Top Makeup Brushes From the Highstreet/Drugstore

Make Up brushes seem to be something I LOVE. I love splashing out on a new set, hoping to perfect the finish to my face. But I do love finding a bargain too, and these are my top picks for less than £10. I tried to find one for each area, so in theory if you had these in your stash, you wouldn't need anything else!

1. Real Techniques Sculpting Brush £9.99
This has to be my absolute favourite brush at the moment. It just seems it can do everything. This is the perfect multi tasker. Currently I use it for blending in foundation, blending in my concealer, powder and cream contour, well actually powder contour too. Oh and if I am on the move, I will also use it for blush. EVERYTHING. It can do no wrong. It seems to be able to blend and apply products beautifully, but doesn't hold onto them, so it can just be used and used. Minimal Washing. YAY!

2. Cala Blush Brush £3.99
Now this one in theory shouldn't count, as it is typically over £10, but I always find it in TK Maxx, TK Maxx always has a huge selection of brushes available, and this is my favourite one from them, it just picks up the product beautifully

3. Real Techniques Contour Brush (Part of the Core Collection) £20.99
The core collection is worth picking up for this beauty and the flat buffing brush, both beautiful to work with, but this is my favourite to use for highlight and light contouring.

4. Seventeen Eyeshadow Brush £1.99
This brush is ideal for your brow highlight and your inner corner highlight. Couldn't be without this one now.

5. Real Techniques brow Brush  (Part of the Eye Collection) £21.99
Basically buy this set, 3/4 brushes from this set is included, but it is just so good! I love this for my brows, this is the only brush I use for my eyebrows :)

6. Real Techniques Accent Brush   (Part of the Eye Collection) £21.99
This is the perfect smudgy brush for under your eyes. It just picks up the right amount of product, and applies beautifully.

7. Morphe Eyeshadow M505 £4.75
I so love this LOVE IT. So much so I now use this more than my MAC 217. It is just the perfect blend brush, it can blend anything and everything into flawless perfection (well almost anything lol)

8. Real Techniques Bash Shadow Brush  (Part of the Eye Collection) £21.99
This is the one I reach for when I am starting my eye look. It just applies a good amount of product without too much fuss, as you can tell I really like this set!

So there is my top 8 picks. without a doubt the ones I would recommend to go get. Which ones do you recommend as top picks? Let me know in the comments below :)

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  1. I use the RT buffing brush for my concealer, it's perfect :) So many lovely brushes, I really need to try Morphe!

    corrie |

  2. Quality of RT brushes are really good and I haven't tried any disappointing ones yet :) I want to try morphe brushes, many are recommending them and they are really affordable.

    Ela BellaWorld

  3. I love Real Techniques brushes! I find they work really well for the price.

    xo, Liz

  4. That CALA brush looks so similar to EcoTools powder brush! You know what? That's a brilliant idea to look for makeup brushes in TK Maxx, I think it's equivalent to Winners here in Canada. I never thought of scoring makeup tools there so thanks for the idea!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  5. Thanks for sharing these! Good brushes make such a difference with the way make-up looks. It's always good to hear about best options that don't cost too much :)
    Ivona from

  6. I never use brushes apart from for my eyeshadow, ha. I use my fingers to put my foundation on. Oops!

    Corinne x

  7. I also really like Real Techniques brushes and would love to try the Morphe ones!


  8. I'm obsessed with the RT Base shadow brush! It's the best!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  9. Great picks! I love the real techniques ones!


  10. Thanks for these recommendations, I cannot believe how affordable these are. I have too many brushes but I cannot say no to a brand new one! :)


  11. Thanks for these recommendations, I cannot believe how affordable these are. I have too many brushes but I cannot say no to a brand new one! :)


  12. Real Techniques have some of my favorite brushes! I want to try Morphe's as well, they sound amazing :)

  13. You gotta love real techniques for fab brushes at a good price xoxo

  14. I really have to get my hands on Real Technique's brushes! I don't own any yet ☺
    Nati xx

  15. I love the Real Techniques base shadow brush too! I'm just gutted it's not available individually however looking at this post it seems the Startee Set has a lot of other great brushes so I think I'll grab that when I need a new one of it :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  16. Real Technique brushes are great!! One brand I also really like is ecotools, I have basically all their brushes :)
    Kathy x

  17. Real techniques is such an incredible makeup brush brand i just wish all their brushes were also sold individually as well. x

  18. Thank you for sharing these, all your makeup brushes are really nice! Thank you!

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