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The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Perfect Makeup Brushes


Makeup brushes are a must-have in any beauty kit. They are essential in achieving a flawless, natural look and make a huge difference in the application of makeup. However, with the variety of brushes available in the market, selecting the right ones can be quite a challenge. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned makeup artist, choosing the right brushes is crucial in creating a perfect makeup look. In this blog post, we will discuss the key factors to consider when selecting makeup brushes, from the type of brush to the material and shape. By the end of this post, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to choose the best brushes for your makeup needs.


Here are some tips to help you choose the right brushes for your makeup routine:

  1. Determine your needs: Think about the types of makeup you typically wear and what brushes you need for each type of application. For example, if you wear a lot of eye makeup, you may want to invest in a set of eye brushes.

  2. Brush head shape: Different brush shapes are designed for specific applications. For example, a round brush is great for blending foundation and concealer, while a flat brush is ideal for applying eye shadow. Consider the shape of the brush head when selecting brushes.

  3. Brush material: Brushes can be made of synthetic fibers, natural fibers, or a combination of both. Synthetic material have really improved over the years to mimic the feel of natural fibers. It really comes down to preference and price point.

  4. Handle length: Consider the length of the brush handle when selecting brushes. A longer handle may be more comfortable to hold and use, while a shorter handle may be more portable and easier to store.

  5. Price: Makeup brushes can range from affordable to high-end. Consider your budget when selecting brushes, but keep in mind that investing in high-quality brushes will result in a better makeup application.


Which Makeup Brushes Do Beginners Need?

As a beginner, it can be overwhelming to choose the right makeup brushes. Here are some essential brushes that every beginner should have in their makeup kit:

  1. Foundation Brush: A flat, synthetic brush that is ideal for blending liquid or cream foundation for a smooth and even finish.

  2. Powder Brush: A large, fluffy brush that can be used to apply loose or pressed powder for a matte finish.

  3. Blush Brush: A tapered brush that is great for applying blush to the apples of the cheeks for a natural-looking flush.

  4. Contour Brush: A flat, angled brush that is perfect for defining the cheekbones, jawline, and nose with a contour powder or bronzer.

  5. Eyeshadow Brush: A medium-sized brush that can be used to apply and blend eyeshadow for a flawless finish.

  6. Crease Brush: A small, tapered brush that is great for defining the crease of the eyelid and blending eyeshadow for a soft, natural look.

By starting with these essential brushes, you can create a basic makeup look and build your brush collection as you gain more experience. Keep in mind that high-quality brushes will result in a better makeup application, so invest in good-quality brushes that fit your budget.


The Essentials Make-Up Brush Collection By Tobi Henney

The Essentials Makeup Brush Collection is designed to give you main character energy everywhere you go.

We’ve crafted this 12-piece brush set of the absolute essentials to take your artistry to the next level. After all, your application is only as strong as the brushes you use.

The Set: 

#1 Eyebrow Brush – A dual-sided brush: An angled side for precision filling and a spoolie side for blending and perfecting

#2 Smudge Brush – A dense brush for creating smudge liner or a sharp line

#3 Pencil Brush – A tapered brush for cut crease eye look or intensifying lash line

#4 Flat Brush – A soft, multi use brush for concealing small blemishes and dark under-eyes, applying lipstick

#5 Small Powder Brush – A domed brush for laying down and blending out pigment

#6 Concealer Brush – A brush to bring more light to the face where needed

#7 Crease Brush – A fluffy eyeshadow brush for seamless blending 

#8 Highlighter Brush – A flat fan brush for luminous strobing and highlighting

#9 Blush Brush – A fluffy brush for applying and diffusing pinched-cheek blush

#10 Contour Brush – An angled brush for a sharp and snatched contour

#11 Foundation Brush – Buff and blend creams and powders effortlessly 

#12 Bronzer Brush – A brush for setting your foundations or translucent powder or blending your bronzer

*Bonus: 1 Travel Bag – A compact travel bag in shade lavender to match your essential brush set

"As an artist it has always been my dream to create a product and it has been so much fun to collaborate with Trademark Beauty in creating the ultimate set of makeup brushes that are perfect for everyone!" - Tobi Henney  


With the right brushes in your makeup kit, you'll be ready to create any look you desire, from a natural and effortless glow to a bold and dramatic look. So, don't wait, start choosing the right brushes today and take your makeup game to the next level.