Especially if you're just stepping into the world of makeup, the territory of brushes can be incredibly intimidating. Spurned by new launches and beauty videos, you might be tempted to just go and buy an entire trunk of brushes. Fair warning: Don't. More often than not, you don't need a large number of brushes, just the main ones to get your makeup right. For every beauty newbie out there, these 7 makeup brushes will be the right ones for your starter kit.
1. Stippling Brush
It is a base makeup brush generally used for liquid or cream foundation. A stippling brush is meant to cover the surface with light motions for a natural finish.
2. Powder Brush
To set your foundation in place, you need a powder brush. It is usually fluffy with a full head of bristles that lightly sets the powder onto the skin as the final step of base makeup.
3. Blush Brush
To apply blush well, you need this one. It helps place the blush on the centre point of your cheek and more importantly, blend it well into the skin so that it doesn't look unnatural.
4. Concealer Brush
Unlike most other brushes, the one for concealer is narrow, thickly bristled and flat. This allows concealer to be applied as a coat over the skin and lends a full coverage finish.
5. Lip Brush
If you can't trust a lipstick bullet or use a lip colour palette, a lip brush is essential. It helps precise application of lip colour with all kind of formulas so that it is neatly within the lines.
6. Applicator Brush
For that shimmery coat of shadow worn over the eyelid, you need an applicator brush. As the name suggests, it gives the lids a full coat of shadow from one end to the other.
7. Blending Brush
To blend darker shadows into the crease area, you need this brush. It is fluffier and lighter, which helps blend pigments without setting them into the lid prematurely.
These 7 brushes will do all that needs to be done for your makeup look.