We’ve all come across, and probably been tempted by, those gazillion pieces brush sets. And as people who succumbed to that temptation are likely to confirm, you actually don’t need that many. Many brush sets with a lot of brushes typically contain duplicates and ‘filler brushes,’ which are brushes that exist for the sole purpose of adding to the number of brushes in the set. Crazy, right?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there aren’t dozens useful brushes out there. I’m only stating that there’s no need to go over the top when purchasing brushes unless you want to. If you’re looking to work with a small brush set containing only the essentials, this post is for you. Listed below are the eight brushes you need and what they are used for.
- Powder Brush
This is a makeup bag staple. A powder brush helps with the application of powder to set your makeup after you’ve applied your foundation. A good powder brush, like the Elsaspro Powder Kabuki Brush, is large, dense and fluffy. It should be able to sweep away extra makeup without messing up the rest of your makeup.
- Foundation Brush
Although some people prefer to dab foundation into their skin using beauty blenders, the foundation brush is still a very important tool. It helps you achieve a smooth, poreless finish when applying your foundation. It can also be used to apply serums and face creams. The ElsasPro Foundation Brush has a domed head and densely packed brushes to aid the seamless application of your foundation.
- Contouring Brush
A fluffy contouring brush, like the ElsasPro Contour Brush, is the best tool for highlighting and sharpening your features. It works well with both wet and dry products , and can also enhance the brow bones and narrow the face.
- Blush Brush
Investing in a good-quality blush brush would pay off in the long run. In order to achieve that rosy, vibrant look, your blush has to be applied properly. With a brush, in circular motions. ElsasPro Blusher Brush has fine bristles that would pick up, deposit and shade your cheeks to perfection.
- Eyeliner Brush
It’s crucial for your eyeliner brush to be small and easy to grip. This will make achieving the lined eyes of your dream ever so convenient. It would be best to use a brush that can work with both wet and dry eyeliners, such as the ElsasPro Eyeliner Brush.
- Eyeshadow Brush
A versatile eyeshadow brush is a lifesaver when it comes to eye makeup. It is used to pack on the pigments before blending with your blending brush. When selecting an eyeshadow brush, ensure that it’s as quality and versatile as the ElsasPro Eyeshadow Brush.
- Multi-purpose brush
As the name implies, a multi-purpose brush is one that can serve several purposes. It can be used to apply several products as well as blend your makeup into your skin.
Did we leave out your favorite brush? Do you feel you can do without any of these? Let us know in the comment section below.