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5 Essential Makeup Brushes and their alternate uses

5 Essential Makeup Brushes and their alternate uses

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Face Powder Brush

The long, fluffy bristles evenly diffuse loose powders.
I like my powder brushes big and fluffy for a light powder application, but with enough structure that they can also be used to buff/blend my face products or multi-task for bronzer application.

Alternate use

Sweep blush from the apples of your cheeks along your cheekbones.

Editor’s Pick
e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush here

MAC 135 Large Flat Powder Brush here

Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush here


Blending Brush

 The fluffy bristles diffuse eye shadow in the crease of your eye.

This brush should be a big, slightly looser shadow brush, clean, which you lightly use over your shadow to blend and buff away any sharp lines

Alternate use

Blend highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bones, and cupid’s bow.

Editor’s Pick

MAC 217 Blending Brush here

Sigma E25 Blending Brush here

E.L.F. Eye Blending Brush here

The Foundation Brush

There are 2 different types of foundation brushes- the wide flat ones (that almost look like a traditional paint brush) and slightly rounded, kabuki style brushes. It’s really a personal preference which one you use, though I admit I like the rounded kabuki ones a bit more. I dip them into the foundation (I pump it on to the back of my hand) and then buff the makeup on to my face from there.

Alternate use

Pat on under-eye concealer.

Editor’s Pick
e.l.f. Cosmetics Pointed Foundation Brush here

Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush here

Mac 193 Angled Foundation Brush here

 Angled Eyeliner Brush

 This brush easily lines lashes with cream or gel liner or shadow.

Alternate use

Fill in and define sparse brows with brow powder or brow gel

Editor’s Pick

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush Duo Brow-Eyeliner here

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty’s Eyeliner Smudger Brush here

Artis Brush – Elite Mirror Linear 1 Demi Brush here

Beauty Blender

 Use the sponge’s broad sides to smooth out product on your face. Use the tip to reach creases around the nose and to pinpoint small areas.

Alternate uses

Apply cream blush, blend out harsh makeup lines, and remove excess product.

Editor’s Pick

Original Beauty Blender(Exclusive) here

Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge here

ULTA Super Blender Sponge here

You can also invest in brush sets,instead of getting single brushes

You can also check this site for the best makeup organizers to store those brushes

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