Makeup Brush 101: Find Out Which Brushes You Need & Why

Posted by November 13, 2012 12:45 pm

Everyone knows that makeup brushes are a must-have for their personal makeup kits, but it’s hard (or nearly impossible) to know exactly which brush you need for which beauty look when there are about a million different ones to purchase. Luckily, we got the rundown for you from MAC Cosmetics’ Senior Artist Chantel Miller, who obviously uses an entire arsenal of brushes on a daily basis.

Miller clearly uses MAC brushes (which are sold with a bit of a paint-by-number system) but if you take note of the angles and/or fluffiness to each brush head you’ll see which area of your eyelid to use them on.  Follow her tips in the video above so that you can determine which brushes you need to add to your makeup bag now.

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  1. segmation says:

    I had no ideal of MAC paint by numbers brushes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Belle says:

    She’s not really talking about makeup brushes in general, she’s only talking about brushes you can use for eyeliner. Helpful, but the title is misleading.You still need other brushes to blend eyeshadow with and obviously, face brushes.

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