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The Best Tool for the Job

Dear Audrey,
I just received a makeup brush kit with several brushes and I have no idea what each one is for, can you tell what each one is used for?

Eyes, face, lips cheeks—there seems to be a brush in your kit for everyone of those right? But which one do you use for what? Here’s what some of the experts recommend.

Foundation brush

Foundation Brush

This round, fluffy and flat-tipped brush is amazing for blending and buffing foundation on to the skin. The shape is perfect for a smooth application and will really work to cover pores for a flawless finish.

Powder Brush

Powder Brush

This is a must-have brush for dusting powder on the face. You will use less product than with a puff and it gives a more even, natural-looking finish. In choosing a brush Bobbi Brown, makeup artists to the stars says: "It's important that the brush comes to a tapered point, so that you can apply either loose or pressed powder to those tricky areas like around the nose and underneath the eyes”.

Blush/Bronzer Brush

Blush/Bronzer Brush

A blush/bronzer brush is a soft, medium-sized dome-shaped natural brush that is ultra soft and has long bristles. Some even think t this is the most important type of brush you can own since it's great for contouring and shading in smaller areas. A small brush enables you to dust powder on just the T-zone instead of getting an overall matte effect.

Round Eye Shadow Brush

Round Eye Shadow Brush

With soft bristles and a full, rounded shape, it's the perfect all-around eye brush. This is the brush you need to apply allover eye shadow color—it will give your lids a smooth finish and more intense pigment than a fluffier brush would.

Eye Shadow Blending Brush

Eye Shadow Blending Brush

"This is the ultimate blending brush for eyes," says MAC Senior Artist Louise Zizzo, as it can really get into the crease of your eye and define your lid with precision.

Eyeliner/Brow Brush

Eyeliner/Brow Brush

This is a small angled natural or synthetic brush.  This is a multi-purpose brush that can be used on your lash line for eyeliner and your brow to fill it in. Plus it is the most user-friendly of the eyeliner brushes due to its easy-to-maneuver slanted angle.

Lip Brush

Lip Brush

This small, flat, round-tipped brush helps create a defined lip and makes a precise lip color application easy. To use it, cover the brush with lipstick then starting at the center of the lips blend out to edges. Using the tip of the brush, define the edges by using short precise strokes to blend liner and lipstick together.

Westside Beauty offers a nice selection of makeup brushes for you to choose from.  Come in and let us help you find the right brushes the work for you.

Audrey

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