hollows of your cheeks, for example. It’s also not too tightly packed like some contour brushes tend to be, so you won't get such a harsh first touch. I consider this to be a 'beginner's level' contour brush - even if that's not what it was designed for!
One of my absolute favourite make-up brushes ever is Real Techniques Stippling Brush (if you don't have one, you need it in your life!), so whoever contends with that will have a hard time. The bristles on Beau Belle's stippling brush isn’t as densely packed as the Real Techniques one so I haven't been able to use it to blend and blur the liquid foundation on to my skin. Instead, I have used this for cream blushers. I dab it on to my cheeks and then a couple of strokes to blend in evenly for a flawless finish. Hurrah! No more patchy cream blush and goodbye to stained finger tips.
Arched Powder Brush
This one works as any other powder brush. I use it for blush and it picks up a decent good amount of product that allows you to gradually build coverage.
As this is too big for the any surface of my eyelids, I use this brush to add highlight to my face. Whether it be cream, powder, or liquid form, the brush is the perfect size to get highlighter under the brow bones, down the centre of my nose, cupid’s bow and to dab on the apples of my cheeks.