Going the DIY route for the spring dance? You’ll wanna make
sure you’ve got the right tools. Shopping for makeup brushes can be daunting:
They veer towards pricey and it’s difficult to know exactly which ones you
need. But, know that proper tools can mean the difference between looking gorge
and looking overdone. We’ve found five great brushes that’ll help you nail just
about any makeup look!
#1: Powder brush
The most crucial and important brush you’ll own will be the
powder brush. This brush can be used to apply both bronzer and blush; just make
sure to wipe it clean in between application. It should be soft, fluffy and
rounded at the top. This shape and size help the makeup blend more seamlessly.
Brush tip: Before
applying any kind of powder, tap the brush gently on the side of the container to
remove excess and to give a more even finish.
Bamboo Powder Brush ,
#2: Foundation and
Applying liquid foundation and concealer with a brush gives
a much more flawless look. Using a brush allows the liquid makeup to blend more
easily into the skin, giving a more even tone. These brushes often are thinner and have longer
bristles than a blush brush, as well as a defined round point.
Brush tip: Apply
a light coat at first. You can always go back and add more later!
Brush, $6, ecotools.com
#3: Eyeliner brush
For any kind of gel or cream liner, an angled eyeliner brush
is key. This method gives a very crisp and clean look. It also allows you to
try more bold techniques such as cat eye, or the ‘60s style double lid. An
eyeliner brush should be small with short bristles cut at an angle.
Brush tip: Wet
the brush and dip it into your fave shadow to create a smudgy line for a
Sephora Collection Classic
Angled Liner/Eyeliner Brush, $14, sephora.com
#4: Eyeshadow brush
With any eyeshadow, blending is extremely important. The
proper brush can allow you to achieve tons of different looks. A good shadow
brush should almost resemble a fluffier, smaller version of a foundation brush,
with a slightly rounded head.
Brush tip: It’s a
good idea to have at least two of these; one to apply the shadow and one to
blend the shades together on the lid—especially when creating a smoky eye.
Shadow Brush, $14, sephora.com
#5: Eyebrow brush
This tool may seem like the most trivial of them all, but it
really is an important component to a cosmetic kit. An eyebrow brush allows you
to keep those brows in line in between waxing or plucking. It is the finishing
touch to any makeup routine. Most brushes have a comb side and a bristle side.
Brush tip: The
comb side can also be super helpful in removing mascara clumps from your
Sonia Kashuk Core
Tools Eyebrow Comb/Brush, $3, target.com
BY TORY BANKNELL ON 3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
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