Beauty · Style Guide

Five Make-up Brushes is all you need!

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Do you get confused like me, when you see those hundreds of make-up brushes and actually have no idea if you need yourself that many? Well at home, you don’t need to have tons of brushes.

When you go shopping for a makeup brush, you’re bombarded with choices.

Here are the five must-have brushes of the moment.
Each offers an improved method for application that will help streamline your beauty routine.

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For getting an airbrushed look with liquid and cream foundation. Because this brush is so dense, it provides full coverage. Even better, it works for stippling (or patting) on foundation for a perfect finish.

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The short, dense Flat Contour lets you easily contour your face around your nose and cheekbone for a chiseled look.

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A brush that works for liquid and cream foundation, as well as mineral and pressed powders. The application it gives you is flawless. Because it’s synthetic, it doesn’t absorb any of the makeup you’re using. All the product stays on the surface. This makes it easy to clean—the makeup comes right off.

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For powder eye shadows, use a Pointed Blender. Because it’s made of natural, sable bristles, it’s best for any dry product like a powder, while synthetic brushes are good for wet products like liquids and creams. The pointed shape is helpful for getting into the corners and creases of the eye. The flexible bristles also help you deposit color and blend.

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And last but not least is the Pro Blending Fluff. Its goat bristles are both stiff and fluffy, and it tapers off at the edges, which makes it perfect for targeted blending around the eyes.

How to clean your brushes
Your makeup brushes pick up all the dirt, grime and oil from your face but then can deposit it back on your skin the next time you use them. You don’t have to keep buying new ones. Just wash the ones you have.
To clean a natural brush, use soap and water. The best way to clean a synthetic brush is using a hand sanitizer instead of soap and water. Soap and water actually make it damper. If you’re going to reuse the brush immediately, hand sanitizer will dry faster — and kill germs.

How to Store Your Brushes

For cheap, easy brush storage at home, stand them up in a glass (brush heads up). When you’re on the road, use a brush roll, which is a folding bag with slots for each brush. It rolls up like a sleeping bag.

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I hope you enjoyed this beginner’s look at makeup tools. Don’t be afraid, the brush is your friend and I hope you will enjoy your new Make Up experience!

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