Wednesday, 14 January 2015


There's nothing like adding an investment piece to your makeup collection. The rush of adrenalin from buying something heavenly that you know is worth the hard earned cash just for how pretty it is, let alone how well it will serve its purposes. For me, tools are one of the top things that are worth investing in. Good quality tools that are well looked after should last you years without needing replacements. And yet, it has taken me this long to get my hands on MAC brushes! 

I was a rather lucky lady this Christmas... my boyfriends lovely parents bought me the MAC Keepsakes Studio Brush Kit that comes with five beautiful white/silver brushes. Two face and three eye brushes, for blending to perfection. I've had real techniques brushes for a long while now and am a big fan (cannot wait to get my hands on their Bold Metals collection!), and even have a few Sephora brushes in my stash from a trip to NYC many moons ago... but this is my first delve into the Holy Grail that is MAC brushes. I've been wanting to start a collection of them for years, but they are quite an investment and I just never knew where to start, so this little kit is just perfect. These are limited edition brushes and are slightly shorter than their original twins, so below I've listed the equivalents from the permanent collection...

129 Powder/Blush Brush
I love this for blush, it's dainty enough to get controlled colour application yet soft and full enough to give even coverage and blend well. Can also be used as a powder brush but I like to set my whole face with loose powder so a larger brush does a quicker job. Available here.

190 Foundation Brush
The MAC website states this brush can be used to 'apply, distribute and blend' your foundation, but personally I like to use this to apply and distribute, and blend with the beauty blender for a really flawless finish. Available here.

224 Tapered Blending Brush
As the name suggests, this brush is perfect for blending eye shadows across the lid. It's quite a medium sized blending brush and is perfect for everyday use, it's my go-to crease blender at the moment. Available here.

213 Fluff Brush
The perfect companion for the Tapered Blending Brush, this brush is for more dense application of shadows to the lid area, and is great for applying shadow all over the lid or in more precise areas. Available here. 

209 Eye Liner Brush
Another one with a name that fits, this is a great little brush for applying eye liner. Personally I like to use this with a gel liner, but it can also be used with powder eyeshadows to create a soft liner look (for more intensity, use the eyeshadow damp). Available here.

I would love brush recommendations, so if you have any that you swear by let me know! 
Thank you so much for reading, much love Kitty xx

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