Operation Comfort Zone

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 30 - 2009

I am very lazy with my makeup application.  I rarely apply more than one colour to my eyelids. I never bother with things like lip liners (despite owning many).  I rarely contour (it scares me) and most of the time I can’t be arsed with highlighting either.

And I call myself a makeup fanatic? *hangs head in shame*

This week, I will endeavour to make more of an effort.  What’s the point of having all these lovely products if I don’t use them?  So, amongst other makeup resolutions, this week I will be ditching my taupe-y eyeshadows and may even attempt blue again *eek*

I also have a confession… I don’t own a blending brush.  There, I said it.  Disown me if you like – just don’t tell me that you could ‘like, totally already tell from your FOTD shots’ or I might have to find a dark corner to sob in.


look, my skillz are awesum!

Anyway, I know that the pinnacle of blending brushes involves the MAC 32174893 *bleh, I can’t remember numbers* – I know what one I’m talking about.  However, funds aren’t gonna stretch this month… so please recommend me a relative cheapie that I could cut my teeth on.  I’ve heard some good things about a Boots No7 one and also a Revlon one I think?

8 Responses to “Operation Comfort Zone”

  1. I always reach for easy-to-wear colours in the morning – I’m not good early so I like to keep things simple… and matching colours doesn’t come easy to me. Which is why tuturials were like a dream come true when I stumbled upon them!

    I can’t help on the blending brushes I’m afraid but I would 210% recommend the MAC 224 – it is heaven. Can you not use a small cheek blush for blending out while you save for the MAC one? If I’m not carrying a blending brush I just use a small face brush – obviously you can’t get that circular motion for precision blending but for simpler colours a sweep can do the trick 😉

    You could maybe check out eBay for the Sonia Kashuk brushes too… x

  2. sophie says:

    The #224 is an amazing blending brush, but if you are looking for something a little cheaper I would go for the ‘Revlon Contour/Crease Brush’ It’s about &.50 and available in Superdrug, I got it a couple of weeks ago and it is in between the #224 and the #226, and it is awesome :) I don’t think you need to pay MAC prices for decent brushes really, as long as they do the job.

    Oh, and don’t be nervous about Thursday, you’ll be fine. I wish I was gonna be there, but I was invited to a M’cr event (Which I can’t go to) *sob*

    I’m sure everyone you meet will be mega friendly and you’ll wonder what you were worrying about.


  3. Lucy says:

    try the body shop for cheap good brushes, they’re a little pricier than something you’d get in boots (£5+) but well worth it and they work like a dream.

  4. @LionLovingTiger – That’s the tapered one isn’t it? I think that’s the one I wondered if it might be too big for my hooded eyelides… there’s not much space to work in there – and if I’m not careful my eyeshadow goes up to my brows… I need to take a look at it in person I think, thanks for the rec!

    @Sophie – Sorry I’m not gonna see you at Illa :( Hoping you’ll be at Maybelline, I think you said you would be… and thanks for the encouragement xxx

    @Lucy… I do really like Body Shop brushes.. I think that they’re actually pretty hard to beat for synthetics – so soft! I love them for mineral application as they don’t tend to hold TOO much product back on the bristles… great rec!

  5. Rhamnousia says:

    I’ve got a Ruby and MIllie one which I’ve had four about 4 years now, it was free from Boots with those £5 off vouchers. It has been really good for honing my skills and I think I’m ready to move onto another makeup brush brand. It looked as if it was on its last legs recently but I deep conditioned it and it’s better than it has ever been.

    I do have a brand new RnM eyeshadow brush which you can have if you want :) as I think I’m going to finally buy a MAC one.


  6. Ketchup says:

    I’ve got all three brushes, the revlon one, boots number 7 and the 224.

    They are all great brushes,
    If you are on a strict budget, then you can’t go wrong with the boots no 7 blending brush. 😉

  7. Hi Ketchup!

    I’ve just picked up the No7 one this weekend (with the £5 off voucher, of course!) – it’s fab isn’t it! Far softer than I thought it would be, I’m duly impressed!

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment :) I’m gonna check out some more of those No7 brushes before the voucher thing expires! Have you tried any of the other ones?

  8. Hey Rhamnousia, didn’t see you there!!

    I have a soft spot for RnM and I’m always eyeing up that 187 dupe wondering if it’s any good…

    Oooh.. you stepping into the big grown up world of MAC brushes? I only have 1 (and it’s a beaut) – think it’s discontinued now… flat top buffing type thing *looks on google* 180 it’s called. Lovely, but I don’t use it enough.

    Thanks for offering me your RnM brush, but I bought 2 No7’s at the weekend and I’m a little bit in love with both so I won’t deprive you.. a girl always needs a backup!! xxxx

    BTW, which MAC one are you plumping for?

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