I am about to tell you something which I can’t even admit to myself just yet.
Ok that sounds super dramatic, I actually have a stinking cold which hasn’t budged for the best part of this week. I’m now spending my days wondering ‘am I ever going to feel normal again‘ and promising my nose that I’ll never take it for advantage ever again.
Why do you do this to me body. WHY BODY WHY?!
On the plus side I’ve managed to avoid several conversations I haven’t wanted to have this week just by sniffling extra loudly and flapping my lemsip packet to indicate that I am a magnet for bacteria right now. Nice.
Aside of my sniffly state, I need to tell you about the Real Techniques Blush Brush and the new Miracle Complexion Sponge.
If there’s one thing that will make a girl feel better it is a hella good contour.
You’re going to think this is cute (idk I hope you do) but I’ve only just recently learnt how to contour.
Mainly because I’ve been struggling to get the angle right and was using the wrong products, but hey if you want me to do a post or a vlog on contouring just hit me up and let me know!
But the Miracle Complexion Sponge has been a huge help in me managing to get my contouring skills just right.
The sponge has 3 sides which help you to apply foundation:
- Rounded sides – which can blend large areas of the face with a repeated “dabbing” or “stippling” motion
- Precision tip – which covers blemishes and imperfections
- Flat edge – for the contours around the eyes and nose
You can use the sponge dry for a more ‘complete’ finish, or you can alternatively wet the sponge slightly to achieve more of a dewy look like Gigi Hadid has been sporting recently.
‘Cus girl, I definitey want to be releasing my inner Gigi.
I still like to use my beloved No.7 foundation brush to apply my foundation first, but any highlighting or contouring I do afterwards is now always done with the Miracle Sponge. Always.
I then also purchased the Real Techniques Blush Brush. I was really looking for a brush which was nice and soft against my skin, but managed to grab onto the blusher (instead of just brushing off) and applying it evenly.
And to be honest, it does exactly that!
It’s a nice, large brush and the blusher only needs to be applied in one or two strokes. If you’re after a bronzing brush, this would probably be just the thing your looking for as well as it manages to cover quite a large area.
And it’s soft. Ohhhhhhhh so soft.
Even though I’m now contouring with foundation/ concealer, I can imagine this would be great for applying and blending out your contour if you’re using powder like the Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour which, btw, is also great if you’re new to contouring (like me!) and wanted a cost effective contour which you can build up to a shade that you’re comfortable with.
I actually wasn’t that aware of Real Technique products (I usually use the Eco Tools set my sister got me last year) but was really happily surprised with how soft both the sponge and the brush felt, and how they both managed to create an even and consistent application.
Considering the Blush Brush is only £10, and the Miracle Sponge £5.99, I was super super chuffed and felt that I got a lot for my money.
Oh, and by the way, Real Techniques is on offer at Boots right now – two for one!
What brushes are you guys loving right now? And should I do a ‘how to’ guide or a vlog on contouring?