My Makeup Brush Collection – Not a single brush over twenty bucks!

makeup brush collage Here are three things I know about makeup brushes:

One – they can make a huge difference to the finished look of your makeup.

Two – they are can super expensive even though they just look like little paintbrushes.

Three – I have quite a few of them, to be exact I have 48 (don’t worry that surprised/shocked me too)

When I first got into makeup I hardly ever used a brush, apart from applying eye shadow with those terrible double ended cotton bud looking things (do they even really deserve to be called makeup brushes?!?) Now I use many brushes for every kind of makeup application i’m doing, no makeup makeup, big night out makeup, work makeup – no matter what, the brushes are always involved. In the past I used my fingers to spread my foundation on my face, I hate thinking about that now. Sure I still use my fingers a little to dab and blend, but not to actually cover my face. I never realized how bad using hands and fingers on your face can be for pimples and things like that either – and I use to have quite bad skin, coincidence? Maybe?

As I mentioned I have a selection of brushes to choose from in my collection, and although I am totally pro brushes I have always refused to pay a lot for them. Continue reading



September Favourites

september favourites

Not being able to wear makeup for half of the month has really forced me back to concentrating on the basics of looking after my skin, hair and tools. I have had to be really careful with what I use around my eyes especially (if you haven’t read about my eye reaction drama click here)Β so more natural products have been my go to! I also over the last few months have become obsessed with Complexions – a brand new NZ online store that stocks the most amazing products, many of which are usually quite difficult to find close to home.

β™₯ Bdellium Tools Makeup brushes

I grabbed a few of these fabulous makeup brushes after reading Morgans comparison with one of her prized MAC brushes and I was definitely Continue reading