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All The Makeup Brushes You'll Ever Need To Get Your Makeup On Fleek

Achieve pro-like results with these makeup tools.

While there are benefits in applying your makeup with your fingers, there’s a reason why professional makeup artists have an extensive stable of makeup brushes they rely on when working on clients. Not only do makeup brushes help give you precision, they help ensure an even application. Beyond that, it enables you to layer products to build intensity for your desired coverage.

That said, shopping for makeup brushes can be a daunting experience. Moreover, understanding what each brush does and learning how to use them can be overwhelming and mind-boggling if you’re not a professional makeup artist. Here, the absolute essential brushes that every woman should have and can easily master for flawless makeup application everyday.

Foundation Brush: 13rushes Universal Do-It-All Face Brush, $39.90
Who says good makeup brushes have to cost a bomb? Developed with makeup artist, Larry Yeo, it features a slightly angled shape that makes manoeuvring around hard-to-reach corners effortlessly. It is also round and dense enough to ensure even distribution of product. You can even use it as a blush brush, contour brush and it works for powder and liquid textures. Blush Brush: NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush, $86
Perfectly sized to hug the contours of your cheeks, this brush picks up just the right amount of product so you never go overboard and worry about overdoing your blusher. Thanks to its tapered tip, it is also great for sweeping on highlighter. The bristles are super soft so you can easily achieve a seamlessly blended effect. Powder Brush: Dior Backstage Powder Brush No. 14, $104
Designed to enable women to achieve professional results seen backstage at runway shows, this large, round brush has layered and tapered bristles to deposit a light veil of powder all over the skin evenly. Concealer Brush: Marc Jacobs Beauty The Conceal Full Cover Correcting Brush No. 14, $42
With a uniquely shaped brush head, you can easily use it to apply and layer on concealer under the eyes, around the nose and even on specific dark spots and blemishes. You can also use it to blend out any harsh edges for a seamless finish. Angled Brow Brush: Zoeva 322 Brow Line, $15
Get perfectly defined brows with this angled brow brush. Suitable to use with cream or powder products, this brush has a short and wide brush head that enables to create hair-like strokes for fuller-looking brows. The bristles are soft but yet firm enough to deposit and blend out brow products, making it an essential for unruly brows. Eyeshadow Brush: Chanel Retractable Dual-Tip Eyeshadow Brush, $80
Get the best of both worlds with this nifty dual-tip brush. Your must-have for beautiful eyeshadow application, it is made of soft yet resilient bristles that work with cream and powder eyeshadows. Use the side with the longer bristles to pick up and apply colour while the side with the shorter bristles is perfect for smudging out colour to soften the eyes for a graduated finish.