With every good makeup application is a set of incredible makeup brushes. Add precision to your makeup and achieve a flawless finish with our full range of tools here on HQhair, including makeup brushes, sponges and applicators.
Nowadays, there are so many makeup brushes available on the market that it can sometimes become a little confusing when it comes to applying your makeup. Keep reading to discover what 10 makeup brushes you really need and how you can use them.
A foundation brush is essential for achieving a flawless base, therefore this style of brush is must-have for any makeup tool collection. Although the primary use of this brush is usually foundation, you can also use this tool to apply and blend primer and concealer. The High Definition Buffer Brush is ideal for applying liquid or cream foundations. Use this tool in quick circular motions to buff the product into your skin and create an airbrushed effect.
Makeup sponges have recently become a new category of makeup tools all together. Now, you can choose from a traditional sponge, a beauty blender and a silicone blender. A makeup sponge is always a great investment for any beauty tool collection as it can be used to blend any form of cream or liquid product. Try the Snatch Cosmetics Silicone Sponge for a ultra-hygienic application and a smooth, flawless finish.
Once you've applied a foundation, it is always important to set your work with a powder to increase the longevity of your makeup. For this, invest in a powder brush. This makeup tool is ideal for applying powders or mineral foundations and achieving high-definition results. The Real Techniques Powder Brush boasts slightly domed bristles, allowing for an ultra-even application.
To avoid a patchy application of bronzing products, use a makeup brush that has been specifically crafted to apply powder. The Chantecaille Kabuki Brush is perfect for flawlessly applying bronzer. Featuring an innovative domed shape, this tool is able to build and blend out product easily and seamlessly.
Ideal for adding a flush of colour to the apples of your cheeks, a blusher brush is a must-have for any makeup enthusiast's tool kit. Blush brushes tend to host rounded bristles to aid a smooth and flawless finish of blusher powders. The Illamasqua Cheek Brush is ideal for applying both cream and powder products to the cheeks, helping to deliver a natural flush of colour to the face.
When it comes to contouring and sculpting your face, you will always achieve the most natural looking results with a makeup brush that has specifically been designed to apply contouring products. The Contour Cosmetics 07 Angled Brush has a slightly angled head which ensures that is perfect for applying powder based products to define and shape cheekbones.
When applying eye shadow, the most effective brush for thoroughly diffusing the product across the lid is an eye shadow blending brush. The PUPA Eye Blending Brush features a full and fluffy head of bristles, which makes the tool ideal for achieving a flawless blend of eye shadow.
An angled eyebrow brush is an essential addition to any makeup collection. When applying pomade, gel or powder to eyebrows, it is vital that you use a small and precise brush that is specifically crafted to apply brow products. The Kent Angled Eyebrow Brush is perfect for applying colour and adding definition to your eyebrows in a natural looking manner.
If you're trying to keep your makeup brush collection to the absolute essentials, then you have to invest in an eyeliner brush. As well as being the ideal shape for applying eyeliner, these tools can also be used to apply brow product and lip liner. The OCC Angle Brush #009 features a densely packed head which allows for optimum control over the brush, aiding a smooth and sharp application of eyeliner.