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    Five Brushes Every Makeup Bag Needs 


    The more I’ve developed my skills in the beauty department, the more I have realized the importance of good brushes. A good brush can take a so, so product and work wonders with it. While I have a large collection at this point, I’d say that there are about five brushes I really rely on to give a flawless finish and make product application easy.


    The Foundation Brush: I’ve tried a few variations of foundation brushes and have found that a buffing brush gives me the most flawless finish. When used in circular motions around the face I find that product blends evenly and gives that “my skin, only better” appearance. 


    The Precise Concealer Brush: A smaller version of the buffing brush which is perfect for getting into the smaller areas of the face. I use this primarily under my eyes and around my nose – perfect for concealing dark circles and red spots. 


    The Cheek Definer Brush: A smaller, fluffy brush like the NARS Yachiyo brush is perfect for multiple uses – contouring, adding blush, highlighting, and spot treating areas with translucent powder. A one brush does it all sort of deal. The smaller size allows for you to easily get into the hollows of your cheek bones, apply precisely to the apple of the cheek, and highlight.


    The Blending Brush: A must have for any type of eye shadow application. I rarely use any other eye shadow brush because this one does the job so well. It’s fluffy, soft bristles are perfect for smoothing out rough edges and adding contrast to the crease. Hands down the most commonly used blending brush is the MAC 217. 


    The Small Angled Brush: This brush can be used for multiple purposes as well – eyeliner, brow definition, and lips. The small angled tip allows for precise liner application, giving detail to brows, and getting that perfect red lip.



    Faith Pierce is a regular contributor to STYLE’N.  For more of her work, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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