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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.

Eyeshadow Brush

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

Smashbox Cosmetics -Definer Brush #15

Powder Brush

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

Brow Brushes

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.


Mirabella’s Hand-Sculpted Luxury Brushes Angle Brow Brush and Grooming Brush

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.

Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics Foundation Brush and Powder Shadow Brush

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