Brush up a storm with your makeup
It’s not enough to just buy good makeup anymore - you need to know how to apply it, too. Whether you go by video tutorials, common sense or advice from friends, there are loads of tips and tricks for looking good on any budget. Makeup brushes are a big part of the equation and they can be crucial in shading, sculpting and contouring the eyes and face. You’ll find brushes designed for highlighters, bronzers, eyeshadows, foundation and more. Whether you’re after a natural brush or a synthetic brush, there are plenty of designs and shapes to pick from, including the following:
The benefit of an angled brush is that you have total control when it comes to shading and sculpting. With firm, straight fibres, these revolutionary numbers will be your best makeup bag companion. Many such makeup brushes mix straight and wavy fibres to blend highlighter, bronzer and blush perfectly. They require little skill to use so even if you’re a total makeup brush beginner, you’ll have no problems.
Unlike angled brushes which are best for shading and shaping on smaller, more precise areas, you’ll find fanned brushes better for blusher and bronzer application over the face and cheeks. If you’re after a natural brush, they’re just the thing to blend makeup seamlessly over larger areas without messing up. They work as a multifunctional brush in that they can smooth over imperfections while also ensuring your makeup is perfectly blended. What more could you ask for?
The weighted handles of foundation brushes are just what you need when ensuring your base makeup is perfectly applied. Featuring either a natural brush or a synthetic brush depending on which you choose, they offer control to you as you apply your daily foundation. You’ll most commonly find these used for liquid applications but in fact, these brushes are great for applying powder, too.
Not just the possession of glamorous 1960s movie stars, you know! A luxurious, fluffy powder brush is a gal’s best friend when it comes to adding a slick of powder before a regular day or a night on the town. Best for blush, highlighter and bronzer, these brushes are great for shading, sculpting and contouring larger areas such as the cheekbones and face.