Beauty brushes 101
Kabuki, stippling, angled, silicon... there are SO many bushes in our beauty tool arsenal - and we know it can be a little confusing if you don't know how to use them all. So, to help you make more informed choices - and aid in the discovery of your new favourite foundation applicator - we've a full run down of our range. From names to functions, and tips to techniques, you'll be a beauty buff in no time.
Before we commence, let’s talk about how gorge these babies are to look at. With it’s on-trend rose gold-tone hardware and sleek, matte black shaft, our latest range will lend a glamorous edge to any beauty bag. But what are we even saying? You can see for yourself what a striking set these beautifying instruments make...
Double-end foundation & concealer brush €2, double-end foundation blend brush €2.50, double-end stippling brush €2.50, double-end blusher brush €2.50
Double-end concealer & foundation brush
For those who find cosmetic cross-contamination an all-too-likely eventuality, or you’re committed to a ‘one brush suits all’ approach, this one’s for you. Our double-ended foundation and concealer brush is an on-the-go saviour, and will curb your naughty one-brush habit. Best of all, two tools in one means you can save space in your beauty bag for more make-up!
Double-end blender foundation brush
Are you torn between the benefits of a blending sponge and a brush when it comes to foundation application? We've made the decision a lot easier - use both! Our ergonomic sponge will help with those tricky, natural contours - like around the nose and eyes - and the brush side works just as effectively as our standalone foundation brush. Best of all, two tools in one means you can save space in your beauty bag for more make-up.
Double-end stippling brush
This relative newbie on the brush scene is a bit of chameleon. The bristles are densely packed at the base, but disperse neatly into a soft brush, making it ideal for liquid-based products that need to be evenly distributed. Depending how firm you are, the stippling brush can provide natural-looking coverage, or an all-out airbrushed finish. Use in sweeping circular motions to buff products onto your skin for a flawless a finish.
Double-end blusher brush
This double duty brush will come in handy for the days you want more, or less, prominent blusher. The fuller end of the brush is great for adding a rosy tint to the apples of your cheeks, while the smaller end will allow you to apply a finer dusting of darker shades underneath your cheekbones for that contoured look.
Contour brush €2, double-end smokey brush €1.50, retractable lip brush €2, strobing brush €2
Speaking of contouring, our range also comprises a specifically-designed contour brush. Angled for ease of use, you'll find this little number handy when it comes to utilising our three step contour palette. Sweep in a downwards fashion underneath your cheekbones, using the longer side to start before easing off onto the shorter bristles underneath your apples.
Double-end smokey eye brush
Whether it’s a red carpet-worthy blend of charcoal hues, or a shimmer of neutral shades for day, this double-end eye shadow brush will help you perfect the smokey eye. Use the small brush to apply dark colours along the crease of your eyelid, and then blend with the larger brush.
Retractable lip brush
A lipstick brush is an indispensable tool when your lippie reaches that tricky-to-use stubby stage. But things can get messy when your uncovered lip brush starts painting the inside of your make-up bag. The answer? Our super-sleek, retractable lip brush pen. Soft bristles that tuck away neatly when you're done, that's a win-win!
Strobing is the latest beauty phenomenon to take over the red carpet. Similarly to contouring, strobing is a way of enhancing your natural features, although this technique relies more on light-reflecting highlighters, than shadow inducing bronzers. Our strobing brush teams perfectly with the viscous consistencies of most highlighting products, thanks to its dense, round brush. Sweep across the top of your cheek bones, down your nose, and along the brow bone for a dewy glow.
If you didn’t already know, our beauty department’s offer far exceeds the above. As well as insanely good cosmetics, we’ve a plethora of handy knick-knacks and accessories. From travel-size decanters, to face wipes and hygiene essentials, you can get your bathroom cabinet well and truly stocked. See more must-haves below, and be sure to flick through our How To series for inspo!