The Breakdown: Makeup Brushes

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Today I’m going to share with you my top 10 must-have makeup brushes for the face, eyes and lips. A girl’s got to have the right brushes to get the right looks . . . so if you like to wear makeup then investing in a good set of brushes is essential! You’ll have them for years and you will not only save time creating your look but you’ll also keep your sanity.

FACE BRUSHES

1. Foundation : This isn’t a brush recommendation per-say but  if you are going to be applying foundation and want to look flawless this is the “brush” for you.

2. Concealer : A firm but soft bristled brush that has a taper so that you are able to conceal those hard to reach spots like the inner corner of the eye.

3. Powder : A fluffy, natural hair brush with soft bristles that bevel to a slight point. This will help you in the areas around the nose and under eyes.

4. Blush : Soft natural bristles with beveled or curved edges. I prefer an angled brush for more control over my application.

 

EYE & LIP BRUSHES

5. Eyeshadow : Natural, soft rounded bristles that bevel on the edges. This will deliver a smooth sweep of shadow across the lid.

6. Smudge : A must for any of your smokey eyed looks! Also, if you have a shaky hand this is a great way to take your wobbly eye-liner and make it sexy!

7. Blending : Natural hair brush used to eliminate any lines on the eyelids after applying eyeshadow.

8. Angled Liner : Short, compact bristles cut at an angle. Look for one that is dense – cheaper ones will not hold the product as well.

9. Brow Shader : A blend of a synthetic and natural bristles, as the synthetic-only ones are too stiff to give a good application.

10. Lips : Firm, long bristles that come to a slightly pointed tip. This will help you get that perfect pout!

What other makeup brushes do you have questions about?

  • Having the right tools can make all the difference! Great post.