A closer look
Makeup brushes are like magic wands: a swipe here, a dusting
there, and the smoky eye or contour of your dreams comes together in real life. But which should you never be without? If you have only five makeup tools in your kit, MAC’s senior
artist Kiekie Stanners says to make sure it’s these.
Having a favourite eyeshadow brush
is a must. Whether you’re
creating a sculpted natural eye or a dramatic
smoky look, having the right tool to execute
it is just as important as the makeup you’re
MAC #217 BLENDING BRUSH,
This should be a staple in every makeup kit, for every type of powder application. It’s also good to have one that is full and rounded which you can use with any type of powder, to easily press onto the skin.
TRY MAC #129 POWDER BRUSH, $90.
You can’t do a perfectly precise liquid eyeliner without a great eyeliner brush! It can be one of the
toughest techniques to master so make it easier for yourself by having a firm, fine brush to define the lash
TRY BOBBI BROWN ULTRA PRECISE EYELINER BRUSH,
Mastering flawless foundation is made a lot easier by using a brush – this way you can build up product or make it look sheer for a seamless application. Plus it eliminates getting foundation-covered fingertips!
TRY SHISEIDO PERFECT FOUNDATION BRUSH, $60.
A hint of blush or bronzer on the cheeks instantly gives a subtle radiance. A super-soft, fluffy brush is ideal, especially one that’s not too big to allow for precise application. I love a soft natural fibre brush; they feel like silk against your skin.
TRY ARTISTE ANGLED BLUSH BRUSH #21,