The secret to applying fantastic make up is to invest in some fantastic make up brushes that you feel comfortable using. You don’t have to spend a fortune on tons of brushes and can start by picking up a few basics such as one for eye shadow, eyebrow, concealor and blusher.
Every Make up Artist has their favourite brushes, I like to use brushes from Ruby and Millie and Lisa Eldridge’s range created for No7, however every brand has different shapes, sizes and qualities so test some to find the right ones for you. I usually pop into my high street make up retailer to see how they feel on my skin and whether any of the bristles fall out.
During my makeovers the most frequent question I get asked is:
“Why do I need to use a foundation brush? I have always used a sponge.“
Foundation make up brushes are fantastic because you can place a small amount of your liquid foundation onto the back of your hand and dip the brush it and start applying it onto your nose and cheeks, just where you need it. Your foundation lasts longer because you are not using so much and the result is much better.
A sponge is wasteful because it soaks up your foundation, and can often leave steaks. Fingers are still best for blending the foundation into the jaw line and around the forehead.
If you want some more tips on the best brushes out there; check out this article in the Daily Mail by Celebrity Make up Artist Jemma Kidd. She goes through an assortment of make up brushes and reveals her personal favourites.
Hope you find it useful. x