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.
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