Diana Crisan Jan 19, 2015

Are you the girl that uses the same makeup brush for just about EVERYTHING? Mhm, they told us about you! You seriously still do that?

Mixing up foundation, blush and bronzer can only land you one look — and it’s a muddy one. That doesn’t even sound pretty! But, we’re here to help girly and it’s time to sit you down for a brush-intervention. We understand that walking down the brush aisle of a beauty department store can get a little overwhelming, so we’ve made it easy on ya’ with the answer to all of your makeup application prayers…a build-your-own brush kit guide!

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The All-Inclusive Sets

It doesn’t get any easier than this, ladies. If you’re not up for the brush hunt, go for an all-inclusive kit that has a little bit of everything. You’ll find large sets that include tools for your face, lips and eyes. From blush brushes and sponge applicators to angled shading brushes, wands, lash combs and more! Or if basic is more your beauty style, stick to essentials and shop starter-kits that typically include a face, lip, shadow and brow brush. Everything you need in one little pouch!

Product Recommendations: The Body Shop Makeup Brush Set, NYX 15 Piece Makeup Brush Kit, ecoTools Starter Set

Create Your Own Kit

Maybe you’re not the type that owns a million shadow palettes and bold lipstick shades. We don’t all have (or want) the never-ending, unfoldable brush kit of a pro makeup artist. Hey, we love a natural beauty! If essentials are all you need, we’ve got you covered in that department too. 

Flawless Face

Use the Giorgio Armani Designer Foundation Expert Shaping Brush for a perfectly smooth foundation application, then grab your Urban Decay Naked Flushed Double-Ended Brush for a little blush and contouring action

Lined Lips

For those days you do decided to bring out the color, make sure your lips are lined to perfection with the Lancôme Retractable Lip Brush #9.

Enhanced Eyes

Who says eye shadow has to be so complicated? An em cosmetics all over shadow brush or two is the perfect tool to apply and contour a little color on your lids for simple depth or drama! Whether you want to keep it light or go for full-on smoke, The Body Shop Smudger Brush is a brush kit must-have for every girl!

What brushes are essential to your makeup kit? Let us know in the comments below! 

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About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.

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