I remember the first time I walked into a department
store to purchase some make-up brushes, I looked at counter full of brushes and
did not know what to do; there were so many and I was confused as to what brush
did what! The make-up artist ended up selling me a heap of brushes, some which
hardly got used, so thought I would put together a list of the 6 staple make-up
brushes every woman must own, this list is simply all the brushes you will need
to create a flawless look.
1. Foundation brush
Applying foundation with a foundation brush gives you a natural and smooth result. It’s not recommended to apply foundation with your fingertips or a make-up sponge, as your fingertips naturally produce oil, which can be damaging to your pores, and make-up sponges hold bacteria which causes breakouts. (Check out my article on How To Apply Foundation: Brush VS Sponge VS Fingertips).
2. Concealer brush
A concealer brush is used for applying liquid or stick concealers to naturally hide dark circles and other blemishes. As mentioned above, it’s best to apply with a brush rather than with your fingertips or a make-up sponge.
3. Powder brush
A powder brush is used for applying loose or pressed powders. It’s recommended over a puff as its slightly flared shape applies powder lightly, leaving a smooth luminous effect rather than a heavy and uneven finish.
4. Blush brush
A blush brush has a bevelled cut and moulds to the shape of cheekbones for smooth application with a natural result – a much better alternative to the shapeless mini brush that normally comes with blush!
5. Eyeshadow brush
There are so many types of eye shadow brushes out there. The simple ‘eyeshadow brush’ is long bristled and slightly flared in shape, it’s commonly used for dusting on light to dark eyeshadow, soften intensity and illuminate eyes with transparency.
6. Eye crease brush
Tapered in shape the eye crease brush is used for applying medium to dark eye shadow to the inner and outer corners of the eyelids. Its rounded end allows you to apply intense colour with the ability to soften it with the flat side of the brush.
Do you have a staple make-up brush you can’t simply
live without? Comment and share it here!
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