What Makeup Brushes Should You Have in Your Kit?

What Makeup Brushes Should You Have in Your Kit?

Makeup artist Ana Allen breaks down the five essential brushes that should be in every makeup bag

1. An eyeshadow brush

“This one is almost the same size as a fingertip, and it’s less for blending and more for application. Sweep or spread colour onto your eyelid, or dab the colour on for a more intense effect.”

2. A blush brush

“Anything with a powder texture works well with this big soft brush: blush, bronzer, face powder. It’s designed to be the same width as the cheekbone so you can’t accidentally overdo it.”

3. A foundation brush

“This brush is actually designed to apply liquid foundation; the dense top allows you to dab or buff for full coverage, but you can also apply in long strokes with the side of the brush for lighter coverage.”

4. A crease brush

“Use the crease brush wherever you need more detail, whether that’s for eye makeup or to contour your nose or lower lip. It’s for defining and sculpting hard-to-reach places—it's a super versatile tool.”

5. A  liner brush

“When you need a fine line, with liquid liner or eyeshadow, this is the brush you should reach for. Try flicking it for a cat-eye look, or apply under the lash line for a smokey eye. Bonus: this brush can also be used for lipstick application."

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