My Everyday Makeup Brushes

I can’t quite believe that I’ve managed to ramble my way through over two years of Youtube videos without a nod to my makeup brush stash. In all honesty it’s an area that I’m content with; no crazy wish-lists as long as my right arm, no lemmings or lustings just a gang of brushes that do their jobs perfectly well. A satisfied stash? Well that’s something that should be shared, right? So here it is – my everyday makeup brush lineup complete with a bonus clip at the end of my brush cleaning routine. There are a few that could find themselves swapped out for something new in the future and I highlight those in the video, so recommendations are welcomed with open arms as always, but on the whole it’s a nice little edit of brushes.

Select to watch on Youtube for all the extra links, information and product bumf and observe me filling my brush raving quota, which should keep me fulfilled for the next two years.


  • Vicky

    Oh Anna! I really want to make the RT Buffing Brush mine but it comes in that pesky set and I don’t need all the other brushes it comes with. Do you know if their expert face brush is a decent alternative or just too much like a regular foundation brush?

  • Claudia

    I love the MAC 187 for blush as it sheers out the more pigmented blushes and – like you mentioned for contouring – you can also blend the colour right away with that same brush. easy-peasy 🙂

    also – may I ask how you get your teeth so wonderfully white?

    it’s such a pretty natural white, not the fake Hollywood kind of white 🙂

  • anca.lb90

    I really want to try the Real Techniques set after having heard so many good things about it.

    I’m hosting an Asos Giveaway of $100! It would be great if you decided to enter:

  • Stephanie

    My buffing brush just wont go back to white anymore 🙁 I thought I was doing something wrong but I do it exactly the same as you. I think it might be because I use double wear with it, that stuff doesn’t come off anything haha

  • I’ve been obsessed with Real Techniques brushes lately as well, the buffing brush is one of my favorites 🙂 x

  • Rebecca

    really tempted to get a real techniques set, i’ve always used no7 brushes from boots, but i think its time to to mix it up.


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  • I’m so happy with my Real Techniques brushes too, they wash so well and don’t leave bits all over your face! z

  • Millie

    Great video! I am also a huge fan of Real Technique brushes, they work wonders! 🙂 ♥

  • Ellen T

    I really want to try the Real Techniques brushes! Great video 🙂

    xx Ellen

  • Lorna – Studs and Dreams

    you have definitely swayed me to go and pick some up tomorrow! really hoping they have some!

  • EH

    I love your videos and it was nice to see some tips on cleaning brushes! I recently got the core collection from real techniques and adore them!


  • Kerry

    I’ve been looking for a powder brush recommendation for so long! Thanks Anna

  • great video. I’m so wanting the real techniques brushes.

  • hannahapps12

    After watching this video I had to go out and buy the real techniques core collection for the buffing brush. So glad I did! great video and really helped seeing how you cleaned your brushes, thank you xx