As my makeup collection grows I’ve been focusing my attention on making sure I have the right tools to apply my makeup perfectly.
It’s been a long journey from having one small eyeshadow brush and a slightly bigger brush that I used for blush, bronze, powder, pretty much everything, but I have hunted high and low for the perfect beauty tools.
After all makeup is art and an artist needs tools!
Obviously, the main tools of an artist are brushes and I’m sure I don’t need to give you even three guesses to know that my brushes of choice have to be by Spectrum Collection.
Again, as everyone knows these brushes are so amazing I’ll try not to go on too much, so instead I’ll just put loads of pretty pictures and still tell you how great they are! I’ve had the Bombshell set for nearly a year now and more recently the Sexy Siren set pictured here and I still get them out just to look at them they are that pretty.
Better yet they are (deep breath) such good quality, super super soft, cruelty free, vegan friendly and an absolute bargain. The sexy siren set costs £89.99 which at first may sound like a lot of money but when you consider some brand sell just one brush for £40 and here you get twelve brushes plus the stunning brush roll it is a steal! Oh and did I mention they are really pretty?
Here are three of my particular favourites:
B01 In The Buff
Even though I use a foundation blender for my lighter liquid foundations, when it comes to my Rodial foundation I use the B01 to achieve a flawless airbrushed finish. This brush makes buffing foundation onto my skin a dream for beautifully even skin.
A05 Precision Blush
The cut of this brush makes it perfect for blush and that must be true because it rhymed. It allows you to apply your blusher more accurately and make sure you don’t end up with the rosy cheeks of a clown.
B06 Blending Friend
I love love love this brush. The name says it all, it is the best brush for blending eyeshadow. Not too big you blend your eyeshadow all around the top part of your face but the bristles a separated nicely so you can blend to your hearts content.
As mentioned earlier I use a foundation sponge for my more liquid foundations and my top choice is by Basic Beauty Tools. The sponges are really soft and just the right porous texture that stops it from feeling like your bashing your face whilst applying makeup during those early morning hours before you’ve had coffee. They also have a flat edge that is great for baking and applying concealer as well as a pointed tip that allows you to get right in the inner corner of your eye without having to close it so you can see what your doing. Woohoo!
What’s even better is that Basic Beauty Tools are the geniuses behind the Spongedry. Before I got my Spongedry I used to keep my foundation sponge in the lid of a candle, not good. This simple tool allows you store your sponge wet or dry to keep your blender clean and hygienic. It even come with it’s own bag so you can take your Spongedry wherever you go whether that’s to the corner shop or the South Pole. The Spongedry does fit other brands but at £5.99 Basic Beauty Tools foundation blenders are all you need.
If you fancy getting your own Spongedry (trust me you need one), you can use the code ALOVEAFFAIR for 15% off all products at Basic Beauty Tools.
Oh and you best cancel any appointments you have for at least as hour because once you’re on Spectrum Collections website you won’t want to get off.
*This post contains products sent for review purposes but I always give an honest review, where all opinions and views are 100% my own.