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Makeup brushes can easily take any makeup look to the next level. Without them, we tend to use a lot more makeup and it’s harder to achieve clean lines. Many makeup artists even claim that they are nothing without the tools of their trade. Here are 5 essential makeup brushes that will give you a flawless application.
1. Foundation Brush
If you are using a liquid foundation, foundation brushes are the best way to apply and blend your base. First start by putting a small amount of foundation on the back of your hand. Next use your finger to dot the foundation on your face and use the brush to blend it all in. Alternatively, you can dip the brush right into the foundation and apply it straight onto your face.
2. Beauty Blender
Even though a beauty blender isn’t a brush, it is the perfect way to ensure impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. You can use a beauty blender when applying primer, foundation, powder, cream blushes, and any other complexion product. Personally, I like to use my beauty blender after applying my foundation, to evenly blend my base.
3. Powder Brush
A powder brush is essential for setting foundation. I prefer using a matte colorless powder, however you can use a powder brush to apply any type of setting powder. By dusting your brush into the powder and tapping out the excess powder, it allows you apply a thin layer of extra coverage to without displacing your foundation.
4. Blush Brush
Your blush brush should be the smaller version of your powder brush, to ensure a more precise application. There are different brushes for different types of blush. If you are using a cream blush, you will need a denser flat topped brush, but if you are using a powder blush, the brush will be similar to your powder brush.
5. Angled Brow Brush
Recently there has been a lot of emphasis on eyebrows. They not only draw attention to your eyes, but frame your face. Using an angled eyebrow brush, you can create a bolder eyebrow shape and enhance your natural brows. Be sure to use quick soft strokes as opposed to heavy strokes to achieve a more natural look.
Ps. The brushes above are staples in my makeup bag but don’t forget, there are many other brushes you can use, including a brush for bronzer, lipstick, highlighter and more!
By: Sarah Valji