Do you know your contour and angled from your blush and spooly?
Relax, we’re talking makeup brushes! If you’ve struggled with understanding what makeup brush does what, you’re not alone. Here’s a rundown of five types of makeup brushes that should be in your makeup kit.
The powder brush is mainly used to dust your face with loose powder, as and when you need it. It is an extremely important item to have in your makeup kit. It comes in handy whenever you need a quick touch up or to freshen up your look, but remember, it is best applied with a light touch to avoid undoing any of your base makeup.
As it says on the tin, the blush brush is used to apply colour to the apples of your cheeks. Some blush brushes are angled, which helps to deliver a more precise application.
There are various types of eyeshadow brushes, but for the sake of a lighter makeup kit, opt for one that can do more than one action. A popular option is a flat eyeshadow brush with a rounded shape, which will allow you to get into the corners of the balls of your eyelid. You want the brush to pick up a good amount of eyeshadow, be it cream or powder form, with minimal fallout.
The main job of a foundation brush is to facilitate even coverage of your foundation on your skin. Investing in a good buffing foundation brush for your makeup bag will ensure that you buff in the foundation flawlessly on to your face. Using the wrong brush for this task can see your face looking cakey and uneven.
Eyebrow definer and Spooly Brush
This two-in-one brush is a very handy addition to your makeup bag. The spooly brush end is a must have for those who have thick eyebrows and need daily grooming. This brush makes it easy to comb eyebrow hair and line it up neatly.
The other end is an angled eyebrow definer brush, which can be used to outline sharper definition of the eyebrows, (with concealer or other product) and fill brows for a beautifully symmetrical appearance.