On the market today there are thousands of different make-up brushes from High End to Drug Store. With so much choice it’s easy to fall into the trap of buying quite a few (I would know!) and not even knowing what half of them do. In this post I am going to show you my top 3 brushes that I believe everyone should have.
Everyone needs a good brush to blend out their foundation. I don’t like to use a pointed foundation brush because I find it isn’t easy to spread out the make-up and it also leaves it appearing rather thick. The brush I have found is amazing for blending out foundation is the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. The brush is flat topped and stiff enough that it isn’t flimsy but it is soft when blending. The brush allows your foundation to be spread out further and benefits you because it helps it last longer. However to purchase this brush you have to buy it in the Real Techniques Core Collection set.
If you like to contour your face and create the illusion of chiseled cheek bones and a thinner nose then you need a good bronzer brush. If you aren’t too bothered then the collection I mentioned above comes with one however I have found a brush that is 10 times better. The Mac 168 Large Angled Contour Brush. This brush is not only the softest and most gentle brush but just looking at it… I have an obsession I think the white tip with a bit of brown dusted of the end looks amazing. Anyway back to the brush, it has soft fibers which allow the bronzer to be applied subtly however with a bit of pressure it can be darkened
For eyeshadow I always use different brushes for different areas of my eye. One area I like to concentrate on is my crease and this is because it helps to create definition of your eye. The Sigma Tapered Blending – E35 brush is the best for this job. The brush fits into your crease and will glide back and forth on your eyelid smudging out the eyeshadow. This helps to create the ideal smoky eye look. The only issue if you live in the UK is you have to order it from the USA which increases the cost of postage but it is defiantly worth it.
Those are the 3 brushes that I believe everyone should have in their life if they have no others. If you have ever tried any of these brushes or you have a favourite brush then leave a comment below!
Image attribution: Matt Trustle