A few weeks back we were asked if we wanted to try out some new make up brushes from makeupbrushes.co.uk, as I’m sure most beauty lovers will agree you can never have enough brushes. We both decided to try a multi tasking brush but from different brands as they both looks similar to the Real Techniques buffing brush that we love!
A great selling point of Make up Brushes.co.uk is that they have free first class delivery on all orders. I always slightly begrudge paying for delivery and it’s great to know that it’s not only shipped free but first class so that it will arrive quickly. They also offer same day dispatch if ordered before 2pm. I personally do the majority of my shopping online now as I just find it so much more convenient to just order things during work breaks and know they’ll be at my house within a few minutes. Make up brushes.co.uk stock various brands including So Eco, Real Techniques and Japoneqsue.
The Brush Works Multi-Tasking Brush was one that I couldn’t resist trying and seeing how it compared to that of a Real Techniques brush.
The brush is very similar to the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, but is slightly smaller in width and bristle height.
I’ve been using it with my current foundations (Vichy Dermablend and DiorSkin Forever) and I really like it. The effect is similar to the buffing brush so gives a flawless finish, but I found it a lot easier to control because of the slightly smaller size, it was especially easier around the nose and eye area for blending foundation and concealer.
I am suitably impressed with this brush and would certainly purchase more, on pay day I will be browsing to see what others are available from Brush Works.
The Brush Works Multi Tasking Brush (link here) costs £6.99 which is an absolute bargain when the RT buffing brush can only be purchased in a set for £20.99.
I chose the So Eco multi tasking brush. So Eco isn’t a brand I’ve heard of but after recently deciding to only purchase cruelty free brands it was great to see that So Eco is cruelty free. As it wasn’t a brand I’d tried before I couldn’t wait to see how it felt. Nothing beats a soft brush and this didn’t disappoint. Definitely on a par with Real Techniques.
As you can see from the packaging above So Eco brushes are also made from recycled and sustainable materials and think about things such as the packaging their products come in which is compostable.
The multi tasking brush is a great all rounder which is a reason I went for it as at least a few times a week I do my make up for work on the bus so something like this is great for those days I inevitably forget a brush. It’s full of densely packed bristles and reminds me of a mixture of the Real Techniques buffing brush and expert face brush. It buffs foundation into the skin flawlessly and easily. I’ve also used it for blush which I love as it’s so dense I find it always me to control where blush goes as I’ve been leaning towards smaller brushes for blush lately.
The biggest test for me for a brush is how it washes. No one wants to spend money on a brush for it to shed or not be good once washed. This washes really well and I haven’t had any shedding from it. It retails for £7.50 here which I think is a great price!
We also got the So Eco 5 brush eye kit to try. I love how travel friendly this is in the pouch and it’s really thing. The brushes also feel nice in the hand as they are lightweight. I do think the colours and the packaging fit the brand theme.
Though if I’m honest I have mixed feelings about the brush selection. I love the mascara spoolie, the angled eyeliner brush and the fine point brush. All of these are amazing and great at what they’re used for (I do use the angled brush for brows rather than eyeliner though and the mascara spoolie to brush my brows with). But for me the eyebrow comb isn’t necessary in the set as well as the spoolie and I think it would have benefited from a fluffy blending brush. I do find the shading brush to big for the eyes but do love it to apply concealer.
It does retail for £12.50 here which I do think is a good price for the brushes you get especially as a set for eyebrows!
Have you tried So Eco or Brush Works?
Love L and M
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