Sometimes a stroll through the makeup aisle feels more like a stroll through Home Depot. How do you use those wack-a-doodle brushes if not for spackling your walls? Here, I’ll explain how to use the three brushes I am most frequently asked about.
Shown here: E.L.F. Studio Fan Brush, $3
The long, wispy bristles of what will soon become your new best friend can do any of the following:
Dense Foundation Brush
Shown here: Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush, $30
Ultrasoft bristles are so densely packed, they lay foundation (in any formulation) onto your skin in a fine layer for a velvety finish. Yields medium coverage and buffs edges away with the angled shape.
Artistic Kabuki Brush
Shown here: NARS Yachiyo Brush, $50 (one of NARS' most popular brushes!)
These brushes are an equal mix of dense and wispy. I have several of these in both of my kits. I use them for all sorts of purposes, but mostly I love these for applying wet foundations to skin that needs minimal coverage. It’s also a gem for applying cream blushes. The dome top makes applying to all the curvatures of your face a cinch.
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