Grab the essentials: Makeup brushes that every girl must own
Hello ladies! If you support the wake-up-and-make-up revolution then you probably already have a collection to envy. I solemnly believe that important and specialized tasks require equally important and specialized tools. No makeup kit is complete without proper makeup brushes. But with so many varieties of brushes available in the market you're always left wondering which one to pick.
The right makeup brush makes life so much easier. And the cherry atop the cake is that after using one, you look like you've just stepped out of a parlour. The key is to use the perfect brush paired with proper technique. Here are some of the most important brushes that every girl must own.
Blending eye brushes:
Blending brushes are one of the most important brushes when it comes to doing up your eyes. They come in different shapes and sizes depending upon the size of your eyes and that's really helpful if you want to look like a pro. The flatter variety of blending brushes is really helpful to get the product onto your eyes using the flatter side and then blending it into the crease.
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Flat eye brushes:
Flat eye brushes are for those who like to pack the product (and lots of it) on the eyes. It's a very dense brush that helps to get the product on quite evenly and helps to buff out the eye area. You can finish the makeup by using a blending brush afterwards.
Pencil eye brushes:
Pencil eye brushes derive the names because they look much like a pencil. Though these brushes look quite thin, they are extremely easy to work with. You can apply, eyeliner with them, or you could highlight your brow bone. It's such a multitasker that you could even blend your makeup in tiny, tricky areas using this magical brush!
While most of the eyeliners come along with a small brush, it is always advisable to own one of these. The brushes that come with the eyeliner usually have a lot of product on it or they are pretty thick, and hence difficult to work with. An eyeliner brush made of soft fibre gives better control while applying eyeliner and it comes in a variety of sizes so you can always find your perfect match.
Angled brow brushes:
Angled brushes are a very, very important tool in a girl's makeup kit. You can get so creative with these brushes – from applying concealer or highlighter in the nooks and corners of your face, or doing up your smokey eyes – an angled brush is extremely helpful and easy to use if practised well. It's basic purpose however is to apply makeup under and over the brow bone.
Flat foundation brushes:
The old and faithful foundation brushes are definitely a must-have. It's extremely easy-to-use and good for beginners. You simply need to paint the foundation on your face.
These Japanese inspired kabuki brushes are good for people who like full coverage. It's made of a dense fibre and really helps to build on the product on your face. They come in 3 varieties – flat top, round top and angled top brushes.
Fluffy powder brush:
Every girl must have atleast one fluffy powder brush in their makeup kit. They're used to apply powder to set the makeup in and they also help to blend the makeup in case you have any blotchy areas. They have a tapering top so you can actually use the brushes to do your contouring and blending once you're through.
Angled blush-on brushes:
Although these brushes are mainly used to apply blush on, you can actually use them to work your bronzer or highlighter into the face. It's a very easy brush to work with and you can get creative by holding it in different ways.
Round top powder brush:
Round top powder brushes are the best option to apply your blush on with. It's a dense brush that can also be used to apply your foundation with, as it provides a good amount of coverage. This brush is a complete winner as it can be used for absolutely anything!
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