5 of the best…Makeup Brushes

It’s no surprise our Hollywoods are a fave of beauty queens the world over – with LED lighting in a choice of two shades and a huge selection of styles and sizes, they’re the ultimate makeup accessory for achieving a flawless finish and perfecting complicated looks. However, as any makeup maven knows, the tools you use to achieve your look are equally as important – perhaps none more so than the trusty makeup brush.

From flawless foundation to extravagant eyeshadow – here’s a few of our fave makeup brush brands. Do you use any?

Fierce Face Eye Shader Brush

Maria Fowler was always one of our faves when she was on TOWIE – she became even more so when she launched her gorgeous range of makeup brushes – Fierce Face. The collection features a careful combination of animal hairs and synthetic fibers in each brush, meaning all the results of more expensive collections at a more affordable price.

And, if that wasn’t enough to convince you, she even owns one of IM’s very special Hollywoods. A lady who clearly has taste as well as skill…

maria fowler beauty blogger mirrorReal Techniques Foundation Brush

If you don’t know someone who owns a Real Technique brush, you’re in the minority. The collection, launched by the incredibly inspiring sisters behind YouTube channel Pixiwoo has become iconic – both for its quality and the videos the girls create using the brushes. Their foundation brush is a firm favourite of beauty bloggers everywhere with a soft, flawless finish that’s long-lasting and reliable – creating smooth, dewy skin every time.

MAC Concealer Brush

With flexible, synthetic fibers, MAC’s concealer brush is an icon – handcrafted and perfect for achieving that flawless finish regardless of your canvas. A flat brush, it has a slight pointed tip for the softest accuracy possible. Perfect for covering blemishes both big and small or just highlighting perfect areas.

Nars Mizubake Kabuki Contour Brush

A couple of years ago, we didn’t even know contouring existed. Now, we can’t survive without it. One thing the makeup-mad members of the team have learned over the last few years, however, is that success depends on the right brush -arguably more than the makeup. With a distinctive design and a hand-spun black wisteria handle, Nars’ Mizubake Kabuki brush is inspired by traditional Japanese beauty rituals and offers precise definition and subtle blending.

Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Brush

Brows are the new lipstick – they frame your face, showcase your colouring and can transform a look With densely packed synthetic bristles, the angled Anastasia Beverley Hills brow brush creates natural, hair-like strokes – perfect for avoiding the dreaded slug brow, while its custom spooley end creates a flawless finish whether you’re prepping for a big night out or on-the-go.

What are your brush essentials? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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Jamie Bell is the managing director of Illuminated Mirrors. You can find Jamie on Google+; he also occasionally updates the Illuminated Mirrors Facebook page.

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