Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Week 10 - Starting Off Project: Week 10: Make up tools

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone has had an awesome week!

It is the FINAL week of The SO Project (#theSOproject)... where has the past 10 weeks gone?! Really sad to see the project end!

The category this week is Make Up Tools. 
Lets commence…

Make up tools are used to aid in the application of cosmetics to ultimate give a flawless finish. There are many different types of make up tools available and it can be quite tricky to choose the correct applicator and use them for accordingly. Numerous brands sell their own brushes but I do like to look around since prices and quality do vary. Also bear in mind that paying more for an item does not always equal to quality.

Makeup Brushes
The following brushes are would be great to check especially if you are on a budget.

There are many different types of brushes and for many different functions from applying foundations and concealers to applying eyeliners and eyeshadows. 

Makeup Brushes
The following brushes are would be great to check especially if you are on a budget.

There are many different types of brushes and for many different functions from applying foundations and concealers to applying eyeliners and eyeshadows.

 The above image consists of brushes from Ecotools and E.L.F.

If you would like to read my review of these Ecotool brushes please click here.
Click here to read all about my E.L.F. haul!

1.       Blush Brush
I use this as a powder brush. I have found the rounded shape to be very useful when powder be it pressed or loose powder.

2.       Lash and Brow Groomer
The comb side is great for separating the lashes after applying mascara. The brush side is ok. It does the job relatively well, however I have noticed that the bristle does tend to fan out and separate.

3.       Concealer brush
The shape of the concealer brush is great for applying concealer on the delicate areas under the eyes.

4.       Eye shadow Brush
Great for application as well as blending the product. I prefer using eyeshadow brushes to apply the products rather than the eyeshadow sponges.

5.       Eyeliner brush
My favourite! This little beauty is wonderful for applying eyeliner. I have especially been using it to apply eyeliner to the bottom lash line. Also great for smudging out the product, be it liner or eye shadow, on the top lid to achieve a more smokey eye effect.
This type of brush is also very useful for defining the eye brows.

 6.       Contour brush
The shape of this brush makes it nice and easy to add shadows/highlights to the face creating lovely contouring and accentuating the facial bone structure.

7.       Eyeshadow brush
Lovely for applying eyeshadows and blending the product.

8.       Lip Defining brush
Helps in smooth application of lip products. Especially useful when your lip stick has finished- you can use this brush to nicely get to the remainder of that gorgeous lip stick stuck in the tube!

9.       Smudge Eye Sponge
This brush can be used to smudge/ blend eyeshadow. It can also be used to smudge khol eyeliner to create dramatic smokey eye looks.

10.   Eyeshadow sponge brush
These applicators are usually supplied with eyeshadows. However I do not always find them useful for applying the product. I feel that they tend to absorb the product making it difficult to use.

 I sure do love powder and blush brushes!


Sponges! Lets not undermine the usefulness of these applicators! Although I do like using brushes to apply make up, I do like going back to my sponges every now and again.

I use these when applying products to specific areas that I would like to conceal such as blemishes. They are gentle and easy to use.

At times I also use sponges to aid in the application of contours or blushes.


 Tweezers- great for some facial grooming!

Eyebrow pencil and brush
I really like this Rimmel eyebrow pencil. To read my review on this product please click here.

So this is the final post for The Starting Off Project (#theSOproject). Really sad to see this project end. 
I would like to thank Steph from Steph’s Inside Voice for creating it!

I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in this project. Along the way I have learnt a lot and introduced to many lovely blogs.

I will be doing an additional post with a summary of my posts for this project so please do check it out!

I hope you have enjoyed reading these posts :)

Stay tuned since there is another project coming up soon!


  1. You keep your brushes soo clean. I wish I could be bothered to wash mine more than I do haha. Lovely post.

    Hannah xxx

    1. Thanks Hannah :)
      I try to keep them clean to avoid breakouts!

  2. These posts are so helpful! (:

  3. Oh I really want to try the ecotools brushes!


    1. I really like them! They are very nice and soft- and so far I have not experienced any of the bristles falling out. Worth checking out :)
      I did a review on it if you are interested http://goldenandsheen.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/eco-tools-makeup-brush-set-review.html