A Make Up Brush Update - Brush Works and Real Techniques

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I hear a lot of amazing things about using beauty blenders/sponges to apply make-up but have only ever invested in a Primark dupe-it didn't expand in water and when damp, merely moved my make-up around rather than help it absorb into my skin. I sometimes used it dry, but that really mattified my skin which isn't always my desired affect. So when the chance arose to try a Brush Works item, the Complexion Sponge was a must have. I also received the Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Blush brush which is definitely the most beautiful brush I now own.

I first tried the Complexion Sponge after I'd applied my base with a foundation brush and then finished it off with my damp sponge. It made my foundation look incredible, especially considering the last week or so it hasn't sat properly on my nose for some reason. I also love the shape of it as it's perfect for around the eyes and getting in those hard to reach areas. 

I then tried the Beauty Works sponge again but to apply a full face of foundation. Not only did it help me use far less product, but gave my face a really nice dewy look which is something I struggle to achieve. It's safe to say my Primark sponge is officially binned, and this is my new favourite way to apply my makeup. 

The Real Techniques Tapered Blush brush has a tip designed for sculpting and highlighting, but I really wanted to try it for powder. I'd read really good things about setting your powder with this brush, especially under the eyes and underneath your contour. This and my Laura Mercier powder is just a dream combination. Personally I don't think I would use this for highlighter as I like it to be very controlled under my brow bone and on my cheekbones, so a fan brush is much better for this. 

Both make-up brushes were sent to me by MakeUpBrushes.co.uk and they also stock other incredible brands such as The Vintage Cosmetics Company and Japonesque. I really like the idea of being able to buy different branded make-up brushes from one site and with free delivery, it's easier than heading to the shops! 

Has anybody tried either of these brushes before? Do you have a favourite brush? 

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