5 Makeup Brushes You Need

May 14, 2014
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Brushes are important for every woman’s makeup kit since they are essential in creating a simple or complex makeup look. Some products are best applied with hands, particularly eyeshadow primers, concealer and face primer. No need to splurge out on every new brush set out there on the market, there are only five brushes you need to create a basic makeup look.

Stippling brush

The stippling brush is used to apply foundation, blush and bronzer flawlessly onto the face. The stipple uses various dots and flicks to push the product into the skin, making it look ‘barely there.’ The brush basically has a flat tip, and works better than a paddle foundation brush which only places the makeup around the skin. Used best when product is transferred onto the hand, and the brush is lightly dipped into, then applied onto the face. Push the brush over trouble areas to make sure that the makeup has been applied flawlessly.

Blending eyeshadow brush

Eyeshadow can be very tricky to master if you don’t have the right technique, and especially the correct tools. An eyeshadow brush helps to apply the product and blend it flawlessly into the crease and remaining eyelid. Perfect for creamy or powdered eyeshadows that require a lot of attention, and if applied badly could ruin an entire makeup look. The fine bristles are arranged in an oval shape to ensure a professional application.

Contour brush

Looking for a way to inject a bit of warmth into your makeup look without over bronzing? The contour brush is an amazing tool that can define bone structure, add warmth to the face and give the illusion of amazing cheekbones. These brushes have very fine hair that is designed to pick up a small amount of bronzer or contouring powder, and won’t leave you looking super bronzed up.

Angled eyeliner brush

It all comes down to the correct brush and technique which is crucial for creating that seductive cat eye. An angled eyeliner brush is not only easy to use, but is available almost anywhere you can think of. Simply dip into a pot of eyeliner, and look straight into a mirror. Press the brush at the outside corner of the eye, and create a flick. Then simply line the rest of the eye back into the inner corner. This might take a while to master, but you will soon find a technique that works best for you. Thin brushes are easier to use and will give you a precise line if you’re a beginner.

Blush brush

Finally a pop of colour should never be forgotten, and this is best applied with a blush brush. Most of these brushes are angled, and help to contour the cheeks to complete the look. Apply the brush onto the cheeks, and don’t over-do it with the colour. Work with less product and build it up if you require a stronger look.

Image via Pincurl Mag

By Felicia Sapountzis

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