Brush up on your application

IMG_7281Lately I’ve developed quite an obsession with makeup brushes. Usually I’m quite a “finger applicator”. A few smudges of foundation and I’m done – no mess, no fuss. But now I quite enjoy having an array of brushes to pick from and find applying makeup more therapeutic and kind of fun with this extra step.

My current favourites are the ones from Real Technique. They’re so soft, so affordable and come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. (As you can see I’ve developed quite the collection!) My personal favourites include the Expert Face Brush, Powder Brush and the Setting Brush. If you’re a bit confused as to which brushes to start off with, the Core Collection is a good option.

To clean these bad boys (and I must admit I don’t do it as often as I should) I just wash them with a little bit of baby shampoo and warm water. I’m yet to try other methods but this one seems to work a treat.


Acing that base

This is more or a less a collection of all the base/face products I use on a regular basis.

When I get ready in the morning my mind automatically turns into a beauty flowchart: Do you need a lot of coverage today? Yes? Go for the Hourglass. No? Go for the L’Oreal. Do you want a dewy finish? Yes? Go for Laura Mercier. No? Go for the Hourglass. There’s a product that satisfies every single criteria which really helps me get ready in a timely manner.

I usually don’t like a heavy base so a lot of these products are either quite light, light-medium or buildable, which I love.

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