Brushes are one of the most important tools in your Beauty routine, and while there is a huge array of products available, it can be a little confusing as to which brush is best for what and how to use it. While brushes are a bit of investment, they can last a fairly long itme provided you wash and maintain them (so important!!).
I have put together part one of my list of must have brushes, what they are, and how to use them…enjoy! Stay tuned for Part 2!
1. Powder Brushes
When you are shopping for a powder brush, the number one priority is looking for a soft, thick head that is fluffy but not too heavy. The powder brush is used to provide an even coverage of powder (loose or pressed), hence why the brush needs to be able to finely apply a layer of powder to your face- not in patches.
While I mostly use powder brushes for applying foundation powder, you can also use these for applying any powder that doesn’t require a lot of precision, for example blush or bronzer.
My top picks for powder brushes are:
2. Blush and Contouring
When looking for a blush brush, the most ideal shape is a rounded, dome shape so that upon application the colour is centered on the brush (this avoids some unsightly bronzer accidents). Natural bristles and a medium shaped brush work best, however I also love Rae Morris’s deluxe kabuki brush (below) when contouring with creme blush.
If you are using a powder blush, dip into the blush and always make sure to tap off residue to avoid over colouring. For contouring, suck your cheeks in to find the line underneath your cheekbones and follow underneath. Make sure you always blend! For blush, smile in the mirror to find the apple areas on your cheeks.
My favourite brushes for contour, colour and blush are below.