Girls Just Wanna Have The Right Tools
Ah! Spring at last! Whether you’re a pure girly girl or a girly girl with a little tomboy like I am, it’s never a better time to be a girl than Spring. There are a million different styles, and only so many you can tote around. Here, they’ve narrowed down the 10 must-have brushes that will blend, highlight, and contour your face to perfection.I hope you find this information useful and worth sharing.
Blending Brush:This brush is essential for blending eye shadow along the natural crease of your lids. Thanks to its shape and flexible goat hair bristles, you can apply a light dusting or use the narrow tip for a particular area. You’ll also use it to soften, smudge, and diffuse lid color.Blush Brush: It pays to invest in a blush brush; because once you find the right one, it does it all. This domed bristle brush picks up and deposits blush to define, contour, and shade your cheeks. It should be applied in a circular motion to the apples of your cheeks, which you can identify by looking into the mirror and smiling.Concealer Brush: With this brush, you can use concealer to cover a multitude of imperfections: blemishes, scars, brown spots, broken capillaries, and most commonly, dark circles. Your best bet is medium-sized style with a tapered head and bristles that are flexible but firm for precision.Contouring Brush: Whether you’re using wet or dry products, you can use a fluffy, angled bristle contour brush to sculpt and lift cheekbones with a soft-focus finish. It can also be used to enhance the brow bone and narrow the face.Eyeliner Brush: An eyeliner brush is extremely versatile because you can use it to apply a precise line, or to soften and blend for a smoky eye. The key is to find a brush with a flat head and stiff bristles (the width shouldn’t be wider than the tip of your index finger). An angled brush will be the most universal and allow for control whether you’re using liquid, gel, or powder liner.Foundation Brush: This brush is used to apply cream or liquid foundation to your face for smooth, pore less finish. An angled head and densely packed bristles are best for building coverage for an airbrushed look. You can also use it to apply face creams and serums.Highlighting Brush:With its soft duo fiber and feathered-out bristles, this brush delicately highlights your cheeks. Whether you’re applying highlighter, blush, or bronzer, it adds just the right amount of shimmer to your upper contours.Lip Brush: Once you get the hang of using a lip brush, you’ll never want to apply color straight out of the tube again. Your best bet style for a smudge-proof pout has a long wand, soft bristles, and a tapered point head for precision. It can also be used to mix formulas.Powder Brush: This brush allows you to “set” your look with powder after you’ve applied foundation. You should look for a larger-sized brush with soft, yet densely packed bristles. It’s also important to find a style with a tapered head for underneath the eyes and around the nose.Spoolie Brush: The Spoolie brush is the best kept secret for brows. On one end you have the brow shaping tool, which looks just like a mascara wand with its soft bristles and tapered head. You use this to brush your brows into place, as well as distributing pigment when filling in. The Spoolie brush can also be used to remove mascara clumps and separate lashes.
Taken from Marie Claire.