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
Step 2: Choose the brush size and firmnessSo you know what material you want, and now it's time to find a brush that feels good on your face. Makeup brushes are pricey, but are a worthwhile investment that can last a long time, so choose brushes that are comfortable on your face and non-irritating.
To find the right brush, "Size definitely matters. You should take note of … how it fits the area of the face in which you are using it, such as the eye area or cheek area," says Zizzo. "The bristles should not be too rough or stiff and should have some flexibility to give with the contours of the face and eyes," adds Dean.
Once you've worked that out, take note of how the brush feels in your hand. It should feel natural and easy to maneuver, which is key for precise application and blending, says Zizzo.
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