Tried & loved: Primark brushes

When I go to Primark (Penneys), I immediately am drawn to the beauty aisle (o and to the candle section as well). Recently they have expanded their brush collection in Belgium. Now, there is a whole wall with brushes and I can stare at it for hours. I already owned some brushes (the powder brush and the contour brush) but I bought a couple of new ones the other day since they are so cheap. Let's not forget the beautiful packaging as well, Primark knows what they're doing.

Powder brush (around €3-4)

Powder brush (around €3-4)

This is the powder brush which I already owned for quite some time. I really love this one. It is quite big so if you only want to set your under eye area, this won't do the trick. I use this with my RCMA no color powder (I know I know, it's a different packaging, I just transferred it ;) ). The brush is really soft and yeah, there is not more I can say, this is cheap and it works great, what more can you wish for?

Eye contour brush (around €2)

Eye contour brush (around €2)

These eye contour brushes are amazing! I use one of them to set my eyes with a colorless powder after I used an eye shadow primer (most of the time this is my concealer). One of my go to eye looks is to use my bronze in the crease. With this brush it is really easy to do so! This brush however is quite big so you can't do detailed work (deepening the crease for example) with this. Love love love these brushes!

Double end smokey brush (around €2)

Double end smokey brush (around €2)

This one I like but not love. With the left side you can pack on some shadow on your lid which is really nice. The right side is quite hard and is not that great to smoke out your lower lash line. Since it is called 'smokey' I really expected it to do wonders on my lower lash line but it can really stab you in the eye, be careful! Instead of poking my eye I use the right side to highlight my inner corners/browbone.

Contour brush (around €3)

Contour brush (around €3)

I use this contour brush a lot! I wrote a whole blogpost about contouring and highlighting. You can find it here. You can create a sharp line to chizzle out your cheekbones with this and can soften it later with the pro blending brush (which I use as a stipple brush for my bronzer).

Pro blending brush by PS (€5) and the stippling brush by Real Techniques (around €15)

Pro blending brush by PS (€5) and the stippling brush by Real Techniques (around €15)

Left: Pro blending brush Right: Stippling brush

Left: Pro blending brush
Right: Stippling brush

This brush is so loved and cherised and it costs only €5. You can blend out your foundation with this I guess but I use it to apply my bronzer. In the picture above you can see that I own 2 different stipple brushes. The one from Real Techniques is a little smaller so you can work more precisely with this but they actually do the same thing. The Primark pro blending brush is an awesome dupe (save some money and get this one instead).

Double ended eye shadow & concealer brush (around €2)

Double ended eye shadow & concealer brush (around €2)

I use this one the least since I am mostly in a hurry in the morning and I always forget to grab a brush. I tend to blend out my concealer with my fingers but this works just as great. When I use it, I use the bigger side to blend out the concealer under my eyes and the litle one to sharpen up my liquid lipstick (because we all now there's nobody who can draw a liquid lipstick straight by themselves) and to cover up little blemishes.

Hope you enjoyed this post,

Lots of love
Emilie