We’re sure Picasso or Munch would agree when we say; an artist’s work is only as good as the tools he or she use to create it. This is so very true when it comes to makeup applicators – specifically makeup brushes. Even though a full set of brushes will set you back quite a bit, don’t be afraid to splash the cash in this instance because, believe us when we say, they’re worth every penny. Having the right makeup brush is key when it comes to achieving a flawless finish, and let’s not forget they’ll also help your products go a little further (due to less wastage).
Chances are you’ve already booked an amazing makeup artist for your big day, but you may be looking to do your own makeup for your hen night or other pre-wedding celebrations, which is why it’s so important to arm yourself with the right tools for the best results.
Let’s be clear, we’re not saying you need to go out and buy hundreds of brushes, but there are a select few that every girl should own. Here is a run down of our top 5 personal favourites.
1. Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush
This brush is a favourite of ours and suitable for all powder and liquid formulas. The ultra-soft, short and tightly packed bristles allow for a polished HD finish. To achieve the perfect look begin brushing on formula from around your nose and gently blending onto the rest of your skin. This brush will most definitely be your new best friend. (£31)
2. Real Technique Expert Face Brush
Trusted pro makeup artists and YouTube sensations Sam and Nic Chapman of Pixiwoo have a fantastic range of brushes at affordable prices. Their quality synthetic bristle brushes work well to blend out both liquid and cream products. The Expert Face Brush will ensure precision and is ideal for buildable coverage making any pores or blemishes disappear. The shape also makes it perfect for applying cream blush or highlight. (£9.99)
3. Suqqu Face BrushThis is the crème de la crème of multi-purpose powder brushes with its ultra-soft bristles making it difficult to live without. Use to apply loose powder, blusher, bronzer or highlighter and let the brush do all the work of blending and contouring for you. This will help you achieve a professional finish while using even the most budget products on the market. It is a little pricey but then again it is the holy grail of all makeup tools. (£168)
4. MAC 217
A classic, all-rounder favourite amongst makeup artists is the MAC 217 eye shadow brush. The oval head and soft fibres make it an ideal brush for shading and blending out colours. It’s dense bristles hold powder or cream products beautifully to create a smooth and professional look. This brush also applies concealer effortlessly. (£20)
5. Tom Ford Eyeliner & Definer
This brush will not disappoint if you’re looking for precision. Perfect for lining and defining the eyes this brush has been designed to work effortlessly with powder, liquid or gel products. (£42)