To avoid make-up mishaps, use the correct make-up brushes for the right effect
Each brush has a specific purpose, whether you blot foundation on or apply a thin, precise line of black eyeliner, the length and thickness of brushes differs and is important to know so you get proper, long-lasting coverage. Here are the most vital brushes for your collection.
This brush, typically synthetic, is used to apply foundation. It’s perfect for blending together product, covering your pores and leaving you with a streak-free, even complexion – the perfect base for any makeup look you hope to create.
This fluffy, rounded brush is your go-to brush for applying all face powders – bronzers, blushes and highlighters. Setting your foundation is also important and with this brush you’ll be able to evenly distribute powder to set your base. I can’t deny that this brush may become your new best friend!
This fluffy angled brush is used to apply powder to your face as well, but its long bristles are great for creating dimension without irritating skin or disturbing foundation. Dust on blush or bronzer to help contour your face for a more defined (and rosy) finish.
Short Firm Brush
Ideal for applying eyeshadow, this brush can be used in the corner of the eye and along the lid. These brushes tend to have soft bristles, meaning they work best with powder eyeshadows. Similar to the angled face brush, this gem contours the eye and adds depth. If there is one eyeshadow brush you should own, this is the one.
Angled Eyeliner Brush
With all of the types of eyeliner on the market, you may not be a cream or gel liner girl; but if you are, the right brush can work wonders. This brush’s short, firm bristles provide control when trying to create a breathtaking cat eye and bonds together for fluid lash line application. Find out more about this brush type in my eyeliner brush post.
With a precision flat tip and firm bristles, this brush works with any lip formula and gives your pout the finish it deserves–no bleeding, even coverage and rich color. You can start by lining your lips, then work from the center of your lip to the edges, filling in your lipstick in with this brush. If you have problems connecting your color in the corner of your lips, use the blunt tip of this brush to blend product.