Basic Brushes

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Brush basicsYou don’t need a whole brush kit to be able to apply your make-up like a pro. Get down to basics with these five make-up brushes.

1. Powder brush – This large soft-bristle brush is great for applying make-up to large areas of the face. It works best with the use of mineral powders or powder foundations and can also be used to apply a light dusting of bronzer over one’s face.

2. Multi-purpose brush – This is a great brush to use for applying bronzer or when using a shimmer brick. If you prefer blusher this brush also works well.

3. Eye shadow/blending brush – This dome-shaped brush is perfect to use if you want to be picking up lots of pigment and colour. It is particularly good to use when creating a smoky eye. It’s soft on the eyelid, and great to smooth and blend colours with.

4. Lip brush – If you’re a perfectionist and love a defined lip then this is the brush for you. It allows for controlled application and will leave you with a perfectly contoured lip line. Also useful for getting that last bit of colour out of your lipstick!

5. Slanted eye brush – This brush can double up as an eyebrow brush and blending brush. Use it to fill in your eyebrows, highlight under the brow line or apply colour under the brow bone. Also great to use for blending eye shadow that’s settled into any crease lines.

Ear buds are great for emergency applications of make-up, but try giving a brush a go, you’ll see how much better your make-up looks!

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Heidi G

    The correct brushes make all the difference to makeup application.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Great tips, good quality brushes are so important not only for application but the amount that you end up using.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    Definitely need to get some smaller brushes. Only have a big one for powder!

    4 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    Got so many brushes and I use them all (“,)

    5 years ago •

  1. Antoinette Naidoo

    I was looking to get some new brushs these tips really gonna help

    5 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    I Splurged and bought some decent brushes. Got tired of the cheap ones at the local shops that loses its sponges, hair etc. It also makes a difference in the finish – I believe!

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    need to get myself a muli purpose brush. and lol love the earbud suggestion never thought of it lol

    5 years ago •

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