Basic Girls Guide to: Make-up Brushes


Today’s blog post is ALL about make-up brushes. They are the tools we use regularly but can get overlooked in when looking in your beauty bag. When I first got into make-up I really had no clue about what brush did what AND for a long time I was really confused about the ‘right’ way to clean them. So I’ll be sharing a few of the things I’ve learnt recently, obviously I’m no expert… but I think that’s already clear haha! This is just a basic girls guide to EVERYTHING about make-up brushes.

Cleaning your brushes:

  • PRODUCTS: I use these little brush eggs from Amazon, which are only £1.11 AND they come in lots of different colours, which pleased me more than it should have! I just used this  cute tool and baby shampoo- this will last you quite a few brush cleaning sessions as well!
  • METHOD: You just put some baby shampoo on the little egg and scrub the brush against it. Rinse the brush in a cup of water or under the tap and leave to dry- EASY PEASY. I think this is the easiest and one of the cheapest ways to do it.
  • RESULTS: Once the brushes have dried they return to their normal shape and pretty much return to how they were when you first bought them. The baby shampoo is very gentle on the brushes so it leaves them feeling super soft.


Don’t forget to get a pretty/ HILARIOUS pot to keep all your brushes in, this is mine!

Top 3 Favourite Brushes:

  • Real Techniques Setting Brush, £5.80: I ordered this off Amazon because I couldn’t find it on its own in Boots, sometimes Amazon is cheaper too! I love this and I use it to blend my concealer- under my eyes and on blemishes. Sometimes I use it for highlighter too and it picks up just the right amount product too!
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush, available in the core set £10.77 on Amazon: If you’re starting to dabble with brushes then this core set will set you right up. This brush is definitely one of my most used because it can blend your ENTIRE base. One of my favourite things about this brush is that I just really trust it to make sure my base looks FLAWLESS. I like to use for foundation AND then I go round my whole face with it after ALL the base make-up to make sure my make-up looks less harsh!
  • Real Techniques Blush Brush, £7.01: The shape of this is perfect for the apples of your cheeks! I think it applies blush AND bronzer really nicely and evenly, sometimes I use it for both to give a natural, sun-kissed glow. It is a good alternative to a powder brush too because it is quite big and fluffy!

Hopefully this post has given you some ideas on how to clean your brushes and some recommendations on some brushes you might want to try! You don’t need to go overboard on brushes but I think that these ones will really help build a solid, core collection. Let me know your favourite brushes below!




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