Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
Lots of girls make the mistake of splurging on expensive
makeup while doing without the right tools to apply them. You won’t see
professional makeup artists applying eye shadow with their fingers or using a powder
brush to apply blush—and for good reason! Using the right makeup tools and
brushes helps you make the most of your products and gives you better control
when applying them.
brushes can be a bit daunting. To start you off, I’ve narrowed down the
essentials to these nine brushes:
1. Foundation brush
For a smooth and even application of liquid
foundations, BB creams or CC creams, a foundation brush is a must! Dip your
brush on a pea-sized amount of product and blend with soft, downward strokes.
2. Powder brush
even dusting of powder using a large powder brush with soft, fluffy bristles is
a must. You can use this type of brush for loose powders or with compact powder
concealer to blemishes or to the under eye area. Your finger will only serve to
irritate a zit further and pull unnecessarily on the sensitive skin around the
eye. Use a good-sized concealer brush with a rounded tip instead. I found this
super easy tutorial on how to use a concealer brush; you can check it by
house with un-groomed and sparse-looking brows. Avoid using pencils directly on
your brows but go for small angled brushes with firm bristles for better
For super cute inexpensive brushes, you can check out Zalora’s make-up
brush collection from your favorite beauty brands.
for getting color on the lid and right along the crease and will work with
cream and powder types of eye shades.
eyeshadow blending brush will get rid of any harsh lines and will give your
eyeshadow application a softer finish.
away in a bag or in a drawer to keep them away from dust and dirt. For tips on
how to properly clean your brushes, click here.
great with gel or powder liners. The size and the angled design also make it
ideal for lining the tricky waterline.
points on the apples of the cheek or right along the cheekbone, not all over
the cheeks! For that, you will need a perfectly-sized angled blush brush.
less if you apply it with a good lip brush. Choose one with short enough
bristles so you’ll have better control when you do your cupid’s bow and the
corner of your lips.
with these babies!
Melgie Campbell says
This is pretty cool stuff! I only have a brush that I used for everything..hehe, Thanks for very helpful list, Marie:)
This is actually a guest post, but yes, I also own lots of brushes. Fiber optic/skunk brush is not mentioned in the post lol.
Lady Anne Abit says
I don't own any of these as I'm not really into make-ups! Thanks for the Beauty 101 anyways. 🙂
Yaiks, ang dami pala! I didn't know it was this complicated, hahaha!
Sabbatical Gal says
i only use two brushes. one for foundation and one for the blush 🙂
Glenda Barretto says
have you tried the 2 it in 1 facial brushes? Love those…it is soft on the skin.
Dominique Goh says
I have a few brushes but seldom use it..as only use eyeshadow and blusher.
Aileen A says
I only have two kinds of brushes…toothbrush and hairbrush. Hahahaha! These 9 brushes are all too much for a plain Jane like me. I rarely use make up kasi (I don't know how and it can get expensive hehe). I'm just not used to it.
Van Cruz-Gabaza says
i actually don't have any. hahaha. but i remember when i was a little girl, my mom sent me a set of make up brushes (i was living with my grannies in the province and she's in manila), i don't know why she sent me those but i had fun playing with it, it felt so soft. of course, back then, i didn't know what it was for, i thought those were toys! hihi!
Meikah Ybañez-Delid says
Thanks for these useful tips! I'm guilty of some of them. LOL
Mys Laguitao says
Very informative, reminds me of my cousins' stash of brushes. I have a few that I get as gifts but other than that, I don't really wear makeup.