What Are The Essential Makeup Brushes?

I am a firm believer that your hands are always your best tool. Especially, when applying makeup to your skin. However, there is a time and place to have essential makeup brushes in your kit.

“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” -Bob Ross

This quote is so true. Doing makeup is like artistry. We use different mediums and tools to convey the right look for that specific moment in time.

Like a painter, we use color, shading, and angels to give the right symmetry and depth to each look. So it’s important then to know how to use the tools of the trade for proper makeup application. It can make a difference between looking unpolished to looking completely brilliant.

So, below are some essential makeup brushes that you need should own.


Essential Makeup Brushes


Powder Brush

An oversized fluffy brush used to dust on loose powder or bronzer.

Foundation Brush

A large flat oval brush to apply a liquid or cream foundation. Usually made of synthetic fibers.

Smudge Brush

Use it to trace back and forth along eyeliner to create a blurring out affect.

Blush Brush

A medium-sized, round brush used to apply and blend blush or bronzer.

Shadow Brush

A fine, flat brush is used to highlight the browbone and accentuate the crease.

Liner Brush

Stiff- bristled brush used to trace an exact line along the lashes.

Lip Brush

A tiny brush is used to apply lipstick or gloss.

Brow Brush

A firm, angled brush used to sweep color onto the eye.


So these are the essential makeup brushes that you can have in your makeup kit. But always remember to have fun with your makeup. Play around you are the artist of your look.

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