Favorite Make-up Tools

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Make-up for me is both functional and fun. Looking flawless and professional can get me through an important presentation at work and  there is nothing like a bright lippy to cheer up a rainy day. Using the right tools makes it so much easier to apply your make-up and improves the way it looks. I have picked my seven favorite tools!

Favorite Tools zoeva 106 powder
Zoeva 106/Powder Brush

German brand Zoeva produces fabulous brushes and this is one of my favorites. A big fluffy powder brush that picks up just the right amount of powder and distributes it lightly over your face. Read my full review of this firm favorite here.

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Zoeva 128/Cream Cheek

This slanted blush brush is perfect for applying powder blush. It creates a lovely shape and applies just the right amount of color to your cheeks. These high quality brushes have a budget price tag and stay perfect after washing.

Favorite Tools real techniques
Real Techniques duo-fiber contour brush

This is the perfect brush for a light application of bronzer or contour powder. The duo-fiber bristles give a very natural finish. These brushes wash well, without shedding hairs or losing their shape.

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Real Techniques duo-fiber eye brush

This duo-fiber brush is great for blending different eye shadow colors together. It creates a flawless transition between different shades.

Hema Eye Shadow Brush

I use this unnamed Hema brush to apply eyeshadow to the eyelid. Be very careful which brush you pick up at Hema though: most are scratchy and awful. The series with the white handles, on the other hand, is very soft and excellent quality.

Makeup Revolution London E104

This slanted brush is perfect for applying eyeliner. I tend to use this to apply a little dusting of eye shadow over my liner to make sure it stays put. Read more about the entire set of Makeup Revolution Eye Brushes here.

Favorite Tools real techniques sponge
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

One of my favorite make-up tools. This orange egg is perfect to create a flawless base. I prefer to apply liquid foundation and concealer with my fingertips and let it settle a little. I will then bounce this egg across my face to blend everything together perfectly. Truly makes all the difference!

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These were my favorite tools that make all the difference for my look. Do you have any favorite brushes? Let me know!


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Make-up is voor mij zowel functioneel als leuk. Een vlekkeloze professionele look helpt me door een belangrijke presentatie op mijn werk en er is niks beter dan een felle lip om een regenachtige dag op te vrolijken. Het juiste gereedschap maakt het zoveel makkelijker om je make-up snel en mooi aan te brengen. Ik heb hier mijn zeven favorieten op een rijtje gezet!

Favorite Tools zoeva 106 powder
Zoeva 106/Powder Brush

Het Duitse merk Zoeva maakt geweldige kwasten en dit is een van mijn favorieten. Een grote zachte poederkwast die precies de juiste hoeveelheid poeder oppakt en licht over je gezicht verdeelt. Lees hier mijn volledige review van deze favoriet.

Favorite Tools zoeva blush
Zoeva 128/Cream Cheek

Deze schuine blush kwast is geweldig voor het aanbrengen van poeder rouge. Het geeft een mooie vorm en laat precies de juiste hoeveelheid kleur achter. Deze kwasten zijn van hoge kwaliteit voor een fijn prijsje en blijven heel mooi na wassen.

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Makeup Revolution London E104

Deze schuine kwast is super voor het aanbrengen van eyeliner. Ik gebruik hem ook vaak om een dun laagje oogschaduw aan te brengen over mijn eyeliner om te zorgen dat het goed blijft zitten. Lees hier meer over de hele serie Makeup Revolution Eye Brushes.

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Real Techniques duo-fiber contour brush

Dit is de perfecte kwast voor het lichtjes aanbrengen van bronzer of contour poeder. De duo-fiber haren geven een heel natuurlijke finish. De kwasten blijven goed na het wassen: ze verliezen geen haren en blijven goed in vorm.

Real Techniques duo-fiber eye brush

Deze duo-fiber kwast is super voor het blenden van verschillende kleuren oogschaduw. Het zorgt voor een vlekkeloze overgang tussen verschillende tinten.

Hema Eye Shadow Brush

Deze Hema kwast zonder naam gebruik ik voor het aanbrengen van oogschaduw op mijn ooglid. Wees wel voorzichtig welke Hema kwasten je kiest: de meesten zijn hard en onprettig. De serie met het witten handvat is daarentegen zacht en prettig.

Favorite Tools real techniques sponge
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Een van mijn favorieten is dit rare orange ei. Het creëert een mooie basis. Ik breng mijn foundation en concealer het liefst aan met mijn vingers en laat het dan even inzinken. Daarna stuiter ik zachtjes met dit sponsje over mijn gezicht om alles met elkaar te laten versmelten. Maakt echt een enorm verschil!

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Dit waren mijn favoriete make-up accessoires die een groot verschil maken voor mijn look. Heb jij favoriete kwasten? Laat het me weten!

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35 thoughts on “Favorite Make-up Tools

  1. The Simple Beginner April 4, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    My favourite Real Techniques brush is the Expert face brush 🙂 love how it blends my foundation into my skin making look flawless. But I also am loving your Zoeva brushes, I’ve read plenty of reviews about these and seem quite awesome! I wouldn’t mind having a few of my own but they’re on my list of things to buy in a future makeup haul! 😉

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    • Anne April 5, 2015 / 11:10 am

      I happen to have the expert brush, but for some reason I am just not able to apply foundation with brushes in the way I would want to…always looks a little weird.
      Zoeva brushes are really great, I definitely recommend them.

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      • The Simple Beginner April 5, 2015 / 2:12 pm

        Thank you for the recommendation, Anne! I will need to look out for these online! I say that the expert brush is my favourite because that’s the only brush I own for foundation. I have a blending sponge but don’t use it often as I feel it takes too long to apply foundation.

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        • Anne April 5, 2015 / 2:56 pm

          I am just really clumsy with foundation and brushes, can’t seem to get it right. I apply with my fingers and than blend with the sponge for a perfect finish.

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          • The Simple Beginner April 5, 2015 / 3:31 pm

            Does it take long to blend with the sponge for you?

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          • Anne April 5, 2015 / 4:36 pm

            Not really: I apply foundation and concealer with my fingers, let is settle for a minute or two while I do something else and then bounce the sponge around my entire face: takes maybe a minute or two?!
            I do wet the sponge and then squeeze out the excess moisture before using it.

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          • The Simple Beginner April 7, 2015 / 1:36 am

            I might try it your way and see how I go 🙂 I would love to see how the sponge I have works…it’s just sitting there at the moment haha.

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          • Anne April 7, 2015 / 11:11 am

            Just give it a go: they are all pretty much the same. I just like the shape of the real techniques one 😀

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    • Anne April 4, 2015 / 9:15 am

      It is great 🙂 Nice light application and the perfect shape for contouring.
      xxx Anne

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  2. Emmy April 3, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    Love the Real Techniques brushes! Though I just bought myself a set of the Zoeva ones, and I can’t wait to try them out, I’ve heard such great things about them! =D

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    • Anne April 4, 2015 / 9:16 am

      Real Techniques are really nice, but Zoeva is a little more luxurious and softer! Let me know what you think, but I am pretty sure you will love them 🙂

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  3. Amy April 3, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Oh, these sound wonderful! I generally really like ecotools brushes, but I may have to try some of these out ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    • Anne April 4, 2015 / 9:17 am

      Have never tried those. they are a little difficult to get here 🙂
      xxx Anne

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  4. Talking About Beauty April 3, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    I agree, Zoeva brushes are amazing 🙂 I love the powder brush! Been wanting to try out the RT complexion sponge for some time though – good to hear it makes a difference 🙂

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    • Anne April 4, 2015 / 9:33 am

      I love my orange egg! Some people use if for application but it just wastes so much foundation that way. I really think it is perfect for blending though!

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      • Talking About Beauty April 4, 2015 / 8:40 pm

        Yes sponges really do waste a lot of product! I agree with just using it for blending. It gives a nice finish 🙂

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  5. Zoe - zoebeautyblog.com April 3, 2015 / 11:59 am

    Great post Anne. There is nothing worse than struggling to apply beautiful makeup with a rubbish brush! Great choices, I prefer synthetic brushes.xx

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    • Anne April 4, 2015 / 9:34 am

      Exactly! And it never truly looks good either. I think good synthetic brushes wash very well, an absolute bonus. xxx Anne

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      • Zoe - zoebeautyblog.com April 4, 2015 / 10:20 am

        They do wash well, lots of good reasons to but synthetic brushes. I’m not vegan but it’s good to know that animal hair isn’t being used also.xx

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    • Anne April 4, 2015 / 9:35 am

      You should, they are just great and not that expensive either!

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    • Anne April 4, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Dank je! Maakt voor mij echt het verschil 🙂 xxx anne

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  6. Dorkchops April 3, 2015 / 10:07 am

    I need to get Zoeva brushes! :O And I’ve been contemplating the RT sponge too! I want it even more now! 😛

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    • Anne April 4, 2015 / 9:54 am

      Oh sorry 😉 You cannot go wrong with Zoeva brushes and I just love my little sponge.

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      • Dorkchops April 4, 2015 / 11:33 am

        I know! I will definitely look into them when they go on sale again hehe. I regret not getting them when they were last year! 😦

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        • Anne April 5, 2015 / 11:13 am

          I can’t actually look at their website during sale, I would buy all of them 😉

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          • Dorkchops April 5, 2015 / 12:02 pm

            HAHA so true! I buy so much when there are sales on!

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  7. plus+beauty27 April 3, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Great post! I love my Real Techniques complexion sponge. It works very well. I also love my Sonia Kashuk brushes. 🙂 xxx

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    • Anne April 3, 2015 / 8:50 am

      Thanks 🙂 Yes, that little orange egg is a miracle 🙂 Sonia Kashuk sounds familiar, but I hven’t tried them yet. Will check it out, thanks 🙂
      xxx Anne

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      • plus+beauty27 April 3, 2015 / 9:09 am

        You’re welcome! 🙂 xxx

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