I know that it has been a couple of weeks since we last spoke but I hope to make it up to you by getting back on track this week. I won't bore you with excuses as to why I didn't have time to blog (all wedding related) rather, I will get straight into it.
The most common question that I get asked as a professional makeup artist is about where you can buy affordable makeup brushes without sacrificing quality. That's what today's blog post is going to be about. I will be doing a review of my favorite, budget friendly makeup brushes.
I first found out about Real Techniques brushes on YouTube when I was watching some of Samantha Chapman's videos (she is well known by her YouTube user name PixiWoo). The more YouTube videos I watched, I noticed that so many girls were talking about Real Techniques brushes and how good they are. There is nothing better than watching or reading a review on a product written by an everyday girl, to help me decide whether to spend my hard earned cash on a product.
I think that Real Techniques brushes compared to other 'affordable' brushes that I have purchased - such as the Sigma, make me blush kit, these are 100 times better!
The thing that I love about these brushes is that they are dense but they do not shed any hair. These brushes also do not bleed any colour when you wash them or when you use liquid products with them. These two things are usually the most important to me when purchasing cheap brushes because they annoy me the most when I'm trying to apply my makeup. Other great things about the brushes is that they are super soft and they have synthetic fibers so they are 100% cruelty free.
Just like with any product, there is one thing that can be improved with these brushes. I personally don't like the fact that they are quite wide at the base of the brush so they can stand up on their own. Even though this might seem like a great idea to some, for a makeup artist like myself I find them a bit of a hassle to store in my kit because of that. I would prefer if they had a straight handle. Other than that one small thing, which I can live with, these brushes are amazing!
Finally, these brushes are not only fantastic quality but they are also very affordable. In Australia, they are available at Priceline although I would personally not recommend that you purchase them from Priceline unless they have a sale because they are more than double the price than anywhere else in the world! In order to save money, I purchased my brushes from iHerb.com which is a website I heard good reviews about on an Australian beauty forum. If you are looking for a good website to buy these brushes then I would recommend iHerb because my order was shipped the day after I ordered it and arrived approximately 2.5 weeks later. Given the fact that I saved so much by purchasing online, the waiting time didn't bother me. My brushes were nicely packed and nothing was broken when it arrived.