5 Makeup Brushes Even People Who Aren't Beauty Junkies Should Own

Natasha Patel , 21 Sep 2018
Source: Shutterstock
Source: Shutterstock

As the beauty industry keeps growing with more and more brands, products and trends, there comes a time where everything interconnects and sh*t gets confusing. Take for example, makeup brushes. With an array of brushes online, at makeup stores and possibly already in your vanity, it gets annoying at times to choose the right one.

For that, it’s best to recognise the basic brushes you need to start out with! We’ve listed the necessary 5 brushes that you need to invest in—because some even have double uses and advantages!

Foundation Brush

Look for densely-packed bristles. This will ensure easy application and a seamless blend of the product with your skin. Brushes that are tapered at the tip can do wonders when applying liquid foundation.

PAC Cosmetics Angle Flat Foundation Brush No. 220 (Source: paccosmetics.com)
PAC Cosmetics Angle Flat Foundation Brush No. 220 (Source: paccosmetics.com)

Blush Brush

For the most even blush application, angled brushes are a must, especially because it sweeps the colour easily onto your cheeks. It’s also important to make sure that the bristles are soft and don’t poke the skin. You can also use the blush brush to apply powder highlighter and bronzer as well.

Taste Double Ended Cheek & Lip Brush
Taste Double Ended Cheek & Lip Brush

Lip Brush

Find a lip brushes that are thin when it comes to the shape. The pointed tip of the brush will make it easier to get product into the corners and give it definition.

Elf Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Lip Brush (Source: elfcosmetics.com)
Elf Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Lip Brush (Source: elfcosmetics.com)

Eyeshadow Brush

In order to blend out a smokey eye, or even shadow at the crease, a dome-shaped brush is your best bet! Double points to this kind of a brush for having a 2-1 benefit… You can slightly contour with it can well so that your product won’t look too patchy or streaky.

MAC Cosmetics Tapered Blending Brush (Source: maccosmetics.com)
MAC Cosmetics Tapered Blending Brush (Source: maccosmetics.com)

Angled Brush

Another great double-duty product. If you’re not a fan of using a felt or liquid eyeliner, try opting for a gel pot when attempting to get a winged eyeliner. The angle and the density of the brush will give you a perfectly, smooth liner. You can also use this when it comes to eyebrow application with a brow gel.

The Body Shop Slanted Brush (Source: thebodyshop.com)
The Body Shop Slanted Brush (Source: thebodyshop.com)

Which ones of these do you have to invest in? Let us know below!

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