Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How Many Brushes do you use a Week?

Hey there,

Since I started blogging I have learnt a lot about make up and it's application. When I first started with make up, everything was done with my hands and the little tiny brushes that came with certain products such as blush. Now however, I have enough brushes and tools that I could easily do my make up but also probably two or three other people's make up as well without having to wash any brushes.

Today I thought I'd start a discussion of, how many brushes do you use in a typical week?

Say hello to all the brushes that I used last week. Yes I know they're dirty but that is because I took the photos right before the mammoth task of cleaning them all. As you can see in one week I used 14 brushes... on one face.

Quickly looking through them you might be able to see three foundation/base brushes (because decided to play with three different foundations during the week), two concealer brushes, one powder brush, one face/blush brush and finally seven eye brushes (I like to play with my eye looks when I know I don't have to go into work).

So I ask you all.. is it normal to have this many make up brushes being used in one week?  Also tell me your favourite brushes and brush brands in the comments below.

Lots of Love,



  1. I'm a Real Technique's lover all the way, I use 3 brushes a week the buffing brush, contour brush for concealer and Multi task from powder/blush -I'm pretty minimal (deep down it's only because I hate cleaning them!) x

  2. Oh it's completely normal! I have about 40 brushes in total and use half, if not more in a week! You're graaaaand ;) My collection looks similar to yours- i absolutely adore my Zoeva and Real Technique brushes!

  3. I thought I was bad :) I don’t wear eyeshadow much so mine are all face brushes, but I think I used around 7 or 8 - Concealer, Foundation, then about 3 or 4 buffing brushes, Blusher Brush & a Kabuki one for my powder. It’s amazing really the amount of brushes/effort we use/go to every day :)

    Hayley x

  4. I use quite a few brushes as well probably about 6-7 in a week but I can't ever imagine going back to not using them. I only really use Real Techniques brushes because I think they are amazing but I do have some brushes from ELF as well that are pretty good and they are affordable too x

  5. After reading your post, I went to see how many iv used this past week and i have like 20 to 25 (oops) I like real techniques, blank canvas cosmetics (Irish brand) and crown :) x

  6. my most used brush is definitely the one for blushes and bronzers, and the eyeshadow brush!

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    AL xx
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  7. Yes it's normal for me anyway. My favourites are my Real Techniques! Xx

    Mummy Beautiful


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