Buying the right makeup brushes can be so frustrating. I mean how does one choose the right essential set of brushes from the numerous brands and shapes available. Sometimes you end up buying a brush and then you realise its totally unnecessary because you have other brushes which would accomplish the same task just as well. Brushes are very important and really show the quality of your makeup. It is important to invest in good quality brushes. But how do you even know which ones to get especially when working on a budget?

Makeup brushes

Here are a list of the most essential face brushes you need. You can then splurge on others when you have a little cash.

Foundation brush: This is one of the most important makeup brushes because it helps set the base for every other thing. Its important to get a good brush to avoid streaky looking foundation instead of the perfect airbrush finish. Best Tool For Perfect Foundation Application, Brush Or Sponge).

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Powder Brush: First of all, I must say to all those who still use the puff that comes with the powder, please ditch it. It wastes a lot of product and still won’t give you a perfect finish. Instead go for a light fluffy brush which would give you a light touch and more natural look.

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Contour Brush: One of the most respected makeup trends is highlighting and contouring. Contouring can be a little bit tricky but with the right brush it would be easy (YouTube Contouring Mistakes By Jordan Liberty). When using liquid or cream contouring product go for a straight brush which will give you more definition. When using powders go for a tapered fluffy brush (Sleek Face Contour Kit Review).


Blush Brush: For all the blush lovers, ever wonder how beauty gurus get that beautiful effortless looking blush of colour (Sleek Blush (Flushed) Review) on their cheeks instead of a blob of colour that simply looks clownish? (The Right Way To Wear Blush Without looking Creepy!) Well the secret is the the brush you use and your method of application. A round fluffy brush is all you need, swipe is from the apples of your cheeks to your ear and slowly build up the colour.


Eyeshadow Brush: This is used to apply eyeshadow on your eyelids. It will concentrate the product on your lids. Apply eyeshadow using patting motion not swiping motion.


Eyeshadow Blending Brush: This brush is very important. It is used to apply transition colour and blend out the eyeshadow to remove harsh line. It is also used to apply and blend out dark colours on the crease.


Eyeliner Brush: Liquid and gel eye liners (Wet N Wild Gel Liner Review) have become a favorite among many people, however it is important to know how to apply them to get the best result (Perfect Winged Eyeliner Tutorial!). Eyeliner brushes come in different shapes and you can try them out to see which works best for you.



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