How to Assemble a Makeup Brush Kit
Purchasing a preassembled cosmetic brush set isn’t always the best use of your money. This video shows how to make a personalized set by choosing nine essential brushes.
Pick a powder brush
The powder brush should be soft and fluffy and have a medium dome so the powder is distributed evenly over your face.
Pick a blush brush
Your blush brush should have slightly angled bristles and be at least three inches at its longest tip to avoid streaking.
Pick a foundation brush
The foundation brush can be used as an alternative to your fingers or a sponge for applying liquid foundation; it should be flat and have stiff bristles that allow for sheer coverage.
Pick a concealer brush
Similar to the foundation brush, the concealer brush should have fine dense bristles that help cover blemishes accurately.
Choose two eye shadow brushes
A brush with small bristles should be used to apply shadow; a flat brush to blend the shadow.
Pick a brow brush
The eyebrow brush should have a tiny comb on one side and stiff bristles on the other.
Tip: In a pinch, you can use a toothbrush to tame your brows.
Pick an angled brush
Used for applying eye liner or for filling in your eyebrows, a thin stiff-bristled brush provides the most precision.
Pick a lip brush
For applying lipsticks and glosses, you’ll need a small dense brush.