Makeup brushes are necessary tools to ensure easy application and blending of products. If a smooth and seamless makeup look is what you are going for, they are a must! Here are our top ten makeup brushes that you should add to your collection.
Face Powder Brush
Powder brushes are big and round with fluffy bristles; they are generally used for setting makeup on the face. Before using make sure to tap or blow off excess product. Then simply tap the brush over your face using your desired setting powder. Try to avoid a sweeping motion.
Angled Blush Brush
The angled blush brush provides a sculpting look with its soft yet dense bristles. The soft bristles are great for packing pigment onto your desired areas. The Angled blush brush can also be used for bronzer and is ideal when looking for a more contoured look. The best way to apply blusher and bronzer is by using a swirling motion on the cheeks. This will ensure that the product is blended seamlessly onto the skin.
The foundation brush has long flat bristles that are densely packed and taper off. It is the perfect shape and density to buff your foundation into the skin for a smooth finish. For the best coverage apply product all over your face in a circular motion. As foundation is the groundwork of all of your makeup a good foundation brush is a must in your collection.
Angled Eyeshadow Brush
The rounded bristles of the angled eyeshadow brush makes it perfect for contouring and smudging eyeshadow. The angle makes it easy to apply product in hard to reach spaces like the corner and crease of your eye. Simply use this brush to apply color in your crease using a buffing motion.
Eye Blending Brush
The eye blending brush has fluffy tapered bristles perfect for blending multiple colors on your eyelid. The design of this brush is perfect for precise blending as well as smoothing out harsh lines. For blending out colors on your eyelid sweep back and forth using a windshield wiper like motion. If you want to apply more than one color to your eyelid, this is an essential brush for you!
Eyeliner brushes have a more slender and sparse build. The thin pointed tip provides the precision needed to draw fine lines. It is perfect for using creme liners or liquid liners to create a winged eyeliner look. A steady hand helps when creating a precise line with this type of brush.
A concealer brush is a small flat compact brush with dense bristles. It can be used to evenly apply and blend out powder, creme and liquid concealers. For best results use the brush to tap and buff the product lightly onto moisturized skin for a more professional look.
Lash Comb/Brow Brush
The plastic teeth on the comb is a perfect way to comb out any excess mascara clumps out of your eyelashes. Removing excess mascara clumps can help you achieve a more natural look. Simply use the comb in an upward motion against your eyelashes until you have your desired look. The brow brush is great for taming some unruly brows for a more glam look!
The eyelash and brow spoolie brush aids in defining both your lashes and brows. Its bristles can help separate clumpy eyelashes for a more disperse and full look. You want to use this brush in an upward movement against the eyelashes, for precise control try using the tip for more stubborn lashes. This brush also aids in brow blending, shaping and contouring. If you use a brow powder or cream to fill in your eyebrows a spoolie can help further blend the product in, or can help shape the brows before using a pomade. Simply use the spoolie to shape your brows to how you like them, I recommend moving the spoolie in the same direction as your hair growth.
Lip brushes are incredibly fine with short and soft bristles which make it great for precisely outlining and shaping your lips. Lip brushes can be used to apply both lipstick and gloss with optimal control. The precise application helps prevent smudgy application and can give you a longer lasting look. Not to mention using a lip brush for application can help save product. For application, use your desired product to outline your lips. Once your lips are outlined in the desired shape apply the product towards the center of your lip and blend the product outwards towards your lip line. Top tip: to get a crisp look use a concealer brush to neaten up the edges!
Behind the best makeup looks are the tools and brushes that make it possible. Unfortunately a lot of makeup brushes can be extremely expensive. If you are looking for affordable makeup brushes we recommend the affordable good quality makeup brush kit from Glamor Boutique which includes all of the above products for under $10.
What makeup brushes do you use the most? Do you have a favorite brush that we haven’t mentioned? We’d love to know what you think! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page. And be sure to check out more great tips and articles on our blog!