Makeup brush sets often come with dozens of different brushes you’re not really sure how to use. Whenever you buy a set, there will be a few brushes you’re absolutely never going to use. But if you’re inexperienced, there’s no way for you to know which of them you actually need and which will just lay there in your makeup bag. After practicing your makeup skills for a while, you’ll learn which brushes you use more often. Here’s our list to help you get started.
You’ll either need a brush or a makeup sponge to apply the foundation that looks impeccable. The foundation brush needs to be made of synthetic hair, it should be thick and flat.
You’ll use a setting brush to apply the setting powder for a perfect finish. Setting brushes are big, puffy, round, thick, and also made of synthetic hair.
This brush will help you add some color to your face and it’s usually a bit smaller than a setting brush but similar in shape.
You can start with two brushes for eyeshadow — one for applying the shadow and one for blending. The first one needs to be small and flat so you can apply the product where you want it. The blending brush is a bit bigger and puffier and you will use it to remove harsh makeup lines on your eyelids.