It’s the wake-up-and-makeup age and you’ll find lots of self-proclaimed makeup artists and bloggers on YouTube giving out beauty advice, makeup tips and tricks. This means anybody can be a makeup artist (MUA) or a beauty expert just by choosing the right technique and the right products, teamed with lots of practice! But here’s the biggest obstacle – most of us can’t afford to purchase all the necessary equipment that one needs to be a good MUA. Quality products (like makeup tools and applicators) are very expensive to be affordable for the middle class. What must be done? You can’t (and shouldn’t) ever give up on your dreams and aspirations. So here’s good news for all aspiring makeup artists!
One of our favourite lifestyle and beauty community on YouTube – Kin Community – featured a video that showed how with only a few tools you can get the perfect makeup look that you’re aiming for. According to them, every girl needs to have just three makeup brushes to complete her kit. That’s right, only three!
The first type of brush that you must have is an angled brush. An angled brush is usually used to fill in your eyebrows. But guess what, you can use this multi-purpose brush to apply lip colour and concealer too! You can also use your angled brush to apply eye liner with precision; now you’ll easily be able to nail that cat liner.
Small powder brush:
A small powder brush is generally used to blend the area around your eyes to give it an even look. But we found out that this brush can also be used to apply eye shadow. I think that’s a great idea! You first apply your eye shadow with the brush and use the same brush to blend it. The plus point here is that you won’t end up wiping away any of the product! You can also use the brush to fill in your eye-crease and cover up tiny blemishes or zits on your face that your foundation couldn’t take care of.
Large powder brush:
The last type of brush you need is a large, fluffy powder brush. This is the best brush for makeup enthusiasts as it can take care of the whole face on its own. Here’s how: a large powder brush can be used to evenly powder your face after applying foundation. It can also be used to contour the face, to apply bronzer and blush, and once you’re done with your makeup you can use to blend and buff the makeup in.
(Note: All photos are courtesy Kin Community – YouTube)