Time to Brush Up
Written by Philippa Pearne
We all know a makeup collection that’s on-point means owning ALL the right makeup brushes, #amiright? So if you need to "brush up" (lolz) on your application skills, then step right up. We’ve got this! Read on, take notes and prepare to be a pro in five minutes flat.
1. The Powder Brush
For: Base that doesn’t budge.
How: Don’t be shy – this brush was made to be swished. Use it to apply loose or compact powder all over your face after applying foundation.
2. The Blush Brush
For: Creating a fresh flush.
How: Tap powder blusher lightly onto the apples of your cheeks, taking it up and outwards.
3. The Foundation Brush
For: Kickass coverage.
How: Starting in the middle of your face and working your way outwards, use the flat part of the brush to sweep on your foundation. Blend it into your jaw and hairlines for a flawless finish.
4. The Concealer Brush
For: Skin trickery.
How: Use the soft bristles to seamlessly dab concealer onto and around any blemishes, and to highlight under your eyes.
5. The Contour Brush
For: Dreamy bone structure.
How: Sweep bronzer underneath your cheekbones, down your nose, over your temples and along your jawline for amazing definition.
6. The Pencil Brush
For: Bright Eyes.
How: Use the end of the brush to lightly dab highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes.
7. The Blender Brush
For: Sheer lids.
How: The looser bristles help blend shadow all over for a subtle wash of color.
8. The Small Shadow Brush
For: Lids that pop.
How: Its small size helps you avoid mistakes, so use this for more focused techniques like applying strongly pigmented shadows or glitters.
9. The Socket Blender Brush
For: Creating an expert finish.
How: In circular motions, use it to blend eyeshadow into the crease of your eye for a two-dimensional look.
10. The Shading Brush
For: Serious smudging
How: Apply dark eyeshadow along the bottom lash line for a sexy, smoky eye.
11. The Angled Eyeliner Brush.
For: Definition #goals
How: Dip it into a gel or powder liner and draw along your top lash line for a finish with attutude.