Have you ever seen someone with expensive makeup products yet every time they do their makeup, it is trash? ( no offense). They could be 2 reasons behind it.
The first reason could be that they don’t know how to apply their products the right way or they are using the products that are not meant for their skin tone.
The second reason could simply be that they are not using qualitative brushes to apply their makeup.
After observing some of my friends’ makeup kit, I realized that the second reason is the main reason.
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Makeup brush sets for beginners
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Makeup brushes are the backbone of your makeup kit. If you don’t have makeup brushes, what are you doing to use to Apply your products? Don’t tell me a beauty sponge or your dirty hands because you can’t use a beauty blender to apply eyeshadow or fill in your eyebrows. Can you?
Thank God for drugstore makeup brands that are upping their games because the brushes that they have been giving us over the past few years are amazing.
I am personally obsessed with cute colorful brushes. I have this huge basket on my table filled with brushes I have collected over the past 2 years so it’s safe to say I have some knowledge about brushes.
In this post, I will be sharing my top 5 affordable makeup brush sets for beginners worth buying. The quality is superb, you won’t have to break your piggy bank and they will make your vanity cuter and quite colorful.
This was the first-ever brushes I have used and to this day, I still love it soo much. It contains all the essentials you will need for a flawless base. It comes with a buffing brush, a beauty blender, a large brush that can be used for powder or blush, a highlighter brush, and one eyeshadow brush. This set is one of the perfect makeup brush sets for beginners.
BH Cosmetics is a cruelty-free vegan beauty line that has been giving us great products. I got this brush set recently and I am loving it already especially the eye brushes. The set includes:
Deluxe Powder Brush
Large Rounded Bronzing Brush
Rounded Buffing Brush
Flat Contour Brush
Large Blending Brush
Tapered Blending Brush
Domed Blending Brush
Buffing Blending Brush
Eye Shader Brush
Flat Concealer Brush
Angled Brow Brush
These are the brushes you need to create a complete makeup look. They come in an ethereal, iridescent zip-top case that will be the perfect makeup bag for travel.
E.l.f cosmetics are one of the most affordable drugstore makeup brands out there and the quality of their products is sometimes too good for the price they retail. This brush set includes an ultimate blending brush, a concealer brush, an angled brush, a small stipple brush, and 2 eyeshadow brushes.
One of the main things that drew my attention to this brush set was the beautiful elegant pink handles the brushes had and the beauty bag they came in. After trying the brushes, later on, I fell in love with how soft the plush synthetic bristles were and how easily they blended my products. This set includes :
Large Powder Brush
Small Contour Brush
Large Blending Brush
Large Shader Brush
Large Flat Shadow Brush
Small Detailing Brush
Angled Eyeliner Brush
This is a simple 4 piece brush set that includes a blending brush, a big blush brush that can also be used for powders, an angled brush, and a crease brush. This set is perfect for those 5 minutes makeup routine when you’re in a hurry. Eco tools are a cruelty-free beauty brand and the coolest thing about this brush set is that the handles are made of renewable bamboo.
Products and their appropriate brushes
Just like I mentioned earlier, your makeup can’t look the way you want it to if you’re not applying your products the right way. Some brushes are meant for specific products and we will be discussing the most important ones.
* If you apply a heavy layer of foundation, a flat/paddle brush should be used though it’s not so good for blending. After application, use a beauty sponge and blend it in.
* For an “airbrushed” finish, a stippling brush will do the trick though it is more time consuming to use. So if you are always late and need to apply that foundation, stay away from a stippling brush.
* A buffing brush is good at blending foundation and its always one of my favorites. The brush Is moved in a circular motion for blending and a very good alternative is kabuki brushes.
* If you are one of those people that apply powder foundation, you will need a dense brush. This will allow you to save more product without it sinking to the bottom of the brush and it gives a more flawless finish. The best kind of brush to use is a kabuki brush.
In case you’re looking for great drugstore foundations for oily skin, read this post.
* For spot concealing, a fine-point brush should be used.
* I like to use a flat concealer brush to apply my concealer because it allows me to apply a thin layer where needed and then go in with a dense buffing brush to blend it out.
* All you need is an angled brush for application and then a spoolie to help you blend the product into your brow hair.
This post contains my favorite drugstore concealers so make sure you check it out.
* An angled brush can also be used but I like to use a fine-tip liner brush to apply my gel eyeliner because it is more precise therefore allowing me to be able to draw my wings as sharp as possible (it could kill…lol).
* The most commonly used one is a Powder Puff. This is recommended for those with oily skin because the powder puff helps in getting the powder into your skin. After all, you are pressing it against your skin. This will make sure that that powder absorbs all the excess oil and give you a matte finish.
* A powder brush can also be used though it is used for a light application of the powder.
* When it comes to applying setting powder, I love using a setting brush. This is because it is small enough for the application of the setting powder just to your under-eye area.
That’s all I have for today. I hope you enjoyed this post and found it very informative.
How many brush pieces do you own?