Hello friends! I hope you’re all doing well. I went to Montreal with my sister for a fun weekend of shopping to celebrate my 18th birthday. We were walking around one night and at around 1 am we came across a 24 hour Jean Coutu and couldn’t resist checking out their makeup selection.
They had a huge display showing very inexpensive brands of makeup brushes that I had never even heard of! I spotted a set of two double ended eye brushes by Personnelle and thought that for $6 it was worth a go! These brushes have wooden handles and extremely soft, synthetic bristles. The set that I got comes with an angled brow/liner brush, a fluffy small crease/blending brush, a large and a small shadow brush.
These brushes aren’t very dense so they’re not the most amazing for blending out darker colours, but I find they’re great for packing a shadow on the lid and for applying a crease shade. The fact that they’re not super dense makes it easy to not pick up too much product so you can work slower to build up the intensity.
I also picked up the Real Techniques Setting Brush. I’m a huge fan of Real Techniques because they have soft, dense brushes that are amazing quality while still being very affordable. This guy is a bit more pricey than the Personnelle brushes, at around $9, though I think it’s worth it!
This brush is tapered up into an egg shape making it a great tool to sweep powder across the skin. I like to use it on days when I want a stronger highlight, as opposed to a fan brush which gives me a softer look.
I would totally recommend checking out both of these brands next time you’re looking to try new brushes! What are your favourite drugstore brushes and makeup tools? Thanks so much for reading and have a great weekend!
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