7 Brushes You Need In Your Make-Up Bag


The saying a workman is only as good as his tools, is so true. You can have the best products around but without the right tools, sadly your make-up game won’t be on point. Never fear, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 essential brushes you need in your make-up bag.

  1. Mac 239 Brush £21

This flat bush is perfect for applying eye shadow. The fibres are brilliant at packing in the pigment, allowing you to build up true colour intensity on your lids. It’s also pretty versatile you’re able to use the flat end to fill in brows or highlight.

  1. Mac 217 Brush £20

It wouldn’t be a beauty essential without a Mac product or two now would it! The fluffy 217 is a dream at blending. Want the perfect smoky eye this has got you covered. The fluffy end is also great for applying concealer if you’re in jam.

  1. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush £9.99

Real Techniques got it so right with this brush it’s brilliant at applying foundation and cream blushers. The round stubby shape, buffs and blends products into your skin with effortless perfection. Flawless base – check!

  1. Bare Minerals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush £14

This super soft brush is made from synthetic fibres and works a dream with creamy concealers. The tapered tip enables you to cover dark circles and blemishes with ease, giving you a radiant look.

  1. Bobbi Brown Blush Brush £35

Made from natural fibres (goat and pony hair) with rounded tapered bristles it’s able to give you pigment right where you need it. A firm favourite for helping you achieve a natural flush of colour on your cheeks. The super soft texture means it’s not spiky when you sweep it across your cheeks.

  1. The Beauty Blender £16

Technically not a brush, this is a bit of a cheat but it’s prowess in giving you flawless air brushed skin deserves special mention. Beauty blenders are little miracles. The wider parts are a whizz at applying foundation with the pointy end being made for blending in your concealer.

  1. Nars Ita Kabuki Brush £43

Designed with contouring in mind the slim flat hand figs ergonomically into your hand with the dense but soft bristles chiselling out sexy cheekbones to perfection. The denseness of the bristles are firm enough to apply pigment like a dream but soft enough to blend away any harsh lines.

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