When you’re already toting a full makeup bag, You don’t need to own a million different options, but even a few helpful tools can help you make the most of your makeup.

Good makeup brushes are as important as good beauty products. When I was first getting started in makeup. I was searching for appropriate, good quality and affordable makeup brushes to buy and was instantly overwhelmed. Nowadays, companies produce every type of makeup brushes imaginable, and as consumers. It can be difficult for us to decide whether we need everything that is marketed to us.

Brushes are the most important thing in your makeup kit. If you have excellent quality brushes but don’t have expensive makeup it is all ok and you can still achieve a great makeup look. On the other hand, if you have poor quality brushes even with the most expensive makeup products. It will be a real challenge for you to create a decent makeup look.

I remember asking myself questions like, “Oh dear, there are soooo many eye brushes out there in the market and they all look so different! Which ones do I really need?

Many makeup artists may have very expensive brushes in their kit and they will treat them like their “babies”, but brushes don’t necessarily have to be expensive to be of good quality. either way, your best brushes will be the star of your makeup kit, always!

So if you are a beginner in makeup and you’re lost in finding out which makeup brushes you should invest in first, you have come to the right place.

Beauty Blender

I know that this is not a makeup brush, but this is the easiest tool to apply and blend foundation, concealer and cream products on your face.
Nowadays we have a huge variety of them on the market and you can find great quality ones even in drugstores! Unlike a dense foundation brush, the Beautyblender prevents foundation from being applied too heavily. Which can create a cakey finish on your face. Simply wet the egg-shaped sponge, squeeze out all excess water and start blending! If You Want to know the whole process of using beautyblender go here. How To Use A Beauty Blender the right way?

Concealer brush

This brush may be little, but when used correctly the impact it makes can be huge. No one has perfect skin. we all have a blemish or two (or more) from time to time. So it’s important to have a tool that can help you cover them up when they pop up unannounced. We’re always told to pat in concealer not rub. But this can be difficult when applying with your fingers.Whether it’s dark circles under your eyes, spots or discoloration, this nifty little brush will give you more control over those annoying imperfections. 

Contour Brush

Contouring brushes are typically angled and have soft, dense bristles that allow you to apply a concentrated amount of bronzer without any fallout. The brush should fit nicely under your cheekbone, almost doing the contour work for you.

Powder Brush

The powder brush is one of the largest make-up brushes and has a wide variety of purposes. It is soft, full and rounded, allowing it to easily pick up powdered products. You can use it to distribute powder evenly to large areas, such as the face and neck. Simply pat the brush into your powder product, dust off any excess and apply using sweeping and circular motions. If you’re a big fan of bronzer, this brush is a must for you.

Blush Brush

You guessed it right, a blush brush is used for applying your blush. The blusher brush is made with fine, gentle fibres with a soft rounded head.It’s ideal for applying powdered colour to the apples of your cheeks and blending it up along your cheekbone. Don’t forget to smile so you can locate them better!

Eyeshadow Brush

Everyone should own a basic eyeshadow shader brush. You never know when your lids are going to need a little color or you’re going to have to make a surprise cut crease happen. Own a brush that makes the job simple for you.

Highlighter brush

You can use this brush first to set the under eye area with powder and later apply a highlighter with it on the highest points of your cheeks, on your cupid’s bow, jaw etc.. So basically you are saving space in your kit making it lighter for you to travel with it. This one is a smaller powder brush, it has to be small so that it is convenient to use it on smaller areas.

Final Thoughts

If you want your brushes to serve you the best, and always look like new, you have to really take good care of them! Product build-up can ruin your brushes while dirty brushes used on your face can ruin your skin!
Wash your brushes thoroughly and regularly, at least once a week.
Choosing the right brush for a certain application at the beginning is hard but as you become more experienced you will not even pay attention to what brush to use for what.

Now that you’ve got your brush game down, time to move on to more Makeup Ideas