Using the right make-up tools is essential. It can make the difference between looking unpolished and looking totally fabulous. Here’s everything you need to know about the tools of the trade.
Blush brush: A round, medium-sized brush used to apply and blend blush or bronzer.
Foundation brush: A large, flat, oval brush used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Usually made of synthetic fibres.
Wedge sponge: Used for applying and blending foundation. Can be used for dry for a matt finish, or wet for a dewier look.
Smudge brush: For a soft or smoky look, trace it back and forth along eye-liner, blurring it out a bit.
Shadow brush: A fine, flat brush used to highlight the brow-bone, accentuate the crease, or sweep colour all over the lid.
Brow brush: A firm, angled brush used to sweep colour onto the eyebrows. Don’t go crazy with this.
Liner brush: A stiff-bristled brush used to trace an exact line along the lashes.
Lip brush: A tiny brush used to apply lipstick or gloss – gives great definition. Also fantastic for applying concealer.
Try not to lend make-up brushes to other people as this can spread infections. If you have no choice, always wash brushes thoroughly before reusing them. When the bristles of your brushes start to become untidy and begin to fray, revamp them by using a pair of nail scissors to trim stray hairs back into shape.
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