The key to makeup is blending, for which you need a decent makeup brush set. Every girl should consider getting the recommended essential brushes listed here.
Makeup Brushes for Base
These brushes help apply the concealer more evenly over your skin, for a better end result. Simply use the brush to apply concealer over the exact area that requires attention.
Foundation Brush or Cosmetic Sponges:
Sponges or larger brushes are the best way to apply foundation. You want to achieve a light coat, in order to avoid the “heavy mask” look. Pick your tool well – sponges are best for one-time applications, but use a brush if you think you will need to touch up on the foundation throughout the day.
Brushes are recommended for powdering – a big, fluffy one works best, regardless of whether your powder is pressed or loose. It should spread the product evenly over your face, and the coat can be as light or heavy as you require.
Makeup Brushes for Cheeks
Dome shaped brushes are best for applying blush, as the color will end up stronger in the center, and blended into the skin as it spreads outwards.
If you use bronzer, we recommend that you use a separate brush from the one you use for blush. Look for a brush that is a cross between a powder brush and a blush brush for best results.
Makeup Brushes for Eyes
Use this brush to apply eye shadow across the eyelid and over the brow bone.
This tapered brush will apply mid-tone shadow perfectly along the crease.
The stubbier shape of this brush makes it ideal for applying intense color along the lash line and into the crease.
If you use powder or cream eyeliner, you will find an eyeliner brush very useful. If not, this brush can be passed up for others.
A lash comb is designed to help separate your lashes despite clumpy mascara. Pick a metal one, as plastic versions are not as effective.
Use this to shape and groom your brows. It is also helpful for blending eye brow pencil, for a smoother, natural look.
Makeup Brushes for Lips
Tapered and soft, this fine brush comes in handy for applying lipstick or lip gloss, and blending it with your lip liner. A good brush will achieve a far better effect than simply applying lipstick from a tube.