Most of us feel pretty overwhelmed (to say the least) when we hear about the countless number of makeup brushes we supposedly "need." And feeling overwhelmed is perfectly normal when we're told that we need 8 different brushes just for the eyes! Unless you are the makeup artist backstage at Paris Fashion Week, you don't need that many brushes. We've dedicated this blog post to helping you figure out which brushes you actually need and which brushes can be used for multiple purposes. Breathe easy - you really don't need to spend your entire month's salary on your makeup brushes, ladies.
Let's first start out by telling you that the right kind of make up brush is just as important as the product itself. You can have the best brand of foundation, but if not applied with the correct brush, it’s bound to look streaky and uneven. Our aim is to apply make-up in such a way so as to make it look as if we were born with it. The right brush can help you achieve just that. But again, this is not to say you need 45 different brushes to achieve a polished look.
OK, enough chitter chatter. Here are the 6 essential makeup brushes you'll need to perfect your look:
The flat top brush: Allows you to apply your foundation evenly all over your face without creating unwanted streaks. Use in circular motions to get that flawless look.
The concealer brush: This thin, tapered brush allows you to apply your concealer in those small areas as precisely as needed.
The eye shadow brush: Look for a shadow brush that is firm enough to allow you to apply as much pigment as needed, yet flexible enough so that you can blend out your eye shadow to perfect that smoky look.
The large angled contour brush: This brush is amazing when it comes to contouring. The angle allows you to be more precise than a fully-rounded brush. And there's no need to buy a separate brush for blush application. This baby does both perfectly.
The small angled brush: This brush's firmness and small size make it the go-to brush for applying liner with accuracy and control. And it also functions as a brush you can use to fill in your eyebrows with brow powder.
The lash & brow brush: As the name suggests, this brush is used for your eyelashes and your eyebrows. The side that looks like a comb is used to separate your lashes and remove any clumps from your mascara. The brush side is used to groom your eyebrows to perfection.
Follow this little guide when choosing your brushes and you're good to go!