A beginner’s guide to makeup brushes: how to build your brush set and stop overspending!

A beginner’s guide to makeup brushes: how to build your brush set and stop overspending!

Ok, it might be confusing shopping for makeup brushes, choosing from the wide array of options can be overwhelming. Here is how you build your starter set and apply makeup like a pro! 

Whether you are new to the world of makeup or you want to have a minimalist kit, it is paramount to invest in the right makeup tools –there is no use applying your hard-earned favorite beauty products and apply them with your own fingers. To achieve the best results and have a seamless complexion you don’t need more than these brushes!

Foundation brush

SEPHORA COLLECTION Makeup Match Foundation Brush. Courtesy of the brand.

A foundation brush will allow you to get the airbrushed finish –go for a densely-packed brush to blend the product seamlessly onto the skin.

Powder brush

SEPHORA COLLECTION Makeup Match Powder Brush. Courtesy of the brand.

Use a wide-shaped feathery brush to apply bronzer or blush on the larger areas of the face and neck.

Eyeshadow brush

SEPHORA COLLECTION Classic Double Ended - Shadow & Precision #206. Courtesy of the brand.

It is important to choose a fluffy brush with ultra-soft bristles to blend your eyeshadow and create a smoky eye.

Highlighter brush

SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Highlight Brush #98. Courtesy of the brand.

To illuminate your best features, get a softer, fluffy angled brush.

Contour brush

SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Blush Brush #93. Courtesy of the brand.

A brush with an angled shape with more densely packed bristles will allow more precise shading.

Always make sure to wash them once a week or at the very least, once a month if you want to avoid breakouts.

Sephora collection is super affordable and it serves the purpose if you want to experiment with makeup, I recommend giving it a try! This article is not sponsored.

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Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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