The Brush Off
Six must-have brushes for flawless makeup
When it comes to applying flawless makeup using the right brushes is half the battle. Smashbox Cosmetics got it right when they said, "the beauty's in the brush". With hundreds of brushes on the market choosing the right ones can be mind-boggling. Here are six essential brushes every girl should have in her arsenal.
For the most even coverage, blending and contouring eyeshadow brushes are essential. What's good about this one from Smashbox is the density which allows it to smudge your eyeshadow over your eyeliner for a smokey eye effect.
Smashbox Cosmetics -Definer Brush #15
Aside from feeling amazingly smooth and soft against your skin, powder brushes are great for setting foundation, blush and for contouring. The angled brush is great for applying blush with one downward sweep.
Chanel Pinceau Poudre Biseauté Angled Powder Brush #2
Maintaining great brows can make a big difference in your overall appearance. These two brushes are perfect for applying and blending brow shadows and keeping your brows in check. Another cool feature of these Mirabella brushes is the brushed aluminum finish—designed to prevent fingerprint smudges.
Foundation Brush and Powder Shadow Brush
Westport Benefit makeup artist, Julie, swears by these two brushes. The foundation brush provides even application for primer and foundation for a flawless finish. The powder shadow brush also provides even application plus it's angled which makes it easy to get your color super close to your lashes.