When it comes to make-up, brushes are the one thing that really makes a huge difference in the application process and how natural it comes off. I love the natural look, and like my make-up to look seamless, and brushes really help me achieve that ‘au naturel’ finish.
Yes, I am a self-confessed Real Techniques fan, and love how soft the bristles are. They’re also easy to blend and sculpt with if your new to using brushes; however USpicy have a similar concept, and each brush comes beautifully packed with a sleek gold and white colour scheme, to really liven up your brush collection. I am not going to say these are the ‘best’ brushes I’ve ever used, because I’ve only ever used the Real Techniques brushes, and in my opinion, nothing really comes close to how well these perform.
I’ve looked at other makeup brushes over the past couple of months, and feel ready to leave my comfort zone and try some other brands that might just be better than the ever popular ‘Core Collection‘. The bristles on the USpicy brushes are really soft against the skin, and I really like how easy they’re to hold and work with. The liquid foundation brush ‘Flat brush‘, has to be one of my favourites and something I’ve actually replaced my ‘RT Foundation brush’ with for the time being; as it’s really effective and gives a beautiful finish. One brush I wasn’t too happy with was the ‘Flat Angled brush‘, I just feel it dragged the skin when contouring, and it never produced the same results as the ‘Flat Brush’. The ‘Tapered Brush’ works much better for contouring, and really gives you that ease of movement and freedom to build up the definition with the dome-shaped tip.
I did, however, enjoy the huge selection of brushes in this kit, and feel it makes for a great starting kit! I actually use the ‘Precision brushes’ with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, as they come in perfect for getting into smaller areas of the face for a precise finish, such as under and around the eyes and the cupids bow to highlight, and down the sides of the nose to contour. You do get a lot more variety in this set for your money and the brushes are really soft, but I did find the ‘Flat Angled Brush’ disappointing as this was the one brush I was really looking forward to using believe it or not :'(
What’re your thoughts on this set? What’s your favourite Make-Up brushes to use?