The day after tomorrow I’ll be leaving for a city break to London and I CANNOT wait any longer! If I may say so, I’ve selected a rather small amount of basic brushes I’m going to take with me. I decided not to go all out since I’ll only be there for 5 days. I usually take way too many brushes with me so I’m quite proud to say that I’m only taking 10 face ánd eye brushes in total to my favorite city in the world.




This brush holder came with my Real Techniques Core Collection. I threw it in the back of my closet but I recently had a clear out and I found it again. In the Core Collection came the Buffing Brush and the Contour Brush. I use both for my concealer/powder depending on how I’m feeling. I never apply a full face of foundation since I don’t need it so a brush like the Contour Brush is perfect for concealing under the eyes and on the chin. For blusher/bronzer I’ll be using my Real Techniques Blush Brush.

(From left to right). I’m not really sure why I’ve packed another concealer brush. This e.l.f Flawless Concealer Brush is super duper budget and it has totally won over my heart. Then there’s the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush which I like to use for blending my eyeshadows. For my brows I always use the e.l.f Professional Eyelash & Brow Wand to set my eyebrows in shape after filling them in with the Real Techniques Brow Brush which isn’t amazing but I have yet to find a better brow brush.

Then for applying eyeshadows I’m taking the Real Techniques Accent Brush, the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush and the Urban Decay Naked 3 brush. I love using the Accent Brush to smudge my kohl liner. I have been loving liquid eyeliners but this is much easier and quicker, especially whilst on a holiday.

Can you tell I like my Real Techniques? I really want to try some Ecotools brushes and I might purchase the MAC 217 or/and the Louise Young Super Foundation brush. Any other recommendations? I would love to hear about your favorite brushes. By the way, tomorrow I’m sharing the makeup I’ll take with me!

Manouk -x-

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