Four essential make-up brushes for every handbag

Make-up can be a tricky act to pull off. But, with the right tools we can all be the Glam Fairy and get the perfect celebrity look.

Make-up brushes are the brick and mortar of the perfect make-up application. Get these right, and you're good to go.Selecting the right brushes can be daunting and they come in all shapes and sizes, but here are the basic four that should help you get the basics right.

Once you've mastered how to use these, you can move on to the full artillery.

1

Apply

Apply Brush
This brush should be flat and firm. Use to apply your liquid foundation. Ensure a smooth and even application with one of these tools.
2

Blend

Blender Brush
This is perfect for blending eyeshadow at the creases of your eyes, or highlighter at the tips of your cheekbones. Essential for a perfect blended look.
3

Set

Cover Brush
Apply powder, bronzer or blush with this brush. This will set base make-up and enhance its overall appearance and increase its wear time.
4

Sculpt

Blender Brush
These fluffy bristles are perfect for bronzer or highlighter. They allow for a super smooth application that gives an airbrushed look.
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