How to use these makeup brushes for a flawless look.
If you aren’t quite sure about all those brushes you see at the beauty counters, and you want a little review, then consider this your primer on the world of makeup brushes. Whether you can only deal with a few brushes, or whether you want a full-on studio set of tools, there’s something available for everyone. We’re sharing the skinny on a few of our favorites for a pulled together look with minimal effort.
Eye Shadow Brushes
Once you choose your eyeshadow colors, you need the perfect applicators. If you take your queues from professional makeup artists, you’ll find there are a plethora of eyeshadow brushes that’ll help you perfectly layer and blend those gorgeous hues.
A medium eyeshadow brush is a good one to go with first, especially if you’re a minimalist. It can do a few tricks in one. It’s just slightly fanned, and it’s the perfect size for either an all-over shade, like a base color – as well as a darker shade for in the crease.
Other types of eyeshadow brushes include blending brushes and ones that will help you really get into the crease of your lids.
If you want a nice, natural eyeliner look, use your darker shadows and paint your eyeliner on with a wing eyeliner brush. This is a flat brush, slightly angled, and the bristles are packed tightly, for a solid line.
Well-groomed eyebrows add beauty and structure to the face. Tamed brows are a statement, and they really are one of the top finishing touches for a perfectly polished look.
You’re going to need at least one brush to perfect your brows, but where to start? There are so many different kinds, and they range from a simple taming brush, to one that applies powder and then brushes them into place. We love all of the following brushes.
Foundation is your base, of course. It evens out your skin tone to create a flawless look. But have you ever tried a foundation brush? It gives your makeup the look of melting right into your skin, in a way that applying with your fingers can never recreate.
Foundation brushes are bigger, with longer bristles, to cover the larger area of your face. Try the ones below for a flawless finish.
Sometimes the only missing link in achieving a perfect look is simply finding the right tools. With this handy little guide, you’ll be well on our way to a perfect makeup look with minimal investment and effort.