A lot of us don’t give a second thought to our makeup application, choosing to just use the applicators that came with our products or our fingers. However, we bet you’ve always wanted that perfectly flawless makeup artist finish but just didn’t know how to get it. The secret to that finish is in the application. That’s the reason why the pros won’t go anywhere without their makeup brushes and tools.
Whether it’s perfectly arched brows, a professionally done eyeshadow application or that airbrushed look from a well-applied foundation you’re after, there’s a makeup brush for that. You’d be surprised just how easy it is up your game with a few well selected tools.
Apart from the flawless finish you want to achieve, there are other good reasons for using brushes
. Using your fingers means you could be transferring blemish-causing bacteria to your face or product. Fingers and sponge applicators are also not as precise so your application is likely to be thin and uneven. And did you know that you actually use less product by using a makeup brush? So you can even save money if you use the right tools.
Here’s a guide to the most important makeup brushes and how to use them (the good news is that many are multi-purpose) - so you can up your makeup game right now…