Wake Up & Makeup: 8 Brushes That You Need To Add To Your Beauty Arsenal

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Aug 13, 2021
Wake Up & Makeup: 8 Brushes That You Need To Add To Your Beauty Arsenal


Fact: Makeup brushes are the dark horse of any makeup routine. Whether you’ve leaned into a less-is-more makeup aesthetic or are still committed to full-beat glam – makeup brushes that correctly sweep and buff the product are crucial for nail a celeb-esque makeup. Quality makeup brushes are key to ace the perfect dewy glow, bomb brows, and a top-tier contour.

As with anything art-related, having a great set of tools in your beauty stash is a must, and using the wrong brushes can throw off your whole look. So, which ones are, in fact, the game-changers? If you’re confused with the wide range of offerings at the beauty counter, that’s where we come in. Just for you, we took upon a mission to scout different types of makeup brushes that legit deserve a spot in your beauty arsenal.

8 Makeup Brushed You Actually Need In Your Beauty Arsenal


Flat Eyeshadow Brush: To Nail Celeb-Esque Eyeshadow

If you’re looking for a defined even application on the lids, a flat shader brush is definitely the way to go. This one in particular is perfect for creating a halo eye or for packing on your favourite shimmer shade on your eyes. We’re big fans of this brush as it picks the perfect amount of product and fits all eye shapes.

Powder Brush: To Set It!

The type of powder brush you use depends on the power formulation you are using, whether it’s a setting powder or powder foundation translucent vs pressed. However, this soft, fluffy brush works with all kinds of formulations without leaving a white cast. The best part? You could also get away with applying a blush or bronzer with this type of brush.

Blush Brush: For Flushed Cheeks

A blush brush is typically shorter than a powder brush and it features a dome shape with long, extremely soft bristles. The kind of brush you choose, however, depends on the desired effect and your blush application style. If you want a wash of colour, we recommend opting for something like this

Contour Brush: For Sculpted Look

For professional-level contour, use a brush that’s smaller than a face brush but larger than an eye brush, and play around with the ends of the bristles to see what you’re comfortable with. An angled contour brush with soft, dense bristles is best for folks who want concentrated application.

Fan Brush: To Highlight

Fan brushes aren’t just cute to look at, they actually serve two main purposes in your beauty routine. They help in applying a gorgeous highlight and cleaning up powder makeup mistakes. They are perf to give your cheeks a sun-kissed glow and they can also be used to dust off excess powder fallout from your eyeshadow.

Foundation Brush: To Ace The Base

Want to ace the base? A flat foundation brush like this one is classic for applying cream and liquid foundation. However, if you’re looking for something that’ll give you more coverage, opt for a dense brush that has synthetic bristles.

Brow Brush: For Polished Brows

No matter what formula you are using, an angled brow brush can be used to apply all kinds of brow products: powder, pomade or waxes. The spoolie is essential to groom your brows and ensure a polished look. P.S: The other end can also be used to create a cut crease.

Pencil Brush: The Multi-Tasker

Pencil brushes are underrated but you can’t help but love them. Use them to pop on a highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes or smoke out your lower lash line with shadow or add definition along the edges of the eyes – this little brush can do crazy good stuff.

Also Read: Makeup brush cleaner

Add these brushes to your cart ASAP for flawless makeup application every time!
Featured Image: Pexels