As a makeup lover I never really thought of investing in tools, I wanted to concentrate on colours and textures; lipsticks, eyeshadows, highlighters, blushers, concealers and more lipsticks, etc…. Don’t get me wrong, I still want all those things but I realise now that good quality brushes make all those products look more natural and refined. Want amazing skin? get a good brush, that will do the trick for you. So now I only invest in good brushes. OK OK… and in lipsticks, eyeshadows, highlighters, blushers, concealers, and definitely more lipsticks. What can I say? I just know how to set priorities. 😉
Here are my top FIVE brushes, believe me, they are foolproof:
It is the most versatile brush that I own, it really is a multitasking one. The tapered end allows you to be very precise in the application of any product so it makes really easy to put anything on your face. Use it for powder under your eyes and t-zone, contour, to highlight the high part of your cheeks, the bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow and under the eyebrow. It is also great for blushers and bronzers. It picks up only the right amount of product so you really can’t go wrong.
Something that makes the brush feel very luxurious is the handle, made of wood and carved with different angles making it really easy to manipulate.
This beauty is not only great to apply creams, moisturisers and foundations, as the name indicates, it is also perfect to buff any product. It has two different types of bristles (the white ones less dense than the brown ones at the bottom of the brush) making it perfect for either light or full coverage. I also use it to blend powders, for example when I have applied too much blusher or bronzer.
Before this great discovery, I never used any brush to apply my concealer, I always thought that there was nothing better than fingers to do that job. Well, I was wrong, I can not recommend this brush highly enough. The bristles are packed and the shape is wide so it is perfect for under the eye, edges of your nose, chin or any blemishes. Because of its density, it blends the product without making it thin so you really cover what you need and it won’t move which is the best part. sometimes with the fingers, you keep going over and over applying more product every time to make it even. Well, with this brush there is no need, you just put it, dab it and it does the rest without making it cakey.
Perfect for blending eyeshadow or for simply applying a wash of colour. I pretty much use this brush for every eye look, from smokey to simply eye primer. You can use it with cream, gel or powder. The size and oval shape also allow you to go into the socket of the eye creating the perfect smokey look. If you need to choose only one brush for your eye make up, I would go for this one.
Last but not least, the perfect brush that makes you look like a pro. It blends and softens whatever you have applied too strong, so basically, there is no need to be absolutely precise in the application of eyeshadows, you can go in with this brush afterwards and it will make everything look sharp. I use it clean after I have done my eye look to blend the products all over my lid just to get a more natural finish. It can also be used to highlight the high part of your cheeks, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow, it has the perfect size and fluffiness to do so.