Makeup brushes are a must-have for makeup application, but with so many brushes in different shapes, sizes, and textures, how’s a girl to choose? We reached out to our friend Alyson, beauty addict and fashionista at The Beauty Vanity, to set the record straight.
Unless you’re a hardcore beauty junkie, or prepping for a big night out, there’s no need for hundreds of fancy makeup brushes. These are the five essential brushes that will have you made-up and out the door in no time…
Powder brush: For powder foundation or finishing powder, find a fluffy powder brush that won’t cake on the powder, and is soft enough to help blend away.
Angled blush brush: Contouring and applying powder blush is made easy with the angled blush brush. It finds your cheekbones and hollows of your cheeks with no guess work needed.
Buffing brush: There are many types of foundation brushes out there, but the buffing brush is becoming a favorite among makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts. It makes blending foundation a breeze and creates a gorgeous airbrushed effect on the skin.
Blending eyeshadow brush: Experts agree that the blending eyeshadow brush is the best eyeshadow brush to have. Ever wonder how makeup artists blend out their eyeshadows for a smokey eye? This brush is it!
Angled brush: The angle in this brush makes applying liner and creating a cat eye flick quick and easy. Double up the use of this angled brush for your brows too!
What are some makeup brushes that are essential in your daily makeup routine?k
Guest Post: Alyson Alconis is the editor of The Beauty Vanity, a beauty blog based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having worked in the beauty industry with the biggest beauty brands, she focuses on reviews, product recommendation, beauty events, and various beauty looks.