On Twitter, I see a lot of people asking about budget makeup brushes and most of the times the suggestions are for Real Techniques. RT brushes are definitely the first brush line that raised the game for drugstore makeup brushes. Since then a lot of other brands have followed suite but none have quite matched up.
B. Beauty is a new brand to me. I know its Superdrug’s premium beauty brand, but for some reason I’ve never tried anything from them. I’m really keen to try their foundations as I’ve been hearing great things about the formula and shade range. When I saw their beauty brushes, I didn’t think much of it especially at the price point. They’re all under £10 and they’re cruelty free.
First impression was, how soft! Oh Lord! I just wasn’t expecting it. It doesn’t ‘look’ like it’ll be this soft. It has an almost duo-fibre look to the bristles. The B. PowderBrush is the perfect size for me for powdering. I find the RT Powder brush to be far too big for my face, which is why I never bought it. This brush on the other hand is big and fluffy, but not too big. It’s brilliant with loose or pressed powder. It’s really light and applies product perfectly on your skin without going all over. B.Finishing Brush is the softest brush of the range. It’s so soft that you can’t even feel it on your skin! I was unsure initially how to use it, but I’ve playing around with it and think it’s best if you want to apply powder products lightly. I use this for loose powder for a flawless look even to dust the lightest amount of powder highlighter on the high point of my cheek bones and bridge of my nose. It applies the product really lightly to give a subtle glow. Did I mention it’s super soft?!
The B.Blusher and Contour Brush is super impressive. If there’s one thing you want to pick up from the range, make it this. Its angled shape is perfect for giving you definition yet is fluffy enough to blend out product too. I’ve been using this for blusher, bronzer, contour, everything! It has a baby version, the B.Eye Shadow Blending Brush. The angle is brilliant at applying shadow in the crease. It’s also quite fluffy to blend out your crease. I’ve been using it to blend out eyeshadow from my lash line and the angled shape makes it perfect to do this!
The B. Beauty brush range is probably the closest contender I’ve found to the Real Techniques brushes. If you’re in the market for some budget makeup brushes, definitely check these out!
What’re your favourite makeup brushes? Have you tried anything from the B. Beauty brand? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!
Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.