Q: There seem to be tons of brushes out there to choose from. Do I really need make-up brushes to apply my make-up?
A: No matter what a salesperson may tell you, it really depends. If you have a basic make-up kit or use a minimal amount of make-up (i.e. a routine of powder, lip gloss and mascara), then brushes will just be added fuss and useless to you.
If you do anything more, a good set of brushes is an absolute necessity in my opinion. The product glides on better when you use good-quality brushes. Brushes can last you a long time provided that you take care of them properly – I’ve had some of mine for ten years! It may seem like a lot of money to spend initially, but it pays off long-term, as you won’t have to spend on little applicators, sponges, etc.
Some basic brushes that you need:
1. powder/bronzer brush
2. blush brush (i prefer an angled type)
3. eyeshadow brush – medium, dome-shaped
4. eyeshadow brush – crease, smudging brush
5. eyeshadow brush – slanted (for filling in eyebrows or doing eyeliner)
6. lip brush
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