Whether you typically apply your makeup with your fingers, or you have a huge arsenal of makeup brushes that you use on a daily basis, certain brushes are essential to have in your makeup bag.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 makeup brushes you absolutely need in your collection.

Foundation Brush

A foundation brush is typically a flat brush with a rounded tip that helps to evenly disperse and blend foundation into the skin. Since foundation is the base to every makeup look, it’s important to ensure you have the right brush for the job. Since we’re trying to condense the collection to five brushes, your foundation brush can also work to blend your concealer.

Powder Brush

A powder brush is a makeup bag essential! A big, fluffy powder brush will help to apply your powder flawlessly, allowing you to properly set your foundation and allow your makeup to last all day!

Blush Brush

It’s important to add a little color to your face, and a blush brush helps you do just that! A blush brush is a powder brush with dense bristles that allow you to apply your blush in a concentrated and controlled way, and it can also double as a contour and bronzer brush.

eyeshadow brush

Flat Eyeshadow Brush

A flat eyeshadow brush will help you apply a concentrated amount of eyeshadow onto your eyelid. This brush looks like a mini version of your foundation brush and works the same way. A flat eyeshadow brush works best when you apply your eyeshadow directly on your eyelid. It also works especially well for bright and bold looks where you need a concentrated color application.

Eyeshadow Blending Brush

An eyeshadow blending brush is a round fluffy brush that works to buff and blend eyeshadow colors into your crease! An eyeshadow blending brush works best for day-to-day looks that are less dramatic and detail-oriented. Using an eyeshadow blending brush with a neutral color is an easy way to create a natural day-to-day look!

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