Think you can create a flawless makeup look without using the tools of the trade? Well, maybe you’re that good, but they definitely make makeup application must easier! Makeup brushes come in all sizes and varieties, it can get a little overwhelming (believe us, we know!) Here’s a helpful guide to our top 10 most useful makeup brushes, and how to best use them for perfect results, time after time.
After applying foundation primer, grab your foundation brush and your favorite foundation. Pick up some foundation with your brush and start applying foundation to the face, starting in the center and blending outwards. Use downward strokes to apply the makeup and use the edges to get into tighter, harder-to-reach areas.
Choosing the right concealer is hard enough, but applying can be as easy. Start by dabbing your concealer brush into your concealer of choice and dabbing a bit underneath each eye, dabbing until it’s completely blended into the skin. Dab your brush over any areas you wish to cover, such as redness or blemishes and dab them lightly to blend product.
You can use powder brushes with loose or pressed powder. Dab your powder brush into whichever powder type you prefer, and be sure to always tap away the excess. Take the now powder-packed brush and sweep it gently across your face to set foundation and concealer and give your face a matte appearance.
Kabuki brushes are typically used for applying powdered makeup to larger surface areas. They can be used for powder, loose or pressed, or bronzing powder, or even blush. This brushes design allows for even coverage and a natural-looking coverage.
This brush helps with precious application of blush. This brush picks up and deposits blush to define, contour, and shade your cheeks. Simply smile, then apply the brush in a circular motion to the apples of your cheeks.
Eye Shadow Brush
This is a tapered brush with soft bristles that make it ideal for precise shadow application. This essential brush helps smooth shadow of the lid. Just run the brush flat side down across the lid back and forth to deposit shadow.
Eye Blending Brush
This brush is a must have for blending shadows into your lids. All you have to do is hold the top of the handle and swirl it in circular motions in the crease of the. This gives you a soft, blending eye shadow look.
Angled Eyeliner Brush
Use this handy brush for precision eyeliner looks. Just dip your brush into gel or cream liner, or spritz your brush with setting spray and use it to apply shadow as a liner! Next, hold the eyeliner brush at an angle, keeping the bristles symmetrical with your lash line and deposit the color from your eye’s inner corner to the outer corner.
Lash/Brow Comb & Brush
Use the comb side to gently comb through lashes. This helps separate the lashes, leaving them clump-free while removing any excess mascara. You can also use the comb to tame brows. Using the brush end, brush through your brows and help direct them into your desired shape.
A fan brush is our favorite option for applying highlighter or bronzer to the face. You can also use a fan brush to get great contouring as well! Just apply color to the flat side of your fan brush and sweep it flatly still below the cheekbone to contour. Apply highlighter and use the fan brush to gently sweep color to areas you wish to highlight which leaves you with a beautiful, glowing complexion.
After you’ve created your masterpiece makeup look, do NOT forget to cleanse your brushes, to keep your skin clean and healthy every day.