5 Brushes You Should Have

So you've probably been hooked on that big pack of brushes- we get it, everyone loves a good deal.

But let's be honest, you don't need to use 25 different brushes in your makeup routine. And we aren't sure about you, but we don't have time to memorize 13 steps to apply one layer of foundation. 

Let's get real and break down the brush essentials you should have in your collection for your every day look.

Psst- If you are new to using powder makeup here's a quick guide on how it all works. 

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Brush #1 | Full Brush
A brush like this is essential for your foundation application. Apply in a circular motion to cover your desired areas. Bada-bing-bada-boom. Some of you ladies are cool with rocking just foundation- look how easy that was! 

Brush #2 | Stippling Brush
This is a great option to apply bronzer and/or blush. The key to applying either of these is to start from the top of the cheekbone and work down- that way if anything falls, it's falling on your cheek and not the white shirt you just put on. We also suggest adding a little bronzer along the hairline of your face and neck to bring the consistent glow on your face. And if you really want to get fancy with it, you can squeeze the brush together to make more of a contouring tool. We mean, if you are in to that kind of thing...   

Brush #3 | Small Stippling Brush
We've all woke up with those circles under our eyes and no matter how much coffee we drink, they don't disappear. Use a small stippling brush to apply Finishing Touch under your eyes to brighten them up. This also can be applied around your lips if you feel that lipstick pulls pigment after you apply it. Or if you change your mind after applying because you decided that you are feelin' more Fierce than Unforgettable today. If you would like to apply Finishing Touch to your entire face to help set in your makeup, use a full foundation brush like Brush #1. (But make sure it's clean, girl)

Brush #4 | All-Over Flat Eyeshadow Brush
Apply your base color across your lid with this brush. For a more pigmented look, lightly press the brush on your eyelid, following your eyeball as a guide. 

Brush #5 | Angled Blending Eyeshadow Brush
To add some depth to your eyes, select your secondary eyeshadow color and apply with this brush into the corner of your eyes. 

And that's it, girl! You are ready to rock your look, eliminate some brushes, and simplify your routine. 

But we can guess some of you are thinking, "well, what do I do with all these brushes that have been sitting in the bottom of my drawer?!" We know you can find some creative ways to recycle them. Or you can always hand them over to kids- you know they will find a way play with them.