Just recently, a friend come up to me exclaiming how smooth her skin looks after using her makeup brushes to apply her foundation. Backstory: She’s been using her fingers to apply foundation all her life and it was a mixture of awe (how did she survive without makeup brushes all this while?) and pride (she bought brushes I was raving about) when I heard that.
It got me thinking if there are other people who haven’t discovered the joy of using makeup brushes. For the record, I have no problem using fingers to apply some of my makeup, but it definitely makes a difference when it comes to the finish and staying power.
Now being a beauty junkie, I own many different brushes – more than I actually need, but I spoke to celebrity makeup artist Larry Yeo on the five basic makeup brushes that every woman should own to get flawless makeup application. Here are his recommendations: