Bamboozled by the sheer collection of makeup brushes available?

All this strobing, contouring, fat or thin brushes when you just want makeup application to be as easy as possible!

In my Complete colour consultation and makeup lessons, I use just four makeup brushes making application super simple and easy.

Here are my recommendations:

Large Powder Brush

The rounded shape with fluffy bristles can be used for both loose and compact/pressed powders and bronzers. This is the big fattest brush you’ll find.

Blusher Brush

Designed with tapered bristles to enable you to lightly apply blusher for a flushed, rosy tinge. It can also be used to apply highlighter across the top of your cheeks and the tip of your nose and chin.

The All-Over Eyeshadow Brush

This brush has dense bristles to enable it to pick up eyeshadow easily to pat onto the eyelid and blending different colours. Generally it will be a flat brush.

Angled Eye Contour Brush

The shape of this brush makes it easy to apply a darker shade of eyeshadow to the crease of your eyelid providimg definition to your eyes. You can also use this to apply eyeshadow as an alternative to an eye pencil or to your brows instead of a brow pencil.

Looking after your brushes

There are makeup brushes available to suit all budgets. However much you spend, I’d recommend cleaning your makeup brushes regularly to avoid product build up and germs.

Makeup brush cleansers are readily available and you can also use the Micellar water available through our online shop with 15% off until December..

Using a ‘brush egg’ can help to really get into the bristles for a more effective clean. Again, you don’t have to spend a fortune and they’re readily available.

If you’d like to learn a quick and easy routine using minimal products (and brushes) to achieve a natural but stunning look, book a makeup lesson. These are available online too.