Game Changing Brushes


I don't have cups full and full of brushes, but I definitely have figured out which do and don't work for me and what brushes revolutionised the way I apply my makeup.

1. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
This is my newest brush and the only one from Real Techniques I own. While I love my bunches of Sigma and Ecotools brushes, there was a hole in my collection that needed filling which is why I purchased this. The foundation brush from Sigma just wasn't cutting it in terms of foundation/concealer application. This, however, is amazing and a cult favourite for a reason. The bristles are dense and super soft, giving a lovely finish to liquid products.

2. Ecotools Powder Brush
This was in my first set of high quality brushes and at first I did use it as a powder brush. It did the job, was super soft and applied the perfect amount of powder. Since picking up my Sigma brushes this one has shifted into my blush brush and I love it more than ever. I don't like a heavy blush application and it's very hard to go overboard with such soft, spread out bristles.

3. Sigma E65 Small Angle
Before this brush came into my life the whole powder as eyebrow definer was out of my reach. I opted for a pencil because it just seemed so much easier to me. When this little brush came with my brushes I was a little stumped on what to do with it as it is too thick for eyeliner. Then it hit me - I could use it for eyebrows! I whipped out a nice brown matte shadow, gave it a whirl and my brow game has been on point ever since. Brows are definitely very subjective, but when it comes to me I love the natural yet defined look powder gives.

4. Sigma E40 Tapered Blending
Until this brush arrived on my doorstep I didn't own a blending brush. I know, I feel embarrassed for myself. Somehow I managed to create semi-okay eye looks with fluffy shadow brushes I already owned, but this really changed how quickly and nicely I could do my shadow. A few windshield wipe motions with a matte brown in the crease - instant definition and the illusion of put-togetherness. I don't know why I'm talking about it as if it's a revolutionary new thing, but I'm still amazed with this thing on the daily.

5. Sigma F30 Large Powder
This is a travel brush so it isn't the large powder brush you see people using that's almost the size of their face - that one's on my wish list. People usually aren't raving about powder brushes, most really do everything you need them to. However, this one gets a mention because it's my favourite brush. I can't explain it, it might simply be how soft it is on my cheeks, but I love it.

What are your game changing brushes and why?
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  1. I personally am a big fan of eco tools. You know I also own Sigma brushes but they always like lose strands and are breaking apart. I am not a fan of them. Maybe mine just had a defect. How about you?

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!

    Love from Canada,
    Marie from

    1. I really love eco tools and while most brushes are at a higher price here in Australia, eco tools remain relatively cheap!

      My Sigma brushes shed a little, but I've had them for almost a year now, have washed them lots and they're still in great shape except for the names on the side rubbing a little. Did you buy yours from the Sigma online store? It's strange that they haven't held up, I really wish you could have gotten the great experience I did because I find them a dream to use.

      And of course, I'll follow you now! Your blog is so pretty.

  2. Now I want to try that Eco Tools Brush! Really enjoyed this post! Have you tried the Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection? I find the duo-fiber contour picks up only the slightest amount of blush so that you can build up color.