A lot of us are guilty of treating makeup brushes as an afterthought, opting instead to spend our dollars on curating a killer makeup collection (nothing wrong with that). But did you know that makeup brushes might actually be the most important things in your beauty arsenal? When it comes to perfecting a craft, any artist will tell you that having the right tools for the job makes the finished product better. The same goes for the art of makeup application. Sure, you can use your fingertips for some things, but if you want a flawless—that level of artistry requires face brushes.
Why are makeup brushes important? The end results are more polished. You’ll get more even and seamless coverage with a foundation brush and more natural-looking flush with a blush brush than fingertips alone can deliver. And the higher quality the bristles, the finer and smoother the product dispersion, which means less makeup building up in fine lines. Additionally, makeup brushes are a sanitary option, which especially important for acne-prone skin to prevent breakouts. Just remember to wash your brushes regularly with soap and warm water to remove buildup from the bristles.
If you’re a newbie to face brushes, start with the essentials, like foundation and powder brushes, to apply everyday complexion products. For those looking to expand your brush collection, the options are endless. Choose your next brush by product type—like a highlighting brush and bronzing brush—to get the most of your makeup. Or master trends like contour makeup with contour brushes specifically designed to accentuate depth and dimension on the face. If you want to get really technical, check out kabuki brushes for a high-definition finish, stippling brushes for a feathery finish, or fan brushes for softer definition.
If you’re ready to take your makeup skills to the next level, fill your artist tool kit with the best face brushes for every skill level and budget. from the most basic multi-purpose blending brush to detail-oriented precision brushes, you’ll find them all when you shop online at Sephora New Zealand.