Most recently, my sister and I went to the store, and I can remember her asking me, “What do I use this makeup brush for, and how do I highlight my skin?" Since she wears very little makeup, and at times, none at all. I understood why she was inquisitive. It can be very intimidating walking down the aisles of a store, and having to see plenty of makeup products with no idea in how to use them.
Depending on the type of look you’re seeking to achieve, then the brushes you will use will be on a case-by-case basis. This post is for those of you who desire to wear some makeup to work, or on a date, but not look too done up. Then, the following makeup brushes you’d want to keep in your makeup organizer.
Foundations can come in many different forms-creams, powders, and liquids. So, what type of makeup brush should you use?
I have two makeup brushes on hand that I use for most types of foundations.
Great for applying any type of foundation, and mostly to be used if you prefer full-coverage. I use this brush to apply my foundation, and, then use it to blend in my concealer once it’s applied. I use this makeup brush all the time.
You can achieve a natural, everyday look with this makeup brush. It will give you minimum coverage. If you don’t like a lot of makeup, and lean more towards a natural look, then this is the brush you’d want to use for applying your makeup.
Additionally, if you need to apply concealer, or if you’re interested in learning how to contour read the information below.
Concealer is worn to conceal any imperfections such as dark circles or blemishes. It is to be worn on top of your foundation. To make it even, blend it well with your foundation brush. The kabuki brush is great for this part. To apply your concealer, use a smooth tip concealer brush, like the one pictured below, or use your fingers.
What does it mean to contour or highlight?
If you’re aiming for a minimum makeup look, then you would probably skip this step. You can either use concealer, eyeshadow or a highlighter to highlight. I always think bright lights, then highlight because this is the area you want to show off. Contouring helps to shape certain areas of your face, and it gives them a defined look. Cosmopolitan has a great guide that will help you understand, based on your face type, what specific areas to contour and highlight. Is it necessary to do this? Not really. But again, depending on the look you’re going for, then you will want to try this application technique to show off those awesome features of yours.
I hope this guide helps take away some of the unknowns that exist when it comes to applying makeup