A BABE’s Guide to Makeup Brushes

June 26, 2013

Blush, powder, kabuki, oh my! With so many different makeup brushes out there, a BABE can get overwhelmed with the options. Which brush do I use for blush? Why do I need to use an angle brush? What the heck is a kabuki brush? Don’t worry, we have you covered. We rounded up a quick guide to makeup brushes to help you navigate your next makeup brush purchase.

1. A good, fluffy powder brush is essential to every brush set. There are tons of options out there in long and short handle and  a variety of hair and synthetic choices. If you are going to splurge on a few brushes, this should be your main priority.
2. An angled brow brush is great if you fill in your brows and keeps them looking natural. Even if you use a pencil, top it off  with a little powder to blend.
3. For eyes, use a large flat brush for all over color,  a small angled brush for the crease, a small flat brush for lid color, a        tapered blending brush,  a smudge brush, and an angled eyeliner brush.
4. For contouring your face, use a large angled brush to get the right lines.
5. Kabuki brushes are great for mineral powders and bronzers.
6. Blush brushes should be a fluffy, medium size to concentrate color better.

To get started with makeup brushes, we recommend Bobbi Brown’s Basic Brush Collection or if you happen to be in the store, let one of our helpful makeup artists show you around our line of BABE Beauty Bar makeup brushes!