The 7 Makeup Brushes You Actually Need
A flawless makeup application starts with the right tools. See the makeup brushes that are essential for creating any look you desire
We're not saying that your face should end up looking anything like "Starry Night," but when it comes to good makeup application, the makeup brushes you choose make a big difference.
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So, this means it's time for you to leave the finger painting to the kids and graduate past relying on the foam wands included in many eyeshadow compacts.
Investing in and using the right makeup brushes and tools will not only help give you a flawless makeup look, but you'll actually save money in the long run. How? Well, put simply, you'll use less product and your makeup will last longer (i.e. remain germ-free longer), if you keep your hands out of your colors and formulas.
But with a gazillion different shapes and materials of brushes, it can be difficult to know which ones you actually need and which should be left in a makeup artist's case. You definitely don't need to tote around an arsenal of brushes in every shape and size known to womankind in order to achieve a gorgeous makeup look.
In fact, you only need seven, according to MAC Senior Artist Louise Zizzo and Landy Dean, makeup artist and brow expert at the Marie Robinson salon. Here they explain which tools are totally necessary and how to use and care for them.
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