I questioned the need for a foundation brush until a MAC makeup artist used one on me. Then I shut my mouth and bought one. It was a good decision. I like the 190 because it really gets into the sides of my nose, which are perpetually red without serious intervention.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Paint Your Face
I'm so happy to be a grown up, aren't you? I did a lot of silly things before becoming a grown up - like using the applicators and brushes that come with compacts of makeup. Now that I'm a certified Bombshell - all womanly woman - I know better. Whether using Cover Girl or Chanel, your makeup will not look the way Harper's Bazaar intended if you swipe it on with a sponge-tip applicator or one of those stubby little blush brushes.
A good set of brushes can last forever - I've had mine for 10 years - and will make a difference in the way your makeup looks. Whether you're creating a natural, no-makeup look or are going for a big-night-out face, you need very specific tools to blend, blend, blend. Blending is the key to a fantastic face, and brushes are the tools needed to correctly blend.
A basic brush set includes: eye shadow, eye blender, concealer, and blush.
Once you have the basics, you can add additional brushes specific to your routine such as: foundation (for the ultimate in flawless foundation application), eye liner, powder/kabuki and so on. Here are a few of my favorite brushes to get the job done:
Mark's selection of brushes are well-made and cost $5-6. Seriously. I especially like the eye blender brush, which feels silky soft on the eyelid, and the Blush/Bronzer brush. Swipe blush on using the side of the bristles; contour your face with bronzer using the flat head of the brush.The Deluxe Short Brush Set from Bobbi Brown is the ultimate collection of sable-soft, magically effective brushes. At $150, it's an investment but one that you'll hang onto for years. I don't own anything from 1997 - except for my collection of brushes from Bobbi.
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