Make up brushes are something that many people leave out of their make up routine and therefore often fall by the wayside, maybe because people are happier using something else, from sponges to their fingers or applicators or sometimes just because they do not know which brush to use for what, we must admit when looking at all the different types it can be pretty daunting with so many options out there. Brushes are incredible for applying make up, there really is no compromise. They help you to apply and blend your make up with ease and they definitely help to create a significant difference to the final look. Of course good, high quality make up is essential but we promise, once you start applying your make up with brushes you will never want to go back. So without further ado, here are the 9 make up brushes you need to buy right now!
Foundation brush/Stippling brush:
Many people apply their make up with a sponge or their fingers, and while sponges such as a beauty blender are also incredible for applying your foundation there are some great brushes available too. Many people are afraid of using a brush to apply foundation, comparing it with the idea of painting their make up on, but as long as you are sensible with how much product you are using (as you should be no matter what form of application you use) then you should be fine. A foundation brush is a fantastic addition to your kit with long bristles enabling you to apply and blend your foundation with ease. An alternative to the foundation brush is a stippling brush, whereby you apply your foundation in a stippling motion and giving you an airbrushed finish. Whether you opt for the foundation brush or a stippling brush you will be left with a flawless finish.
Another brush which for some reason is not so widely used but will change your make up routine is the concealer brush, which has all the benefits of the foundation brush in that it can concentrate your concealer in a specific area and stops you applying too much so it looks caked on.
Once you have applied your foundation and concealer (and yes in that order so you do not over conceal your face) you will want to set your make up using a face powder and you will want to grab yourself a large powder brush. Dab this into your setting powder and dust the loose powder over your face.
Angled brush/Blush brush:
The angled brush is a great tool to use as a blush brush, and works especially well for precise application, like the application of blush onto your cheeks. You can also use this type of brush (you might want to get yourself a separate one or two…) for the application of highlighter in powder form or bronzer.